Preventing a life-changing fall can be as simple as installing a shower grab bar or fixing an uneven stair. But when you’re elderly and living alone on a limited income, even the simplest chore can be impossible.
Clients receiving meals from YMOW may be eligible for repairs to increase their home’s safety.
Home repairs also are part of CAPABLE, a joint undertaking between YMOW and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley.
CAPABLE provides seniors with a support team that can help with small but important changes to the client’s home and personal health, leaving them more CAPABLE of aging well in their own home.
Seniors who participate in CAPABLE are provided with minor home repairs and modifications, occupational therapy, and guidance from a nurse and social worker to make themselves stronger, more confident and CAPABLE.
For more information about CAPABLE, contact Executive Director Alison Foreman at (734) 487-9669.