adult day, respite, long term services and supports, Medicaid, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, family caregivers
In Maine and nationally, adult day services tend to be underfunded and underutilized compared to other types of long term services and supports (LTSS). In part, investment in adult day services is hampered by a lack of standardized data collection and limited research on issues of accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and the impact of adult day services on the broader health system. Lack of uniformity in state regulatory frameworks for licensing, program design, service delivery, and other administrative requirements further complicates cross-state comparisons. Considering these limitations, a key goal of this report is to provide a more detailed and comprehensive understanding of the current capacity and role of adult day services providers in Maine, the regulatory environment in which they operate, barriers and challenges to access and operations, and potential opportunities for expanding access.
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Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)
Gattine, E., Griffin, E., & Snow, K. (2022). Adult Day Services in Maine: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities. University of Southern Maine, Catherine Cutler Institute.