VTDigger is well positioned to work with Vermont Care Partners to promote the much needed services of its sixteen respective member agencies which, includes NCSS. They also understand how important it is for our elected officials to know how to support the needs of vulnerable Vermonters.
This thirteen week series is a collaboration produced by members of the Vermont Care Partners statewide network of sixteen non-profit, community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disability support.
Below is the seventh installment of the series from Upper Valley Services that focuses on the shared living experience and importance that it makes in the lives of the clients that are served.
Vermont Comforts of Home- Alternative Care for Vermonters
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Vermont Comforts of Home offers an alternative to nursing home placement for Vermonters 18 and older who qualify for nursing home level of care. Our goal is to offer a home environment with a person or family who are willing to share their home and provide the necessary supports. Typically, this happens when someone is no longer able to live in their own home without support due to medical and personal care needs which often comes with advanced age.
Vermont Comforts of Home began as a collaboration between Upper Valley Services and Lincoln Street Inc. Upper Valley Services and Lincoln Street are agencies authorized by the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living to offer Adult Family Care through Vermont’s Choices for Care program. Both agencies have over 36 years’ experience delivering high quality, individualized, and person-centered supports in home settings.
Dignity, respect, and autonomy are at the core of Upper Valley Services’ Vermont Comforts of Home program. Read more…
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