Local Resources

(see online resources below)

Mid Coast Elder Services
Bath Health Care Center
1356 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530-1897
207-443-7667

Services: 

  • In-home assessment and treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Counseling and support
  • Information and referral services

Neighbors Inc.
P.O. Box 728
Brunswick, Maine 04011
207-725-9444 

Services:

Neighbors will arrange for or do almost anything. (The only exception being home health/nursing care) See website for more information: www.neighborsinc.com

Partners in Caring
Senior Spectrum (Sagadahoc County)
Tel-207-622-9212 Toll free-800-639-1553
Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging (Cumberland County)
Tel-207-775-6503 Toll-free-800-427-7411

Services:

A source of information and support for families who are caring for a loved one with any type of dementia. Funding is available to pay for respite care as well.

United Way of Mid Coast Maine
34 Wing Farm Parkway Suite 201
Bath, Maine 04530-2571
207-443-9752

Services: 

Free confidential information and referral services.

Parkinson's Disease
Maine Medical Center Scarborough Campus
100 US Route One Unit 106
Scarbourough, ME 04074
207-885-7560
888-400-APDA

Services:

  • Free professional assistance. 
  • Referral list
  • Lending library
  • Seminars for patients and caregivers
  • Computer access to internet
  • Access to community health programs.

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter
383 US Route 1, Suite 2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
800-272-3900

www.alz.org/maine

Services:

Please visit website for more information: www.mainealz.org

Online Resources

The Bureau of Elder & Adult Services

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiving Newsletter

Alzheimer's Association

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People Plus

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Neighbor's Inc.

Maine Alzheimer’s Association

United Way of Southern Maine

Caregiver Commentary

  • "I will always be grateful for your loving care for both of us."

  • "Every once in a while, we find 'special' place-places where friendships are found-love flourishes and memories are held in heart forever more. Respite Care is one of those 'special' places."

  • "What a difference Respite Care has made in our lives! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

  • "You are caring for us caregivers as much as for the club participants."

  • "I am completely astounded by the generosity of you people at Respite Care! Because of their gifts, more people in need will get help in the coming years."

  • "I can't think of a better place for mom to enjoy a few hours a day."

  • "You are doing such a wonderful job and I know how much it is appreciated by the families of those who are fortunate enough to find themselves in your care."

  • "Your 'social club' is the best thing that's happened to us in a long time."

  • "I can't say it often enough-many, many thanks for your loving care for my husband. His quality of life is so much better because of what you offer through this special place."

  • "Because of your fine program, Dad got the social interaction he so enjoyed and Mom got a much needed break from the demands of caring for him."

  • "Thank you for lifting the burden, lightening the stress and offering a haven for mother."

  • "When people come through the door here you can see them just relax because they know that they can talk (and) someone is going to listen to them."
    -Gentleman with Alzheimer's

10 Ways to Tell Mom about "The Club"

  • #1 - Fun, fellowship and good food!! Highlight the social aspects and downplay the care aspects of the center. The center can be described as a social club.

  • #2 - Discuss the productive aspects of the activities at the center. Explain that she may be there to attend a meeting or to help others.

  • #3 - Describe some of the activities that might be of interest to her. Explain that this is an opportunity to rediscover old interests as well as discover new interests.

  • #4 - Encourage her just to try it for a week or so.

  • #5 - Ask her to do it for you, because you love her. She will be safe and you can go to work and not worry.

  • #6 - Ask her to do it for the whole family. It gives everyone a break from each other and helps the family get along better.

  • #7 - Talk over the health aspects that will enhance her physical and emotional wellbeing. Explain the benefits of light exercise and the emotional benefits of socializing with a supportive group of her peers.

  • #8 - Explain that the doctor has suggested the use of the center and ask the doctor to write an order or prescription for the program.

  • #9 - Explain that this is something that she must do. Do not give her a choice. If necessary, go with her the first few times so she will not feel alone or abandoned.

  • #10 - Don't!! If Mom is highly anxious, do not discuss the visit in advance. The orientation and explanation can take place at the center.

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Brunswick, ME 04011
 
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