Overworked and underpaid: Lack of investment in direct care workers leave Mainers without services


According to a new report released this week by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, Maine needs to hire more than 2,300 full-time care workers to provide adequate services to these people. Currently, over 23,500 hours of home care for older adults approved through state-funded and MaineCare programs go undelivered each week.

Click here to read the full story, first published June 20, 2024 in Beacon.