What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Maine?

Which state department assist seniors in Maine? Maine's Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) supports Maine's older and disabled adults by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Other Related Conditions, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Long Term Care, and Aging and Community services to the people of Maine.

What programs assist older adults? The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) oversees several community support services. Community Support Services are resources for elders and adults whom wish to reside in their communities but may not meet financial or functional eligibility for Medicaid services. Community Services include, but are not limited to: family caregiver supports, health insurance counseling, nutrition services, outreach, information and assistance, senior employment, public education and legal services.

The Office of Aging & Disability Services (OADS), within the DHHS, is responsible for planning, developing, managing, and providing community based services which promote choice and independence for adults choosing to remain in their community. Programs include both federally funded waiver programs as well as state funded home based care. Community based programs serve elders and adults with physical disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, adults with acquired brain injury and those with other related conditions such as but not limited to, cerebral palsy and epilepsy

What is the best number to call to get started? To get information about programs to help elderly perons in Maine, call (207) 287-9200.

If it is a crisis, you can call the crisis line at (888) 568-1112, however the crisis line can only be reached by calling from Maine.

Is there a website? http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/

Is There a Waiting List For Services?

How long is the waiting list in Maine? There is not a reported waiting list for Medicaid waiver services in Maine .

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

The Office of Aging & Disability Services (OADS), within the DHHS, is responsible for planning, developing, managing, and providing community based services which promote choice and independence for adults choosing to remain in their community. Programs include both federally funded waiver programs as well as state funded home based care. Community based programs serve elders and adults with physical disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, adults with acquired brain injury and those with other related conditions such as but not limited to, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

 

How Do You Become A Provider?

To enroll as a provider in Maine, you must have your national provider identification number. Call (800) 465-3203 to get your NPIN. Once you have your NPIN, call *866) 690-5585 to enroll. There is not a fee to become a provider in Maine. Enrollment Resources

Additional Information

Medicaid is called MaineCare in Maine. MaineCare members can receive services under only one Home and Community Waiver Benefit at any one time. MaineCare Benefits Manual

Aging and Disability Resource Centers/AAAs The five Aging & Disability Resource Centers in Maine serve as “one-stop-shops” to answer questions from older adults, or from any individuals with disabilities, about a wide range of in-home, community-based, and institutional services. Aging and Disability Resource Centers are expert at answering questions in-home care services and all kinds of long-term support. Maine’s five Aging and Disability Resource Center sites: 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 revenue programs. Maine’s Aging & Disability Resource Centers are designed to serve all older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers, who have long-term care community or program needs.

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Alpha One (207) 767-2189
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Seniors Plus 1-800-427-1241
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