Many of us look to family, friends, or physicians for information about available services. The internet also can connect you with many state and federal resources. Below are links to programs that may be helpful to you and your loved one.
Don’t get fooled this April, scammers are ready to “separate” you from your hard-earned money!
Be cautious of emails from financial or tax institutions saying you need to update or verify account information.
Refrain from giving any personal information or opening attachments. This is likely a scam as your bank would never ask you to verify sensitive information by email.
Don’t let scammers get the last laugh. Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
Contact local law enforcement or the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention.
An Office within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, promoting programs and services for adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, autism, brain injury and the aging population.
MaineCare eligibility: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/
The social health care program for families and individuals of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care.
The national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system, and younger people with disabilities.
Long-term Care Ombudsman Program: http://www.maineombudsman.org/
A non-profit agency whose mission is to advocate for quality of life and care for long term care consumers. Authorized by state and federal law to investigate complaints made by or for long-term care consumers.
Legal Services for the Elderly: http://mainelse.org/
Providing free legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over.
Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging: http://www.maine4a.org/
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