Issues affecting seniors are increasing with the advancing age of baby boomers. Our health care system isn't prepared to deal with our aging population and all the issues associated with them. Legislation like Project Independence needs to be supported and advanced which allows more seniors to stay in their homes rather than be forced to live in a nursing home or assisted living facility. For those that choose to live in nursing homes and assisted living facilitates, they need to be supported and cared for as if they were in their own home. Medicare and Medicaid issues are federal issues, but Tim Freeman wants to work with federal law makers to ensure the right policies are being advanced so seniors have the programs available when they are needed.
Tim Freeman also believes that there needs to be a concerted effort to make sure seniors have access to the most affordable prescription drugs possible. Seniors should never have to make a decision between prescriptions and food or paying the rent or utilities.
1. Fund Oregon Project Independence to allow more seniors to receive care in their own homes.
2. Support state long-term care programs to make sure seniors get the services they need.