LTSS Webinars

LTSS webinars take place the fourth Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. eastern time. Browse past webinars to learn more about many different LTSS topics.

Next Webinar

Next Webinar: Aging, the Opioid Epidemic, and Treatment Considerations for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Learning Objectives

The LTSS webinar will introduce participants to the Opioid Response Network STR-TA and provide an overview of the intersection of aging and the opioid epidemic. Presenters will discuss examples and implications for treatment and care in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

By the end of the webinar, participants will recognize:

• the Opioid Response Network as a national resource

• the intersection of older adults and opioid use

• treatment perspectives for opioid use among tribal elders

Have questions for our presenters? Let us know before the webinar by emailing

12 p.m. Eastern
11 a.m. Central
10 a.m. Mountain
9 a.m. Pacific
9 a.m. Arizona
8 a.m. Alaska
7 a.m. Hawaii

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LTSS Webinars Archive

The webinar archive contains recordings of webinars after December 2013, as well as recordings, transcripts, fact sheets, and other items related to some webinars recorded before that time.

2019    2018    2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012


Date Webinar Information
June 26

Reclaiming Indigenous Food Relationships: Improving Health with Culture (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Understand how to use the Reclaiming Indigenous Food Relationships framework to implement comprehensive healthy eating initiatives by applying a Culture is Prevention model
  • Learn how the framework has advanced healthy Native foods initiatives
  • Learn about potential partnership areas

May 22

Changing Tribal Demographics in Post-Acute Care (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Understand the similarities and differences between rehabilitation hospitals and skilled nursing facilities related to lengths of stay and funding
  • Recognize the changing "typical admission," in terms of ages and diagnoses
  • Understand similar care needs and challenges for both types of post-acute care facilities

April 24

From Tundra to Table: The Seal Oil Project (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Understand person-centered care and the benefits of allowing elders to eat the foods they grew up with
  • Learn how to how to develop a hazard analysis and critical control points plan
  • Learn about the approval process and which government agencies, educational institutions, and independent consultants to collaborate with
March 27

Federal Lifeline internet and telephone discount program overview (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to inform eligible tribal consumers about the benefits of the Lifeline program and application process
  • Learn ways to leverage the federal Lifeline monthly subsidy to support job training and health care needs of low-income consumers in Native communities
  • Learn how to identify opportunities to train tribal health officials to assist their communities with Lifeline benefit eligibility
February 27

Finding Local Providers and Resources through the Eldercare Locator (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Learn how the Eldercare Locator helps connect older adults and their caregivers to services and programs
  • Learn why people use the Eldercare Locator
  • Learn how to effectively navigate the redesigned website
  • Explore the website's array of brochures and materials
January 23

Relationship building in Indian Country—Outreach and Outcomes (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Understand and explain Cherokee Elder Care's PACE model
  • Identify how the PACE model enhances elders' quality of life, joy, and meaning with a compassionate and respectful interdisciplinary team
  • Learn how to compare cost savings between the PACE model and facility long-term care


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Date Webinar Information
December 12

Cherokee Elder Care's PACE Program (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Understand and explain Cherokee Elder Care's PACE model
  • Identify how the PACE model enhances elders' quality of life, joy, and meaning with a compassionate and respectful interdisciplinary team
  • Learn how to compare cost savings between the PACE model and facility long-term care
October 24

Tribal/State Elder Justice Collaborations That Work (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Learn how tribal programs work collaboratively with states or counties to effectively address elder abuse and neglect
  • Identify best practices, successes, and potential pitfalls
September 26

New Medicare Card Updates and Social Security Disability Benefits (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Provide updates on new Medicare cards
  • Review online Social Security services
  • Review Social Security’s disability programs
July 25

Tribal Nursing Homes-Financial Sustainability (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Understand the cost of running a tribal nursing home and how to create a budget
  • Provide examples of reimbursement pathways for tribal nursing homes
  • Identify ways to streamline financial reimbursement to tribal nursing homes
  • Discuss how to engage tribal leadership and community members about financial sustainability and increase enrollment
June 27

Culture and Health: Diabetes Care in Indian Country (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Learn how programs support long-term care needs of community members who have diabetes
  • Understand how tribal, state, and federal funding influence programming
  • Identify new ways to overcome program challenges or barriers
  • Describe integrated cultural considerations within diabetes programs
  • Highlight and share successful program strategies
May 23

Cultural Humility: Empowering elders through engagement (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Learn about challenges related to cultural humility in a long-term care facility setting
  • Understand the empowering benefits of cultural humility to elders, staff, family and community
  • Identify ways to empower and comfort elders
  • Describe ways to help an elder “settle in
April 25

Identifying Our Needs—A Survey of Elders: Data Makes a Difference for Our Native Elders (Recording)

