In 2011, DAIL was awarded a five year $17.9 million “Money Follows the Person” (MFP) grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The grant was continued effective April 1, 2016 though September 30, 2019 with an additional $8 million. The goal of the MFP grant is to work together with the Choices for Care Program to help people living in nursing facilities to overcome barriers that have prevented them from moving to their preferred community-based setting.
In 2011, DAIL was awarded a five year $17.9 million “Money Follows the Person” (MFP) grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help people living in nursing facilities overcome barriers to moving to their preferred community-based setting.
Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults and that Vermont was ranked 41st in the nation with regards to the % of adults 65 and older who had reported falling in the last 12 months? (America’s Health Rankings Senior Report)
The Adult Services Division, an arm of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, shares in the mission to "Make Vermont the best state in which to grow old or to live with a disability - with dignity, respect and independence." As a part of that mission, ASD is responsible for a full array of long-term services and supports for older Vermonters and adults with physical disabilities.