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Need for, availability of, and barriers to the provision of long-term care services for older American Indians

TitleNeed for, availability of, and barriers to the provision of long-term care services for older American Indians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsJervis, LL, Jackson, M, Manson, SM
JournalJournal of Cross Cultural GerontologyJournal of Cross Cultural Gerontology
Volume17
Pagination295-311
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number0169-3816<br/>1573-0719
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2003-05278-001
Keywords*American Indians, *Elder Care, *Long Term Care, *Needs, Health & Mental Health Services [3370], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), long-term care services, need, availability, American Indians, older Natives, need, us
AbstractBased on a nationwide survey of 108 federally recognized American Indian communities, this paper describes the perceived need for and availability of long-term care services for older Natives who live in rural areas. Sources for the provision and funding of such services are identified, as are the barriers that prevent older American Indians from receiving services and tribes from offering them. Although the need for a wide variety of long-term care services was great, overall this need was only partially met. Many services were reported to be unavailable in Native communities. Bureaucratic requirements made services provision difficult and discouraged older American Indians and their families from using those services that were available. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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