Learning objectives

  • Provide an overview of the NRCNAA and its available resources
  • Discuss how communities can use "Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders"
  • Discuss programs developed based upon elder research data
March 28

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources in Indian Country: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (Recording)

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what resources NIEJI provides to address elder abuse in Indian Country
  • Understand how to locate NIEJI resources and access technical assistance
  • Identify resources for locations on the resource locator map
February 28

New Medicare Card Project (Recording)

Learning Objectives

  • Why CMS is undertaking this project
  • What the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) is
  • How CMS will transition from the old number (HICN) to the MBI
  • What providers should do to get ready for the new MBI
  • How this project impacts Native Americans
  • How CMS outreach efforts increase awareness
January 24

Preventing elder falls with Tai Ji Quan (Recording)

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to adapt an evidence-based practice for a Native community
  • Increase awareness about elders’ fall risk and ways to reduce it
  • Show the similarities between some Tai Ji Quan moves and the cultural beliefs of the Anishinaabe


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Date Webinar Information
October 25

Navigate the Redesigned LTSS Technical Assistance Center (Recording)

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about new technical assistance resources and tools that reflect your needs, culture, and values
  • Provide feedback on the website’s design, layout, and content
July 26

Relationships Matter–Tribal Nursing Homes Working with Tribal Governing Boards (Recording)

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a typical day or week in the life of a tribal nursing home administrator or board member
  • List three responsibilities of a tribal nursing home administrator and a board member
  • Articulate three communication challenges between nursing homes and tribal governing bodies, and solutions for each challenge
  • Learn three best practices for communicating
  • Describe how different tribes and cultures play a role in determining best practices for tribal relationships
June 28

Tribal Nursing Home Stories – Best Practices for Dementia Care (Recording)

Learning Objectives:

  • Define dementia and how it is perceived by AI/AN culture
  • Explore practices and protocols used by tribal nursing homes for residents with dementia
  • Learn how to overcome challenges to caring for residents with dementia
  • Learn how to recruit and train staff under new regulations
May 24 Tribal Pathways to Data Analysis: Caring for Your Community By Knowing the Numbers (Recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand what data is and why it is important
  • Examine the types of data tribes have about their members, and how to collect and record it
  • Discuss partnership opportunities with counties, states, and other entities who may have tribal data
  • Learn how to organize and create reports from tribal data and other sources
April 26 American and Research Communities Uniting to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the experiences of one Native American community and its university partners
  • Understand why Alzheimer’s disease research is important to Native American communities
  • Understand how the service model can increase research participation
March 22 Meet VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations (recording)
Veterans and LTSS – Part 3 of 3
Download the slides (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • How does VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations help connect tribal communities to services for Veterans?
  • Who is my VA regional tribal relations specialist? How do I contact them?
  • What successful VA-tribal activities are taking place in VA’s regions right now? What is planned for the future?
February 22 VA Health Care on Native Lands (recording)
Veterans and LTSS – Part 2 of 3
Download the slides (PDF)
Download the Q&A sheet (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • What is available for Veterans in rural areas?
  • Why should a Veterans enroll for VA health care benefits when they already have free health care with IHS?
  • How do VA and IHS work together to co-manage a Veterans’ care?
February 8 Overview of VA and Long-Term Care Services (recording)
Veterans and LTSS - Part 1 of 3
Download the slides (PDF)
Download the Q&A sheet (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the VA’s mission
  • Learn about the VA long-term care services and programs
  • Learn how to access VA services, including the importance of the primary care team and determining VA eligibility
January 25 Connecting Older Indians to Benefits and Economic Security (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about some of the core programs available to help low-income older adults pay for basic costs of living, and how these programs contribute to greater financial security
  • Discover which elders may be eligible, and how they can apply for these benefits
  • Learn about National Council on Aging online resources that can help screen for assistance programs
  • Understand how you can connect patients or clients to aging network providers in your community who can offer further assistance


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Date Webinar Information
October 26 Caring for Caregivers, and the importance of flu vaccination (recording)
Download the slides (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe two reasons why influenza is an important health issue
  • Understand how to protect themselves and those they care for from influenza
  • Identify strategies for caregivers to promote wellness
  • Access influenza vaccine education resources
September 28 Chronic Disease Self-Management in Diverse Communities (recording)
Download the slides (PDF)

