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Tribal Nursing Home Best Practices: Cultural Sensitivity

Report
January 1, 2018

This report by HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services describes the approaches to culturally sensitive care of four tribal long-term care facilities. It outlines tips for providing person-centered care, honoring traditions, coordinating cultural activities, supporting elders’ spiritual well being, training staff to provide culturally sensitive care, and leveraging community support and partnerships to provide care rooted in culture and tradition.

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Key Takeaways

Cultural sensitivity training helps staff at long-term care facilities to provide care rooted in tradition.
By honoring cultural preference, facilities help elders continue to live according to the life way they had at home.
Traditional foods, ceremonies, native language, and spiritual support help elders maintain quality of life.
 
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