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
Ormond Haynes, MD 17 Hancock Street
Bar Harbor
288-5024
Kerry Crowley, MD Gouldsboro Clinic HC35, Box 52
Gouldsboro
963-4066
Richard LaRocco, MD Ellsworth Int. Med, 50 Union
Ellsworth
664-5480
Charles Alexander, MD Ellsworth Int. Med, 50 Union
Ellsworth
664-5302
 

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
Roberta Kuriloff 20 Oak Street
Ellsworth
667-3107
Lawyer Referral and Information Service   1-800-860-1460
Legal Services for the Elderly   1-800-750-5353
Volunteer Lawyers Project   1-800-442-4293
Melissa Hale Hale & Hamlin, Box 729
Ellsworth
667-2561
 

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
Eastern Area Agency on Aging   1-800-432-7812 or
941-2865
 

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
Island Nursing Home Deer Isle 348-2351
Meadowview Apts Community Rm Ellsworth 862-4923
 

Adult Day Services: Day care centers provide a safe, structured setting, which can help to maintain functioning as long as possible and celebrates the remaining capabilities of the person with dementia.

Name Address Phone
(Alz) Never Dull Adult Day Care 219 Franklin Street
Bucksport
469-3687
Island Nursing Home 587 N. Deer Isle Rd.
Deer Isle
348-2351

Robert & Mary’s Place

accept all types of funding including VA funds

P.O. Box 5288
Ellsworth
667-5449
 

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
Bridges   1-800-876-9212
Home Resources of Maine   1-800-639-3084
Caremark Bar Harbor 1-800-333-6342
Lifeline of Mid Coast Maine Miles HHC & Hospice Bar Harbor 1-800-636-6125
Coastal Home Management Water Street
Blue Hill
374-2151/2318
Coastal Home Health Care P.O. Box 215
Ellsworth
667-9856
Hancock County HomeCare 57 Water Street
Blue Hill
374-5510
 

Residential Care Facilities / 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.

Name Address Phone
Parker Ridge (AL) 62 Park Ridge Ln, Box 290
Blue Hill
374-5789
 
Nursing Facilities with Alzheimer’s Units: Nursing facilities serve people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who have medical needs that require nursing care.
Name Address Phone
(Alz) Sonogee Rehab and Living Ctr. 131 Eden St
Bar Harbor
288-5833

 

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.