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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Shelburne, VT for 2024

Nestled along the scenic shores of Lake Champlain in Chittenden County, Shelburne is a suburb of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. Of Shelburne’s 7,647 residents, one in four are seniors aged 65 and older, while statewide, one in five Vermonters are seniors.

Assisted living facilities provide seniors with private or semiprivate accommodations, all meals and snacks, recreational programming and nonmedical help with activities of daily living. This type of long-term care is best suited to those who can benefit from living in a community that’s staffed around the clock but don’t have complex medical needs. On average, seniors pay $5,425 per month for assisted living care in Shelburne, while Vermont’s statewide average rate is $5,310.

This guide examines assisted living costs in Shelburne and nearby cities and compares those costs to other long-term senior care options. It also includes a list of benefits and drawbacks of living in Shelburne, as well as information on local resources that serve area seniors. 

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Assisted Living Facilities in Shelburne, Vermont

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Shelburne

Assisted living facilities in Shelburne are inspected, licensed and regulated Vermont’s Division of Licensing and Protection. Staff from the Agency of Human Services, Department of Aging and Disabilities ensure that the state’s assisted living communities comply with the state’s Residential Care Home Licensing Regulations and Assisted Living Residence Licensing Regulations

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Shelburne

  • One in four Shelburne residents are seniors, and seniors make up 20% of Vermont’s population. The exceptionally high number of seniors indicates that Shelburne and the state of Vermont offer plenty of recreational and social opportunities for older adults. 
  • Violent and property crime rates in Shelburne are low compared to the national average, making the area quite safe for residents of all ages and abilities. Assisted living facilities offer the added security that comes with around-the-clock staffing, and many facilities are equipped with electronic security systems and cameras. 
  • The Town of Shelburne owns and maintains a number of parks and pedestrian paths, including the 145-acre LaPlatte Nature Park where seniors can explore the walking trails, relax in the community gardens and troll for fish in the LaPlatte River. 
  • Vermont has long been known as an LGBTQ-friendly state, making retirement to Shelburne a good option for seniors who identify as LGBTQ+. 
  • As is typical throughout Vermont, winters in Shelburne are long, cold and snowy, with the town receiving an average of 6 feet of snow each year. The snowy winters can make it difficult for seniors to remain active outdoors throughout the year and may be a concern for seniors who use mobility aids. Assisted living facilities typically provide indoor recreational activities to keep seniors active during the colder months.

  • Shelburne is a relatively small town and it doesn’t have a local hospital. However, the University of Vermont Medical Center is only approximately 9 miles away in neighboring Burlington. The only VA hospital in the state is located 95 miles southwest of Shelburne in White River Junction

Paying for Assisted Living in Shelburne

Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey shows that on average, assisted living care in Shelburne costs $5,425 per month. Statewide, assisted living costs run about $5,310 per month, while the nationwide average rate is $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $5,425 per month, Shelburne’s assisted living rates are significantly lower than rates in nearby Manchester, NH, where the same type of care costs $7,560 per month. In neighboring Pittsfield, MA, seniors pay around $5,789 for assisted living, while in Glen Falls, NY, rates are much lower at $4,235 per month. 

Shelburne

$5,425

Vermont

$5,210

The United States

$4,300

Manchester, NH

$7,560

Pittsfield, MA

$5,789

Glens Falls, NY

$4,235

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is just one of the many types of senior care available in Shelburne. Although there’s no cost data available for adult day health care rates in Shelburne, seniors typically pay $2,979 for this level of care statewide. In-home care from a homemaker costs $5,434 per month, while a home health aide costs an average of $5,720. Assisted living care is slightly less expensive than in-home care at $5,425 per month. Nursing home care is by far the costliest type of long-term care, at an average of $10,737 per month for a semiprivate room and $11,193 for a private room. 

Homemaker Services

$5,434

Home Health Aide

$5,720

Assisted Living Care

$5,425

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10,737

Nursing Home (private room)

$11,193

Note: Care cost data for Shelburne was not available, so data from the closest city, Burlington, was used instead. 

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Shelburne

Seniors who qualify for Medicaid may be able to use the Assistive Community Care Services (ACCS) Program and the Global Commitment to Health Waiver to help offset costs of associated with assisted living. 

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Vermont

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 Shelburne

Shelburne seniors and their caregivers have access to a number of free and low-cost resources designed to promote healthy aging and protect them from financial exploitation and abuse.

ResourceContactService
Age Well(800) 642-5119Age Well is one of five federally mandated regional nonprofit Area Agencies on Aging serving Vermont seniors. Age Well serves seniors in Chittenden County who need assistance accessing local, state and federal benefits, such as Medicare. The Agency oversees a number of programs for seniors, including the local Meals on Wheels program, the Choices for Care long-term care program and case management for older adults who need help navigating their housing and care options.
Green Mountain Transit(802) 864-2282Green Mountain Transit is the public transit provider for Shelburne and Chittenden County. All GMT buses are lift-equipped and accessible for those who use mobility aids, such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes and scooters. Seniors aged 60 and older qualify for discounted fares on all GMT routes, and paratransit service is available for riders who can't use the regular fixed-route service due to disability.
Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project(800) 889-2047Vermont Legal Aid is a statewide nonprofit law firm that operates the Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project. The Project helps to protect the rights of vulnerable individuals who live in long-term care facilities, such as assisted living communities. Certified volunteer Ombudsmen educate long-term care residents about their rights, help resolve complaints regarding long-term care facilities and advocate for improved government policies around long-term care and consumer rights.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Shelburne

Shelburne-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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Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Kay

I visited this facility

Review of The Residence at Shelburne Bay

We liked The Residence at Shelburne Bay. It was a pretty new, clean, and well-maintained facility. It was bright, cheerful looking, and nicely furnished. They had a variety of activities and living...

Provider response

Thank you for the kind review!

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Denise

I visited this facility

Review of The Residence at Shelburne Bay

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...

Provider response

Thank you so much for your stellar review, Denise! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience visiting our community and working with our team. All of us at Shelburne Bay are...

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Mary

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Residence at Shelburne Bay

My brother has moved to The Residence at Shelburne Bay. I like the setting and the facility is beautiful. They offer different types of services that cover emotional, social, and physical like...

Provider response

Hi Mary, thank you so much for your four-star review! We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear that you and your brother are enjoying the amenities and programs we offer.

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