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The Family Caregiver Respite Program provides the opportunity for caregivers to take time off from caring for a loved one with Dementia to take care of themselves. 

The program can assist the caregiver by:

  • Reimbursing someone to come in to the care recipient’s home to help maintain a safe environment
  • Reimbursing some of the cost for the care recipient to attend adult day services
  • Reimbursing some of the cost of an overnight stay in a facility

If you choose to hire someone to come in to the home, this person may be a family member, friend, neighbor, or someone from a home health agency of your choice. This enables the caregiver to take some time away to do the things they need or wish to do, or even just to rest. It is a program for caregivers that are not be getting any assistance from other state subsidized programs.

The eligibility requirements include:

  • Having a written diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or a related memory disorder from the primary care provider
  • Care recipients' liquid assets (bank accounts, certificated of deposit, money market accounts, IRA, etc.) do not exceed $50,000 for one person, or $75,000 for two. (Home, land, or vehicles are not to be included as a liquid asset)
  • Not receiving assistance from any other state subsidized programs (Home Based Care, Adult Day Care funding, etc.)

Important note: These services will continue only as long as funds are available. Contact us at (207) 622-9212 or toll free at 1-800-639-1553. 

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Home Office
One Weston Court
Augusta, ME 04330
(800) 639-1553

Northern Kennebec County

Muskie Community Center
38 Gold Street
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-4745

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Regional Center
767 Main Street, Suite 3
Damariscotta, ME 04543
(207) 563-1363

Waldo County

Waldo Community Center
18 Merriam Road
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-1190

Somerset County

Somerset Community Center
30 Leavitt Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-8552

Southern Kennebec County

Cohen Community Center
22 Town Farm Road
Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 626-7777

Sagadahoc County

Midcoast Regional Center
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-0475

Knox County

Knox Resource Office
87 Elm Street
Suite 204A
Camden, ME 04843


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