Nursing Homes in Maine- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 4, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Maine- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 4, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Maine has a total of 84 active skilled nursing facilities and 5,787 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 1,385,340, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 239.39 persons in Maine. There were 4,863 residents as February 4, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 84.03 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Maine has added 0 new beds and lost 270 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Maine and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.98 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.87 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.48 0.88
All Staff 4.33 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Maine:

COVID-19 Infections in Maine Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Maine there were a total of 44 new cases and 44 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 4, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Maine

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Maine lost 5 skilled nursing facilities and 270 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Island Nursing Home and Care Ctr 38
Falmouth By The Sea 65
Colonial Healthcare 60
Courtland Rehab and Living Center 54
The Commons at Tall Pines 53

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Maine Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Maine. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Maine

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Maine based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Maine Veterans Home - Augusta
35 HEROES WAY
AUGUSTA, ME
2.67
Maine Veterans Home - So Paris
477 HIGH ST
SOUTH PARIS, ME
4.67
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs' Home of Maine
85 CARON LANE
AUBURN, ME
6.00
Pinnacle Health and Rehab at Sanford
1142 MAIN ST
SANFORD, ME
6.67
Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough
290 US RT 1
SCARBOROUGH, ME
10.00
Mainegeneral Rehab and Long Term Care - Glenridge
40 GLENRIDGE DRIVE
AUGUSTA, ME
12.00
Clover Health Care
440 MINOT AVE
AUBURN, ME
12.67
St Mary's D'youville Pavilion
102 CAMPUS AVE
LEWISTON, ME
12.67
Orchard Park Rehab and Living
107 ORCHARD ST
FARMINGTON, ME
13.33
Forest Hill Manor
25 BOLDUC AVE
FORT KENT, ME
14.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Maine based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Seaport Village Healthcare
19 GENERAL MOORE WAY
ELLSWORTH, ME
204.33
Rating Not Available
Waterville Center For Health and Rehab
7 HIGHWOOD ST
WATERVILLE, ME
149.00
Southridge Rehab and Living Ctr
10 MAY ST
BIDDEFORD, ME
141.00
Augusta Center For Health and Rehabilitation, LLC
188 EASTERN AVE
AUGUSTA, ME
120.67
Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility
3 MAIN STREET
MILBRIDGE, ME
100.33
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Ledgewood Manor
200 ROUTE 115
WINDHAM, ME
98.33
Sandy River Center
119 LIVERMORE FALLS RD
FARMINGTON, ME
87.33
Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
103 TEXAS AVE
BANGOR, ME
82.00
Woodlawn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
59 WEST FRONT ST
SKOWHEGAN, ME
76.00
Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1037 WEST MAIN STREET
DOVER FOXCROFT, ME
74.00
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Skilled Nursing Homes in Maine Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Maine nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Maine performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 7.90 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 6.30 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.00 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.30 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 5.40 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.40 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 60.50 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.87 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.48 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.98 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.46 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 4.33 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.87 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.67 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.07 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 55.70 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 50.50 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.60 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.32 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.18 Higher
Number Of Fines 1.10 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 9,281.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 14.13 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.80 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 68.26 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.56 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.30 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 9.10 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.05 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 4.05 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 89.35 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 20.00 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 69.65 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.50 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 20.97 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 16.64 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 6.28 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 94.75 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 71.29 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 71.74 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 19.18 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 16.06 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.26 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.33 Higher