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Vermont Memory Care Facilities

Vermont is near last in a few categories such as its population (with only 600,000+ it’s the second smallest state in the U.S.), order in the U.S. alphabet and also it is often overlooked because of its extreme northern placement. However, those trends end there, as Vermont is very much underrated in terms of its quality of living for seniors. Though not nearly as discussed as most of the rest of the New England states, Vermont is granted the same premium healthcare as well as quieter living circumstances.

Memory Care in Vermont - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

Vermont is one of two northeastern states (the other one being Maine) that ranks outside the Top 10 for most expensive. While not far behind the Top 10 list, Vermont Alzheimer’s care facilities are substantially lower in monthly cost than practically every other state in the region. The biggest problem with dementia care homes in Vermont is the lack of selection. In such a small state, with no big cities, Vermont lacks some of the variety of other New England states. But if you can find a room, you can expect to pay lower than average monthly costs for the area.

The Top 3 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Vermont based on Monthly Median Price:

  1. Bennington, VT                 $4,785
  2. Windsor, VT                      $4,985
  3. Shelburne, VT                   $5,965

The Top 3 Most Affordable Counties in Vermont for Alzheimer’s Care based on Monthly Median Average:

  1. Bennington County            $4,795         
  2. Windsor County                $4,990
  3. Chittenden County            $5,965

Vermont Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have confounded researchers and medical experts for years. The extremely difficult cognitive diseases present a number of issues and a cure to solve them remains elusive. However, with that being said, the current care for dementia has improved dramatically. Today, dementia care homes in Vermont and other parts of the nation are revolutionarily changing the way residents are treated.

Dementia not only occurs in various stages, but in each stage the daily mood and behavior can be radically different. One of the most confusing things about the disease is some days, or even weeks, it doesn’t seem like anything is wrong and the memory is very strong, while other days are practically tough and challenging. When you watch after a loved one by yourself these daily swings are difficult to prepare for.

However, in a safe and secure Vermont memory care community, the progress (as well as fallbacks) can be closely monitored as well as handled by highly trained staff that is very knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Along with daily activities that can help stimulate brain function either in a personal or group setting, staff can also help contribute to well-being by providing nutritional meals, various entertainment, peaceful settings (indoors and outdoors) for residents to relax, means to spend time in a room if they are feeling down or not wanting to socialize at the moment, and more.

Dealing with dementia involves teamwork, and with a full staff of trained caregivers working around the clock and communicating with families, loved ones can witness high quality of life and behavioral improvements, thanks to the wide range of services offered at memory care homes in Vermont.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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