The DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services promotes the highest level of independence, health, and safety for older adults and adults with disabilities throughout Maine.
What We Do
The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) supports older adults and adults with disabilities throughout Maine. OADS oversees a range of long-term services and supports, including home and community-based services for older adults and adults with brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and autism, other related conditions, and physical disabilities. OADS also oversees programs funded by the federal Older Americans Act, including nutrition, senior centers, legal services, Medicare options counseling and Ombudsman services for people living in nursing homes and residential care facilities. In addition, OADS administers Maine’s Adult Protective Services program, which investigates allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of incapacitated and dependent adults in Maine and operates the Department’s public guardianship and conservatorship program.