Pilot to Implement CoreQ in 20 RCFs in Maine:

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS)  seeks 20 residential care facilities (RCFs) to participate in a pilot study to implement the CoreQ resident satisfaction survey.  CoreQ is a simple and brief satisfaction survey that provides facilities with important information about overall resident satisfaction with their experiences while living in that facility. 

CoreQ has National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement and is already being used in many nursing facilities in Maine today.  OADS is working with the co-developers of CoreQ , Drs. Nicholas Castle and Lindsay Schwartz, to coordinate this exciting initiative, while exploring the feasibility of implementing this quality survey in Maine's RCFs.  This initiative will also provide participating facilities the opportunity to learn more about quality, directly from these national experts.  OADS will  provide financial incentives to facilities, up to $10,000 per facility.  The project will start as soon as facilities are recruited and will require 12-15 months of participation.  For more information about CoreQ go to  For more information about this pilot, contact Lauren Michalakes at OADS at
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