Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The growing population of older adults has created a societal shift, with many older adults preferring to stay in their homes for a longer period of time. This trend, known as aging-inplace, may provide greater independence and autonomy to older adults compared with those living in nursing homes. However, physical and cognitive changes associated with age may affect the ability to safely perform activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). This study examined performance in ADLs and IADLs, fall efficacy, and quality of life in 40 low-income, community dwelling adults aged 65 and older. Participants reported difficulty with one or more ADLs or two or more IADLs prior to the start of the intervention. Researchers utilized Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE), an interdisciplinary program to improve performance in ADLs and IADLs

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