Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Services

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Evaluation: Through a comprehensive assessment, a team consisting of a geriatric physician and/or nurse, social worker and specialized staff determine the type of memory disorder or dementia. Information about the disease and assistance in obtaining the necessary resources to provide the most appropriate care are provided. Maine’s evaluation centers are listed below:
Name Address Phone
The Center for Healthy Aging Bangor, Maine (207) 973-7094
Community Health and Counseling Services and Maine Coast Physician’s Affiliate Bangor, Maine (207) 947-0366
AGES Program, University of New England Biddeford and Portland, Maine 1-800-930-2437 and
(207) 283-4882
The Alzheimer’s and Memory Center, Eastern Neurology Associates Bangor, Maine (207) 947-0558
Memory Clinic, Cary Medical Center Caribou, Maine (207) 498-3111 ext. 1394
Gardiner Evaluation Unit, Gardiner, Maine (207) 626-1773
MMC Geriatric Center Scarborough, Maine 871-2847
 

Geriatricians: Physicians specializing in the care of the elderly.

Name Address Phone
Christine Freme, MD PO Box 790
Scarborough
883-3491
Mark Braun, MD 96 Campus Dr.
Scarborough
883-3491
Ben Farino, MD PO Box 790
Scarborough
883-3491
David Scotton, MD PO Box 790
Scarborough
883-3491
Scott Chase, DO South Gate
Scarborough
883-4124
J. Chase Rand, DO 846 Main Street
Westbrook
856-6772
James Donahue,DO 491 US Route 1
Freeport
865-2225
 

Geriatric Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals: Psychiatrists and other professionals specializing in the care of the elderly.

Name Address Phone
Ronald Bailyn, M.D. Maine Medical Center
Portland
871-4380,
761-6644
Dr. Rubin Maine Medical Center Portland 761-6644
Mary Fogg, Ph.D. Maine Medical Center Portland 871-2889
Denise Fuhrmann, Geropsychiatric and Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist 985-1743
Glenn Prentice, M.D. Maine Medical Center
Portland
871-2889,
761-6644
 

Neurologists: A referral from a primary care physician is usually required for a neurologist, who specializes in brain diseases and disorders.

Name Address Phone
John Boothby, MD 157 Pine Street
Portland
874-0100
Linda Brown, MD 930 Congress Street
Portland
883-8611
Kathryn Seasholtz 1250 Forest Avenue
Portland
797-2441
Walter Allan, MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
John Belden, MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
Edward Collins, DO 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
Leonard Kaminow, MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
Seth Kolkin, MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
Stephen Rioux, MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
John Sullivan, MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
Richard Sullivan,MD 49 Spring Street
Scarborough
883-1414
 

Elder Law Attorneys: Specifically knowledgeable about the laws and regulations that affect the elderly, including powers of attorney, guardianship, transfer of assets and Medicaid and Medicare.

Name Address Phone
Stoddard L. Smith 49 Pleasant Street
Brunswick
721-0622
Powers & French 209 Main Street
Freeport
865-3135
Roger Asch 225 Commercial Street
Portland
761-5630
Fernand Martineau 278 Capisic Street
Portland
773-6105
Legal Services for the Elderly   1-800-750-5353
Lawyer Referral and Information Service   1-800-860-1460
Patricia Nelson-Reade 449 Forest Avenue
Portland
828-1597
Mary Toole 12 Columbia Road
Portland
879-6054
Ed Saxby 87 Ocean Street
South Portland
767-9130
Vogel & Associates PO Box 3649
Portland
761-7796
Volunteers Lawyers Project PO Box 547 DTS
Portland
1-800-442-4293
Barbara Wheaton Pierce Atwood Portland 791-1100
James Young LeBlanc & Young Portland 772-2800
Charlotte Bates PO Box 875
Scarborough
883-5020
 

In-Home Respite: Funds are available through the Partners in Caring Program to pay for in-home respite and overnight respite at home or in a facility to give caregivers some time off. With temporary relief, families may be able to care for the person with dementia at home much longer than would otherwise be possible. For more information, contact:

Name Address Phone
Southern Maine Agency on Aging   1-800-427-7411 or
775-6503
 

Support Groups: Led by an experienced facilitator, caregivers have the opportunity to share experiences and get support and emotional encouragement from others.

Name Address Phone
Good Neighbors Bridgton 647-8099
United Methodist Church Brunswick 729-8571
Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth
781-5775
Casco Bay YMCA Freeport 865-4782
Barron Center II 1145 Brighton Avenue
Portland
883-8636
Brentwood Rehab and Nursing Center Yarmouth 846-9021
Bay Square at Yarmouth 27 Forest Falls Drive
Yarmouth
846-0044
Maine Medical Ctr-McGeachey Hall Portland 772-0115
 

Adult Day Services: Day care centers provide a safe, structured setting, which can help to maintain functioning as long as possible.

Name Address Phone
Dionne Commons 24 Maurice Drive
Brunswick
725-4379
(Alz) Respite Care P.O. Box 402
Brunswick/Bath
729-8571
Thomas Manor 56 South Casco Village Rd
Casco
655-2066
(Alz) SPARC 1st Methodist/179 Ridgeland Ave.
South Portland
767-2688
Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth
781-5775
Gorham House 50 New Portland Road
Gorham
839-5757
(Alz) Barron Center 1145 Brighton Avenue
Portland
774-2623
St Joseph's Manor 1133 Washington Avenue
Portland
797-0600
Springbrook 300 Spring Street
Westbrook
856-1230
(Alz) Harbor Adult Day Bay Square at Yarmouth Yarmouth 846-0044
Coastal Manor 20 West Main Street
Yarmouth
846-5013
Island Commons ADC RR1, Box 84
Chebeague Isl
846-4456
 

Home Health Agencies: Visiting nurses, home health aides, personal care assistants, and homemakers can provide services in the home ranging from personal care to health care and professional care.