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about strategies for implementing and sustaining evidence-based chronic disease self-management
  • Learn about ways on how to get started, or expand program reach
  • Learn about strategies to sustain programming
July 27 Tribal Nursing Homes: A Seat at the Table (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to effectively communicate with various stakeholders on an aging-related topic
  • Anticipate and learn how to effectively negotiate regulatory challenges and hurdles
  • Learn how to use advocacy and education to successfully initiate change
  • Practice strategic thinking by asking live questions while interacting with the presenterse
June 22 Caregiving: Trends and REACH Into Indian Country (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe current societal and demographic trends affecting caregiving
  • Discuss potential effects of caregiving on caregivers
  • List characteristics of effective caregiver interventions
  • Explain how the basic skills taught in the REACH program empower caregivers to improve patient care and caregiver self-care
May 25 Tribal Nursing Homes: Traditional Foods, Traditional Lives (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how the “Triple Aim” has implications for tribal nursing homes
  • Explain the importance of traditional foods in tribal nursing homes as a way to honor our elders
  • Describe three next steps participants will take upon completion of this webinar to advocate for traditional foods and choice in tribal nursing homes
April 27 Elder Abuse Prevention Resources in Indian Country Webinar: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Know what resources NIEJI provides regarding elder abuse in Indian Country
  • Understand how to locate NIEJI resources and access technical assistance
  • Identify resources for various locations on the resource locator map
March 23 LTSS Resources-The New CMS Technical Assistance Website for Indian Country (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the new CMS LTSS Technical Assistance Center website and see what resources are offered
  • Demonstrate the LTSS program database – an updated research tool on IHS, tribal, and urban Indian programs that provide LTSS services
  • Receive feedback from webinar participants about the topics and tools covered on the website and recommendations about what should be added in the future
February 24 Touching the Spirit Through Music: The Wisconsin Music & Memory Program (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide a brief history of the Wisconsin Music & Memory Program, and show how music touches and rekindles the spirit
  • Explain the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign Project
  • Review the goals and objectives of the Wisconsin Tribal/ADRC Dementia Care Specialist Program, and explain Dementia Care Specialists’ role in promoting Music & Memory in non-institutional settings
January 27 LTSS and Tribal Leaders—New Resources on (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about tribal leaders’ important role in meeting their communities’ long-term services and supports needs
  • Learn how to navigate the Tribal Leaders section of the LTSS Technical Assistance Center
  • Learn about the resources available on the Tribal Leaders section of the LTSS Technical Assistance Center


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Date Webinar Information
December 16 LTSS in Indian Country: The 2014 Survey of ACL Title VI Program Participants (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Take a guided tour of the LTSS Technical Assistance Center on
  • Review a variety of LTSS guidance and resources available through the LTSS Technical Assistance Center
October 28 Alzheimer's Disease Services and Supports for Tribal Communities (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Educate participants about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on tribal communities
  • Inform participants about the services and supports available through the Alzheimer's Association at the national and chapter levels
September 23 LTSS Resources Online: The LTSS Technical Assistance Center (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Take a guided tour of the LTSS Technical Assistance Center on
  • Review a variety of LTSS guidance and resources available through the LTSS Technical Assistance Center
July 22 Tribal Nursing Homes: Best Practices and Challenges, Part II (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Continue the conversation among tribal nursing homes (started in Part 1)
  • Discuss best practices, successes, challenges, and lessons learned
June 24 Using REACH into Indian Country to Support People Caring for Patients with Dementia and Alzheimer's (recording)
Learning Objective:
  • Learn about collaboration and training opportunities for the REACH program
May 27 Tribal Nursing Homes: Best Practices and Challenges, Part I (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about other long-term care leaders' experiences and a potential collaboration among tribal nursing homes
  • Discuss culturally relevant best practices
April 22 Tribal Partnerships: How the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Addresses the Long-Term Care Needs of Tribal Medicaid Members (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review information on Medicaid in Arizona
  • Learn about the state's partnerships with tribal communities and providers
  • Examine the benefits of these partnerships
March 25 Enhancing the Life of the Chickasaw Elder Through Enriched Living & Supportive Programs (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review programs that support at-home independence for elders
  • Learn about the needs of elders who are transitioning to more independent care
  • Examine the holistic elder services within the Chickasaw Nation
  • Discuss ways to promote elder socialization
February 25 Medicare Matters: A New Toolkit for Engaging AI/AN Elders (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review AI/AN elder demographics
  • Learn about the Senior Medicare Patrol program and the new program toolkit
  • Identify community resources and contacts
  • Learn about barriers to Medicare enrollment
January 28 REACH Into Indian Country: Support for Dementia Caregivers (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss structure, principles, and results of the REACH intervention
  • Learn about REACH VA in Indian Country and its future implementation


