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Elder Care for Native American and
Alaska Native Communities and Organizations


Date: October 24 - 25, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Hotel: Westgate Las Vegas (3000 Paradise Rd)
  For a room rate of $119, please call 1-800-635-7711 and mention you’re with the Falmouth Institute.
Tuition:   $804

The population of Native American and Alaska Native adults 55 and older is expected to more than double over the next 40 years. Native elders often need services earlier in their lives than do non-Natives. Will your community be prepared to provide care to its elders when they need it?

Setting up and running an elder care initiative can seem like a daunting task. From identifying community needs, to deciding how best to address them, to locating funding and partners to deliver needed services, it can be a major undertaking. This class was developed to assist you. Whether you want to start a new program, add services to an existing program or just learn about best practices to help you develop a proposal, this program will cover it. You'll learn what is right for your community, how to partner with state and local governments to conserve resources and how to plan a program that will provide services to your elders throughout their lives. We'll also cover the creation of an Elder Protection Code as a way of combating the abuse that many elders experience. Plus, we'll assist you in drafting or revising your tribe's Elder Protection Code.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Overview of Elder Care
  • What it means for elders, other community members, practitioners and others
Feasibility Planning
  • Identifying the need for services:
    • Who are the elders in your community?
    • What are their needs?
    • Identifying age, health, place of residence, living conditions, transportation, access to food, etc.
  • What services are already in place?
  • Methods for locating gaps in service
  • Determining who is doing what
  • Developing partnerships within and outside the community
Continuum of Care
  • Evidence-based prevention services
  • Elderly and disability benefits funding and services available
  • Elder abuse prevention
  • Long-term care
  • Alzheimer programming and funding
  • Managing budgets and unfunded mandates
  • Education
  • Tribal/state collaborations
  • Advocacy
Developing an Elder Protection Code
  • A step-by-step guide for communities
  • Using tribal values to develop the code
  • Culture- and tribe-specific codes
  • Examples of Elder Protection Codes developed by others
Improving Elder Care in Indian Country
  • Tribal-state partnerships:
    • What does it require to build a meaningful partnership?
    • The Wisconsin/Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Partnership Story
  • Resources in Indian Country:
    • Geriatric education centers
    • National Indian Council on Aging
  • Expanding comprehensive home care to Indian Country

*Topics subject to change.

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