Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Disability and Aging

Mark Richards

Research Analyst II
Mark Richards


432G Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4527

Education: University of Southern Maine, BS Vocational Technology, 1991


Areas of Expertise: Research and coordination support of long term care and disability projects, including projects on Alzheimers disease, consumer direction, physical disability, community support systems, transition from nursing homes and technical assistance to providers. Coordination and management of research activities, including the development of research designs and work plans, the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection strategies and plans, site visit protocols, the construction and management of analytic files, the summarization of research literature, and the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

Research Interests: Long-term care and disability policy related research and evaluation projects.

Profile of Rural Residential Care Facilities Chartbook

Profile of Rural Residential Care Chartbook Cover

Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, this chartbook from the Maine Rural Health Research Center presents information on a slice of the rural LTSS continuum—the rural residential care facility (RCF).  Survey results identify important national and regional differences between rural and urban RCFs, focusing on the facility, resident and service characteristics of RCFs and their ability to meet the LTSS needs of residents.

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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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