Most of us seek to remain independent and stay in our own homes for as long as possible. However, as we age, we may experience changes in our abilities to do what matters most to us. These changes may involve dressing, bathing, toileting, preparing meals, reading, going up and down stairs, or other activities.
But there is good news! This book provides simple tips—identified in research and clinical practice—that can be tried at home. These straightforward suggestions may help you do what matters to you. Find the activity you want to do, try a few of the listed tips, and keep track of which ones were most helpful.
About the Authors
Laura N. Gitlin, Ph.D., FGSA, FAAN, is Distinguished University Professor and Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University.
Sarah L. Szanton, Ph.D., ANP, FAAN, is Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor and Director, Center on Innovative Care in Aging, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Jill Roth, RN, BSN, helped develop the nursing component of CAPABLE and provides the program to participants throughout Baltimore for the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.
Allyson Evelyn-Gustave, OTR/L, is the CAPABLE program senior clinician training specialist for Johns Hopkins University and provides CAPABLE through Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.