Family Caregiver

Caregivers Are Special People


A family caregiver is anyone who provides unpaid help to a disabled or elderly relative or friend. Family caregivers can also include grandparents and relatives over 60 who care for children under 18 years of age. 

Caregiving can be a lonely, frustrating road.  Stress, frustration, guilt......  These can be some of the normal feelings when caring for someone else's health and personal needs.  It can be a physical and emotional challenge, and time consuming.



Check out this online version of
our new Caregiver tool titled
"Assuming the role of a caregiver"
It's okay to ask for help 
Spectrum Generations Family Caregiver Support Program is here to listen, to care, to help.  To find out how Spectrum Generations can assist you, call our Consumer Helpline at 1-800-639-1553, TTY: 1-800-464-8703.

The following services can be provided to caregivers, community groups and employers:

Caregiver information and assistance

Informal and accepting place
where caregivers and their loved
ones can gather for conversation,
companionship, games
and activities.
Learn more about Alzheimer's Disease from this video and use this link to


"There are a lot of stressors happening simultaneously, but area agencies on aging like Spectrum Generations are great resources for exploring potential options and defining a plan that’s right for you and your family."  -GQ

The Sandwich Generation is the generation of thosewho care for their aging parents while supporting their own children simultaneously. Listen to CEO of Spectrum Generations, Gerry Queally, speak about the Sandwich Generation on MPBN. read more

Additional Resources to Help You on Your Caregiving Journey
Care Crossroads: The Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Online Community of Care
Connections (.pdf): A Guide for Family Caregivers in Maine.
Spectrum Generations is an equal opportunity provider.
Please let us know if you require special accommodations.