Long Term Care Services, Maine, MaineCare Services, Elder & Adults with Disabilities, Elder Care, Disability and Aging, Cutler Institute, USM Aging Initiative, Policy, Health and Wellness
This report provides the results from a survey and personal interviews that were conducted with MaineCare members who use long term services and supports -- specifically those who are on the Elder and Adults with Disabilities Waiver and those using Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Services. People who are eligible for these services generally need nursing care and assistance with a combination of activities of daily living (e.g. eating, toileting, mobility, transfer) and instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. meal preparation, grocery shopping, housework). People on the Waiver are medically eligible to be in a nursing home. The purpose of the survey and interviews was to provide information on the experience of members and their use of medical services; the coordination between the medical and home care systems; care transition services (e.g. from the hospital to home); home care services; and use of transportation services. The surveys also include information on the satisfaction of members with their workers, their use and need for assistive technology devices, and their access to other community resources.
Funding Organization or Grant
Funded by: Maine Health Access Foundation Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Fralich J, Rosingana K, Richars M, Bell V, Olsen L, Pratt J. Personal Experiences with MaineCare Services from People Who Use Elder and Adults with Disabilities Waiver and Private Duty Nursing/Personal Care Services. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service;2012.