MedicalAlert.org: My name is Judith and I am emailing you on behalf of MedicalAlert.org, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of older adults through assistive technologies.
The CDC states falls among older adults are extremely common with an estimated 2.5 million older adults treated for fall injuries in the U.S. every year. An estimated 25,000 of those fall injuries result in death. Justifiably so, 8 out of 10 caregivers are worried about fall prevention for their loved ones.
So we have made it our mission to research personal emergency response system and other assistive technology to find ones that truly enhance the lives of seniors and their families by coupling an independent lifestyle with safety and peace of mind.
You can learn more about our research for families and senior citizens here:
Medical Equipment: Wheelchairs, shower chairs, crutches, canes, bedside commodes, and other medical equipment is available on short-term and permanent basis. We are always looking for wheelchairs and lift chairs that we can lend out. If you are having a hip replaced, knee surgery, or a visitor from out of town we do lend out equipment for short term use. Please give us a call or send us an email with your equipment needs and we will let you know what is available.
Resources and Referrals: We partner with the Central Vermont Council on Aging to provide additional resources for caregiver referrals, fuel assistance, insurance questions, Medicare enrollment, legal support, and more. You can call the Senior Helpline directly at 1-800-642-5119.
Resources and Referrals: Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. If you or someone you know needs Home Health or an appointment at one of the foot clinics at the Senior Center, call (802) 224-2250
Vermont Senior Help Line: (800) 642-5119
Tax Assistance: AARP offers their services from the end of January – the end of March to prepare and answer questions regarding taxes.