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Advance Directives

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Vermont and the other forty-nine states.


Vermont Advance Directive Form

Source: Vermont Ethics Network

Description:

This online resource page provides background on your advance directives options in Vermont, as well as links that open downloadable and printable versions of the Vermont Health Care Proxy in both long and short form.

Advocacy

Medicare Quality of Care Organization for Vermont

Source: OneCare Vermont, Vermont's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization

Description:

OneCare Vermont is about improved health, higher quality, and greater coordination of care for our patients.


Northeast Healthcare Quality Foundation

Source: NHCQF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire

Description:

The Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation (NHCQF) is a non-profit, educational health care organization with a founding purpose to advance, promote, develop and institute patterns of the highest quality of care in northern New England.

Alzheimer's Resources

Alzheimer's Resource List

Source: Alzheimer's Association

Description:

This list includes regional and local resources on Alzheimer's, including Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Centers, Alzheimer's Disease Community Service Programs, websites for people with Alzheimer's Disease and their families.

Consumer Protection

Consumer Assistance Program (CAP)

Source: Vermont Office of the Attorney General

Description:

This is a place to start with if you feel you have been the target of a consumer scam or fraud, or call (800) 649-2424 or at (802) 656-3183.


Elder Law Project

Source: Vermont Legal Aid

Description:

The Elder Law Project consists of the Senior Citizens Law Project (SCLP) and the Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP), and focuses on the legal needs and problems of seniors. The project provides a full range of legal services including advice, assistance with documents, and representation.

Financial Questions

American Association for Long Term Care Insurance

Source: Vermont Partnership for Long-Term Care

Description:

This program helps Vermont residents prepare financially for the possibility that they will need home care, assisted living support, or care in a nursing home at some point in the future. The program provides financial support for purchase of long-term care insurance as well as certain protection of assets in the event care becomes needed.


SHIP Vermont Hotline

Source: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP Vermont serves older Vermont Residents through its local offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance for those with questions or concerns about Medicare related issues for those who are 65 and over or with disabilities. Trained counselors and volunteers are located in the Area Agencies on Aging. We are here to help you with any questions or problems you have with Medicare or other health insurance, including the Vermont State programs.

Information & Referral

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living - Helpful Resources

Source: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Description:

Online listing for programs and resources for older adults in Vermont. This is a good source for contact information for local offices and organizations serving seniors.


Directory of Local Offices for the Aging - Vermont

Source: State of Vermont - Department of Human Services

Description:

This is your gateway for accessing local programs and services for older adults and caregivers. Each local office listing includes address, phone numbers, and link to the local office website. You may also obtain contact information for your local office on aging by calling the Senior Citizens Help Line, 800-642-5119.

Insurance Questions

SHIP Vermont Hotline

Source: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP Vermont serves older Vermont Residents through its local offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance for those with questions or concerns about Medicare related issues for those who are 65 and over or with disabilities. Trained counselors and volunteers are located in the Area Agencies on Aging. We are here to help you with any questions or problems you have with Medicare or other health insurance, including the Vermont State programs.

Long Term Care

American Association for Long Term Care Insurance

Source: Vermont Partnership for Long-Term Care

Description:

This program helps Vermont residents prepare financially for the possibility that they will need home care, assisted living support, or care in a nursing home at some point in the future. The program provides financial support for purchase of long-term care insurance as well as certain protection of assets in the event care becomes needed.


Choices for Care - Vermont

Source: Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living

Description:

Choices for Care is a Medicaid-funded, long-term care program to pay for care and support for older Vermonters and people with physical disabilities. The program assists people with everyday activities at home, in an enhanced residential care setting, or in a nursing facility.


Long Term Care Ombudsman

Source: Vermont Long Term Care Ombudsman

Description:

The Vermont Ombudsman Project (VOP) 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. It also helps people who receive long term care services in their homes through Choices for Care (CFC).The project improves Vermont’s long term care system through individual complaint resolution, education and administrative and legislative advocacy.The work of the LTCO is supported by an active group of certified volunteers.

Legal Issues

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Vermont and the other forty-nine states.


Consumer Assistance Program (CAP)

Source: Vermont Office of the Attorney General

Description:

This is a place to start with if you feel you have been the target of a consumer scam or fraud, or call (800) 649-2424 or at (802) 656-3183.


Elder Law Project

Source: Vermont Legal Aid

Description:

The Elder Law Project consists of the Senior Citizens Law Project (SCLP) and the Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP), and focuses on the legal needs and problems of seniors. The project provides a full range of legal services including advice, assistance with documents, and representation.


Vermont Advance Directive Form

Source: Vermont Ethics Network

Description:

This online resource page provides background on your advance directives options in Vermont, as well as links that open downloadable and printable versions of the Vermont Health Care Proxy in both long and short form.

Medicaid

Medicaid in the State of Vermont website

Source: Green Mountain Care

Description:

This is the Department of Health's online information source for questions about Medicaid if you live in Vermont. The page covers eligibility requirements, how to apply, what health services are covered, and what co-payments are required, and many other questions regarding Medicaid in Vermont.


SHIP Vermont Hotline

Source: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP Vermont serves older Vermont Residents through its local offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance for those with questions or concerns about Medicare related issues for those who are 65 and over or with disabilities. Trained counselors and volunteers are located in the Area Agencies on Aging. We are here to help you with any questions or problems you have with Medicare or other health insurance, including the Vermont State programs.

Medicare

Medicare Quality of Care Organization for Vermont

Source: OneCare Vermont, Vermont's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization

Description:

OneCare Vermont is about improved health, higher quality, and greater coordination of care for our patients.


SHIP Vermont Hotline

Source: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). SHIP Vermont serves older Vermont Residents through its local offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance for those with questions or concerns about Medicare related issues for those who are 65 and over or with disabilities. Trained counselors and volunteers are located in the Area Agencies on Aging. We are here to help you with any questions or problems you have with Medicare or other health insurance, including the Vermont State programs.

Safety

Fall Prevention Guide and Checklist

Source: Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults

Description:

Visit this page for information and resources Vermont Residents on preventing falls. All materials can be found in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Your Rights

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Source: Vermont Long Term Care Ombudsman

Description:

The Vermont Ombudsman Project (VOP) 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. It also helps people who receive long term care services in their homes through Choices for Care (CFC).The project improves Vermont’s long term care system through individual complaint resolution, education and administrative and legislative advocacy.The work of the LTCO is supported by an active group of certified volunteers.


Medicare Quality of Care Organization for Vermont

Source: OneCare Vermont, Vermont's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization

Description:

OneCare Vermont is about improved health, higher quality, and greater coordination of care for our patients.


Northeast Healthcare Quality Foundation

Source: NHCQF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire

Description:

The Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation (NHCQF) is a non-profit, educational health care organization with a founding purpose to advance, promote, develop and institute patterns of the highest quality of care in northern New England.