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Resources by Topic: Elderly population

Community Resilience Estimates
Offers state and county profiles focused on community resilience, the capacity of community members to deal with and recover from a disaster and its related health, social, and economic impacts. Identifies risk factors for households and individuals, such as poverty level, unemployment, language barriers, and health status, and shares the risk factor results by county within each state and by census tract within each county. Also provides access to a supplemental data set focused on social vulnerability and equity.
Additional links: Community Resilience Estimates Equity Supplement (CRE for Equity)
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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, adult day care or health services and more.
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 University 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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Long-Term Services and Supports Newsletter
Presents archived newsletters for the LTSS TA Center. Features news, funding, events, and online resources for those involved with or interested in long-term care for Native elders.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Long-Term Services and Supports Program Examples
Highlights successful long-term care programs serving Native elders in their tribal communities. Program profiles feature list of services provided, program history, point of contact, and other details.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Long-Term Services and Supports Webinars
Webinar archive features each of the past LTSS webinars focusing on issues related to tribally operated long-term care facilities. Lists webinars with a brief summary and the date it was recorded.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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