Name Address Phone
Community Health Service 901 Washington Ave
Portland
775-7231
55 Plus Center 6 Noble Street
Brunswick
729-0757
Community Hlth. & Nursing Svs 50 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick
729-6782
Comfort Keepers 152 US Route 1,
Scarborough, ME 04074
885-9600
Home Instead Senior Care 31 Main Street
Gorham
839-0441
Home Resources of Maine 201 Main Street, Suite 8
Westbrook
1-800-639-3084
Interim Health Care 5 Cumberland Avenue
Brunswick
725-7201
Neighbors PO Box 728
Brunswick
725-9444
Gentiva Health Services 475 Pleasant Street
Lewiston
725-1041
Gorham House at Home 50 New Portland Road
Gorham
839-5757
Bridges PO Box 2309
Augusta 04338
1-800-876-9212
NE Rehab 335 Brighton Avenue
Portland
775-4000
Alternative Nursing Care 570 Brighton Avenue
Portland
774-3267
Catholic Charities 52 Congress Street
Portland
871-1161
In Home Senior Services 980 Forest Avenue
Portland
797-0202
Interim Health Care 11 Atlantic Place
Portland
828-4867
VNA Network 50 Foden Road South
Portland
1-800-757-3326
Admiral Home Care Svs 778 Main Street South
Portland
828-1591
Critical Care Systems 10 Donald B. Dean Dr.
South Portland
775-3600
Sandy River Resources 28 Villa Road
Westbrook
878-5423
New England Life Care 1 Delta Drive
Westbrook
990-3121
Apria Health Care 14 Yarmouth Jnc.
Yarmouth
846-8543
One Step Home Care 10 Sligo Road
Yarmouth
846-6886
 

Residential Care/Assisted Living Facilities: Residential care and assisted living (AL) facilities serve individuals who need supervision around the clock, but do not yet have the medical problems that require nursing home placement. “Alz” next to facility name denotes they have an Alzheimer’s Unit.

Name Address Phone
(Alz) SHARE (Good Neighbors) PO Box 119, Meadow Rd.
Bridgton
647-8099
(Alz) Skofield House 26-28 Cumberland St.
Brunswick
725-5801
Thornton Oaks (AL) 25 Thornton Way
Brunswick
729-8033
(Alz) Crescent Hse at the Viking 126 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth
767-3373
(Alz) Dionne Commons (AL) 70 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick
725-4379
(Alz) Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth
781-5775
Falmouth Hse. at Oceanview 52 Falmouth Road
Falmouth
781-4621
Foreside Harbor (AL) 191 Foreside Road
Falmouth
781-8201
(Alz) Webster Commons (Hawthorne House) (AL) Freeport 865-4782
(Alz) Gorham House 50 New Portland Road
Gorham
839-5757
The Atrium at Cedars 640 Ocean Avenue
Portland
775-4111
(Alz) Fallbrook Woods 32 Merrymeeting Drive
Portland
878-0788
Park Danforth (AL) 777 Stevens Avenue
Portland
797-7710
Piper Shores 15 Piper Road
Scarborough
883-8700
(Alz) Portland Center for Assisted Living (AL) Portland 772-2893
Seventy Five State St. (AL) 75 State Street
Portland
772-2675
(Alz) Seaside Nursing and Retirement Ctr. Portland 774-7878
(Alz) Scarborough Terrace (AL) 600 Commerce Drive
Scarborough
885-5568
(Alz) Springbrook Health Ctr 300 Spring Street
Westbrook
856-1230
(Alz) Bay Square at Yarmouth 27 Forest Falls Drive
Yarmouth
846-0044
(Alz) Vicarage By The Sea 9 Vicarage Lane
Harpswell
833-5480
 

Nursing Facilities: Nursing facilities serve people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who have medical needs that require nursing care. “Alz” next to facility name denotes they have an Alzheimer’s Unit.

Name Address Phone
(Alz) Falmouth by the Sea 191 Foreside Road
Falmouth
781-4714
(Alz) Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth
781-5775
(Alz) Freeport Nursing Home 3 East Street
Freeport
865-4713
(Alz) Hawthorne House Old County Road
Freeport
865-4782
(Alz) Gorham House 50 New Portland Road
Gorham
839-5757
(Alz) Barron Center 1145 Brighton Avenue
Portland
774-2623
(Alz) Seaside Nursing and Retirement Ctr. Portland 774-7878
(Alz) Maine Veterans’ Home 290 US Rte 1
Scarborough
883-7184
(Alz) South Portland NH 42 Anthoine Street
South Portland
799-8561
(Alz) Springbrook Health Ctr 300 Spring Street
Westbrook
856-1230
(Alz) Brentwood Rehab. and Nursing Ctr. 370 Portland St.
Yarmouth
846-9021
Piper Shores 15 Piper Road
Scarborough
883-8700

 

For More Information Call:

The Alzheimer’s Association
Maine Chapter
Portland, ME

TEL: 1-800-660-2871

This list does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation.