Unfortunately, at this time the CAPABLE Program Pilot offered by Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland is no longer taking applicants, and has filled all available slots. We are working diligently to develop and launch a similar program open to any income-qualifying household experiencing a need for accessibility improvements. That program will be called the Repair and Accessibility Modification Program (RAMP). If you are interested in receiving information and/or an application for that program when we have funds available, please SUBMIT AN INQUIRY indicating RAMP as a program of interest.
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.
- 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 $44,100 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:
|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.
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