Directory of Independence

Care Management/Guardianship

Business

About

KJM Guardianship provides Guardianship for vulnerable adults to protect, support and assist them with whatever life challenges they face. They consult with families who are looking for guidance in caring for a loved one.

Contact

Kathi Monteith (Kathi@kjmguardianship.net)
Erin Zea (Erin@kjmguardianship.net)
802-448-3735
www.kjmguardianship.net

Real Estate and Property Management

Business

About

Ben Durant, the owner of Transitions Real Estate, has the sole focus of helping seniors make their best move possible. He has vast experience with staging that allows him to sell a home for the maximum price while he guides his clients through the complex world of real estate to make their move easy and stress-free. contract him for a no-pressure consultation.

Contact

Ben Durant (Ben@TransitionsVT.com)
(802) 355-6688
www.transitionsvt.com

At Second Act, we do more than pack boxes, we help you sort through a lifetime of memories that your possessions hold. We are the supporting cast that helps you move to a new home or create a customized plan for your living space, so you can better play out the second act of your life.

Donald Rathgeb Jr. (donald.rathgeb@secondactvt.com)
(802) 578-7485
www.secondactvt.com

Clean Slate Home Organizing specializes in helping seniors downsize in a thoughtful way and we believe that it can and should be a calm, satisfying experience. We guide you through the downsizing process with support and encouragement so that when it is time to move to a much smaller space, you feel happy with what you have chosen to bring with you.

Tom Moore Builder is a third generation building and remodeling company located in Underhill, Vermont specializing in green building. Tom Moore is a certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, customizing homes to allow occupants to stay in their homes safely and securely.

Property services and products offered by Workhorse are geared toward our aging community and enable elders to continue living in the comfort of their homes while routine maintenance activities and safety renovations are performed by our trusted staff and skilled contractors.
Contact Keith to discuss how Workhorse can help plan, budget, and manage most tasks around the home and property that are not well suited for yourself or someone your caring for. We also install products for security, monitoring, and accessibility.

Keith DesRoches (keith802@icloud.com)
(802) 488-0351
https://www.workhorse802.com

The Malley Group takes the time to fully understand our Senior client's situation and customize our approach to best fit their needs. We connect clients with our network of affiliated vendors who can be called upon to assist in any maintenance, preparation, moving, repairs or other services to provide peace of mind with such activities. We work with our senior clients and/or family members to simplify and fully explain our selling process at every step. This helps to put our clients at ease with each phase of their transition, resulting in satisfied customers through what is often a stressful time in their life.

Wheel Pad makes home attachments and accessory dwelling units that can rapidly make any property safe, cozy and universally accessible. We aim to help people have more housing choice: whether they are seeking to stay in their home as they age, recover after an accident, or quickly add more square footage for a growing and changing family. Our units can be installed in as little as two weeks.

RJ Adler (rj@wheelpad.com)
(802) 458-7194
www.wheelpad.com

Financial

Business

J Scott Funk

About

Reverse mortgage specialist with nearly 20 years of experience. Offers free no pressure consultations to help clients decide if a reverse mortgage is the right fit.

Contact

J. Scott Funk (sfunk@rfslends.com)
(802) 238-4216
www.vermontfunk.com

Janet Cooper, RICP, of Cooper Financial partners with Baystate Financial, New England’s largest independently owned Financial Advisory firm, to deliver comprehensive financial planning services to its clients; providing solutions in areas such as fee-based financial planning, investment management and insurance risk management.

Our services provide immense value to seniors by tailoring financial plans to meet their unique goals and objectives. Focused on distribution management, lifetime income planning, estate conservation, social security decision making, estate planning, and risk analysis; Cooper Financial is uniquely positioned to assist its Senior Citizen neighbors in the community.

Janet S. Cooper RICP (jcooper@cooperfinancialvt.com)
(802) 264-6615
www.cooperfinancialvt.com/ 

Elder Law Attorneys

Business

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Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in many areas of civil practice, including, but not limited to, civil litigation, family law, employment law and workers’ compensation claims,  banking law, bankruptcy, real estate,  estate planning and probate, elder law and health law, and personal injury law. We also provide alternative dispute resolution services, such as arbitration, facilitation, and mediation.

Contact

Renee Staudinger (reception@vtlawoffices.com)
(802) 863-5538
www.vtlawoffices.com

We are a client-oriented law firm providing a broad range of sophisticated legal services to clients in broad areas of law. Our diverse client base includes local and regional businesses, individuals requiring estate planning and real estate services, as well as lending institutions. Our firm, among other areas of the law, engages in the practice of Long-Term Care Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning.  We serve clients throughout the state from our office in Burlington.

Aimee Cardinal (acardinal@cdbesq.com)
(802) 652-1400
www.cdbesq.com/

Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC focuses solely on Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and Elder Law and strives to provide quality Estate Planning Services. The Attorneys are Members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a national organization comprised of legal professionals concentrating on Estate Planning. Unsworth LaPlante’s mission is to provide peace of mind to clients and their families.

Stephen A. Unsworth (stephen@unsworthlaplante.com)
(802) 879-7133, ext. 101
Ellen B. LaPlante (ellen@unsworthlaplante.com)
(802) 879-7133, ext. 103
www.unsworthlaplante.com

Equipment

Business

 

About

Access Mobility specializes in making homes and commercial buildings accessible inside and out. We sell to and service all of Vermont, upstate New York, and upstate New Hampshire.

Contact

Chad Dewyea
(802) 878-7251
accessmobilityvt@gmail.com
www.accessmobilityvt.com.com

 

Upward Mobility has the biggest showroom for mobility equipment in Vermont. We offer Power Recliners with Lift, Mobility Scooters, Stair Lifts, Ramps, Wheelchairs, Rollators, and more. We have sales and rentals, immediate delivery and installation, and service.

Dr. Susan Vitek (susan@myupwardmobility.com)
(802) 495-0817
www.myupwardmobility.com/

Medical Devices

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Pharmacy

Business

About

Freedom Pharmacy is a locally owned & operated pharmacy right here in the greater Burlington area! Each customer receives customized medication management which includes multi-dose bubble packs (also referred to as blister pack or Medicine-on-Time) helping alleviate the stress that is involved with managing, refilling and staying compliant with taking daily medications/supplements.

Professional Services

Business

Dara Stimson, LICSW

About

Eldercare Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy in your home setting.

Contact

Dara Stimson (darastimson@gmail.com)
(802) 233-7213

Sherry Pidgeon OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, the owner of Home Mobility VT, is an Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified Home Modifications Specialist. An OT evaluates your everyday activity and analyzes how you and your environment work together. Sherry strives to provide solutions that improve a person’s safety and independence in their home with a focus on accessibility and is a Medicare B provider.

Sherry Pidgeon
sherrypidgeon@homemobilityvt.com
(802) 578-3440
homemobilityvt.com