Aging and Disability Resources

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Caregiver Services

Friday, May 4, 2018

Family Caregiver Program A caregiver is a family member, friend or neighbor who is an informal provider of care. As a person providing care for an older adult or a person with dementia you are faced with an enormous amount of responsibility and work. Often there are no others there to help you, and you … Read More

Health Insurance Counseling

Friday, May 4, 2018

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) The SHIP is a federally-funded grant program with the mission to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits. SHIP is funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living … Read More

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) seeks to address the frustrations many older adults, people with disabilities, and family members experience when trying to learn about and access long-term services and supports. The ADRC raises visibility about the full range of available options; provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance; empower people to make … Read More

Healthcare Fraud

Friday, May 4, 2018

SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is a program whose mission is to educate Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers about Medicare benefits and to empower them to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse.  Through a partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Aging and Disability Services, the Area … Read More

Money Minders

Friday, May 4, 2018

Are you having a difficult time getting your bills paid on time? Do you need help balancing your checkbook? Could you use assistance in setting up a budget?  Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s Money Minders program matches trained, insured, volunteers with consumers needing assistance in establishing a monthly budget, paying bills and reviewing monthly statements … Read More

Transportation

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Elizabeth West Transportation program is made possible through a generous endowment from Elizabeth West. Thanks to the endowment, Eastern Area Agency on Aging purchased a handicap accessible passenger van and added transportation to their wide array of services. The purpose of the program is to provide transportation for individuals to and from medical appointments. … Read More

Veterans Independence Program (VIP)

Friday, May 4, 2018

VIP is a self-directed home care support program for Veterans. VIP is designed to assist a Veteran in directing services and supports while they continue to live in their own home.  The program is provided in collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Togus VA Medical Center. To be eligible for VIP a … Read More

EZ Fix

Monday, February 5, 2018

Take a look around your home. Are there things that need to be fixed? Do you have some small carpentry needs like a loose handrail, broken step, drafty doors and windows? Maybe you need a light fixture replaced or help with a continuously running toilet or dripping faucet that is driving you crazy. Have you … Read More