Consumer Information & Education
Consumer Education and Downloadable Brochures:
Thousands of Maine residents benefit from long term care services daily. Whether they need short- or long term care, Maine’s assisted living/residential care facilities and nursing and skilled nursing facilities provide an array of quality services and programs to meet your needs. Often times, long term care decisions are made in a time of health-related crisis, but MHCA encourages families to have the conversation about long term care long before you need it.
AHCA's Care Conversations
MHCA’s parent organization, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living hosts a website which contains a wealth of information about long term care, including how to choose a long term care facility, how long term care is financed, how to ease the transition to long term care and much more.
Care Conversations is a website that focuses on people and the honest discussions needed to plan and prepare for the future. Finding care may seem difficult or even overwhelming at first. Whether you’re seeking care for yourself, or for a loved one such as a spouse, parent or sibling, Care Conversations can help you every step of the way. Worry less about tomorrow. This site helps you start a conversation, explore options, and find solutions that are right for you.
In addition to national resources, there are many Maine-based education and advocacy organizations that provide free and/or low-cost information and advice about long term care services in Maine.
State Consumer Resources:
Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter
Office of Elder and Adult Services
Legal Services for the Elderly
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Maine Hospice Council
Office of MaineCare Services
Veterans’ Administration Center and Hospital