About Attendant Services

The Payroll Assistance Consumers Need

Attendant Services, Alpha One's payroll processing department was established in 1989, and annually provides payroll and bookkeeping services to more than 700 Maine consumers who directly employ more than 1,500 personal care attendants.

Personal Attendant and consumerConsumer-directed Personal Assistance Services are at the core of many of Alpha One’s services and have been the springboard for the development of Attendant Services. The State of Maine, largely because of Alpha One’s advocacy, has been a pioneer in home-based care and consumer directed-personal assistance services. 

Today Alpha One manages three distinct CD-PAS programs: the MaineCare Consumer Directed Assistance Services Program for consumers over 18 with physical disabilities who meet MaineCare financial and clinical eligibility, but are not nursing home eligible; Home Based Care (HBC) Physically Disabled Program for individuals over 18 who are at risk of nursing home care and are over assets for MaineCare eligibility; and the Physically Disabled Waiver Program for those over 18 with significant physical disabilities who are financially and clinically MaineCare eligible.

The three programs, implemented statewide, each follow the core concepts of consumerism and self-management. Alpha One markets CD-PAS programs to people with disabilities statewide and explains the programs to consumers, professionals and the general public as part of the organization’s outreach presentations.

Organizations across the United States have adopted Alpha One’s model for CD-PAS services and regularly seek technical assistance from Alpha One and Attendant Services to establish and improve their services.

If you have more questions about Payroll or Attendant Services, please contact us on 207.767.7386 or e-mail us at payroll@alphaonenow.org. 

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