Aging at Home: the CAPABLE way

Aging at Home: the CAPABLE way
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March 7 2023 / 11:00 am -12:30 pm (EST) 

Webinar video Recording

This webinar included information on how to achieve goals for aging at home, and how to work with a health care team, including a nurse, an occupational therapist, and even a handy man, to address important issues of individual function and health.

Presentations were conducted in English; simultaneous translation in Spanish was provided by the Healthy Aging Program of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  

A team from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing presented more than a decade of work in CAPABLE, a program that reduces the impact of functional impairment and disability, enhances motivation and self-efficacy, improves emotional health, and reduces hospitalizations and nursing home days. CAPABLE is based on the concept that improving health involves someone’s environment, including the home, thereby enabling older adults and their families to change behaviors that are essential for ageing well that result in improving health, independence, and safety at home.   


Melissa deCardi Hladek, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC. is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a researcher-clinician focusing on how stress, self-efficacy, and sociocultural factors influence the biology of ageing, chronic disease, and frailty.

Tiffany Riser, MSN, MPH, RN, ANP-C, PhD Student and Research Assistant at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has extensive experience in providing home care in rural and urban communities. Her research focuses on the implementation of home care interventions within health care systems to promote aging in place.

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Description automatically generated with medium confidenceSabrina Elias, PhDc, MSN, RN is a PhD Candidate and Research Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Sabrina is a public health nurse researcher and former international consultant for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). She has extensive experience working with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.