Maine Direct Service Workforce Survey Results of 2012

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Fralich, Julie T., MBA; Griffin, Eileen, JD; Wescott, Danielle
LTSS; Long Term Support & Services; Maine; Care - Home & Community Settings; Disability and Aging; Cutler Institute; USM Aging Initiative; Policy; Health and Wellness; Health Policy; Public Policy; Social Policy; Social Welfare
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Direct service workers play a central role in the quality of the long-term services and supports provided to older people and people with disabilities in home and community settings. Nationally, and at the state level, there is a critical need for more information about this workforce in order to inform workforce policy and measure improvements in workforce quality and stability over time. Maine was one of seven states to administer baseline surveys under a grant funded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service. Survey questions focused on workforce volume, stability, and compensation, as well as, cultural competence, workforce challenges, workforce training and worker qualifications.This Chartbook provides the results of two direct service workforce surveys conducted in the summer of 2012: one for Personal Attendants who work for adults with disabilities and families in participant-directed programs; and the second for Provider Organizations serving adults with intellectual disabilities and older adults with disabilities.