ERIC Number: ED219208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Tribal Nursing Homes and State Regulations.
Keys, John R., Jr.; Petkofsky, Jane
The First National Indian Conference on Aging, sponsored in 1976 by the National Tribal Chairmen's Association, recommended action to correct some of the serious problems detracting from the physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of the Indian elderly. A principal concern of the Conference was the urgent need for on-reservation nursing homes or sheltered care facilities to provide institutional care to older Indians in a culturally familiar, personal environment. The funding for such facilities, however, appeared to make the prospect of independent, tribal nursing homes unfeasible. The Conference found some states refused to license reservation homes because the states lacked regulatory jurisdiction; eligibilty for construction and modernization of hospitals and other medical facilities under the Hill-Burton Act are available only to the states; and advisory groups established for the purpose of determing use of those funds have little sympathy for Indian projects. In a general approach, the paper deals with potential state jurisdictional barriers to the establishment and operation of tribal nursing homes. (ERB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Indian Council on Aging, Albuquerque, NM.
Authoring Institution: Winston & Strawn, Washington, DC.