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Adult Day Services

10/18/07 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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More and more seniors are turning to adult day centers as a way to remain independent. The centers offer daily respite for caregivers, and provide meals, activities, and in Vermont, medical services. However, funding is a challenge. Medicaid covers a majority of expenses, but a recent MetLife study cites Vermont as having the highest adult day costs in the country. We look at what those numbers mean, and how adult day centers fit into the future of elderly care.

Also, cases of theft or diversion of patients' drugs by medical health personnel are on the rise. And the attorney general's office is taking new steps to crack down on it. We talk with Vermont Assistant Attorney General Linda Purdy.

And, a new exhibit at Dartmouth College showcases human hair.

 

Senior Help Line - (800) 642-5119

To request a copy of the video, Drug Diversion in Vermont:  When Healing Hands Harm, call 802-241-4440   

Related Links

List of Vermont's Adult Day Centers Vermont Division of Disability and Aging Services Vermont State Standards for Adult Day Centers MetLife Market Survey of Adult Day Services
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