Long Term Services and Supports

Traumatic Brain Injury Program

In 1991, the Department of Aging and Disabilities and the Department of Social Welfare began the operation of a three-year pilot project offering community-based rehabilitative services. The goal of this program was to divert people from facility placement and/or return Vermonters with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury from out-of-state facilities. Prior to the development of this service, people were placed in expensive out of state facilities, often there for years, with little hope of returning to their home communities.

Choices for Care Program

Choices for Care (High/Highest) provides a package of long-term services and supports to Vermonters who are age 18 years and over and need nursing home level of care. People who need nursing home level of care typically require extensive or total assistance on a daily basis with personal care. Eligible people choose where to receive their services: in their home, in their family’s home, an Adult Family Care home, Enhanced Residential Care or nursing facility. People must meet a clinical and financial eligibility for long-term care Medicaid in Vermont.

Attendant Services Program

The Attendant Services Program (ASP) supports personal care services for adults with a “severe and permanent disability” who need physical assistance with activities of daily living (such as bathing, getting dressed and eating) to remain in their homes. Applicants must be able to direct their own attendant care services. Payroll and employer services occur through a Fiscal Employer Services Agency called ARIS Solution.

Aging & Disability Resource Connections-No Wrong Door

Vermont’s Aging Disabilities Resource Connections (ADRC) initiative provides people of all ages, disabilities, and incomes with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about long term services and supports.  ADRC builds on the infrastructure of eight ‘core partners’. These core partners include the five Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), the Brain Injury Association of Vermont (BIAVT), and Vermont 211.

ICD10 Implementation

The International Classification Diseases (ICD) is a coding system used to specify diagnosis and related procedures when billing for related medical services. The US Federal government, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has mandated the use of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedure coding throughout the healthcare system effective October 2015.

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Adult Services Division Central Office

Phone: (802) 241-0294

FAX: (802) 241-0385

Address:

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
Adult Services Division
280 State Drive, HC2 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-2070

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Megan Tierney-Ward, Division Director
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2070
Voice: (802) 241-0294
Fax: (802) 241-0385
For Telecommunications Relay Service: Dial 711

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