SANFORD — A follow-up state inspection of a nursing home where maggots were found on a resident showed no deficiencies.

The report on the Newton Center home showed “the resident was well cared-for, the issue was caught in its earliest stage, the staff acted immediately and professionally and this was an isolated incident,” said Patsy Aprile, the president and chief executive officer of Goodall Hospital, which owns and operates the nursing home.

Aprile said the incident with the maggot larvae “resulted in unfair characterizations of the care we deliver to our residents and exaggerated the nature of the issue.”

The larvae were found on the ankle of a male resident on Aug. 5. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services conducted its follow-up investigation on Aug. 14.

Newton Center has been found to have ”health deficiencies” far exceeding state and national averages during inspections last year, according to a federal Medicare comparison of nursing homes.

State officials said the 74-bed skilled nursing home and rehabilitation facility was fully licensed, without conditions, following its regular annual inspection.