Home care: Where to find It

Introduction

You, or a family member, may need help to stay at home.  There are so many programs that sometimes it is hard to know where to start.  This booklet is about services that are available in Maine.

There is government financial help for most of the programs described in this booklet.  Many programs ask people to pay part of the cost.  You do not have to be low income to qualify for many programs.

What is home care?

Most people prefer to stay at home and get the help or services they need in familiar surroundings.  They often rely on family, neighbors, or friends.  Sometimes, though, paid help is needed.

Home care services include things like Meals on Wheels, adult day services, nursing care at home, housekeeping services, and relief for caregivers.

For more information about programs in your area, contact your local Area Agency on Aging, or call the OADS Aging Services at
1-800-262-2232.  Text telephone users may call the TTY number at Maine relay 711.  These are toll free calls.