Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE)
201 N Broad St, Ste 102, Mankato, MN, 56001
Distance: 1003 Miles
(507) 387-1256 Ext: 110
A team of a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handy worker addresses both the home environment and uses the strengths of the older adults themselves to improve safety and independence.
* Provides minor home modifications
* The goal is to decrease difficulty with Activities of Daily Living, reduce symptoms of depression, and improve motivation
This project is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant.
- Older adults
* Age 65 years and older
* Own your own home and live in Brown, Nicollet, Watonwan, eastern Redwood, or southern Sibley counties
* Do not have the means to afford home modifications
* Cognitively intact or have only mild cognitive impairment to be able to participate in the brainstorming and action planning process
* Some or a lot of difficulty in performing Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, grooming, or walking across a small room
To enroll, email or call Kelly McDonough
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Primarily serves Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine counties
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LF-0100Activities of Daily Living Assessment Definition
Programs that evaluate an individual's capacity for self-care and his or her ability to function independently in the context of everyday living and which, where necessary, may recommend rehabilitative services (e.g., independent living skills instruction), supportive services (e.g., attendant care, personal care or home health care), or an alternative residential setting (e.g., an assisted living center or nursing facility). Activities of daily living include bathing, eating, dressing, mobility, transferring from bed to chair and using the toilet. Most assessments also include instrumental activities of daily living such as using the telephone, taking medication, money management, housework, meal preparation, laundry and grocery shopping. Evaluation services are generally provided for individuals who have physical and/or mental limitations or for people whose age may constitute a temporary (children) or developing (elderly) limitation.
PH-3300.2750-250General Minor Home Repair Programs Definition
Programs that provide a variety of minor home repair services for homeowners who qualify. Specific services vary by organization but include such things as fixing leaky pipes and faucets; clearing clogged drains; replacing broken switches, sockets and electrical fixtures; changing light bulbs; fixing or replacing door locks and handles; replacing broken screen doors or window panes; installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and changing batteries; making minor repairs on stair treads; replacing carpet threshold strips; and replacing furnace filters.
TD-1100.6500-050Area Agencies on Aging Definition
Substate organizations authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based services for older adults within their planning and service area. State Units on Aging designate, provide federal and state funding, and monitor operations of AAAs. Eight states and the District of Columbia do not have AAAs and, therefore, serve the roles of both state and area agency. AAA's responsibilities include planning; development of local funding resources; and contracting with local service provider organizations to provide authorized services which include information and referral/assistance, outreach, case/care management, escort, transportation, homemaker/chore, personal care, home repair and rehabilitation, home delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day care, elder abuse prevention, nursing home ombudsman, legal assistance, employment and training, health promotion and disease prevention and senior centers as well as services that support caregivers including respite care, counseling and education programs. AAAs may provide a number of other services in situations where local service provider options are limited.