The Agency of Human Services envisions a Vermont where our aging population and those with disabilities have the support to pursue opportunity and live with dignity. AHS delivers programs that support these populations to live and thrive within preferred settings.
The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program allows seniors and persons with disabilities to maintain independent living situations. The program is supported by the Department for Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.
|SFY21 PROGRAM BUDGET|
|Primary Appropriation #||3460070000|
|SFY21 Appropriation $$$||$6,152,980|
|Portion ($$$) of Appropriation Dedicated to Program||$6,152,980|
|TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET SFY21||$6,152,980|
|SFY21 PROGRAM ACTUALS|
|FUND: GC (Code: 20405)||$5,673,007|
|TOTAL ACTUAL SFY21||$5,673,007|
The Vermont Traumatic Brain Injury Program supports Vermonters with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, diverting or helping them return from hospitals and rehabilitation facilities to a community-based setting. This program is focused on rehabilitation and driven by participant choice, supporting individuals to achieve their optimum level of independence and to return to work.
The Vermont Traumatic Brain Injury Program serves Medicaid eligible Vermonters with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.
The Vermont Traumatic Brain Injury Program helps Medicaid eligible Vermonters with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries to achieve their optimum level of independence and to return to work.
The Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Services Program promotes the health and well being of older adults through access to nutritious meals, social contacts, nutrition screening, nutrition education, nutrition counseling and other services.
Persons eligible for the OAA Nutrition Services Home Delivered Meals Program are age 60 or over who are unable to leave home without considerable difficulty and/or assistance; and experience a physical or mental condition making them unable to obtain food or prepare meals on a temporary or permanent basis. Also eligible are the spouse, regardless of age, of an eligible person, and individuals under age 60 years of age, with a disability, who reside with an eligible person.
Preference is given to individuals who live in rural communities, are low-income, minority, limited English proficiency and at risk for institutional care.
Nutrition plays an important role in promoting good health and preventing disease. For many older adults nutrition is integral to the management of chronic conditions and recovery from illness or hospitalization. Participants in the Nutrition Services Program receive home delivered meals that provide at least 1/3 of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances and follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Each Area Agency on Aging receives an annual $53,000 grant award. The grant term is two years.
MCO investment expenditures; includes indirect allocations to GC MCO (per DAIL business office):
SFY2022plan SFY2021 SFY2020 SFY 2019 SFY2018 SFY2017 SFY2016
$280,000 $194,042 $257,440 $207,002 $278,305 $277,257 $276,830
Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging build a coordinated response to self-neglect through a variety of activities. These include raising awareness, providing education, training and case management to individuals considered self-neglecting.
Adults, 60 years and older, who can be described as self-neglecting.
The Area Agencies on Aging respond to self-neglect referrals and provide case management services to those who are identified as self-neglecting. Case managers work with individuals who are self-neglecting to develop goals identified by the individual and by use of a risk and safety evaluation tool. Goals may be related to food, shelter, medical/mental/financial health or in other areas. To help achieve these goals community partners and resources are accessed and leveraged. Where resources don't exist, the Area Agencies on Aging work to build awareness and capacity.
Home Share Now Grants:
SFY2019 SFY2018 SFY2017 SFY2016
$147,223 $147,223 $147,223 $147,223
MCO Investment Expenditures for both homesharing programs: includes indirect allocations to GC MCO (per DAIL business office):
SFY2019 Plan SFY2018 est. SFY2017 actual SFY2016 actual
$342,000 $341,000 $340,882 $339,966
Home Share Now facilitates mutually beneficial homeshare matches. Home Share Now’s matching process includes in-person interviews, housing and personal references, employment verification, background screenings, facilitated introductions, a trial period, and written agreements. Home Share Now provides conflict coaching, problem solving, facilitation, written agreements, and mediation for the duration of the match. As of October 31, 2019, Home Share Now is closing. Consumers of Home Share Now will have the option to continue to receive services through HomeShare Vermont's expanded service area.
Home Share Now serves Vermonters in Washington and Orange Counties and a few outlying towns. Most people sharing their homes (hosts) are seniors or persons with disabilities, and many people looking for housing (guests) are financially challenged by market rents or are in a housing transition.
Home Share Now:
HomeShare VT grants:
SFY2022 SFY2021 SFY2020 SFY2019 SFY2018 SFY2017 SFY2016
$280,000 $280,000 $279,163 $179,940 $179,940 $179,940 $179,940
MCO Investment Expenditures for homesharing programs: includes indirect allocations to GC MCO (per DAIL business office):
SFY2022 plan SFY2021 SFY2020 SFY2019 SFY2018 SFY2017 SFY2016
$342,000 $290,034 $308,442 $300,494 $345,105 $340,882 $339,966
HomeShare Vermont provides screening, matching and ongoing support services for older Vermonters and Vermonters with disabilities who wish to continue living in their own homes (hosts), pairing them with others (guests) who are looking for affordable housing. These matches allow people to remain at home and to receive help with yard work, light chores, homemaking services, transportation, or companionship in exchange for reduced rent from the guest.
HomeShare Vermont serves Vermonters who are looking to share housing for mutual benefit. Most people sharing their homes (hosts) are older Vermonters or Vermonters with disabilities. People looking for housing (guests) are financially challenged by market rents or are in housing transitions. HomeShare Vermont serves Chittenden, Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties.