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Novel Program Helps Older Adults With Aging In Place

A modest program aimed at keeping older adults independent and in their own homes is showing promising results. Dubbed CAPABLE, for Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders, the program, which started in the Baltimore area, saved Medicare an average of $10,000 annually in health care costs per participant during a recent two-year trial. That trial program was supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A second trial will wrap up this year, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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