SASH coordinates the resources of social-service agencies, community health providers and nonprofit housing organizations to support Vermonters who choose to live independently at home. Individualized, on-site support is provided by a Wellness Nurse and a SASH Care Coordinator. VNAs of Vermont member agencies provide care coordination and support for SASH participants.
Vermont Health Connect provides consumers with a place to:
- Learn about private and public health plans in Vermont, including Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur
- Find out what health insurance plans you’re eligible for;
- Compare costs and benefits; and
- Apply for coverage.
- For more information about Vermont Health Connect, call 1-855-899-9600 or visit click here.
Medicaid for Children & Adults (MCA) includes the Dr. Dynasaur program. These programs are run by Vermont Health Connect, and offer free, or low-cost, health coverage for eligible Vermonters.
CIS is a resource for pregnant or postpartum women and families with children from birth to age six. It can help pregnant and postpartum women with questions or concerns about a condition or risk that could impact a mother or her child’s health or safety. CIS also provides help to families seeking to provide a stable, healthy environment for their children. Parents of children age 6 or younger who suspect their child may have a developmental delay or condition can also receive guidance. For more information about the program, dial 2-1-1 toll-free from anywhere in Vermont or visit their website.
Attendant Services Program
The Attendant Services Program is a Consumer Directed Personal Care program that supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities. For more information, visit their website or call (802) 241-2431; TTY: (802) 241-3557.
Traumatic Brain Injury Program
The Traumatic Brain Injury Program helps people 16 years of age or older who are receiving traditional Medicaid and have recent moderate to severe brain injury requiring one-on-one instruction focusing on independent living with a goal of returning to vocational activities. Call (802) 241-0294 or click here for more information.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
The Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project protects the health, welfare, and rights of people who live in long-term care facilities including nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living residences. They also help people who receive long-term care services in their homes through Choices for Care. For more information, call 1-800-889-2047 or click here.
Health Care Advocate
Ombudsmen investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They also answer questions about the quality of care or financial, physical, or mental abuse in residential facilities. For more information, call 800-917-7787 (Voice/TTY).
Area Agencies on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging provide support to people 60 and older in their efforts to remain active, healthy, financially secure, and in control of their own lives. For information on the agency in your area, click here.
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
AHEC is designed to encourage universities and educators to look beyond institutions to partnerships that promote solutions which meet community health needs. In Vermont, AHECs are administered by the University of Vermont School of Medicine. For more information, click here.
Adult Day Centers provide an array of services to help older adults and adults with disabilities to remain as independent as possible in their own homes. Adult day services provide programs during the daytime. Programs include activities, social interaction, nutritious meals, health screening and monitoring, personal care, and transportation. Respite for family caregivers is also available. For more information, click here.
Vermont Ethics Network
The Vermont Ethics Network website contains information and resources on advance directives, health care decision making, and current topics related to health care ethics, end-of-life care, palliative care, and pain management. For more information, click here or call 802-828-2909.