Finding Help : In-home care

Listings for agencies and organizations that assist with the care of seniors in their own homes — also known as "aging in place." Programs range from delivery of "meals on wheels" and housekeeping assistance to house calls from licensed nurses.

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Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice

Provides home care services, end-of-life hospice care and bereavement support services.

Aroostook Agency on Aging

One of Maine’s Agencies on Aging — a regional hub of resources, programs and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of older adults and their families. Programs include personal care assistance, housekeeping services and companion service for seniors who are still living in their own homes.

At Home Downeast

Supports aging in place with phone call check-ins, health assessments, home maintenance, rides, and grocery delivery for homebound seniors.

Bangor Area Visiting Nurses/Hospice of Eastern Maine

One of three home care agencies merged under the umbrella of Eastern Maine Home Care, this agency provides eastern and central Maine residents with home care and hospice services. Services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families, tax-exempt donations help cover the cost of care provided to the uninsured or underinsured.

Bridges Home Care

A division of Spectrum Generations, Bridges Home Care provides in-home services to support independent living, including housekeeping, grocery delivery, transportation, and hygiene services for seniors living at home. Also provides 24-hour medical alert services, home safety assessments, and adult day care programs.

Carrabassett Valley Network Good Morning Calls

Offers daily telephone calls from volunteers to homebound residents as well as emergency assistance if contact can not be made.

Catholic Charities of Maine – Agape home care

Offers assistants, companion sitters and personal care specialists with personal and home care services. Services are currently available in Southern Maine with planned availability statewide, for seniors of all faiths and levels of need.

EIM Care Coordination

A service of Seniors Plus, EIM is a statewide coordinator of in-home care services, including social workers, physical therapists, and licensed nurses.

Hancock County Home Care and Hospice

One of three home care agencies merged under the umbrella of Eastern Maine Home Care, this agency provides Hancock County residents with home care and hospice services. Services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families, tax-exempt donations help cover the cost of care provided to the uninsured or underinsured.

Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine

A non-profit trade association whose members include home health care providers, hospice providers and other health care organizations.

Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman

A nonprofit agency authorized by state and federal laws to investigate complaints related to nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Also provides advocacy on behalf of home care service recipients and hospice care recipients.

Maine State In-Home Care Services

The Department of Health and Human Services offers several programs that provide supportive services to elderly and disabled adults in order to avoid or delay nursing home placement. In-home services are funded either through MaineCare or through state funds.

MaineGeneral Home Care and Hospice services

In-home health and rehabilitation services, hospice care, and palliative care.

SAIL Midcoast

Inspired by the “Aging in Place” movement, SAIL Midcoast “connects its subscribers to screened service providers as well as volunteers: for shopping, transportation, tech assistance, yard work, changing light bulbs, personal care, and more.”

Savvy Caregiver courses

Administered by the regional Agencies on Aging, the Savvy Caregiver program is a 12 hour evidence-based training program that helps caregivers take care of family members or friends with dementia who are living at home.

Senior Companion Program (SCP) of York and Cumberland Counties

SCP volunteers provide companionship to fail seniors in order to provide socialization, transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands, and respite for family caregivers.  Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend in return for volunteering, meal and travel support.

VNA LifeStages

Affiliated with Mercy Hospital, VNA’s LifeStages programs provide in-home care services to help seniors maintain independent lifestyles as they age. Services include companionship and personal care, transportation, chronic disease management, and mediation services for seniors and their families.