Humankind public radio produced a documentary on aging in community, highlighting stories of leaders who are making a difference. Dr. Sarah Szanton was featured to discuss CAPABLE and alternatives to nursing homes. Szanton’s interview begins at 8:28.
In the season premiere of NaviHealth’s SOAP Notes with Dr. Jay LaBine, LaBine sat down with Dr. Alice Bonner, former CAPABLE Director of Strategic Partnerships, to discuss aging in community, the CAPABLE program, and more.
A discussion featuring Drs. Szanton and Keri Althoff examining how CAPABLE is helping provide support for our aging population around the country in reclaiming their abilities to care for themselves and participate in their communities.
This in-depth conversation explores efforts to create more resilient, equitable, and age-friendly communities, including the evidence-based CAPABLE model. Featured speakers included Dr. Szanton and Andrew Levack, Senior Program Officer at St. David’s Foundation.
CAPABLE is a person-directed, home-based program that addresses both function and healthcare expenses. The four to five-month program integrates services from an occupational therapist (OT), a registered nurse (RN), and a handy worker who work together with the older adult to set goals and direct action plans that change behaviors to improve health, independence, and safety.