Maine seniors shorted more than 23,500 hours of direct care each week

The report, produced by the progressive Maine Center for Economic Policy in partnership with the Maine Council on Aging, picks up where last year’s study on direct care work left off. The first such report found that low pay and poor benefits led to high poverty, turnover and burnout among direct care workers in Maine.

The second installment, authored by MECEP analyst Arthur Phillips, quantifies the gap between the care needed and available for seniors as well as adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maine.

Click here to read the full story, first published June 18, 2024 in Maine Morning Star.