The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) is currently seeking American Indian adults age 18 and older who are caring for a spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, other relative, friend or neighbor to participate in a one-hour focus group to discuss your experiences.
Focus groups will take place at the National Indian Council on Aging (8500 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico) at 11:30 a.m. on August 14, August 20 and August 29. Food and beverages will be provided, along with a $30 Walmart gift card. These focus groups will be used to develop programs and tools to better meet the needs and understand the experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers.
If interested, please contact NICOA via email or call 505-292-2001.
We expect to have roughly eight to 10 questions for group participants that primarily focus on their health and experiences accessing healthcare for themselves and loved ones. We may also ask questions about economic security, community support, and other topics. The primary purpose of these focus groups is to inform the training curriculum for healthcare providers that will be developed later this year.
Participation in the discussion group is voluntary and you may stop at any time. The discussion group will include five to 10 adults and will last around 90 minutes. The group will be led by a moderator who will guide the discussion and keep all information private and confidential. The discussion group will be audio-recorded so that no comments or opinions are missed. No names will be used in any summaries or reports about the discussion group.
NICOA wants to hear everyone’s opinions and comments. There are no right or wrong answers. All opinions and comments will be respected by the moderator and other group members.
NICOA is a member of the Diverse Elders Coalition, a national organization working to improve aging and caregiving in our communities. This caregiving research project has been funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults.
NICOA is located at 8500 Menaul Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.