ERIC Number: ED065798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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A Survey of Nursing Home Staffing Patterns and General Needs in the State of Maine.
Maine's Regional Medical Program Research and Evaluation Service, Augusta.
A study of nursing homes in Maine was conducted by student researchers during the summer, 1970, under Maine's Regional Medical Program (MRMP). The survey, focusing on staffing patterns and general needs in nursing homes in Maine, was conducted in order to determine ways in which MRMP might assist the nursing homes and the Maine Department of Health and Welfare in their efforts to provide the best possible patient care. The tabulation of the data which was collected forms the basis of the report. It was found that for the most part nursing homes are understaffed, particularly in regard to trained nurses. Recommendations are made such as: the standardization of state and federal requirements; a revision of medicare toward greater responsiveness to patient's needs; and a greater availability of occupation, physical, speech, and psychological therapists to nursing homes. (Author/WS)
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Authoring Institution: Maine's Regional Medical Program Research and Evaluation Service, Augusta.