CAPABLE’s interdisciplinary approach features:

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Nursing Supervision

  • Handiwork services

CAPABLE’s measurable successes include:

  • Increased mobility

  • Increased functionality

  • Capacity to “age in community” for low-income older adults.



  • Age 55 and older.
  • Have difficulty with any ADL (activity of daily living), such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, walking across a small room.
  • Cognitively intact.
  • Willing to participate in goal setting and motivated to achieving client-driven goals.
  • Monthly income of less than $2,000 (minus medical expenses).



For those who meet the eligibility requirements, but exceed the income level, Steward Center for Palliative Care has created CAPABLE +,   a paid program that allows for the same benefits as the traditional program, including occupational therapy, nursing management, and customized handiwork.


  • $1000 per month for 4 months, billed monthly.
  • First month payment due at the end of first visit (includes $500 credit towards purchase of DME/home modification materials).
  • Total base cost for CAPABLE+ is $4000. The cost of handiwork is not included in the base cost.
  • Pay by cash, check, or card.

For more information on the CAPABLE or CAPABLE+ programs, please call 912.629.1100