There are 98 assisted living facilities in Vermont, which is the best state in the U.S. for senior living according to a 2022 Senior Living report. The average cost of assisted living is higher than the national average but the state boasts a high standard of living. Assisted living provides a mostly independent way of life for residents who may need assistance with daily activities.

Who Benefits From Assisted Living?

Those who benefit from assisted living include senior residents who want to live an independent life but need help completing daily tasks. These types of facilities provide services such as social and recreational activities, but also offer personalized help with hygiene, medication plans and transportation. 

People with limited mobility, impaired vision and physical disabilities can benefit from the extra support but it’s not suitable for those who need specialized, round-the-clock care from a trained nurse.

What Amenities Do Vermont-Based Facilities Provide at a Minimum?

At a minimum, residents can expect specific amenities and services at Vermont-based assisted living facilities because they are regulated by the Department of Disability, Aging and Independent Living. This includes a personal assessment when moving in to highlight the resident’s wants and needs. All living quarters provide private spaces, unless residents prefer to share, and communal spaces to enjoy time as a group and outside. 

Staff receive continuous training each year ensuring they offer a high standard of care to support residents’ housing, social and health needs.