There are a number of organizations available to families in southern Maine to help them with issues related to the care of their aging loved ones. The following organizations are well respected sources of assistance for seniors and their families. Their websites are listed below.
AARP Maine: A membership organization that supports adults over 50 with resources, information, discounts on goods and services.
The Alzheimer’s Association/Maine Chapter: Support and education for families with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related Dementias.
Beach Glass Transitions: Helps seniors explore their care options and creates individualized transition plans.
Drug Watch for Seniors: Learn the risks of prescriptions and medical devices, especially important for seniors.
Legal Services for the Elderly: Legal support for low income elderly citizens
Maine Medical Center Geriatric Evaluation Center: An interdisciplinary diagnostic center for seniors experiencing cognitive challenges.
Maine Senior Guide: An online resource for all types of senior services available in the state of Maine including home care, independent and assisted living communities
PACES: The Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services: 20 service organizations serving seniors in the greater Portland, Maine area.
Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging: Resources and programs for seniors including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, Money Minders