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. The primary focus is on managing Medicaid funded long-term services and supports and as well as services provided through the Older American’s Act and Vermont’s State Plan on Aging.
Organizational Structure and Staffing
As of November 2022, the Adult Services Division (ASD) consisted of thirty-eight (41) positions.
Director’s Office (3 positions): The director’s office is responsible for the oversight of all ASD operations and budget as well as overseeing the Vermont Action Plan for Aging Well.
Long-Term Services & Supports Unit (22 positions): The Long-Term Services & Supports Unit manages the day to day operations, policy and planning work for Medicaid funded long-term services and supports services to adults 18 and older with physical disabilities or needs related to aging. Programs include Choices for Care, Brain Injury Program, Attendant Services Program and Adult High Technology.
Money Follows the Person Project Team (5 positions): The Money Follows the Person (MFP) team is responsible for management of the federally funded MFP project grant and related initiatives.
Quality Management Unit (5.5 positions): The Quality Management Unit is responsible for assuring that all Case Management, Adult Day and Brain Injury providers are certified according to Vermont standards. The unit also manages critical incident reporting, manages the ASD Score Card performance measures and ongoing relations with program stakeholders.
State Unit on Aging (4 positions): The State Unit on Aging is responsible for management and oversight of the Vermont State Plan on Aging and the Older American’s Act and related services. This includes Aging and Disabilities Resource Connections, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, nutrition services, caregiver supports and health and wellness programs.