Native Elder Care Needs Assessment: Development of a Long Term Care Planning Tool Kit

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Project completed:
January 2005
This project will develop a tool kit to assist tribes with interpreting long term care data obtained through a national Native Elder Care Needs Assessment conducted by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A long term care planning tool kit will assist tribes in using the data to develop long term care infrastructure and comprehensive services that respond to local needs and services.

The tool kit will also assist rural health policymakers with identifying the specific needs of their communities or population and translating those needs into action based on data collected by the tribe for their geographic area. The tool kit will be published in both web based and paper format and will be specifically geared towards American Indian and Alaska Native elderly.

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