A message from Maine Veterans’ Homes about the Coronavirus


MVH Community,

Based on guidance from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Maine Veterans’ Homes is happy to once again offer in-person visits with residents. As guidelines allow, we are also instituting changes for vaccinated residents that include communal dining for residents, activities without having to be social distanced, and limited outings both with families and with fellow residents.

A number of these allowances, including visitation, depend on if the resident and/or their visitor is vaccinated. Each of our Homes has developed a visitation schedule and areas depending on your loved one’s situation. Please call the Home where your loved one resides and a staff member will be happy to go over the guidance for visitation and schedule visits outside of the regular schedule for special circumstances.

Stay up to date with news from your loved one’s Home

Our Homes hold conference calls for family members and/or resident representatives that range from twice-weekly to once a month. We encourage families to participate in the calls so they can receive an update from the Administrator as well as have a chance to ask questions about COVID-19 and its impact on visitations, activities within the Home, and more. If you have specific questions about your loved one, we encourage you to call the nurse’s station on your loved one’s unit. Please see below for the day(s) and times(s) for your Home’s call as well as the Meeting ID you will need to enter.

Augusta
As Needed
Meeting ID 468 651 0574

Bangor
First Tuesday of the month at Noon
Meeting ID 837 4828 2903

Caribou
Third Thursday of the month at 11 a.m.
Meeting ID 300 853 147

Machias
Third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.
Meeting ID 89143547813

Scarborough
Tuesdays at noon
Meeting ID 144 867 971

South Paris
Tuesday at 1pm
Meeting ID 842 0128 4099

Join the Family Group Page

Each of our Homes has a Family Group Page that loved ones of residents can join to see updates from the Home. You can find the page on Facebook by searching “Maine Veterans’ Homes – (Home location) Family Page” where you can request to be a member. You can also visit our Facebook Group Request Page where you’ll be asked to submit your email address; you will then receive an an invitation to join the page.

Keep in Touch with Your Loved One

We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important and there are a variety of ways you might consider doing that. These may include telephone, email, text or through Skype, Facetime, and Facebook. Please contact the nurse manager on your loved one’s unit if you would like to schedule a virtual visit.

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