Staying active and independent for life

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SAIL program
Spokane Tribe

SAIL is a fitness program for tribal elders designed to  extend the length of life, empower them to live independently, reduce hospital admissions and prevent falls (which lead to hip and joint surgeries, and treatment/recovery costs). For a summary of this story view a printable PDF.

Healthier Washington Linkages

Healthier Washington supports health literacy and making it possible for people to remain independent for as long as possible.

While not directly supported by Healthier Washington, SAIL exemplifies Initiative 3 of the Medicaid Transformation demonstration, which allows health maintenance and therapy supports, including evidence-based health and exercise programs. By expanding options for people receiving long-term services and supports, they can stay at home and delay or avoid the need for more intensive services.

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