This experiential component or doctoral capstone project involved a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Through this agency, projects were completed based on identified needs of the Aging in Place and CAPABLE programs. The Aging in Place (AIP) program provides critical home repairs to low-income adults aged 60 years and older. The CAPABLE program provides the same critical home repairs along with a select number of visits from a registered nurse and an occupational therapist to help the older adults age in place safely.
Elena Espiritu OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
aging in place; AIP; CAPABLE; older adults; Habitat for Humanity; home modifications; home repairs; accessibility; occupational therapy; nurse
Compton, Laura, "Supporting Older Adults Through Aging in Place and CAPABLE Programs" (2020). OTD Capstone Projects. 28.
Geriatric Nursing Commons, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Commons, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Commons, Occupational Therapy Commons, Public Health and Community Nursing Commons