New England charm, progressive laws and spectacular, four-season scenery can all be expected in Vermont. This sliver of a state in the northeast has much to offer for anyone considering independent living. Vermont’s beauty also lies in its proximity to three world-class cities. Montreal, New York City and Boston are well within a day's drive and offer Vermonters the chance to enjoy urban activities when desired yet still living in the rural charms of the Green Mountain State. Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, boating, gardening and golfing are all found easily in Vermont.
Independent Living in Vermont Defined
Vermont independent living is a good choice for anyone who wants a quite and safe rural lifestyle while still having access to major health facilities. Vermont has a slightly higher tax rate compared to many other states (8% sales tax), but the taxes balance out with the level of social services available. Designed for the retiree who wants to enjoy retirement living free from the hassles of single-family home ownership, independent living caters to seniors in good health who are self-sufficient and can take care of themselves without help. Seniors who need daily assistance with life’s personal activities such as dressing, cooking or cleaning would be better suited to an assisted living facility, which provides around-the-clock support services. You can find Vermont assisted living facilities in our Assisted Living category. Seniors with chronic and/or severe health conditions that require 24-hour medical monitoring and skilled nursing care should consider a nursing home. You can find Vermont nursing homes in our Nursing Homes category.
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