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
Swift River Health Care 430 Franklin Street Rumford 369-0146
 

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
Legal Services for the Elderly   1-800-750-5353
Lawyer Referral and Information Service   1-800-860-1460
Volunteer Lawyers Project   1-800-442-4293
 

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
Seniors Plus   1-800-427-1241 or
795-4010
 

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
Rumford Community Home 11 JFK Lane Rumford 364-7863
Maine Veterans’ Home South Paris 743-7086
 

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

Name Address Phone
Victorian Villa P.O. Box 636 Canton 597-2250
Fryeburg Health Care Ctr. 77 Fairview Drive Fryeburg 935-3351
Community Concepts 28 Congress St Rumford 364-3721
 

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
Androscoggin Home Health 127 Pottle Rd. Oxford 743-9285
Androscoggin Home Hospice Box M Rumford 364-3728
 

Residential Care Facilities with Alzheimer’s Units: Residential care 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
(Alz) Fryeburg Health Care Ctr. 77 Fairview Drive Fryeburg 935-3351
(Alz) Rumford Community Home P.O. Box 430 Rumford 364-7863
(Alz) Maine Veteran's Home 477 High Street South Paris 743-6300
 

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
Rumford Community Home P.O. Box 430 Rumford 364-7863
(Alz) Maine Veteran's Home 477 High Street South Paris 743-6300
(Alz) Market Square Health Ctr. 3 Market Square South Paris 743-7086

 

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.