Funding Change for Assisted Living 

After next month, Mainecare funding will stop covering some services provided by the state’s seven assisted living facilities.The director of the state’s Office of Elder Services visited Freeses Assisted Living in Bangor Monday. Diana Scully says the state is working to find money to make sure residents have what they need to keep living there.The governor has pledged a million dollars for the next two years, and other state programs will kick in too.Medicaid had provided 2.7 million dollars to assisted living facilities.Residents had worried that services, like meals and medication administration, would stop entirely. “And I just want to be totally reassuring,” says Scully. “That is not our intention, it is our commitment that they will continue to have services on July first.”Over the next few days, residents will be assessed to determine their needs.Administrators hope to have more answers about funding in the next few weeks.