By David Besnette
Vermont is one of those handful of states that provides easy access to State-sponsored data and records on all of it’s licensed assisted living facilities and residential care communities.
This allows YOU – the consumer, to bypass the typical commercial Senior Living site – chock full of ads and questionable information and motives – to instead go straight to the source to access accurate information, through safe and trustworthy sources.
In this research guide you will learn how to get a COMPLETE, non-commercial, Statewide list of Assisted Living & Senior Living Facilities Provided by the State of Vermont.
We will show you how to:
- Access a complete PDF list of ALL Assisted Living Residences Statewide
- Quickly view DIRECT contact information for each facility
- View other State Senior Living Directories including: Nursing Homes; Residential Care; Hospice; Home Health; Hospitals and Rural Health
- How To View Facility Investigations, Surveys and Complaints Reports
- How To File a Complaint
How To Get A COMPLETE List of ALL Assisted Living Facilities in Vermont [Video]:
This is so simple, but highly useful. To access a complete list of Vermont’s Assisted Living Residences, you’ll need to go to the the State’s Department of Licensing & Protection, and then to their Assisted Living Directory page.
The page looks like this:
You’ll notice that this is about as easy as it gets. The File: ALR.PDF will take you to a printable, downloadable list of the State’s Assisted Living Residences.
The list is, at this time, only 3 pages long – which reflects the small size (relatively) of the State of Vermont. The list will look like this:
Data for each facility includes:
- The Facility Name
- Address, and DIRECT Phone number
- Facility ID
- Number of Units, or Capacity
- Designation, i.e. “Special Memory Care Unit” or “Dementia Special Care Unit”
- Maximum Occupancy
- Manager’s name (often accompanied by a direct email address)
Other Directories Available Through the DLP website for the State of Vermont:
The DLP offers Senior Living Facility Lists for a number of other categories of care. You can access each list right here:
View Senior Living Facility Inspections, Surveys & Complaints
Again, very simply, The State of Vermont and the DLP offers a place where the general public can gain access to Assisted Living Survey Statements (another word for “Inspections” or “Investigations.”
As with the lists above, you can also view Inspections & Survey reports for other Facility Types including Nursing Homes, Residential Care Homes, Hospice and more.
The Survey Statements Main Page looks like this:
For this example, I’ll choose “Assisted Living Residence” which will take me to a page listing (by date) all Surveys and Inspections that have occurred. This list goes back many years.
Choosing a facility survey, you’ll be taken to a page with PDF Reports of each survey or inspection. You can download or print them easily.
An example of what a survey report may look like:
How To File A Complaint Against A Senior Living Facility
Vermont makes it very simple for anyone to report issues at a Senior Care facility. Issues may include:
- Resident Rights
- Health & Safety
- Operational Issues
To name a few.
The numbers are as follows:
Adult Protective Services Reporting Line
Healthcare Organization Complaint Reporting Line
Additional Sources of Data, Support & Information
I recommend that you visit the Vermont Health Care Association website if you want to learn more about Assisted Living in Vermont.
They host a Care Provider Search page where you can search for Assisted Living & Nursing Homes statewide.
Facility Videos & Video Tours in Vermont
We encourage any facility with a video tour to send it to us! We’ll include it on this page. At this time, the only video tour we found in Vermont is located in St. Albans: