Home care: Where to find It

Support Groups

Support groups can be very helpful. If you are caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, at 1-800-660-2871. Your local Area Agency on Aging and local hospitals have information on other types of support groups.

Transportation Providers

Buses, vans, or individual drivers can help you get to doctor’s offices, clinics, and pharmacies in most parts of the state. Check with your local Area Agency on Aging or see the list of transportation providers in the Resource Directory for Older People.

TTY (Teletypewriter Device for the Deaf)

TTY is a teletypewriter device that permits people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired to communicate over telephone lines with other TTY users.

To send and receive typewritten messages, the user places the telephone receiver into the special device on the TTY.

To find out how to get a TTY call;

  • Department of Labor
    Bureau of Rehabilitation Service Division of Deafness
    Toll Free Voice/TTY 1-800-698-4440