In her position at Johns Hopkins’ nursing school, Sarah Szanton, Ph.D., explores how older adults’ environment and stress can affect their health and well-being. The direction of her work was forged from insights she gained early in her career while making house calls to low-income Baltimore elders as a nurse practitioner. She has since developed CAPABLE, an innovative program providing handyman and nursing services to older adults aging in place that has increased mobility, lowered rates of depression and reduced disability by half.
Szanton, who earned her Ph.D. in nursing, is actively sharing her model, and her work has sparked keen interest in state and national policy circles.
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