Eldercare Locator assists older adults and caregivers find resources and supports in their
community. (They also operate a toll-free phone number: (800) 677-1116).
- Family Caregiver Alliance
is a support organization for caregivers, which includes an online
caregiver support group through a listserv.
- Maine Alzheimer's Association
provides information, support, training, and advocacy across the state of
Maine for people affected by Alzheimer's disease.
- National Family Caregivers Association
is an organization that educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for
Respite Network and Resource Center
is a national database of respite services. Trying to find respite services
for a relative in another state? Input the state into the search function
and find the local providers.
- Overnight Respite: Residential care facilities will offer out of home overnight respite
care, if they have beds available. If you are a caregiver, who would like
a break you can contact a local residential care facility to see if a bed
can be available. You can look in your local yellow pages for nursing
homes, residential care facilities, nursing facilities or assisted living
facilities. Expect to pay privately for this service. The cost of
respite in a residential care facility in
Maine is approximately $200 per day.
Facilities cannot hold beds in advance of planned respite, it may be
necessary to pay to hold the bed.
- Pine Tree Society offers respite weekends for children with physical disabilities.
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