The shuttered Deer Isle nursing residence’s plans to show the property right into a residential care facility have fallen by means of.
The previous Island Nursing Dwelling sought to promote naming rights in August to help in fundraising efforts and permit it to open its doorways as soon as once more. Nevertheless, the board of administrators got here to the conclusion this week that it will not be possible to supply residential care on the facility.
Island Nursing Dwelling closed in fall 2021 attributable to staffing shortages. With a purpose to reopen, the board of administrators had sought to fundraise $1.5 million, however obtained solely $500,000 after a monthslong marketing campaign.
“After many months of exploring each doable avenue to make use of this facility to look after our senior inhabitants, it’s obvious that the funding and the staffing is solely not there for Island Nursing Dwelling to reopen on this vogue,” mentioned Leon Weed, president of the Island Nursing Dwelling Board of Administrators.
The board is now trying into different makes use of for the power, and can maintain a public assembly to debate choices inside the subsequent few weeks.
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