WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has received an $18 million federal grant to help it pursue a program designed to get disabled residents the care they need at home, rather than in long-term care facilities.
The Money Follows the Person Program allows a transfer of services for disabled Vermonters when they move from institutional settings back into the community.
The state Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living got a demonstration grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to launch the program last year and is implementing it statewide now.
Anyone receiving Vermont Medicaid and living in a nursing facility can apply for the program.
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