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Date Webinar Information
September 24 Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's Model of Long-Term Care (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about needs assessments and identification of stakeholders
  • Review the Menominee long-term care model and waiver program
  • Discuss the importance of tribal waiver programming
July 23 American Indians and Alaska Natives: Counts, Definitions, and Boundaries (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • See an overview of the AI/AN data on the U.S. Census Bureau website
  • Learn how to search the website by both geography and race/ethnicity
  • Learn about how tribal data are defined and reported and how boundaries are identified and mapped
June 25 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Advocacy Services for Tribal Elders Living in Long-Term Care Facilities (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the rights of residents in long-term care
  • Learn how to access ombudsman services and ensure culturally competent services
May 28 Preventing Elder Falls and Injuries—Building a Program That Works (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the building blocks of a fall prevention program
  • Discuss how community-based and medical services can work together to prevent falls
  • Review possible funding sources for fall prevention
February 26 Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) & Tribal Communities—The Wisconsin Experience (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the state of Wisconsin's reasons for developing ADRCs
  • Explore the core operating principles for a tribal ADRC position
  • Discuss building partnerships with key stakeholders
January 22 Medication Management Among the Elderly: Preventing Rx Abuse and Misuse (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the importance of medication management
  • Learn about the rates of medication use and misuse
  • Discover tips for managing medication


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Date Webinar Information
September 25 Leveraging Resources for Long-Term Services and Supports (recording)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to use resources, like facilities or staff, to maximize LTSS
July 24 We:sijc t-we:m (Everybody Together) GEC/Tribal Partnerships (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the importance of medication management
  • Learn about the rates of medication use and misuse
  • Discover tips for managing medication

Additional Resources

June 26 Gila River Indian Community's Adult Day Health: Enriching the Lives of our Elders (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the Tohono O'odham Nation's development of hospice and palliative care services
  • Explore cultural and logistics factors in end-of-life decisions
  • Discuss the importance of educational support
May 22 Gila River Indian Community: The Caring House—Development of an Adult Day Program (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about recruitment strategies for adult day services
  • Explore program impact for participants, families, and the community
  • Discuss the development of culturally relevant adult day services
April 24 Home- and Community-Based Services for Native Elders: Pathway to CHR Targeted Case Management at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the concept of "aging in place"
  • Learn about how elders and people with disabilities can maintain connections, contribute to the community, and have their preferences honored
March 27 Oneida Nation Elder Services: Cultural Adaptations to a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about how the chronic disease self-management program works in Indian County
  • Discover changes to the program curriculum
  • Learn how to access the program and who benefits from it


February 27 ACL and Intertribal Council of Arizona: The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review Arizona's ombudsman services
  • Learn how to access these services
  • Explore opportunities to increase the cultural competence of the services
  • Review examples of tribal ombudsman programs
February 6 CMS Money Follows the Person (MFP) Tribal Initiative (PDF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about using the MFP Tribal Initiative to address disparities, improve access, and develop infrastructure to support LTSS


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Date Webinar Information
November 28 An Overview of Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans, Medicare Marketing Rules, and the Senior Medicare Patrol (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Learn about Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plans
  • Discuss rules for insurance companies on selling Medicare plans and how beneficiaries can protect themselves from unwanted marketing
  • Examine the Senior Medicare Patrol program's role in protecting against Medicare fraud
Additional Resources
October 24 REACH VA: Support for Dementia Caregiver (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers Health (REACH) VA
  • Discuss Alzheimer's disease in Indian Country
September 26 Becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center: What, Why, and Can You Support It? (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Explore different kinds of FQHCs and how they relate to AI/AN communities
  • Learn about key elements of FQHCs
  • Review examples of successful FQHCs
July 25 Case Management: A Tribal Perspective (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the elements of case management
  • Explore how case management can work in your community
June 27 Elder Justice in Indian Country (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Review the warning signs of elder abuse and what to do if you suspect abuse
  • Learn about the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative

Additional Resources

May 23 The Tohono O'odham Nursing Care Authority—Archie Hendricks, Sr., Skilled Nursing Facility and the Tohono O'odham Hospice: A Model of Tribally Based Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss successful multiyear operation of skilled nursing facilities
  • Learn about model program development for these facilities
Additional Resources
April 25 The Greenhouse Project Webinar (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Learn about a national model for skilled nursing care that returns control, dignity, and well-being to elders, their families, and direct care staff

Additional Resource:

  • Learn about a national model for skilled nursing care that returns control, dignity, and well-being to elders, their families, and direct care staff
March 28 Supporting Elders Across Settings: Care Transitions Opportunities and Tribal Organizations (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Review the Community-Based Care Transitions program
  • Discuss how the program fits with the Title VI program
  • Examine care transitions resources and examples
Additional Resource:
February 22 LTSS in Indian Country—Part 2: Home- and Community-Based Services (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Explore the different services that are included in home- and community-based services
Additional Resource
  • Webinar transcript
January 25 LTSS in Indian Country—Part 1: An Overview (PDF)
Learning Objectives
  • Review long-term services and supports in depth
  • Study an example of tribal LTSS
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