In Home Care, Household Chores, Respite Care, Adult Daycare, Caregiver Support and Care Coordination
There are times you may need assistance or support to care for a loved one or get things done around your home. The agencies listed below can give you a hand when your hands are full.
In-Home Care (Non-Medical) and Household Chores Assistance
In-home care and assistance with household chores are typically not covered by Medicare or other healthcare insurance. It may be covered by some private insurances, Long-Term Care insurance, or for those who have long-term Maine Care/Medicaid. In some situations, a physician can refer skilled nursing services for in-home care which may be covered by insurance.
The following agencies have trained staff who have had background checks, most are bonded and insured. Rates depend on the services provided and generally range from $30-$50. Call for additional information about which services an agency offers, availability and the costs.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the HAH Resources Team at 207- 833-5771 ext. 108 or email [email protected].
All of the agencies listed provide the following:
- Respite and Dementia care
- Personal care
- Light cooking
- Light housekeeping & laundry
- Medication reminders
Some of the agencies may also offer:
- Grocery shopping, picking up medication
- Transportation for appointments and errands
- Light yardwork
- Handyman services
Contact: (207) 729-0991 or (866) 988-0991 www.seniorsonthego.com
Assisted Home Care II
Contact: (207) 212-6736 www.assistedhomecare.org
C&M Family Home Health Care
Contact: (207) 320-9986 [email protected]
Catholic Charities SEARCH
Contact: (207) 837-8810
Contact: (207) 563-2273 [email protected]
Friends in-Home Care
Contact: (207) 846-5525 www.friendsinhomecare.com
Home Instead Senior Care
Contact: 1-866-600-0441 [email protected]
Linda’s Home Care
Contact: (207) 607-9083 [email protected]
Contact: (207) 725-9444 www.neighborsinc.com
Spectrum Generations – Bridges
Contact: 800-876-9212 www.spectrumgenerations.org
Chicks Do Chores
Contact: (207) 729-5760 [email protected]
This agency offers heavy duty cleaning, dump runs, grocery shopping. Does not offer companionship
or light housework.
When calling for any in-home assistance
- Be clear and specific about the work you want done
- Ask about the cost of the services and if a minimum number of hours are required
- Ask if workers are insured and have had background checks completed
- Ask for references or neighbors for recommendations
- If you do not feel comfortable with a provider or agency—make a change—trust your instincts
- Get a signed contract that specifies services and costs to prevent unwanted surprises
Adult Day Services/Respite
When caring for a loved one the following agencies have skilled staff that offer respite and support.
Bath Brunswick Respite Care
Bath-Brunswick Respite Care (BBRC) – A licensed adult day program called ‘The Club’ provides socialization and exercise focused on the individual’s needs and preferences. This program sup-ports people affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and other cognitive issues. BBRC also provides respite for caregivers. Daily or as needed. Located in Bath, ME
9 Park Street, Room 118
Bath, ME 04530
Sky-Hy Adult Day-Care
Provides services for older adults in a nurturing, caring environment. Assistance provided with
socialization, recreation, nutrition, and personal care. Also provides respite for caregivers. Daily or as needed. Located in Topsham.
Contact: (207) 725-7577
32 Sky-Hy Drive
Topsham, ME 04086
Caregiver Support Groups
For caregivers of loved ones facing the challenges of dementia, Parkinson’s and stroke. Participants are spouses, partners, family members. Call for details.
First Parish Church
Meetings at the Pilgrim House in Brunswick, ME
Bath-Brunswick Respite Care Center
Meetings in Bath, ME or online
Dementia/Alzheimer Disease Information, Education and Resources
For caregivers of loved ones facing the challenges of dementia or Alzheimer Disease.
Alzheimer Association, Maine Chapter
Contact: (207) -722-0115 www.Alz.org
National Alzheimer Association
Contact: 1- (800)-272-3900. 24/7 Hotline with support, education www.Alz.org
To help you identify your needs while caring for your loved one.
Community Resource Finder
To help find other local resources listed with Alzheimer Association. www.communityresourcefinder.org
NOTE: Dementia and Alzheimer Disease are often used interchangeably.
In-Home Medical Care
When it is medically necessary, in-home skilled nursing care may be available through your physician’s office. When you are referred for in-home nursing care it may be covered by your insurance. Talk with your doctor about this option and be sure you understand your insurance coverage.
EIM Care Coordination
This case management agency does not provide direct care services but will coordinate services from respite to in-home care services. Providers include social workers, physical therapists, regis-tered nurses, home care aides. This case management service is only available to people covered by Maine Care and provided only to those who qualify.
Contact: (888) 234-3920 www.eimsp.org
Identification and Location Bracelets
Medical ID Bracelet
A medical ID bracelet is an effective and safe way to prevent a loved one from being unidentified if they should wander or become separated from their caregiver. Be sure it is the type of Medical ID bracelet that cannot be removed by the individual wearing it. Bracelets can be ordered online or through a local pharmacy.
Location Tracker (GPS) via the Lifesaver Program
This program provides families in our area with a wearable GPS tracker that is placed on the wrist of a loved one to locate them if they are prone to wander or get lost. The tracker bracelet allows our Sheriff Department to quickly locate anyone who has wandered away from home.
Contact: 1 – (800) 501-1111
Disclaimer: This Referral List was developed by HAH based on information received by speaking with organizations that serve Harpswell. HAH cannot recommend individual providers, advocate one provider over another, or guarantee performance. This list is intended only as an informational starting point for you, the customer. It is your responsibility to screen the service to determine if it is right for you. Users of this list agree to release HAH from any and all liability associated with its use.