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So' Tsoh Foundation 

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER 



Here are a few links to information on COVID-19 Dikos Ntsaaigii, to help you get accurate information and updates. Please be aware of false/embellished information that might be spread on social media and the internet. 


Wash your hands, practice social distancing and be a good relative doing your part on not spreading this virus. 


Navajo Nation Command Center (928) 871-7014 or 6271







 


 *Be Safe * Be Smart * Stay Home *


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Rental Assistance

ARIZONA Residents


Keeping renters safe and in their homes.


The DES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) now offers rent and utility assistance to eligible Arizona renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households may receive up to $3,500 per month for both rent and utility assistance for a maximum of 18 months. For more information click here

NEW MEXICO Residents


WHAT IS THE ERAP PROGRAM?


The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information click here

NAVAJO NATION 

Rental and Utility Assistance
NHA-EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

please fill free to check the website. The same information is visible there as well.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  1. I am a Native American but not enrolled as a Navajo Tribal member and       reside on the Navajo Nation lands, do I qualify?
  2. What type of assistance is available under the NHA ERA Program?
  3. What type of documents are required for the assistance approval?
  4. Where and when can I apply for assistance?
  5. If I rent outside the Navajo Nation lands will I qualify for assistance?
  6. What are the qualifications for NHA-ERAP assistance?
  7. What is the dollar amount of assistance?
  8. How long will it take to receive assistance payments?
  9. Will I get the assistance payments?

STATE SEARCH for 

RENT ASSISTANCE 


If you’re having trouble making rent payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone.


Federal, state, and local governments are offering help with housing expenses and avoiding eviction. Find out what this means for you, and what you can do. For more information click here

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Caregiver Help 


An online Caregiving survival guide! Much needed information and FREE training on various Caregiving topics such as Self Assess, Guilt, Grief and Managing Anger, just to name a few.                                                                             For more information click here

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The National Indian Council On Aging, Inc. (NICOA), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association that called for a national organization focused on aging American Indian and Alaska Native elders. For more information CLICK HERE

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EPICS Educational for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs 


Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) is a 501(c)(3) non profit community parent resource center for families who have Native American children with disabilities and/or special health care needs, ages birth to 26, in New Mexico.


EPICS aims to assist families to influence change in their communities to maximize positive outcomes for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. 


Respecting each family's unique culture and experiences, we provide a circle of support that includes partnerships, resources, advocacy and opportunity for Family Leadership.


For more information click here

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AARP 

Find Valuable Information about the basics of caregiving, key resources and tips for navigating your role as a new or experienced caregiver ...Read more

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VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT 


Did you serve in the military? A family member of a veteran and need some assistance, navigation in finding out what you may be eligible for? Contact the Veteran Affairs Caregiver Support Program. Eligible Veterans of all areas may benefit from these services, under the Program of General Caregiver Support Services. Call toll free 1-855-260-3274 or Read more here. 

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Long Distance Caregiving

Need Legal Assistance

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DNA People’s Legal Services

DNA People’s Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income people who otherwise could not afford to hire an attorney...
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New Mexico Legal Aid


In a state where almost half a million residents live under the poverty line, New Mexico Legal Aid strives to maintain a high level of service to promote family and economic stability. For every 14,000 poor persons, there is one legal aid attorney at NMLA. We dedicate our work to individuals and families who have depleted resources for basic human needs, ultimately securing safe housing, food, income, and personal safety...Read more

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Native American Disability Law Center


The Native American Disability Law Center provides advocacy, referral information, and educational resources to all Native Americans with a disability living anywhere in the 

Four Corners area who feels that they have been:


  • discriminated against because of their disability
  • abused or neglected, or                                                                    
  • wrongly denied a service                                                                                       

If you or anyone you know has experienced these issues...Read more

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Jackson White Attorneys At Law

Jackson White offers a full range of legal services to assist individuals, families and businesses in achieving success through out the state of Arizona on a wide range of legal matters.


Call the Jackson White ALTCS team at (480)568-2482 to discuss your case today ...Read more

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Ombudsman 

Provides a voice for those in a nursing home or assisted living. 

The Navajo Nation does not have this department at this time however, both Arizona and New Mexico state have this advocacy program to assist you. 

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Arizona Department of Economic Security (ASDES) 

Is your loved one in an nursing home or assisted living?
The Ombudsman's Office offers assistance to clients that are experiencing issues with DES programs and services, and have been unable to work through the normal channels within the agency to address their concerns. Contact Information


H elping clients to achieve independence and self-sufficiency
mpowering clients to develop their own solutions to problems 
llowing for open and effective communication 
eaching out to the community 
T imely conflict mediation 

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New Mexico Aging & Long Term Care Services (NMALTCS)


Is your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living? NMALTCS is providing a voice for vulnerable adults who might otherwise go unheard. 

Contact Information




  • Advocating for Their Rights 
  • Investigating Complaints 
  • Helping to Resolve Concerns 
  •  Ensuring they Receive the Quality of Care they Deserve

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Dementia & Alzheimer's
Information & Resources 

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Alzheimer's Associations


Need some support, information about Alzheimer's Contact the Alzheimer's Association their located in Arizona Chapter click here and New Mexico Chapter click here


If you, or someone you love is experience Alzheimer's or a related dementia, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help, 24/7 hotline is 1-800-272-3900. 

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Dementia Friends USA 

Dementia Friends USA is part of a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Anyone can be a Dementia Friend – we all have a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities! Learn more click here

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Banner Health

Arizona has the highest-growth rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the country. Learn how you can support a future without Alzheimer’s.

We understand that memory and related issues have a profound impact on patients and their families. See how we can help address your non-medical needs throughout the disease journey. Learn more click here. 

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Healthy Brain Initiative -Road Map for Indian Country 


The population of older American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) is growing — and quickly. Between 2014–2060, the number of AI/ANs aged 65 and older living with dementia is projected to grow over five times. These longer lives give more time for older generations to share knowledge and traditions with the next. But greater age brings increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias (when memory and thinking problems interfere with daily life and activities). People living with this chronic condition gradually need more help caring for themselves. Family members, from the young to the old, play a vital role in caring for relatives with dementia. This care may include managing medications, bathing and feeding, paying bills and cleaning, and help going to appointments or social events. Download Book Here

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Assistance with House Modifications
&/or Weatherization 

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2021 LIHEAP Applications Available
Download online application HERE
Download Guidelines HERE
Need Help? Call @928-871-4670 or 4665

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Stoke Information and Support for Caregivers 

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American Stroke Association


A stroke survivor’s family usually provides the most important long-term support during recovery and rehabilitation. But who takes care of the caregiver? If you need to talk with someone you can call 1-800-AHA-USA-1 or 1-800-242-721.  For more information, learn more Click Here

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FAST


A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes.


A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications.


The good news is that many fewer Americans die of stroke now than in the past. Effective treatments can also help prevent disability from stroke.


The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning following works differently for everyone. 


Your able to learn more and even download resource books for your education and support! Click Here

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