Caregivers make the world of difference to the friends and family members for whom they care. As the saying goes, though, if there is an unexpected loss of oxygen in the cabin, it's critical for you to put your own oxygen mask on before helping someone who can't do it themselves. Caregivers don't often seek help or know what services are out there to support them in their care. On these pages, caregivers can find the help they need to make sure they're healthy and able to meet the demands of caretgiving.
Click here to download Connections, A Guide for Family Caregivers in Maine (2014). This Guide was developed by the Family Caregiver Program for families and friends assisting older adults age 60 and older, people with dementia, individuals with a disability, and adults age 55 and older who are raising relative children (kinship parents) age 18 and younger. This guide includes information about home care,assited living and nursing facility care, end of life care, kinship parenting, legal issues, health insurance, dementias, and long term care as well as other services that caregivers might want to know about.