Elder Advocacy

Healthy Aging

Provides wellness, social services, behavioral health services, case management and providers in geriatric-specific care to assist elders achieve a higher quality of life or maintain an optimal level of functioning and wellness.

Eligibility

  • At least 55 years of age, verified by a tribal membership card and valid CDIB card
  • Case Management Services are available to non-elder high-risk patients.

How to Apply

Appointments, walk-ins, telephone consults, electronic health record consults and referrals.

Additional Information

A multi-disciplinary program providing wellness, social services, behavioral health services, case management, and providers in geriatric-specific care to assist elders to achieve a higher quality of life or maintain an optimal level of functioning and wellness.

  • Wellness Programs
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • RN Case Manager
  • Geriatricians
  • Dementia Care Education (how to care for someone with dementia)

Services

Offering exercise programs, nutrition and wellness education to maintain or improve in the following areas:

  • Muscular Strength
  • Range of motion/mobility
  • Balance
  • Endurance/Stamina
  • Nutrition
  • Overall Wellness

Biannual fitness and biometric screenings will focus on the specific needs and support independence for tribal elders.

For elders, navigating the health care system can be frustrating and, at times, nearly impossible.

Healthy Aging hopes to improve the coordination of services for tribal elders through this Elder Care initiative.

A Healthy Aging Navigator can:

  • Provide assessment and referral to community services
  • Serve as a liaison with your PCP and other resources and programs serving the elderly
  • Arrange services necessary to keep our elders as independent as possible
  • Provide support to understand health care needs as they arise
  • Collaborate with elders, families and health care providers to implement a plan of care to meet the individual’s needs
  • Evaluate the plan of care and modify as necessary

Primary focus is to provide the following:

  • Health/wellness assessments and screenings
  • Health/promotion/diseases prevention
  • Annual wellness checks
  • Immunizations
  • Environmental safety/fall prevention
  • Mobility and cognition screening
  • Behavioral health screenings
  • Oral/dental screenings
  • Hearing screenings
  • Elder mistreatments screening
  • Referral services
  • Monitor medication regimens
  • Elder advocacy

Caregiver Support Services are available through this program. Enabling caregivers to increase their awareness and access the best services to improve their quality of life.

Family Caregivers Program helps with the following:

  • Information to caregivers about available services
  • Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services
  • Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training
  • Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers
  • Respite care to enable caregivers of frail elders to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities

Caregiver and/or child must have a CDIB.  For requirements, contact Healthy Aging.  The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program can assist with obtaining access to (but not limited):

  • Transportation needs
  • School supplies
  • Cultural activities
  • Beading supplies
  • Gardening supplies
  • Clothing
  • Day trips to museums or camps
  • School events
  • Fishing supplies
  • Legal services
  • Daycare

Contact Information

580-924-7141 ext 83849

Locations

Durant Regional Medical Center

Durant Regional Medical Center

580-920-2100

Health Clinic - Idabel

Idabel Health Clinic

580-286-2600

Health Clinic - McAlester

McAlester Health Clinic

918-423-8440

Health Clinic - Poteau

Rubin White Health Clinic (Poteau)

918-649-1100

Talihina Health Care Center

Talihina Health Care Center

918-567-7000