This document provides a new way of looking at Maine's long term services and supports, with an emphasis on developing a common approach for describing and analyzing long term services and supports across programs. A conscious effort was made to organize this profile around the populations served rather than the programs serving them. For that reason, the profile captures information on all of the services accessed by each population group, not only those services administered by a particular program. This broader view provides important information about the full range of service utilization for each population group.
Funding Organization or Grant
Funding for this document is through cooperative agreement CA-CO-08-228 between the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Southern Maine. The cooperative agreement was funded under grant CFDA 93.779 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement of the Federal Government.
Griffin, E., Fralich, J., McGuire, C., Olsen, L., Bratesman, S., Bubar, K., . . . Turyn, R. (2009). A cross-system profile of Maine's long term support system: A new view of Maine's long term services and supports and the people served. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.