The Generations Project was established in 2001 to call attention to the dilemma facing Hoosiers with long term health care needs. A collaborative effort of leading consumer based organizations, The Project seeks to educate citizens, advocates, and policy makers about the opportunities for Hoosiers to implement a balanced and responsible long term care system.
April 25, 2013
Lobbying Against the Political Tide:
This article features John Cardwell, director of The Generations Project. When John is engaged in public policy advocacy at the Indiana General Assembly he does so as the president of Hoosiers First, Inc. and as the chair of the Indiana Home Care Task Force, a voluntary alliance of individuals and organizations representing senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
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New website for the Administration on Community Living is now available
The ACL website brings together three agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services: Administration on Aging, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Office on Disability. The new website offers resources about programs, services and issues facing persons with disabilities, older adults, and family caregivers. Site features include current issues, assessable icons to learn about ACL programs and information spread to the disability and aging communities.
Sequestration: What it means for Indiana
Learn what the National Council of Aging, the Leadership Concil on Aging Organizations, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorites and other well respected organizations are saying about the Sequester.
The Generations Project and the Indiana Home Care Task Force have collected a set of useful links to be used by Hoosiers to learn more about how Sequestration will affect Indiana.
January 17, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has chosen an expert in health care law and regulation, Debra F. Minot, to head the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.
LInk to the entire Courier Press article here: Evansville Courier Press
The tenth annual survey reports that national average rates for long-term care in the U.S. continue to rise. However the hourly rate for home health aides remains steady.
2012 State-wide Brain Injury Listening Tour Report Reflects What Services People Need
Brain injury is called the "silent epidemic" in this nation. Annually more people receive a brain injury than any kind of cancer diagnosis. Researchers have found that the brain continues to heal throughout the lifetime of the brain injury survivor. However treatment methods and public policy lag far behind what is currently known about the injured brain and what services and supports will best aid in healing.
The What's Working, What's Not? Brain Injury Listening Tour was organized to listen to people across Indiana who have survived a brain injury or have a family member who is struggling with the consequences of brain injury. This report is a summary of the series of open discussions and is intended to inform advocates, policy makers, service providers and Indiana citizens about the issues that were discussed.
Our hope is that Indiana will recognize brain injury as a treatable chronic condition and that with appropriate rehabilitation, services and supports, survivors can return to a fulfilling life.
Doing Things Better: Long Term Care Solutions for Indiana
Since 1987, Indiana has been searching for ways to do things better for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers that struggle with long term care issues each and every day. Doing things better for our most vulnerable and valuable citizens, those good Hoosiers who are the carriers of generations of wisdom but who now need our help due to aging and disability, is simply good common sense and the right way to go.
In the fall of 2011, The Generations Project travelled the state, learning directly from Hoosiers what it means to do things better for persons needing long term care. They consistently expressed the desire for home and community based services rather than institutional care. Their ideas are incorporated into the comments that follow regarding how to do things better in Indiana.
September 9, 2012
Responding to the Governor’s Misrepresentation of Welfare Reform
In a letter published on September 2, 2012 in the Indianapolis Star and other newspapers, Governor Mitch Daniels presented a mythical representation, at best, of the so-called reforms that were made in Indiana’s public benefit programs during his administration. On September 5, 2012 The Generations Project and the Indiana Home Care Task Force sent the following op. ed. response to the governor’s letter to newspapers throughout the state.
August 24, 2012 -Press Release
Failure to Fund CHOICE Program Harms Hoosiers
(Indianapolis) The Indiana Home Care Task Force announced a plan to stop the harm that is being done to tens of thousands of Hoosiers by the failure of the Daniels' administration to fund the CHOICE home health care prgram and Medicaid waivers that also provide home health care services.
August 8, 2012
Governor is tardy in making appointments required by law
Why hasn't governor appointed the committee for the brain injury advisory council that was established in Senate Enrolled Act 15? This wasn't a hard task, it requires no money, so what's the problem? (This story features June Holt assistant director of The Generations Project.)
Read the article and watch the video about Senate Enrolled Act 15.
July 22, 2012
Editoral Published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:
Greed of privatized system trumps human need and public trust.
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