State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Overview of the Maine Visit


Maine was selected for a site visit because it met the criteria established by the research team and Technical Advisory Group in that it has established and funded quality improvement programs, which are not reimbursement related. Researchers were particularly interested in Maine because of the unique technical assistance component within the quality improvement programs. Maine's technical assistance program, in existence since 1994, consists of one nurse who provides consultation and educational inservices statewide to any long term care facility on problem resident behaviors. The Technical Advisory Group believed that Maine's small technical assistance program might serve as a model to other states that were interested in providing technical assistance to nursing facilities but not able to implement a large-scale program. The State also recently enacted legislation that mandated a Best Practices Program, a consumer satisfaction survey and measures to significantly increase their minimum nurse staffing ratios.

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