EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS UPDATE
In addition to Medicare covered services, Happy at Home Consulting administers multiple evidence-based programs throughout the state including CAPABLE and the Home Hazard Removal Program (HARP). Learn more about the outcomes from our programming below. To refer individuals into our program, please use the home modifications referral form.
CAPABLE is an evidence-based program to help Older Iowans decrease difficulties in daily living, reduce symptoms of depression, and support independent living. The service involves home visits from a Registered Nurse (RN), Occupational Therapist (OT), and one day’s work from a skilled handy worker. These visits aim to make aging in place easier and prevent falls by providing minor home modifications such as grab bars, tub benches, or improved lighting.
The CAPABLE program expanded to include Polk & Dallas counties in April 2022. We’ve had the pleasure of working with older adults in Central Iowa to reduce fall risk and maintain independence while living at home.
Home Hazard removal program (HARP)
The Home Hazard Removal Program (HARP) is a fully manualized, evidence-based fall prevention intervention designed to reduce falls for community-dwelling older adults. HARP includes:
- A comprehensive assessment of abilities, awareness of fall risk behaviors (Falls Behavioral Scale) and hazards in the home (Westmead Home Safety Assessment)
- A tailored home modification prescription developed collaboratively
- Assistance in removing the home hazards
- Education on fall risks and strategies to address fall risks
POLK & DALLAS COUNTY TEAM
Sydney Marshman, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS, CHES
Karen Speicher, OTR/L, CHT, CIEE
Linda Moore, rn
Central States Mobility,
Greater Des Moines
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