Surveys show that Maine ranks lower than most states in how much caregivers feel supported. Nearly 2 out of 3 said they suffer from moderate to high stress from their responsibilities. One in 6 Maine women are family caregivers.
As the next legislative session approaches, AARP will continue advocating for community-based services for family caregivers.
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-776-6303.
A free Maine Caregiver Resource Guide is available.