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Vermont Independent Living Communities

What is Independent Living?

Independent living communities are designed for individuals who can look after themselves without regular medical or in-home care but who are seeking a maintenance-free lifestyle. Many older adults choose independent living when they no longer want the stress associated with owning and maintaining a home.

In Vermont, independent living residents may be provided with a wide range of services such as landscaping, security, snow removal, maintenance and more. With fewer responsibilities, they can catch a movie in an on-campus theater, explore the beautiful walking trails, learn a trade in a woodworking shop or enjoy other thoughtful amenities.

FAQs About Independent Living

What is the cost of independent living?

The cost of independent living communities varies by location, services offered, and supply, just as the cost of rent and services vary by state and town. In 2023, the average monthly cost of independent living was $3,000.

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What is the difference between independent living and assisted living?

The major difference between these senior living options is that independent living facilities offer room, board, and other amenities for one monthly fee, but they do not provide personal care or medical services, while residential care or assisted living facilities assist with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing and dressing, and some medical care.

Do Medicare or Medicaid pay for Independent Living?

Because Medicare and Medicaid are health insurance programs, they do not cover independent senior living.