ERIC Number: ED264076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Term Care for the Indian Elderly. Oversight Hearing before the Select Committe on Aging and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (Tucson, Arizona, May 25, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
The joint committees met to examine the long-term care problems faced by the Indian elderly and to consider various proposals to resolve those problems. Four expert panels and 10 government and tribal representatives presented testimony on the health problems of the Indian elderly. One expert panel consisted of representatives of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service, the Health Care Financing Administration, and the Administration on Aging. The remaining three panels consisted of tribal representatives including Navajo, Pueblo, Apache, Oglala Sioux, Yakima, Cheyenne River Sioux, and Omaha. Testimony touched on funding, federal responsibility for long-term health care, coordination of agency services, Medicare/Medicaid programs, nursing home policy, and specific provisions of the Older American Act. The bulk of this document consists of material submitted for the hearing record. In addition to prepared statements by panel members, materials include reports submitted by southwest tribes, the New Mexico Title VI Indian Coalition, the New Mexico Indian Council on Aging, the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, and Senator deConcini of Arizona. The Long-Term Care Gerontology Center of the University of Arizona submitted two papers concerned with American Indian nursing homes. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.