DEER ISLE — The Island Nursing Home (INH) is making plans for a July reopening as a residential care facility thanks to new fiscal information from state officials, according to a press release issued by the board of directors Friday.

At a Dec. 7 meeting, the INH board had announced it would reopen as a residential care facility but first needed to raise $1.4 million by Jan. 14. That would cover six months of operating expenses, which was a requirement for renewing its conditional license set by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

News Reporter

Jennifer Osborn is a St. Louis, Mo. native and has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She has a husband and a 19-year-old son. 

Recommended for you