Nursing Homes 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.

There are more than 15 nursing homes in Vermont. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of nursing homes in Vermont to help you find the community that fits your needs and budget.

The median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in Vermont is about $11,300, according to Genworth. The median monthly cost for a semi-private room is about $10,700.

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Vermont Nursing Home Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.

Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Vermont.

In Vermont, nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

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)
  • Average winter temperature: °F
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