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
None    
 
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
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
 
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 Agency on Aging   1-800-432-7812
 

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
None    
 

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

Name Address Phone
New Horizons ADC 144 South Street Calais 454-8436
Campbells Hill ADC PO Box 254 Cherryfield 546-9752
High Tide Senior Center 2 Kilby Street Eastport 733-2398
Marshall House Care P.O. Box 298 Machias 255-3387
Marshall Care Center   255-4789
 

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 (Senior Spectrum)   1-800-876-9212
Sunrise County Home Care South Lubec Road Lubec 733-5541
Comm. Health & Counseling Rt Causeway Machias 255-8311
Comm. Health & Counseling RR1, Box 339A Machias 454-2914
Home Resources of Maine 51 Court St. Machias 1-800-639-3084
 

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.

Name Address Phone
Calais Boarding Home 22 Calais Avenue Calais 255-8596
Eastport Boarding Home 239 Water Street Eastport 255-8596
Oceanview Res. Care 48 Washington Street Lubec 733-4900
Machias Boarding Home 2 North Street Machias 255-8596
Marshall Assisted Living Ctr. 112 Court Street Machias 255-3196
Marshall Manor, Inc. 10 Cooper Street Machias 255-6611
 

Nursing Facilities: Nursing facilities serve people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who have medical needs that require nursing care.

Name Address Phone
Atlantic Rehab & Nursing Ctr. Palmer Street Ext. Calais 454-2366
Eastport Mem. Nursing Home 23 Boynton Street Eastport 853-2531
Sunrise Res. Care Facility Ocean Street Jonesport 497-2363
Oceanview Nursing Home 48 Washington Street Lubec 733-4374
Narraguagus Bay Health Care P.O. Box 309 Milbridge 546-2371

 

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.