Nursing Facility Care

Nursing Facility care provides professional nursing care or rehabilitative services for injured, disabled, or sick persons, needed on a daily basis and as a practical matter can only be provided in a nursing facility.

Nursing facility services are those services provided which are less extensive than inpatient hospital services and are ordered under the direction of a physician.

Per State Law, all nursing facility admissions require a functional eligibility assessment to be completed by Maine's Assessing Services Agency, regardless of payment source.

If you are unable to afford the cost of your nursing facility care, you must complete a Long Term Care Application to be assessed for financial eligibility.

If you need assistance completing this application, please contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center, located in the Aging and Disability Resource Directory, or your district DHHS office.