MaineCare reimbursement rate increases went into effect this month, but there will be a lag before facilities see the impact.
One month after a Maine Monitor investigation highlighted the problem, five facilities shut their doors.
Walking trails, bicycle paths and other improvements are under consideration. Rural residents need the projects most.
Four of the five nursing homes that closed in Maine this fall had big increases in contracted staff hours leading up to the pandemic.
Wearing ‘layers’ against the virus is highly recommended — led by being vaccinated. But the U.S lags in testing, and that’s one of the safeguards.
As pollen seasons lengthen with climate change, the state with a high asthma rate plans to use a federal grant to collect data and establish allergy warnings.
Unlike other natural disasters, the nearly 2-year-old pandemic has no predictable timeline. ‘The exhaustion is palpable.’
As COVID-19 captures the public’s attention, Maine’s battle with opioid addiction rages on.
The likely answer is yes, experts say. Maine is still in an outbreak, but a cool, wet spring could knock down the irritating insects.
The use of contract nurses and assistants in Maine has soared since 2017 as administrators scramble for solutions.
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