Adult High Technology services provides skilled nursing care to people age 21 and over living in home-based settings who are eligible for Vermont Medicaid and depend on medical technology to survive. Services include nursing services, coordinated treatments, medical supplies and sophisticated medical equipment. Services are provided through Designated Home Health Agencies.
Vermont’s five Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in partnership with the White River Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) help Veterans to remain in their homes and communities through self-directed services. Eligible Veterans are able to decide how to use a flexible budget to meet their needs where they desire to live.
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.
DAIL contracts with Vermont Legal Aid to operate the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (SLTCOP). The SLTCOP is charged with protecting the safety, welfare and rights of Vermonters in nursing homes, residential care homes, and people using Choices for Care home and community-based services.