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Older Vermonters and Family Caregiver Services (Older Americans Act)

The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides funding for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Vermonters to remain as independent as possible and to be active and contributing members of their community.

The OAA also provides a range of services to family caregivers to support them to continue in this essential role. The Older Americans Act focuses on improving the lives of older adults and family caregivers in areas of income, housing, nutrition, health, employment, retirement, and social and community services.




Services Include


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  • Older adults age 60 and over
  • Family caregivers (of any age) of older adults
  • Older relative caregivers of children under age 18


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Providers of Services

  • Area Agencies on Aging
    Area Agencies on Aging provide support to people 60 and older in their efforts to remain active, healthy, financially secure, and in control of their own lives.

If you do not know which of these agencies provides services in your area, call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 for assistance.


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Program Contacts

  • State Unit on Aging Director
    Angela Smith-Dieng
  • Phone: (802) 241-0309
  • Dementia Respite, and National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
    Dementia Project Director - Mary Woodruff
    Phone: (802) 241-0529
  • Nutrition Programs (Food and Nutrition), and Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
    Mary Woodruff
    Phone: (802) 241-0529


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Policies & Guidelines

  • Case Management Reference Manual and Study Guide (June 2007) (Updated October 2008)
    This study guide should help you prepare for the Case Management Certification Exam. It is not intended to be a training guide to become a Case Manager. It should be used in addition to the core training and orientation you have completed through your agency.
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Time Study
    FFY08 AAA Time Study Instructions and Spreadsheet
    NAPIS Reporting Instructions and Spreadsheet


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  • DAIL-DDAS Service Codes and Rates
    Service Codes and Rates for all DAIL-DDAS services, includes Choices for Care, Adult Day services, Traumatic Brain Injury and Developmental Disabilities Services, Children's Personal Care and High Technology Home Care, and services for Older Vermonters.
  • FFY08 Food Stamp Outreach
      Time Study Results - October 1-31, 2007
  • US Administration on Aging (AOA) Strategic Action Plan FY 2007 - 2012 (April 2007)
    AoA’s previous Strategic Action Plan provided a framework for modernizing the role of the Aging Services Network in long-term care. This modernization strategy was designed to strengthen the Network’s role in advancing systemic changes in long-term care at the state and community-level. This Strategic Action Plan for 2007-2012 continues the focus on modernizing the Aging Services Network’s role in long-term care, and gives particular attention to implementing the new provisions contained in the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006.
  • Napis State Program Report (2006)
    Annual state program report to the Administration on Aging, describing services provided by Area Agencies on Aging and the people served.
  • Vermont State Plan on Aging (Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017)
    This plan reflects the Agency of Human Services’ vision that Vermonters are healthy, safe and achieve their greatest potential for well-being and personal independence in healthy, safe and supportive communities as well as the Department’s commitment to increasing investments in community-based systems of long-term services and supports, to increasing consumer flexibility and choice and ensuring that older adults and individuals with disabilities have easy access to well-coordinated and effective services that promote healthy aging and independent living.
  • Consumer Satisfaction Survey Reports


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Manuals and Guidelines


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Case Management

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National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)


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