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Vermont Assisted Living Communities

What is Assisted Living?


Assisted living is residential senior living that, in addition to providing a safe and engaging lifestyle community, offers personalized help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, eating, help with medications, and mobility in addition to services such as laundry and housekeeping.

In Vermont, two types of assisted living facilities are available:

  • Residential Care Homes: Residential care homes serve three or more residents and provide room and board, assistance with personal care, general supervision, and medication management for older adults who cannot live independently but do not require the type of care provided in a nursing home. Residential Care Homes in Vermont.
  • Assisted Living Residences: ALRs combines housing and health and other services to support residents’ independence and aging in place. ALRs offer a private bedroom, private bathroom, living space, kitchen capacity, and a lockable door. Assisted Living Residences in Vermont.

FAQs About Assisted Living Communities

What is the cost of Assisted Living?

The cost of assisted living communities varies by location, room size, amenities, and the level of care needed. Communities may have a base fee that doesn’t include the cost of care so your total monthly cost will be based on the level of service you need. For 2024, the national median monthly cost of assisted living is $4,995.


What is the difference between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

Assisted living communities help residents living in their own apartments with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) while nursing homes provide 24-hour monitoring and care.

Do Medicare or Medicaid pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare does not pay for assisted living.

Medicaid may provide coverage for some aspects of assisted living, depending on the state and whether the person is eligible. In Vermont, Residential Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities may choose to participate in the Medicaid programs.

Assisted living residential care is partially covered by some long-term care insurance policies.