Participant Services

We are social workers, nurses, psychologists and educators with over 40 years of experience supporting individuals with disabilities to live in the community. Vermont Comforts of Home provides individualized care and support to those who need it.

Care Coordination

  • Create an individualized plan of care.
  • Schedule and coordinate medical care and appointments.
  • Ensure safe medication management.
  • Match individuals with caring and qualified Home Care Providers in the home community.
  • Connect participants to resources and needed supports in the greater community.

Shared Living

When you are no longer able to live in your own home, one of our skilled home care providers may offer just the right home for you. Our goal is to tailor services to the unique needs of each participant in the Vermont Comforts of Home program.

Who is qualified for the program?

If you are 18 years of age or older and require a nursing home level of care; extensive assistance with any of the following: medical care, personal care, taking medications, mobility, decision-making, safely accessing the community, you may qualify for this program.

We have found that many people who require this level of support, want to remain in the community. While living in their own home for a variety of reasons is no longer an option, sharing a home with one of our providers is the perfect alternative.

What does this cost?

Most of our participants are eligible for Medicaid, which pays for most of these services. If someone is not eligible for Medicaid, there is a private pay option. A participant is required to contribute funds toward Room and Board. Typically, this is paid with Social Security Income and is approximately $700 per month. This amount may be negotiated with the provider.

How are participants placed?

The key to the success of this program is finding the right match of participant and provider. We work with each person to learn about their personal preferences, ideal setting, and then work to find someone and a location that will work for them.

Typically, there are only one of our participants living in the home with the provider. In some cases, when it works for everyone, there may be a second participant in the home. There are never more than 2 participants in one person’s home.

Every participant has a Care Coordinator that continues to work with them to ensure their needs are being met. Care Coordinators stay in regular contact and conduct monthly home visits.

Vermont Comforts of Home is in several locations across Vermont and we work to identify the perfect match both in providers and location for those we serve. We are currently working in Chittenden, Orange, Addison, Washington, Windham, Windsor, and Caledonia counties.

If you would like additional information, please contact us.