To better understand the nature of the residential facilities serving more than 19 percent of Maine’s Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) population, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services commissioned the Muskie School to conduct a survey of residential facilities as part of its update to Maine’s LTSS profile. The goal of the Maine Residential Settings Characteristics Survey, conducted between July and September 2010, was to measure the "homelike" characteristics of residential settings.
The survey sample comprised a total of 636 facilities which included all licensed residential care facilities or private non-medical licensed institutions. The survey response rate was 82.9%, and survey questions collected information about the facilities' physical characteristics and features, services, resident characteristics, and policies relating to autonomy and privacy.
Fralich J, McGuire C, Griffin E. "Homelike" Characteristics of Maine's Residential Services: A Survey of Maine's Residential Service Settings (2010). (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; November 2012.