State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Maine

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Division Of Licensing and Regulatory Services
41 Anthony Avenue
State House Station #11
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 287-9300
www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs

Office of Elder Services
www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads

Type of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult Day Care Programs Adult Day Care An Adult Day Care Program is a program a person attends during the day while family members are at work, or for other reasons.
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Assisted Living Program Assisted Living Assisted Living Programs are "apartment style" living arrangements where a variety of services are provided, including help with medications and, in some cases, nursing services.
Home Health Agency Home Health Care State licensed and federally certified providers furnishing services to patients under the care of a physician in the patient's place of residence.
Homemaker/Home Care Agency Home Care To provide hands-on assistance with activities of daily living to individuals in homes, assisted living centers, residential care facilities, hospitals and other health care settings. (HHCN-HMHC)
Personal Care Agency Personal Care Assistance Services A business or subsidiary of a business that is not otherwise licensed by the Division, and that hires/employs unlicensed assistive personnel to provide assistance with activities of daily living to individuals in the places in which they reside, either permanently or temporarily.
Hospice Hospice Deliver "a range of interdisciplinary services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a person who is terminally ill and that person's family. Hospice philosopy is a philosophy of palliative care for individuals and failies during the process of dying and bereavement." It is life afferming and strengthens the client's role in making informed decisions about care. Delivery of services in the least restrictive setting possible and with the least amount of technology necessary by volunteers and professionals who are trained to help clients with the physical, social, psychological, spiritual and emotional needs related to terminal illness is stressed.
Residential Care Facility Residential A Level I RCF is a one or two bed facility where residents receive room and board and services as needed.
A Level II RCF is a three to six bed facility where residents receive room and board and services as needed. A family unit primarily operates these facilities.
A Level III RCF is a three to six bed facility where residents receive room and board and services as needed. These facilities are primarily agency owned and operated and employ three or more un-related people.
A Level IV RCF is a facility with more than 7 beds. They also provide room and board and services as needed.
Skilled Nursing Facility/Long Term Care Nursing A Skilled Nursing Facility is an institution or a distinct part of an institution which is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for elderly or disabled residents who require medical or nursing care, rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis and do not require acute level of care.


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