CHS – Long Term Care Case Management
Mission: Support Native American families with respectful quality care, working with pride, communication and trust for a healthier community.
Tribal Dementia Care Specialist (TDCS)
What is Dementia?
Dementia is not a specific disease or diagnosis. “Dementia” is an umbrella term that describes trouble with memory, thinking, reasoning, language, planning, and more.
There are many types of dementia, but some of the most common include:
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Vascular Dementia
• Lewy Body Dementia
• Frontotemporal Dementia
Dementia vs. Normal Aging
What is “normal aging” and when should you be concerned? Because our brain ages along with the rest of our body, some changes can be expected.
However, a brain disease, like a type of dementia, is not a normal part of aging.
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
Brain Check-Up – Discover how a FREE, simple, Brain Check-up can help you stay on top of your brain health. Given by Tribal Dementia Care Specialist, can be done in the office or your home.
The Tribal Dementia Care Specialist (TDCS) can help educate family members, provide support and connect caregivers to services, and problem-solve challenging situations. The mission of the Tribal Dementia Care Specialist Program is to support people with dementia and their caregivers in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible while living at home.
In order to accomplish this mission, the TDCS has three main goals:
• Provide training to increase the dementia capability of tribal departments and organizations
• Educate community members about dementia to reduce stigma
• Provide education and support to people with dementia and family caregivers to remain active and able to live in their own homes
This is done through community events, phone calls, office visits, and home visits.
Contact Tribal Dementia Care Specialist at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or view informational brochure here for more information.
Memory Café & Caregiver Connection
A time to socialize for those you have concerns with their memory or early stage memory loss in a comfortable, accepting environment. Café held the first Tuesday of every month.
Call Debbie Miller at (920) 869-4854 to register.
A time when caregivers can share and learn from another.
Please click here for more info.
Virtual Book Clubs
Join us for our free virtual book clubs! It is open to all caregivers, professionals, and anyone wanting to learn and discuss dementia for the purpose of building dementia friendly communities. Click here to learn more!
Purple Angel Program
What is Purple Angel?
The Purple Angel Initiative trains businesses and organizations in our community to recognize, communicate with and create a welcoming and safe environment for people with dementia and their caregivers. This helps businesses and organizations become “Dementia Friendly”, letting the community know that their place of business is accessible and safe for people with dementia.
How does a business or organization become Purple Angel Trained?
Purple Angel is a FREE 30 minute training that goes over basics of dementia as well as strategies on how to approach and interact with someone with dementia. It also includes business specific information tailored to the type of service provided.
Interested or know someone interested in Purple Angel Training? Call the TDCS at 920-869-4854 or email@example.com
Home Care Worker Program
Service Description: Home Care Workers provide companionship and light housekeeping services and can provide stand by assistance with bathing or showering.
Eligibility: Clients must be 70+ years of age or 55-69 with disability documentation on file. Clients must be an enrolled Oneida Tribal Member or member of another Federally recognized Tribe and reside within Oneida Nation reservation boundaries.
Family Care Program
Service Description: Family Care is a long-term care program that helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services they need to remain in their homes.
Eligibility: The Oneida Nation is unique in having the Tribal Option/Family Care program. It is not an entitlement program, there are specific State and Federal Medical and financial requirements to qualify. Please call (920)-869-4946 for more information on eligibility.