Brain Injury Services
MaineCare (Maine’s Medicaid Program) has services available to qualifying individuals 18 years and older, who have sustained an acquired brain injury.
In Maine, a qualifying acquired brain injury is an insult to the brain resulting directly or indirectly from trauma, infection, anoxia, or vascular lesions, and not of a degenerative or congenital nature, but which may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness resulting in impairment of cognitive abilities and/or physical functioning.
It can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning.
These impairments may be either temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment. This does not include brain injuries that are induced by birth.
The State of Maine offers the following services: the Brain Injury Waiver, Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Services, and Nursing Facility Acquired Brain Injury Services. Each service has an assessment to determine an individual’s functional and financial eligibility.