Senior Assisted Living Costs in Central Vermont | The Residence at Otter Creek


You’d be surprised at how affordable senior living can be, especially when you compare it to the day-to-day costs of maintaining a home (To compare assisted living costs to the cost of living at home, click here: Let’s Compare). Most people find that when comparing their household expenses to senior living costs the difference can be nominal.

All services can also be tailored on a day-to-day basis to adjust to changing needs.

Enhanced Independent and Assisted Living

Independent Starting At: Assisted Starting At:
One-Bedroom $3,455 Studio $6,200
Two-Bedroom $5,020 One-Bedroom $7,020
The Cottages $4,500 Two-Bedroom $7,615
Second Person Fee $860 Second Person Fee $1,855

One-Time Community Fee $2,500

Basic Services & Amenities

  •  Private apartment
  • Healthcare professionals regularly on-site.
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Weekly linen laundry service
  • 24-hour trained staff
  • Emergency response system
  • Utilities (heat, A/C, electric & water)
  • Two nutritious meals daily  Full calendar of social, recreational & cultural activities
  • Wellness activities, including fitness, exercise & health clinics
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Parking
  • Maintenance

Enhanced Assisted Living Services

All Assisted Living residents also receive up to forty-five minutes per-day of Personal Care Assistance with the activities of daily life, including self-administered medication management.

Additional Services Available for a Fee

  • Personal laundry Service
  • Meal tray service to apartments; Guest meals & catering for small parties
  • Hairdressing & barber services
  • Additional personal care
  • Private telephone & cable television

Reflections Memory Care

Monthly Rates Starting At:
The Meadows $8,190 (Studio)
$8,415 (One-Bedroom)
The Haven $8,640
Second Person Fee (Meadows) $1,890

One-Time Community Fee $2,500

The Reflections Program is designed in two tiers: The Meadows is an open neighborhood for residents with early-stage memory needs, while The Haven is a secure neighborhood for residents with more advanced memory or cognitive impairments. Featuring the Four Pillars of Engagement model pioneered by LCB in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the focus of the program is to build on strengths and skills through a host of specially planned, non-pharmacological therapeutic activities and services which preserve self-esteem, maximize independence and enhance the personal satisfaction of the resident’s mind, body & spirit.

Residents participating in the Reflections Program have the assistance of a specially-trained interdisciplinary staff which includes licensed nurses administering medications. The residential environment is designed to enhance the daily functioning of residents by providing familiar, secure, structured and dedicated accommodations in a small home-like setting for these residents. Residents have access to their own dining room, living room, and lounge, and participate in selected programs with our larger population.

Reflections Program Components:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living/Medication management
  • Meadows: Up to 45 minutes/day
  • Haven: Up to 1 hour/day
  • Three nutritious meals per day
  • Full calendar of social & recreational & cultural activities
  • Hourly resident checks 
  • 24-Hour supervision by trained Staff
  •  Wellness activities including fitness, exercise and regularly scheduled health clinics
  • Housekeeping services
  • Personal laundry services
  • Secured outdoor courtyard area


We also accept the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit for qualified residents along with many long-term care policies. For further information, click here, or contact our sales team.

Long-term Care (LTC) Insurance and Reverse Mortgages are also important to consider during the process of finding a senior living community. For further information on LTC Insurance, click here. For further information on Reverse Mortgages, click here.

Tax Deductibility of Alzheimer’s Care
Many families request information regarding the tax deductibility of assisted living rent for Alzheimer’s residents. Unfortunately, because each resident’s circumstances and care needs are unique, we can’t provide you with a specific answer. While we can’t give you specific advice, we can provide you with the information below, which is being circulated within the assisted living industry. As the information indicates, if you qualify, your rent may be deductible as an itemized medical expense and deductible from taxable income, to the extent it exceeds 7.5% of gross income. To determine if you qualify we encourage you to review the enclosed material and speak with your tax advisor and physician.

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