Here’s a look at the providers of services for the elderly and their families in Addison County. If you have questions or would like to explore the resources below in more detail, please call Elderly Services social workers Joanne Corbett or Eileen Lawson at 802.388.3983.
Elderly Services: Center for Positive Aging
- Educating the community regarding the needs of older people and representing their needs.
- Counseling for families and providing resources for changing health needs.
- Counseling for individuals and couples on the challenges of aging.
- Therapeutic community, activities, meals and caregiver respite for older adults at Project Independence Adult Day Health.
- Geriatric evaluation and care planning.
- Lifelong learning through ESI College.
- Engagement in community life through volunteering or classes.
Addison County Home Health and Hospice
- Home-based nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Personal care attendants. Social work support.
Age Well: Area Agency on Aging
- Senior Help Line: Information and referral service.
- State of Vermont Medicaid services under the Choices for Care: Long-term care Medicaid program: Case management services.
- Meals on Wheels provider.
- Senior housing resource list. Long-term care placement options list.
- Senior congregate meal sites throughout Adison County.
- Medicare eligibility and benefits education program: State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).
Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC)
- Outpatient psychotherapy.
- Emergency Mental Health line: 802 388 7641.
- Chronically Mentally ill or Developmental Disability Support for eligible elders.
Search for Therapists in Addison County
SASH: Support and Services at Home
- SASH is a unique wellness initiative providing services and support to Medicare recipients living independently at home. It’s designed so people can stay healthy in all aspects of their lives and remain living independently at home. SASH was created in 2009 by the non-profit housing organization Cathedral Square. The program has been available free statewide since 2011. Vermont funded SASH to invest in prevention instead of only treatment and to respond to social determinants of health, including housing.
Tri-Valley Transit (transportation services)
- Bus routes and individual car rides in Addison County.
- Medical and critical-need rides for people over the age of 60. Includes transportation to appointments in Addison County, Chittenden County and Rutland County.
HOPE: Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects
- Financial assistance with housing and utilities.
- Budget counseling for people with limited income.
- Food shelf and resale store.
- Assistance for people with urgent medical and dental needs.
- Assistance to persons experiencing homelessness.
Private-Pay Home Care Companies
- At Home Senior Care, 802.776.4286
- Addison County Home Health and Hospice, 802.388.7259.
- Bayada Home Care, 802.774.5111.
- Home Instead Senior Care, 802.860.4663.
- Preferred Care at Home, 802.383.6344.
Senior Housing and Affordable Rental Apartments
- The Meadows, Middlebury
- The Commons, Middlebury
- South Village Housing, Middlebury
- Armory Lane, Vergennes
- Valley View, Vergennes
- Walker Avenue, Vergennes
- Bristol Village Cohousing
- Pleasant Hills, Bristol
- Weathervane Apartments, Lincoln
- Mulcahy Drive, Brandon
- Conant Square, Brandon
Retirement Communities/Independent Living/Assisted Living/Memory Care
- Eastview: Suzanne Bennett, 802.989.7501, https://eastviewmiddlebury.com
- The Residence at Otter Creek: Tracy Van Haven, 802.377.4485
Residential Care Homes
- Shard Villa, Salisbury; Lee Ann Goodrich, 802.352.4369
- Vergennes Residential Care (currently undergoing renovations); Daniel Hassan, 800.261.1604, ext. 2
- Wintergreen, Brandon; Mary Jensen, 802-779-7385
Skilled Nursing Facility-Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
- Helen Porter Nursing Facility; Michelle Wright, 802.385.3696
Home Share Vermont
- For 40 years, helping individuals arrange compatible homesharing “matches,” based on the needs, interests and lifestyles of those involved.
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- In home assessment for products and support at home with vision changes.
Vermont Veterans Medical Center
- Assessment and education regarding eligibility for services based on service level.
Caregiver Support Groups:
- Elderly Services: Third Friday of the month, noon–1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Contact Eileen Lawson at 802.388.3983.
- The Residence at Otter Creek: Monthly, in person. Contact Corrina Demore at 802.388.3390.
- Middlebury Congregational Church: Once or twice a month, in person. Contact Elise Blair at 802.388.4540.
Grief and Loss Support Groups:
UVM Medical Center Stroke Support Group
- Open to anyone who has experienced a stroke as well as family members and caregivers. Offered on Zoom. Contact Becky Louko, 802.847.0142.
Vermont Chapter of the American Parkinsons Disease
- https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/vermont/, 800.651.8466.
Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
- https://www.alz.org/vermont, 802.316.3839. Call for schedule of local education programs to be offered on Zoom or in person. National Alzheimer’s Helpline is available 24/7: 800.272.3900.
Vermont Long-Term Care Medicaid information