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NORTH WEST HOUSING PARTNERSHIP CAPABLE PROJECT
Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders
Overview: Capable project is a program which aims to help individuals live independently in their home and more fully engage in daily activities. Many adults prefer to age in place by remaining in their home and community. However, physical challenges may impede a person’s ability to remain safely in the home. This innovative program coordinates the services of an Occupational Therapist (OT), a nurse, and handyperson – to assist with a person’s self-identified key challenges and make home repairs to assist with these goals.
Who Is Eligible: Age 62+ residing in all communities located in Wheeling, Palatine, Oak Park and River Forest Townships as well as the cities of Bellwood, Broadview and Des Plaines. (We hope to expand the service area in the western suburbs by later in 2023.)
How It Works: The Occupational Therapist (OT), nurse, and handyperson come to the home to deliver services over a four month period. In most cases, the OT makes 6 visits, and the nurse makes 4 visits. The OT and nurse services are cost free. There may be a small fee for the Handyperson and materials that are determined by the OT for home safety depending on income.
- Initial Screening and Interview with North West Housing Partnership
- 1st visit with Occupational Therapist – includes assessment and discussion of priority goals
- 2nd OT visit – includes examination of the home and create work order for the Handyperson
- Handyperson comes to make repairs and if needed accessibility modifications
- 1st RN visit focused on pain, strength, medication, communication with health care providers
- Additional OT visits to address priority goals
- 2nd RN visit to set goals, review exercises, consider how to improve communication with primary care provider
- Additional RN visits to review progress and use strategies, complete action plan
- The 6th OT visit is a wrap-up and helping the participant generalize what they learned so that they can address new challenges. If someone picks only 2 goals, sometimes they have just 5 visits.
- Following the completion of services, there will be a survey and evaluation visit to answer questions and assess impact.
Capable Program Partners:
For more information or to make an appointment, call NWHP at 847-969-0561 or email email@example.com