American Indian community members have a unique, formal nation-to-nation relationship with the United States. Tribal nations are engaged in a broad range of policy issues such as the Older American Act and long-term services and supports. In this section you can find more information on key legislation for Native elders and research reports regarding LTSS in Indian Country.
Older Americans Act
Whether they know it or not, older adults across the U.S. rely on critical programs and services funded by the OAA to help them live safely in their homes and communities as they age.
Social Security Act
An act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons…