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Resources by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

Home- and Community-Based Services
Details the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' home- and community-based services (HCBS) and highlights examples of HCBS in tribal communities. Also, discusses transitional care for Native American elders and provides evidence-based models.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Resource Center on Native American Aging - COVID-19 Resources
Provides links to resources and guidance for Native American elders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information about the pandemic, as well as recommendations for elders.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
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National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative - COVID-19 Tribal Elder Resources
Features resources and information for Native American elders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides guidance pertaining to social distancing, food security, and mental health for Native elders.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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Arizona Department of Economic Security Documents Center
Searchable website of reports, forms, policies and procedures, and pamphlets providing information about specific programs and services in the state of Arizona. Topics cover homelessness, the Commodity Senior Food Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Documents are updated frequently and include data by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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Map: SNAP Matters to Seniors in Every Community - Metropolitan Areas, Small Towns, and Rural Areas
Interactive county-level map showing the share of all households with seniors ages 60 and above that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Each county is categorized as metropolitan, small town, or rural.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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Publications from the Division of Aging and Adult Services
Provides annual data on services offered through Arizona's Division of Aging and Adult Services under the Title III and VII State Performance Reporting Requirements, including data on rural location, age group, and race/ethnicity. Services covered include personal care, home delivered meals, and adult day care or health services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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LTC Focus (Long-term Care: Facts on Care in the US)
Provides links to research abstracts and publications regarding long-term care residents and facilities. Contains downloadable data from a variety of primary and secondary sources on nursing home facility characteristics, state policies, and resident characteristics, among other factors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Brown School of Public Health
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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Trauma and Person-Centered Care
Highlights a report on trauma and person-centered care practices of three tribal nursing homes in Nebraska, Alaska, and South Dakota. Discusses best practices for caring for patients dealing with the repercussions of elder and child abuse, sexual assault, and historical trauma, among other traumatic experiences.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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LTSS Videos
Features videos discussing successful strategies and program examples for long-term services and support in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Presents interviews from tribal health experts, elders, and caregivers, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Long-Term Services and Supports Technical Assistance Center
Presents information, resources, and guidance for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to plan, develop, and implement programs to care for their elderly and disabled members. Provides webinars, program examples, and planning guides for tribal leaders and community members.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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