Elder Care Initiative

The goal of the Elder Care Initiative is to promote the development of high-quality care for American Indian and Alaska Native elders by acting as a consultation and liaison resource for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health programs.

* We recognize the Elder as an invaluable resource in our communities, deserving of honor and respect and the best care that we can give.

* The number of elders is increasing rapidly, especially the oldest old. The need to develop a range of services to assist elders as they age in their home communities has been identified as a high priority.

* The core activities of the Elder Care Initiative are in information and referral, technical assistance and education, and advocacy. These activities are accomplished in partnership with a variety of tribal, state, federal, and academic programs.

http://www.ihs.gov/medicalprograms/eldercare/

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