WiT2, a Tucson based health care consulting & management firm announced today that CEO, Lee H. Olitzky, has been appointed to Governor Ducey’s Advisory Council on Aging. For the past ten years, Olitzky has provided management, consulting and medical billing services too federal and state governments, not for profits and American Indian tribal governments and their programs and services.Read More
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“There are no more than six purpose-built assisted living facilities in the country designed to be operated by American Indian Tribes…”Read More
Focus of the session:
·Understand the health delivery systems available to American Indians and their impact on elder chronic disease and independence.
·Gain insights into the design and development of a unique assisted living home that meets the health care needs of American Indian elders and their cultural practices.
·Apply this design and care delivery approach to other senior living settings serving unique populations.
“Despite the tough realities of a remote location and the ever-present pressures to do more with less, your organization excels as one of only 14 managed by Native Americans in the United States. You have nurtured an organizational culture built on respect for indigenous values and traditions.”Read More
Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, 60 miles west of Tucson, Arizona, the Tohono O'odham Nursing Care Authority operates a successful nursing facility, one of the very few managed by Native Americans in the United States.
“Many tribes operate on a consensus basis,” says Lee Olitzky, who as the facility's representative to the Tohono O'odham tribal board worked with Lizard Rock Designs on the Sells, Arizona-based project. “What it means is you don't move forward or backward or sideways in something until everyone has had their chance to voice their opinion and impressions.”
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Trust, ultimately, is the key issue. “As in any relationship, one must estab- lish trust,” says Olitzky. “tribes have been subjected to a history of individuals and organizations that have proven to be untrustworthy. Simply having the experience or knowledge of what might work for a tribe is not enough. a relationship-building period must occur and providers must earn the trust of the tribe before an elders program can really develop.”Read More