Choices for Care is a Medicaid-funded, long-term care program to pay for care and support for older Vermonters and people with physical disabilities. The program assists people with everyday activities at home, in an enhanced residential care setting, or in a nursing facility.

Support includes hands-on assistance with eating, bathing, toilet use, dressing, and transferring from bed to chair; assistance with tasks such as meal preparation, household chores, and medication management and increasing or maintaining independence.

A second program is for Moderate Needs individuals who need minimal assistance to remain at home. This program offers limited case management, adult day services, and/or homemaker service.

CASE MANAGEMENT

A  registered nurse or social worker from the BAVNAH office will be your case manager who can assist you in gaining access to medical, social, financial and other supportive services, and will manage those services for you. Your Case Manager will meet with you wherever you are. We will do an initial assessment and determine the number of hours of care and services available to you and begin discussing financial paperwork

Even if you choose to hire a private caregiver, BAVNAH can still provide case management services through Choices for Care. We can even provide information and assistance to your caregivers to enable them to assist in your care.

WHY CHOOSE VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region?

When you choose a case manager from Bennington VNA & Hospice, you have an entire health team at your disposal, including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, home health aides, social workers and nutritionists.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

As a Medicare certified home health care agency as well as a Choices for Care provider, BAVNAH offers you continuity of care. This means your BAVNAH Case Manager can quickly alert the home care team of any changes in your condition or circumstances before things get worse.  By taking a proactive stance, we can better manage your care, respond quickly to medical needs and help you remain independent for as long as possible.

Your BAVNAH Case Manager will visit you every 60 days and can be called at any time.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Vermont resident;
  • Be at least 65 years old OR at least 18 years old with a physical disability;
  • Meet the financial criteria; and
  • Meet the clinical criteria for nursing home level of care.

For more information about our Choices for Care program, please contact:

Marlee Mason
Choices for Care Manager
(802) 770-1600
mmason@ravnah.org

If you do not qualify for Medicaid, you may pay privately for services available from CarePlus, BAVNAH’s private care program. For information on the CarePlus program, click here or call 802.770.1600.