Healthcare for Low‐Income & Disabled VeteransMetropolitan Atlanta, Georgia
Our Purpose• Generations Life, Inc. bridges a huge gap in home‐based medical and mental healthcare for low‐income and disabled veterans.• We also seek to improve the government systems responsible for providing these veterans with healthcare through patient advocacy and community mobilization.
Our Promise• To provide the highest quality of services through licensed and qualified professionals with great respect for our veterans • To ensure that we coordinate public benefits, private insurance and our services through seasoned administrators• To advocate for each patient’s rights and educate the greater community about our veterans and their needs
The Big Picture• Our veterans most often return home to find themselves on the front lines of a major, national healthcare crisis.• More than 900,000 veterans are currently waiting on benefits, with an average national waiting period of more than 245 days.• The number of veterans waiting more than one year for benefits leapt from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 in 2011.• This increase represents a 2,000% increase for those low‐income and disabled veterans waiting too long for benefits.
2,000% Increase For Veterans Waiting One+ Years!11,000245,000050,000100,000150,000200,000250,000300,0002009 2011National Growth in One‐Year Waiting Period for Services
More than 85,000 local veterans need help.• The 2011 Census estimates more than 85,000 local, low‐income and disabled veterans, but the Atlanta regional VHA office processed only 33,000 claims during the same year.• Generations Life can bridge a tremendous gap in services for tens of thousands of these veterans that need timely in‐home care.• We are the only in‐home, nonprofit healthcare provider in the Atlanta area devoted to low‐income and disabled veterans.• We are also experienced patient advocates, with a significant network of partners, also seeking to improve the benefits system.
More than 85,000 local veterans need help.• The target population of low‐income and disabled veterans has grown at an average annual five‐year growth rate of 91.5% to more than 80,000 veterans. • The number of claims processed by the VHA Atlanta Regional Claims Center has grown at an average annual growth rate of 7.5% to about 33,000 claims during the same time period.• There is a huge and widening gap in services, leaving tens of thousands of these veterans with access to the medical and mental healthcare earned by their valor.
Population in Need Growth vs. Claims Processed010,00020,00030,00040,00050,00060,00070,00080,00090,0002007 2008 2009 2010 2011Growth Rate of Low‐Income & Disabled Veterans = 90.5%Growth Rate of Claims Filed = 7.42%
• There are tens of thousands of low‐income and disabled veterans that need our services.• Generations Life Inc. is the only nonprofit healthcare provider in the Atlanta area.• Our twin mission is to provide these veterans with timely services, while improving the system of care.• We seek to raise $150K ‐ $200K to build our capacity to serve thousands of these veterans and families.• For each dollar contributed, we expect to return $3 to the community in inkind donations and pro bono services.