Maine: Presque Isle nursing home will close in June

March 4, 2024

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center will close at the end of June, its manager confirmed.

A letter went out to its 120 employees and to the families of its 49 residents Thursday morning, said Phil Cyr, president and manager of both Presque Isle and Caribou Rehab and Nursing centers. The Caribou operation will stay open.

The Presque Isle center is the latest in a string of closures around Maine that have left families scrambling for alternative placements for loved ones, and employees searching for new jobs. It will leave empty a facility that has served Aroostook County for 48 years, and leaves a health care hole in a state where 22 percent of the population is 65 and older.

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