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Useful Links

We've compiled the following links to websites providing relevant services and information.

Care Managers, Services and Resources

AARP Prepare to Care booklet for family caregivers

ElderCare Matters
15 Top Senior Resources Flyer

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Care Planning Council's Long Term Care Link

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

No Place Like Home is a local volunteer organization in Kennebunk, Maine helping older adults thrive in their homes and neighborhoods. Download the flyer for information on the many no cost services this organization provides.

HomePay "Nanny Tax" requirements for household employers in each state.

HomePay "Nanny Tax" Maine the specific page relating to Maine, including the IRS mileage rate and Maine's new minimum wage rate.  

Southern Maine Agency on Aging

The Guide To Fire Safety For People With Disabilities

 Elder Abuse Resources

24-Hour Hotline "Through These Doors", 1-800-537-6066 or 207-874-1973

National Council for Aging Care's Guide on Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Institute of Maine & Martha's Cottage

National Clearinghouse for Abuse in Later Life


End-of-Life Planning Resources

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

POLST, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments

 Estate Planning, Probate and Other Legal & Financial Resources

Alzheimer's Association, Legal Issues 

New Credit Report & Criminal Background Report Requirement Important information from York County Probate Court regarding new guardians and conservators (effective May 7, 2015).

DocuBank Emergency Card. This service is available at a discount through Maine Center for Elder Law.

Elderlife Financial Services. Assistance and funding for a move to senior living.

Legal Services for the Elderly (Maine)

Maine DHHS Adult Protective Services 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Reverse Mortgage Alert. A consumer guide to reverse mortgage information.

Your Guide to Reverse Mortgages

Best Reverse Mortgage Article Ever


This Consumer Affairs guide compares life insurance options and why it is important women have coverage.

 LGBT Community

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)

SAGE Maine

What Same Sex Couples Need to Know

 Long Term Care

Maine DHHS MaineCare Eligibility Manual Maine's rules that implement the federal Medicaid program in regard to eligibility criteria and process.

Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

National Care Planning Council's Long Term Care Link


Maine Community Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

 Residential Care Resources

About Assisted Living

Assisted Living Today

Find assisted living, independent living, memory and Alzheimer's care, retirement communities and more

Nursing Home Compare contains detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.



Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit

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