Resources For Maine Seniors

Resources For Maine Seniors

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• 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

• KEPRO is Maine’s single Assessing Services Agency (ASA) and will perform eligibility assessments for individuals receiving long term care (LTC) services and supports and developing Plans of Care. KEPRO will also perform preadmission screening and resident review (PASRR) assessments for individuals with mental illness or intellectual disabilities who apply or reside in a MaineCare certified nursing facility.

http://meassess.kepro.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/