The Unique Needs, Challenges of Native American Long-Term Care Residents

October 1, 2022
Caring for the Ages

What would you do if one of your residents wanted buffalo jerky? This request would not be uncommon at one of the many tribal nursing homes in the United States. These facilities are under the same federal oversight as other facilities, but they face unique challenges; their residents have specific cultural needs and preferences, and these sometimes clash with surveyor and regulatory guidance.