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Cost of Vermont Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Vermont is $4,020 per month.

The monthly base rate for Vermont assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Vermont is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Vermont. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New York$4,100
New Hampshire$5,103

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Vermont Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Vermont require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Vermont may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Vermont. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Vermont. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Vermont probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Vermont - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Vermont?
    Vermont will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Vermont requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Vermont.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Vermont for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Vermont Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful Vermont Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Vermont? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Vermont licensing and regulatory agency at:
Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Division of Licensing and Protection
(802) 871-3317
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Vermont? Your local Vermont long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Vermont Long Term Care Ombudsman Project
Local: (802) 863-5620
Tollfree: (800) 889-2047
Are you aware of all the Vermont health-based programs available to you? Your Vermont Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Vermont Department of Health
Local: (802) 863-7200
Local Notes: TTY Phone: 711
Tollfree: (800) 464-4343
Are you familiar with the Vermont Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Vermont AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Vermont regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Vermont AAA below:

Age Well
Essex Junction, VT
(802) 865-0360
Central Vermont Council on Aging
Barre, VT
(802) 479-0531
Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging
St. Johnsbury, VT
(802) 748-5182
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging
Rutland, VT
(802) 786-5990
Senior Solutions, Council on Aging for Southeast Vermont
Springfield, VT
(802) 885-2655

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