Who We Are
Advocating for healthy aging in Maine
The five Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Maine serve as “one-stop-shops” to answer questions from older adults, individuals with disabilities and their care partners about a wide range of in-home, community-based, and institutional services.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are experts at answering questions about in-home care services and other types of long-term support. Maine’s five AAAs are also Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) that:
- provide information and assistance to individuals needing either public or private long-term care resources,
- serve professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients’ long-term care needs,
- serve individuals planning for their future long-term care needs, and
- serve as the entry point to publicly administered long-term supports including those funded under Medicaid, the Older Americans Act and state funded programs.
Maine’s Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are designed to serve all older adults, people with disabilities, and their care partners who have long-term care community or program needs.
What We Do
Maine’s Aging & Disability Resource Centers
Maine’s five Area Agencies on Aging/Aging & Disability Centers are designed as the main access point for information and assistance for older and disabled adults. Callers get information on benefits and care options and are connected with services.
- Information and Referrals: You may just need information, simple or complicated. You also can receive referrals to services within your community such as transportation, housing, home care, assistive technology, and local food pantries.
- Services: The ADRC can help you access services such as congregate or home-delivered meals, prevention of falls, managing chronic diseases, Alzheimer’s respite services, adult day care, access to legal services, employment training, or health insurance counseling.
- Medicare/Health Insurance Counseling: The ADRC can help in choosing the best policy for your situation, understanding the different plans, and assisting you with applications.
- Educational Opportunities: The ADRC can connect you with educational opportunities.
- Options Counseling: If you are interested in learning more about services you may need over time, for yourself or someone you care for, the ADRC staff can help you figure out what “options” might work well for you.
- Advocacy: The ADRC works for you – feel free to ask for what you need – we’d like to try to help!
- Care Partner Support Services: May include respite, caregiver training, support groups, helpful information, and individual support.