Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Disability and Aging

Illustrated History of Maine PASA: Establishing an Association for Direct Care and Direct Support Workers in Maine


The history of Maine PASA, how it started and grew, is illustrated in this report as a timeline of activities, challenges, and outcomes. Over the grant period of 2001-2005, the project went from an idea to address the workforce shortages by building a worker organization to a nationally recognized incorporated non-profit 510 (c)(3) worker association with statewide membership of over 600. This germination and growth is illustrated in this report. This is one of two reports about Maine PASA produced following the completion of Maine's Real Choices Systems Change grant, awarded by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The second report, <i>Our Stories Project</i>, is an oral history of the workers and their work.

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December 31, 2005

Dementia in Maine

Dementia in Maine

As the oldest state in the nation, Maine faces the impending impact of Alzheimer’s disease on its social systems, community resources, and its health and long term care systems. This report provides a baseline picture of the current use of services by people with and without dementia in Maine. Learn more in Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings.

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Report on Maine's Older Adults

With the aging of Maine’s population and its status as the oldest state in the nation, the use of long term services continues to be a critical public policy issue in the state and nationally. Learn more in Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2012 Edition.

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Long Term Service and Support Needs

Chartbook: Children and Adults with Long Term Service and Support Needs

This report - part of a series on MaineCare members who are dually eligible for MaineCare and Medicare Services - analyzes the characteristics, use, and expenditure patterns of sub-populations of long term service users. Learn more in Children and Adults With Long Term Services and Support Needs: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010.

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