Aging in Place resources
As leaders in the housing sector, Habitat has paved a path for housing organizations to connect their older adult repair work to health care through programs like CAPABLE, developed by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, and Habitat’s Housing Plus model.
Experts in the housing sector developed these evidence-based strategies to help housing organizations pair their home repair work with the expertise and assistance of healthcare professionals, providing older adults with holistic, integrated health and housing support.
The Habitat network has seen evident results – older adults that partner with us show improved quality of life and increased capacity to safely and securely remain in their homes as they age.
Our resources hub is a launching point for the other housing organizations to learn about and implement Habitat’s innovative aging in place solutions, resources and data with the goal of helping even more older adults age in the homes and communities they love.
Find your local Habitat to learn about Aging in Place work in your area
The CAPABLE model is a theory-driven, evidence-based, client-directed and home-based intervention developed by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. In this model, a construction specialist works with a nurse and occupational therapist to improve the client’s independence and mobility; manage chronic symptoms; and decrease health care costs — all to help increase the older adult’s capacity to age in place.
Our Bridging the Gap guide focuses on helping housing organizations break down and implement the CAPABLE model and other aging in place strategies, with the goal of connecting housing and health to customize care to clients. Learn more about Bridging the Gap below.