Resources For Maine Seniors

Links To Elder Care Services

• Home Support Services, LLC for HelpLine medical alert systems.

http://www.helplinemedicalalert.com/

• 211 Maine is a state-wide directory of health and human services available in Maine.

http://www.211maine.org/

• Alzheimers Association works to enhance care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

http://www.alz.org/

• Alzheimers Association of Maine is one of over 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States.

http://www.alz.org/maine/

• Bureau of Maine Veterans Services ensuring Maine veterans and their dependents receive all entitlements due under the law.

http://www.maine.gov/dvem/bvs/

• Elder Independence of Maine is a home care coordination agency. They are a division of SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging for western Maine. EIM connects Maine people with home care services.

http://www.seniorsplus.org/content/5035/eim-care-coordination

• Goold Health System’s Community Assessment Program is comprised of 30+ nurses, who perform patient assessments in the field.  Assessments are provided wherever the patient is located: hospitals, nursing facilities, individuals’ homes, and other health care facilities.

http://www.ghsinc.com/

• HUD (Housing and Urban Development) – housing resources for seniors in Maine.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/maine

• Legal Services for the Elderly provides free, high quality legal services to Maine’s people aged 60 and over.

http://www.mainelse.org/

• Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides money to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs.

http://www.mainehousing.org/

• Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a non-profit agency whose mission is to advocate for quality of life and care for long term care consumers.

http://www.maineombudsman.org/

• Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.

http://www.medicare.gov/

• National Parkinson Foundation has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease.

http://www.parkinson.org/

• Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits.

http://www.ssa.gov/

• State of Maine Aging and Disability Services has directories and information related to aging and disability issues.

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/

• Southern Maine Agency on Aging is a resource on information, programs and services to improve the well-being of seniors living in Cumberland and York counties.

http://www.smaaa.org/

• Meals on Wheels program provides up to five meals each week.  Volunteers deliver meals four days a week (No deliveries on Wednesdays) and generally arrive between 10:30am-12:30pm.  Meals are delivered either frozen or pre-heated based on client request or need.

http://www.smaaa.org/meals.html

• United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system.

http://www.va.gov/