Madison assisted living facility gets nod from DHHS after resolving inspection issues
The facility says it now has a dedicated team responsible for compliance with appropriate infection control measures
MADISON, Maine (WABI) -
Less than a week after the Maine CDC closed the coronavirus outbreak at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center, the Madison facility received approval from the state on a plan to keep the virus at bay.
Maplecrest had passed an inspection in July, but a series of follow-up inspections revealed the nursing home was not in compliance with several federal regulations.
Documents obtained from Maine DHHS showed a certified nursing assistant documented COVID-19 symptoms in a daily screening log back in August, then worked an overnight shift.
She tested positive for coronavirus a week later.
Officials say the illness contributed to a coronavirus outbreak that infected at least 39 residents and employees at the Madison center. Seven residents died.
The facility says it now has a dedicated Infection Control Preventionist, an Independent Nurse Consultant, and a Temporary Manager who are responsible for compliance with appropriate infection control measures, including symptom screening for staff.
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