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Where We Live Matters

How to find housing and communities as we age.

A Sense of Community

We all understand that where we live is more than an address. Which explains why many older adults worry that transitioning to community-style living will compromise their independence or isolate them from the outside world. But in Vermont, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Vermont is known for its scenic beauty, safety, and great sense of community.

The Journey Starts Here

You can feel confident as you prepare for the future by learning about the basics of senior living and long-term care communities. We are all aging every day and how you choose to live your third stage of life is up to you. Our goal is to meet you where you are and equip you with the resources needed to make a sound decision.

This website is coming soon. Whether you’re searching for yourself or a loved one, you will get insight and guidance for every stage of the senior living journey.

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Quick Facts about Senior Living and Long-Term Care Residential Communities

Here's some helpful information to get you started.

What percentage of people need long-term care?

While the level and duration of long-term care will vary from person to person, the Administration on Aging (AoA) estimates that at least 70% of people who are 65 today will require long-term care and supports in their remaining years.

Source: U.S. AoA

How long will I need long-term care?

According to the latest AoA research, the average woman needs long-term care services for 3.7 years, and the average man for 2.2 years.

Source: U.S. AoA

How much care will I need?

One-third of today's 65 year-olds may never need long-term care support, but 20 percent will need it for longer than 5 years.

Source: LongTermCare.gov

How long do most people stay in assisted living?

The average length of stay in assisted living is about 28 months according to a report published jointly by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.

Source: American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.

At what age do most older adults move to assisted living?

One in every ten residents is 65- to 74 years old. Just a few residents are 64 or younger. The average age of old adults in facilities that provide living assistance is 87.

Source: American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.