11 Assisted Living Facilities near South Burlington, VT
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There are 11 Assisted Living Facilities in the South Burlington area, with 4 in South Burlington and 7 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in South Burlington is $5,225 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for assisted living facilities in South Burlington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in South Burlington 3.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Burlington with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in South Burlington find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in South Burlington, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in South Burlington, VT
What to Consider About Assisted Living in South Burlington
South Burlington, VT, is the home of the world-famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream, which offers 30-minute factory tours that have become a rite of passage for local school kids. Seniors in the area's 25 assisted living communities can arrange group tours themselves, or they can enjoy quiet days on their properties, where staff provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Vermont's residential care homes are regulated by the state-level Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection, which conducts inspections and sets rigorous standards of care for residents.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in South Burlington
- Weather in South Burlington is similar to the rest of the larger Burlington metro area. Winter lows here dip to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, while summer highs rarely get over 81 degrees. The region sees 37 inches of rain and 81 inches of snow here in a typical year, which can cause both pollen and cold-weather issues for seniors with asthma and COPD.
Cost of living is significantly higher in South Burlington than in most places around the country. Groceries here run to an average price that's 12 percent higher than the national mean, while health care can be 17 percent costlier in South Burlington than elsewhere in the country.
- Taxes in Vermont run from 3.55 to 8.95 percent on most income. Retirement income, such as SSI and some revenue from investments, is exempt. Vermont does have a sales tax of between 6 and 7 percent on most goods, which can pinch a bit for seniors who still do their own shopping.
- Crime has been dropping in South Burlington since at least 2004, the last year this city had crime rates equal to or greater than the national average. Since then, rates have dropped to nearly half the nation's average nationwide, which is good news for seniors who enjoy evening strolls in public areas.
Green Mountain Transit operates bus routes all around the Burlington-South Burlington area, with senior discounts and ADA-compliant vehicles for adults with disabilities. Dial-a-ride trips can be booked in advance, which helps many area seniors get to medical appointments.
- The South 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 South Burlington
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in South Burlington start around $5,075 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 South 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 South Burlington
Vermont seniors who have qualified for Medicaid coverage may be eligible 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.
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 South Burlington
South 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 South Burlington, please visit our Assisted Living in Vermont page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Burlington
South 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.
Assisted Living near South Burlington, VT
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in South Burlington
Review of Gazebo Senior Living
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 ... Read more
Review of Pillsbury Manor South (Assisted Care)
If you like to pay a lot of money to eat your food cold with plastic implements out if a cardboard box served by people who have a limited command of English the place is for you otherwise look el... Read more
Review of Pillsbury Manor South (Assisted Care)
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... Read more