TiP partners struggle to answer unmet area needs

by Ruth Leubecker

Although more connections and services exist in Washington County than a few years ago for cancer patients, care is still plagued by reliable access to services for disadvantaged elders living in isolation.

Staffing shortages and diminished reimbursements have caused many long-term care facilities to shut down elsewhere in Maine, and others remain teetering on the brink of collapse. A crisis-level homeless epidemic, largely unpublicized, is now unrivaled since the Great Depression.

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