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"Homelike" Characteristics of Maine's Residential Services: A Survey of Maine's Residential Service Settings (2010). Chartbook.


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.

Suggested citation:

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.

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November 1, 2012

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Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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