Online Resources & Helpful Links

Resources & Checklists

The Directory of Senior Resources
The Directory of Senior Resources is a comprehensive compilation of nursing facilities and residential care facilities and also includes a list of Alzheimer's/dementia Support Services.

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else - A Maine Handbook
Are you, or will you be, responsible for managing the health care of someone else? This handbook can guide you through the decisions you may have to make.

My Medical Care if I had Dementia
This dementia checklist can help determine what would fit your needs the best on each possible stage.

10 Tips to Help Protect Your Spouse

Couples can ease the burden on the surviving partner by discussing key financial matters today. Click on the link to view the helpful steps.

Maine and National Organizations

AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change, and delivering value to members through information, advocacy, and service.

Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter is working to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Home Care and Hospice Alliance of Maine
Home Care and Hospice Alliance of Maine provides a unified voice for affordable, accessible, quality home care and hospice services.

Hospice Volunteers of the Waterville Area
HVWA provides non-medical support to individuals and their families during the last phases of life, to loved ones throughout the grieving process, and to educate the community regarding issues related to death and grieving.

Legal Services for the Elderly
Legal Services for the Elderly provides free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over.

Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention (MCEAP)
The Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention is a collaborative of state officials, law enforcement, private & non-profit organizations and grassroots leaders developing statewide initiatives to combat elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of life and care for long term care consumers with federal and state law authority to investigate complaints made by or on behalf of long-term care consumers and to assist consumers in exercising their rights that are guaranteed by law.

Maine Office of Aging & Disability Services
The Office of Aging & Disability Services promotes programs and services for Maine’s aging population and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, autism, and brain injury.

Medicare provides an important safety net for seniors. The website is the official U.S. Government site for Medicare.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
NAELA is a professional association of over 4,200 attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs. John and Mark Nale are active members of NAELA.

Spectrum Generations
Spectrum Generations, Central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging, and Aging and Disability Resource Center, has been a leading provider of information and advice, referrals, and program and activities for older and disabled adults for over 40 years.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.