Cutler, Population Health and Health Policy
The overall goal of the Maine Healthy IDEAS program was to improve and expand the care and support provided to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The objectives of the program were:
- To improve the health and wellness of caregivers
- To improve access to services
- To enhance the knowledge of care coordinators about caring for people with dementia
The desired outcomes were improved health and mental health status of caregivers; increased rate of referral to services; high participation and completion rates for the evidence-based programs; and greater consumer choice and control.
Funding Organization or Grant
This report was prepared with funding from The Office of Elder Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services, through the Alzheimer’s Disease and Demonstration Grants to States program, U.S. Department on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services. Grant no. 90AZ2781.
Fralich, J., Bratesman, S., Richards, M., & Payne, S. (2008). Healthy IDEAS for caregivers of people with dementia in Maine: Evaluation report. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy.