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Cost of Maine Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Maine is $2,340 per month.

The monthly base rate for Maine adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Maine is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Maine. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Hampshire$1,408

Maine Adult Day Care Information

In Maine, adult day services are designed to provide a variety of social and health services to meet individual needs. Such services may include, but are not limited to: meals; social, physical and educational activities, information and referral, assistance with personal care and activities of daily living, and health monitoring. Maine licenses two types of programs--adult day health services and social adult day services. Either program may operate a night program that provides services to persons with dementia. However, the provider must have a separate license to operate a night program and must keep record keeping distinct.

The Division of Licensing and Certification, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), promulgates regulations in accordance with Title 22, Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, governing the licensing and functioning of adult day services (ADS) programs. All providers are required to be licensed by the DHHS Community Services Programs and this profile contains information from these licensing requirements.

Maine Adult Day Care Minimum Standards

Maine Adult Day Care minimum standards include the following: clients who participate in a day time program and/or a night program are limited to seven dates of participation in a 7-day period. There are no times that an adult day services program should provide 24-consecutive-hour services to a consumer. In Maine, unlicensed employees may not administer medications unless they have completed, at a minimum, an approved medication course within the previous 12 months. The only other option in place of such training was if they were employed in a health care setting during the previous 12 months where medication administration was part of their responsibilities.

The State of Maine requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:6 when clients are present. Adult day care programs that have three to six participants must have a second staff person on call and available for emergencies at all times that clients are present. The Department of Health and Human Services may require additional staff based on the needs of the clients served. In Maine, client care shall be provided by the following staff: registered nurse, practical nurse, a master's social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist (registered), and speech-language pathologist. Other qualified staff members, must have appropriate education, training, and experience as verified by the Health Care Coordination Agency (HCCA). The Maine Department of Health and Human Services or any of their duly designated representatives has the right to enter the premises of any licensed program at any time, to determine compliance with regulatory requirements. In addition, they may talk with consumers in private.

Maine Adult Day Care Medicaid Waiver

Providers of ADS programs under the Medicaid State Plan and the Home and Community Benefits for the Elderly and for Adults with Disabilities Waiver must, also, be licensed, and there are some additional provisions for providers of Medicaid-funded ADS beyond the licensing requirements.

Maine Adult Day Care Resources

Office of Elder Services
Local Phone - 207-287-9200
Toll Free Nationwide - 1-800-262-2232
Toll free Statewide TTY - 1-800-606-0215

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