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News Release

National Indian Council on Aging

The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) received a Cooperative Agreement from the Administration on Community Living/Administration on Aging in 2019 to develop and implement a Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) program which will have the following components: 1.) Establish an Advisory Council; 2.) Establish a Tribal Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports Website; 3.) Provide Technical Assistance to tribes in the development of a tribal Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports program; and 4.) Hire Navigators to provide onsite technical assistance to selected tribal governments in the development of the tribe’s Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports. With the advent of COVID-19, it is more likely that this technical assistance will be provided virtually.

Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports are an entire range of services including, but not limited to, chore services, home delivered meals, senior centers, transportation, caregivers, legal services, guardianships, home health services, elder protection programs, intergenerational programs, assisted living, long term care facilities and many others. The differentiating factor in this is the coordination of these services in a manner that meets reimbursement requirements from funding sources such as Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran’s Administration and private insurance.

To ensure that the National Indian Council on Aging receives accurate information regarding needed services and appropriate technical assistance, we are requesting tribes to fill out this needs assessment survey and thereby enable the National Indian Council on Aging to identify relevant subject matter experts to provide the necessary technical assistance.

Take the survey HERE

National Indian Council on Aging - NICOA