Assisted Living in Vermont

Vermont is primarily known for its scenic natural beauty, famous covered bridges, and popularity as a vacation and skiing destination. And yes, it’s also known for maple syrup - Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States. Vermont’s expansive, serene woodlands, snowy peaks, and charming cities like Burlington make “The Green Mountain State” a perfect retirement destination.

Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 10 assisted living facilities in Vermont. The median monthly cost of assisted living in Vermont is about $5,500.

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Vermont Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted living communities are regulated by the Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Vermont is rated as moderate. You can use the state’s Facility Lists to research assisted living facilities and their violation histories.

In Vermont, assisted living facilities are state-licensed residences that combine housing with health and supportive services to support resident independence and aging in place. At a minimum, assisted living residences shall offer, within a homelike setting, a private bedroom, private bath, living space, kitchen capacity, and a lockable door. Assisted living shall promote resident self-direction and active participation in decision-making while emphasizing individuality, privacy, and dignity.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Vermont is considered to be less affordable than the national average. Vermont is rated above average in every index category. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 119
  • Groceries: 111
  • Housing: 127
  • Utilities: 120
  • Transportation: 120


Over one-fifth of Vermont’s population is over the age of 65. In the 2016 presidential election, Vermont leaned strongly liberal.

2016 Presidential Election

  • Voted Democratic: 57%
  • Voted Republican: 30%
  • Voted third party: 13%


  • Median age: 43
  • Over the age of 55: 35%
  • 2018 population: 626,299
  • 2020 population: 629,862
  • Estimated 2025 population: 638,859


  • 21% regularly attend a religious service
  • 59% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 854 congregations
  • There are 88 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Vermont has a warm summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the state experiences hot and muggy summers, cold winters, and four distinct seasons with an average amount of rainfall throughout the year. During winter the state receives a significant amount of snowfall, leading to its reputation as a prime skiing destination.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 72%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 8” (August)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 36 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 44 in May (Good)

Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 43°F
  • Average summer temperature: 65°F
  • Typical summer high: 84°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 46°F (June)
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