Maine Families

For Caregivers of the Elderly

Aging Care: Resources for caregivers

Caregiver Support Group: For caregivers of family members or friends, and for hospice workers. Maine Veteran’s Home, Machias | 1st Friday of the month 2:00p

Caregiver Supports and Services: Tons of links and resources from the Maine Aging and Disability Resource Center

Complete Guide for Choosing In-Home Care: Guide from the National Council for Aging in Place

Dispute / Mediation Help: Machias 460-8129
Adult Family/Elder Decision Mediation. For many, this can provide an alternate dispute resolution to courts.  Mediators are neutral and the parties make their own decisions. This service is free of charge and provided by a trained mediation volunteer through WHCA’s Elder Services Navigator

Eastern Area Agency on Aging: 1-800-432-7812
Resource center for seniors and their caregivers including: Nutrition information and food programs; Alzheimer’s & dementia care resources; Medicare drug and insurance advice; Home repair assistance; Pet food assistance and much more.

Elder Care Online: For aging parents and elder care

Elder Services Navigator (WHCA): Machias 460-8129
Support for seniors: The Elder Services Navigator works with seniors and/or their caregivers to help find resources and connect them with services & supports. No fees – MaineCare is not required. For more information contact WHCA

Family Caregiver Support Services—Elder Services: 1-800-262-2232
Programs, resources and support groups

Hospice Volunteer Program: Calais 454-3616 / Machias 255-3356
Family support; Comfort for the terminally ill

Prepare to Care:  Booklet from AARP for family caregivers

Savvy Caregiver Training: Training workshop for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimers

Staying at Home: Links and resources for aging in place from the Maine Aging and Disability Resource Center

Additional Resources:

The Benchmark Blog: Q&A blog with helpful advice for caregivers and seniors

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care

The Guide to Fire Safety for People with Disabilities This guide helps the family and caregivers make preparedness plans in the event of a fire or other disaster

POLST, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments Advanced Medical Directive information