DHHS to Visit Sanford Nursing Home After Maggots Were Found on a Resident

Updated 2 years ago

Maine Department of Health and Human Services officials plan to visit a Sanford nursing home after maggots were found on a resident. A spokesman for the agency says the Newton Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing informed the department about the incident and the steps being taken to avoid similar situations. The exact time of the discovery and where the maggots were found on the resident were not available. Newton is a 74-bed facility affiliated with Goodall Hospital. A spokeswoman for Goodall tells WMTW-TV, that larvae were found on the resident during a regular check. The resident had been checked less than 12 hours before, so the larvae were caught early. All residents were then checked. DHHS’ licensing and regulatory services division officials will visit the center Thursday.


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