The National Indian Council on Aging, in partnership with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and other key stakeholders, is in the process of establishing a Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports National Resource Center (TLTSSNRC). The goal of this project is to empower tribal communities to develop and/or expand long-term services and supports (LTSS) for American Indian and Alaska Native elders and persons with disabilities in their local communities.
Objectives are to design and launch the TLTSSNRC website to provide culturally competent community-based information, to establish a LTSS data clearinghouse through the TLTSSNRC website, to develop public information materials and implement a Tribal Navigator Program to provide LTSS assistance nationally to local tribal communities, to develop a Project Advisory Committee to include local American Indian and Alaska Native voices to assist LTSS planning development, to promote and enable LTSS development through partnerships and collaborations with tribal communities, and to develop a strategic plan for TLTSSNRC sustainability and secure needed resources.
Outcomes include expanded local home and community-based services for elders and persons with disabilities, culturally sensitive, person-centered care that addresses local service provision preferences nationally, access for tribal communities, service providers and other stakeholders to LTSS information and resources, and a sustainability plan supporting the project in the future.
Products are the Tribal Long-Term Services and Supports National Resource Center, LTSS Data Clearinghouse, LTSS outreach materials, an interactive map, key partnerships and collaborations, a Project Advisory Committee, a system of LTSS Tribal Navigators, LTSS toolkit, the TLTSSNRC website and survey.