Biden administration touts bonuses to direct care workers in Maine

Sperling also highlighted Maine’s decision to use state funds to boost wages for direct care workers to at least 125% of the minimum wage.

According to a report last spring from the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a progressive advocacy group, these investments stabilized the direct care workforce, though numbers have yet to rebound to pre-pandemic levels.

Click here to read the full story, first published December 12, 2023 in Maine Public.