Legal Services for the Elderly
If you are a Maine resident who is 60 or older and you have questions about making a Health Care Advance Directive, or if you would like us to mail you a form, call the Legal Services for the Elderly Helpline at 1-800-750-5353 to speak to an attorney for free.
The Maine Hospital Association
You can find an Advance Directive form, instructions and additional resources on The Maine Hospital Association’s website by clicking here.
Maine Disability Rights Center
If you have a mental illness or cognitive impairment and you are interested in learning more about making an Advance Directive or a Mental Health Advance Directive, the Maine Disability Rights Center can help you. Click here for the Maine Disability Rights Center's website.
Disability Rights Center
24 Stone Street, Suite 204
Augusta, ME 04330
Maine Office of Aging & Disability Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Aging and Disability Services is a great resource for seniors in the process of planning for their future. The publication Aging: Taking Care of Business, A Guide for Older People, Families and Friends Regarding covers: Health Care Advance Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances, Guardianship/Conservatorship, as well as other related information.
Read the Guide: Aging: Taking Care of Business, A Guide for Older People, Families and Friends by clicking here.
Consumer's Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning
Created by the American Bar Association, this Toolkit contains a variety of self-help worksheets, suggestions, and resources. There are 10 tools in all, each clearly labeled and user-friendly. The toolkit does not create a formal Advance Directive for you. Instead, it helps you do the much harder job of discovering, clarifying, and communicating what is important to you in the face of serious illness.
Get the toolkit at the American Bar Association website by clicking here.