Opinion: DHHS must not bungle home health, direct-care rules

new study from the Maine Center for Economic Policy estimates the state requires 2,300 more full-time direct-care workers (home health aides and long-term care providers) to meet the current needs of Mainers who qualify for assistance. Those numbers are, at best, guesstimates. The study concludes: The state maintains “no comprehensive data that provides a full picture of the extent of the problem.”

Click here to read the full op-ed, first published June 25, 2024 in the Morning Sentinel.