Improving unsafe environments to support aging independence with limited resources

Sarah L Szanton, Jill Roth, Manka Nkimbeng, Jessica Savage, Rachel Klimmek

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Abstract

Aging with independence benefits individuals, family, and society. To achieve independence, older adults must be able to function in their homes. This function is determined both by their abilities and by the environment in which they maneuver. This article describes a promising program that intervenes with both older adults and their home environments to improve function. This program, called CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders), is funded through the Affordable Care Act and can be scaled up nationally if determined to be a success in improving health and decreasing health care costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-145
Number of pages13
JournalThe Nursing clinics of North America
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Disability
  • Function
  • Interprofessional
  • Older adults

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  • Nursing(all)

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Improving unsafe environments to support aging independence with limited resources. / Szanton, Sarah L; Roth, Jill; Nkimbeng, Manka; Savage, Jessica; Klimmek, Rachel.

In: The Nursing clinics of North America, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2014, p. 133-145.

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Szanton, Sarah L ; Roth, Jill ; Nkimbeng, Manka ; Savage, Jessica ; Klimmek, Rachel. / Improving unsafe environments to support aging independence with limited resources. In: The Nursing clinics of North America. 2014 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 133-145.
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