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Long Term Care Services, Maine, Disability and Aging, Cutler Institute, USM Aging Initiative, Policy


In 2006, the Office of Elder Services requested the assistance of the Muskie School in developing an assessment of long term care service use in Maine. This report provides baseline information on the demographic characteristics, participant characteristics and service use trends for people accessing long term care services in this State.

For purposes of this report, we have excluded people with MR/DD. Long term care services do not include community support services for people with mental illness.

In this report, long term care services include:

  • Nursing Facility Services
  • Private Non-medical Institutions
  • Consumer Directed Attendant Services
  • Day Health Services
  • Elder and Adult Waiver Services
  • Home Health Services
  • Hospice Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Physically Disabled Waiver Services
  • Private Duty Nursing Facility Services


This report was prepared under a Cooperative Agreement between the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.