Tribal Long-Term Care Programs for Elders Minnesota Chippewa Tribe by TanerauLatimer

VIEWS: 109 PAGES: 31

									          Tribal Health Promotion
            Programs for Elders

              Wisdom Steps
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Matter of Balance


  Presenter: -Jackie Dionne, Aging Services
                  Specialist
           MBA Indian Elder Desk, DHS
There are eleven tribes in Minnesota
      Seven Ojibwe Tribes &
        Four Dakota Tribes
       Seven Ojibwe Tribes

       Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Fond-du-Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
     Grand Portage Band of Chippewa
       Leech Lake Band of Chippewa
         Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
        Red Lake Band of Chippewa
       White Earth Band of Chippewa
        Four Dakota Tribes

        Lower Sioux Community
    Prairie Island Dakota Community
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
        Upper Sioux Community
     There are also four major cities with
substantial numbers of American Indian elders

                  Bemidji
                  Duluth
                Minneapolis
                  St. Paul
There are six Chippewa/Ojibwe Tribes
          who belong to the
 Minnesota Chippewa Tribes (MCT)

      Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
     Fond-du-Lac Band of Chippewa
    Grand Portage Band of Chippewa
     Leech Lake Band of Chippewa
       Milles Lacs Band of Ojibwe
     White Earth Band of Chippewa
  The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has an
  Executive Director and Administrative
offices that facilitate a number of services
      to members of those six bands
The Minnesota Board on Aging
provides a grant to the Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe to administer/facilitate
Title III (Older American Act) Services
to four of the six tribes
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribes’ Indian
Area Agency on Aging (MIAAA)
includes the following Title III programs:

Title III-B Supportive Services
Title III C1 Congregate Nutrition
Title III C2 Home Delivered Nutrition
Title III D Preventive Health
Title III E Caregiver Support
These services a provided to four tribes

              Bois Forte
            Grand Portage
             Leech Lake
             White Earth
   All Eleven Tribes operate some sort
  of Elder Nutrition/Services with grants
directly from the Administration on Aging
    through the Older American’s Act.

          This is referred to as
      Title VI Programs for Tribes
According to Minnesota Population
Estimate 2005:

American Indian Persons Age 60 and Older
is 4,306 (increasing 4-5% each year)

The total estimated population of American
Indians in MN is 54,967 with 7% of this total
population age 60+
Website Resources for more information
     http://www.indianaffairs.state.mn.us
           http://www.olderindians.org
          http://www.wisdomsteps.org
 http://www.mnaging.org/advocate/elderDesk
  http://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/nrcnaa
        http://www.mnchippewatribe.org
Logo
         •Moccasins identify with American Indian Community
         •Tipped moccasins represent Aging
         •Worn moccasins represent Life Experiences-Wisdom of Elders
Butterfly Symbol
         •Dakota symbol for Everlasting Life

Four-colored Square
         •Dakota symbol for Four Ages (Infancy, Youth, Middle,Old)
Floral Design
         •An Ojibwe floral design
  Wisdom Steps is a ...

Partnership between -
     American Indian Communities
               &
     Minnesota Board on Aging
    WISDOM STEPS
Promotes Preventive Health
 • Health Screenings

 • Health Education

 • Healthy Living Activities
      Wisdom Steps…..
 simple steps Elders can take to:
1) Assess Your Health

2) Find Ways to Improve Your Health

3) Be Aware of Health Resources &
  Services

4) Practice Healthy Living

5) Share Your Wisdom as Role Models
   WISDOM STEPS
Why is Preventive Health
 important for
American Indian Elders?
Indian Health Service
      Statistics
Indian People suffer from a disease
death rate higher than other races:
       Alcoholism - 627% higher
       Tuberculosis - 533%
       Diabetes Mellitus - 249%
       Pneumonia & Influenza - 71%
Leading Causes of
 Death for Elders:
   1)   Heart Disease
   2)   Cancer
   3)   Diabetes
   4)   Stroke
NRCNAA Elder Assessment
 Elders in MN identified themselves….
 •   36%   live in poverty
 •   39%   are current smokers
 •   41%   do not exercise
 •   46%   have either fair or poor health
 •   49%   have arthritis
 •   56%   are overweight
       Wisdom Steps
• Promotes Community Partnerships
• Motivates American Indian Elders
  to begin taking Steps to Improve
  their Health
• Encourages Coordinating
  Resources
         “Wisdom Steps”
        has developed innovative
         model projects
• Health Screenings
   – “Medicine Talk”
• Health Education -
   – “Medicare in American Indian Community”
   – “Arthritis Education”
• Healthy Living Activities -
   – “We Walk Many Together”
       “Medicine Talk”
• Addresses Better Communication
  between Elders and Health Specialists
  and Pharmacists

• Review of Traditional, Prescription, and
  Over-The-Counter Medicines

• Provide Follow-up for Elders Needing
  Assistance with Medicine Management
“Medicare in American
  Indian Community”

• Provides Education and Training
  about Medicare and Other Programs

• Seeks to Identify Medicare Eligible
  Elders and Assist with Application,
  Enrollment, and Re-certifications
“We Walk Many Together”

 • Promotes Participation in Walking
   and Exercise Programs of Your
   Choice
     Incentive Plan
Complete 2 of 3 Below Activities to qualify
 for Wisdom Steps Recognition:

  1) Complete 5 health screenings

  2) Attend a community health fair

  3) Participate in an organized walk or
      routine exercise of your choice
Wisdom Steps Recognition

Each Year, Elders Completing “Wisdom
  Steps” Incentive Plan will receive a:

     - Wisdom Steps Pin (1st & 4th yr.)
     - Charm
     - Certificate
“Wisdom Steps Awards”
         NICOA DR. PATRICK STENGER AWARD
                      August 2000
              SHARE INNOVATION AWARD
                October 2000 - September 2002
                   CHAMPION OF HEALTH
             Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
                        April 2002
                  AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
           MN Council on Physical Activity & Sports
                        April 2002
   BEMIDJI AREA INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE AWARD
    to Medicine Talk Work Group White Earth Reservation
                       August 2002
            SHARE RECOGNITION AWARD
                January - December, 2003
  CMS BENEFICIARY SERVICES CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
                         June 2003
           ADMINISTRATION ON AGING
      Choices for Independence Program Champions
                         May 2007
 Thanks to our Elders
       for
“Sharing Your Wisdom”

								
To top