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Emerging LTSS Issues

Tribal Nursing Home

Older American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) are a rapidly growing population group. Overall, AI/AN populations experience some of the highest rates of chronic disease and disability in the United States.1 Due to a growing elder AI/AN population and a high level of tribal members with disabilities, tribal communities need to increase the long-term services and supports (LTSS) available for these community members.

Emerging LTSS Issues in Indian Country

This report provides an overview of three LTSS topics and related issues within Indian Country—LTSS funding for home- and community-based services, adult family homes, and Alzheimer’s and dementia.

These papers offer snapshots of additional LTSS topics.

1 Goins, R. T., Bogart, A., & Roubideaux, Y. (2010). Service Provider Perceptions of Long-Term Care Access in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(4), 1340-1351.