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.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because care homes operate similarly to assisted living communities, states may regulate care homes within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to community records in Vermont.
In Vermont, care homes — sometimes called residential care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or fewer. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.
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.
Over one-fifth of Vermont’s population is over the age of 65. In the 2016 presidential election, Vermont leaned strongly liberal.
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.
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.