HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT NATIVE AMERICAN AGING
North Dakota, USA.
“Native American Elders have many of the same needs as other elder populations; however services to address these needs remain unavailable, underdeveloped or inaccessible in most Native American communities."
“Providing high-quality services, while maintaining the individual's cultural values, will enhance the Elders' self-perception, worth and dignity.”
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging provides Native elder needs assessment survey and data analysis to tribal organizations.
Native Elder healthcare needs are assessed and analyzed including:
- General Health Status
- Activities of Daily Living
- Visual, Hearing
- Tobacco and Alcohol Use
- Exercise and Weight
- Social Support
In addition to the healthcare needs assessment, The National Resource Center on Native American Aging provides caregiver assistance through The Native Elder Caregiver Curriculum and Online Modules and honors Native American Elders through The Heroes Project which honors those who have helped support and nurture Native elders.
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging provides education, training and support services to the aging Native population. The center aims to increase awareness and advocates for issues affecting American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders.
The National Indian Council On Aging
Senior Medical Health Programs
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