Nursing homes follow the money in survival struggle

by Ruth Leubecker

Maine’s fast-moving aging demographic is now dealing with a nursing-home crisis moving mightily in the opposite direction.

“We’re working on this piece by piece,” explains Rep, Anne Perry, of current legislative action. “But the main problem is MaineCare pays for it. And MaineCare, paying 90 percent-plus, is not sustainable (with its present reimbursements).” 

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