CAPABLE

HFHMM CAPABLE is a supplemental and/or stand-alone program which serves older adults who are experiencing challenges with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) by providing a more holistic approach to the idea of Aging In Place.

What do we mean by Supplemental and/or stand-alone program?

  • For eligible CAPABLE clients, HFHMM can potentially provide a wider range of repair services through our traditional Home Repair Program. In order to qualify, the client would need to be eligible for the CAPABLE program AND the Home Repair Program (click here to learn more about the Home Repair qualifications). If the home is only eligible for the CAPABLE program and does not meet the eligibility requirements for the Home Repair Program, CAPABLE becomes a stand-alone program.

With the CAPABLE program, income qualified older adults are paired with an Occupational Therapist and Registered Nurse, both of whom will conduct a series of visits in order to assist in the identification of challenges, setting of goals, and outlining of action plans for those goals. Within the parameters of the program, Habitat for Humanity is able to provide minor home modifications per the recommendation of the occupational therapist, which are geared toward improving independence.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant(s) Must: 
     Be at least 65 years of age or older
    • Have difficulty with at least one Activity of Daily Living (ADL) (dressing, bathing, etc.) or difficulty with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) (eg. Housework, meal preparation, taking medication as prescribed, etc.)
    • Be a Montgomery County or Prince George’s County resident (applicant does not have to be the owner of the home, but the owner must consent to all home modifications).
    • Reside in a home currently covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy.
  • Be income qualified (Income for the individual participant cannot exceed $42,500 per year) *There is no minimum income needed to qualify, assets are not considered*
  • Be willing and able to participate in meetings with an Occupational Therapist and a Registered Nurse focused on your goals
  • Complete Surveys and questionnaires administered by HFHMM staff
  • Due to strict program regulations neither active cancer patients, nor individuals diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s can be deemed eligible for the CAPABLE piece of the HFHMM program; however, those in this category are welcome to explore options with the broader HFHMM Repair and Weatherization Program

CAPABLE Program Break Down:

Eligible Services:

·         Common Accessibility Modifications :

–          Grab bar(s) installation

–          Hand Rail(s) installation

–          Zero step entry solutions

–          Lever door knobs

*Additional services/modifications are provided by the OT & RN in order to meet client specific goals

 

Things to know:

  • HFHMM qualifies applicants through income verification only. HFHMM does not look at assets.
  • Acceptance into the CAPABLE program does not guarantee acceptance into the Repair and/or Weatherization program(s) with Habitat. Should you be interested in HFHMM’s Repair and Weatherization programs, please visit our Home Repair page for more information.

 

To Apply:

You can download the application and flyer here:

Aging In Place Application

Aging In Place Flyer

 

All applications and supporting documents should be mailed to: 

Aging in Place Program

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, Inc.
8380 Colesville Road, Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your eligibility, please feel free to reach out to:
Rebecca Arce
Repair Client Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Rebecca.Arce@HabitatMM.org
301-990-0014 x 19