We’ve gathered together a list of resources that you may find helpful.
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach them at 1-800-677-1116.
State and Local Organizations
2-1-1 is a statewide directory of over 5000 resources, including agency services and support groups. It connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community.
Legal Services for the Elderly
Provides free legal assistance to socially and economically needy Maine residents age 60 and older.
Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
A Swedish word, Ombudsman (pronounced om-budz-man) is a specially trained advocate who is given authority under federal and Maine law to investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, long-term care consumers.
Office of Aging and Disability Services
Serves older adults, their families and people with disabilities. Included on this page are links to information on the many programs the office is responsible for, policy information, and information of interest to service providers in the state.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
A federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs – two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)
Offer older adult home-based care services, support for caregivers, senior information counselors, meals on wheels, adult day care, child care, plus many other services. Maine has five AAAs.
Seniors Plus – Serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties.
Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging – Serving York and Cumberland Counties.
Resources for Consumers and Caregivers
AARP- Maine Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association- Maine Chapter
Family Caregiver Alliance
This national organization provides resources to help those who care for disabled or frail elders. Includes information on managing Alzheimer’s disease, tax issues, work and eldercare, an online support group, and much more.
Sebago Lakes Region Fuller Center for Housing
Coastal Maine Direct Care, LLC
Please note that the appearance of links in this list does not constitute an endorsement of the external website or it’s content by Saint Joseph’s College or the Institute for Integrative Aging. We do not have any control over the information that you may find on external websites.