Our Long-Term Care department provides high quality, non-medical supportive services to individuals eligible for the Choice for Care Program and choose to remain living independently at home.
Choices for Care is a state-funded Medicaid program that provides long-term care services to participants 18 years of age and older. Vermont’s Department of Disability, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) oversees the Choices for Care program, which serves two groups: a Moderate Needs group and a High/Highest Needs group.
Long-Term Care for Adults
The Long-Term Care Department at University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice currently provides case management, personal care, companionship/respite and/or homemaker services to clients on the Choices for Care program.
Clients that receive Moderate Needs services must meet certain state clinical and financial guidelines and are evaluated by a case manager. Clients are eligible for up to six hours of help with homemaking tasks, such as light housekeeping, simple meal preparation, laundry and weekly grocery shopping at the nearest chain grocery store. Every client has access to quarterly case management visits.
Clients that receive High/Highest Needs services are deemed eligible for “nursing home level of care” and choose to receive their long-term care services in their home setting. To qualify for this level of service, a client must be found clinically eligible by a nurse that works for DAIL as well as financially eligible for Long Term Care Medicaid. Eligible clients receive help with personal care services like bathing, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene and transferring, in addition to homemaking assistance. Clients also receive monthly case management visits, financial help to purchase equipment or make home modifications, funding for a personal emergency response system like Lifeline, and companionship time.
To learn more about long-term care and the Choices for Care program, please contact Christie Randall, Long-Term Care Manager at (802) 860-4495 for more information.