13 Assisted Living Facilities near Burlington, VT

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Burlington, VT

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The Converse Home

Provides: Assisted Living
272 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401
"Wonderful dementia care unit and assisted living. Not only is the setting beautiful, but care providers are kind, competent and caring. The facility works as a team to provide an appropriate care..." More

Cathedral Square Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Cathedral Square, Burlington, VT 05401

Ethan Allen Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
1200 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05408

St. Joseph's Home

Provides: Assisted Living
243 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401

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Champlain Valley Senior Community

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Gilliland Lane, Willsboro, NY 12996
"My mother just passed away at 94 after living at CVSC for the past 14 months. My mother and I were both very pleased with the amazing staff and the high quality of services they provided to me as a..." More

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The Residence at Shelburne Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
185 Pine Haven Shores Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
"My mother-in-law will be moving into The Residence at Shelburne Bay. It is a very beautiful place and a lot of amenities are included. The room is nice, large, and spacious. The day that we went,..." More

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The Residence at Quarry Hill

Provides: Assisted Living
465 Quarry Hill Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
"I toured The Residence at Quarry Hill and looked at the assisted living. It was a very positive experience. The assisted living was pretty well integrated with the independent living as they shared..." More

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Harbor Village Senior Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
90 Allen Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
"Our senior living community in South Burlington, Vermont, ensures that life here is exciting, from well-designed apartment homes with convenient features to delicious dining and enriching activity..." More

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Maple Ridge Lodge Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2 Freeman Woods, Essex Junction, VT 05452
"You start with our picturesque location in Essex Junction, Vermont, our lovely campus, and a contemporary, welcoming interior decor. You then mix in a wonderful way of life you just have to see and..." More

Gazebo Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1530 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
"We have decided on Gazebo for my parents. The place is assisted living, so they provide hot meals, a ride to doctors' appointments, and so on. My parents will have a one-bedroom apartment. I had a..." More

Mansfield Place

Provides: Assisted Living
18 Carmichael Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452
"Mansfield Place (Mansfield Terrace) offered three meals a day, housekeeping, laundry, telephone, and TV. It's all-inclusive, basically. The rooms were very nice. The fact that they offered three..." More

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Wake Robin Life Care Retire

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Wake Robin Drive, Shelburne, VT 05482

Pillsbury Manor South (Assisted Care)

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Harbor View Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
"The staff at Allenwood at Pillsbury Manor was very nice, helpful, and full of energy. The bedroom is adequate for one person. They have a room for art classes, another room for playing cards, and a..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Burlington

    You can check out gardening tools at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, in addition to books, which has been a quaint local tradition since the library opened in 1871. Modern Burlington has a lot of local quirks like that, despite being Vermont's biggest city and home to 24 assisted living communities, which between them house thousands of seniors. All these communities are regulated by the Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection for health and safety, as well as for staff training and 24-hour coverage. Residents in Burlington's residential care homes get room and board for their monthly fee, as well as emergency response, group activities and help managing the activities of daily living (ADLs) that have become difficult for them.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Burlington

    • Cold winters in Burlington can work against seniors with COPD, asthma or other respiratory issues, though Vermont's very mild summers help to make up for the snowy winters. December lows in Burlington drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit sometimes, while summer highs get to 81 degrees in July. Summer brings 37 inches of rain, and winter drops 81 inches of snow here a year.

    • Burlington can be pricey for seniors on a fixed income. Groceries, for instance, cost an average of 12 percent more in Burlington than the average cost elsewhere in the United States, while the cost of health care can be 4 percent more than the national average.

    • Taxes in Vermont run from 3.55 to 8.95 percent on most income, though SSI and the retirement income many seniors depend on tends to be exempt. Sales taxes here range from 6 to 7 percent on most purchases, though an extra 30 cents a gallon goes on top of gasoline purchases in the state.

    • Burlington's crime rates are very close to the average rates observed nationwide. Violent crime and crimes that especially affect seniors are less common in Burlington than in the other sizable cities of the Northeast, however.

    • Burlington residents who need a lift can catch one of the buses run by Green Mountain Transit, which operates throughout the area. This service offers discount fares for seniors with valid ID, and adults with disabilities can schedule dial-a-ride trips in advance.

    • The Burlington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the University of Vermont Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Burlington

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Vermont

    $7,880.00 Middlebury
    $5,995.00 Essex Junction
    $5,850.00 South Burlington
    $5,500.00 Shelburne
    $5,300.00 St Albans
    $4,300.00 Plattsburgh
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Burlington start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Burlington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Burlington

    Seniors in Vermont who currently have Medicaid coverage may qualify for the Assistive Community Care Services (ACCS) program, which helps low- and no-income seniors cover the cost of assisted living.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Vermont page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Vermont page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Burlington

    Burlington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Burlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Vermont page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Burlington

    Burlington-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Vermont are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Vermont page for more information about these laws.

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    Other Options in Burlington, VT

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Burlington

    • Review of The Converse Home

      Converse Home was too expensive for the room size. It was like $5000 just for one small room with no living room or kitchen. The staff was very knowledgeable. My mom was a former nurse, and she was... Read more

    • Review of The Converse Home

      Wonderful dementia care unit and assisted living. Not only is the setting beautiful, but care providers are kind, competent and caring. The facility works as a team to provide an appropriate care... Read more

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