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Community Resources

Foley Cancer Center social workers, patient service representatives and other staff can provide patients and family members with referrals to a vast array of community services and agencies, including:

  • Bayada Home Health Care and Hospice. Bayada Home Health Care and Hospice assists with direct care in the home for people who are homebound. Call 802.775.7272 to learn more.
  • Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council. A private, non-profit dedicated to developing and promoting self-sufficiency by assisting residents with housing, nutrition and other services. Call 800.717. BROC or 802.775.0878 to learn more.
  • Bridges & Beyond. A volunteer program that supports independent living by providing eligible residents of all ages with non-medical support and assistance, including companionship, shopping, errands, light housecleaning, telephone reassurance and local transportation. Sponsored by Rutland Community Programs and affiliated with the Community Care Network. Call 802.747.3710 for more information.
  • Council on Aging. Provides assistance with health insurance, housing, transportation, prescriptions, nutrition, home and nursing home care, and other services to people over age 60. For more information, call the Foley Cancer Center’s Council on Aging liaison at 802.747.1693, or the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 802.786.5991 or 800.642.5119.
  • Easy Transitions. Provides companionship and personal care, light housekeeping and meal preparation assistance to those who do not require nursing supervision. Call 802.747.4899 for details.
  • Meals on Wheels. A weekday meal delivery program for disabled and homebound adults. For people over age 60, the service is coordinated by the Vermont Council on Aging at 802.786.5990. For those under age 60, the program is run by the Vermont Center for Independent Living at 800.639.1522.
  • Professional Nursing Services. Traditional home health care provided by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, licensed nurse’s aide or personal care attendant. For more information, call 802.775.7272 or 800.444.NURSE.
  • Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH). A professional, non-profit organization that provides greater Rutland residents with home and community-based healthcare services, including hospice/palliative care, homemaker services and continuous care. For more information, call 802.775.0568 or 800.244.0568.
  • Rutland Free Clinic. Provides non-emergency medical care to people without health insurance at 145 State Street, Rutland. Services include routine medical and dental exams, sick visits, speech and occupational therapy, nutrition counseling and a women’s health clinic. Call 802.775.1360 to make an appointment.
  • Social Security Office. Contact the Rutland County Social Security Office at 802.775.0893 or 800.325.0778 for information about disability benefits, including Supplementary Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance. The office is located in the Asa Bloomer Building, Merchants Row, Rutland.
  • Transportation. Several agencies provide help getting to and from doctor appointments, as well as with other transportation needs, including:
    • Marble Valley Regional Transit District – All buses are equipped with wheelchair accessible lifts. Call 802.773.3244.
    • Medicaid Transportation – Available to Medicaid patients for medical appointments only. Call 802.773.8682 or 800.334.3191.
    • “Dial-a-Ride” and Demand Response Service – Available to anyone, but requires at least 24-hour notice. Cost is $2.50 one-way for Rutland city; $6.50 one-way for Rutland Town, West Rutland, Mendon, Proctor and Clarendon. Call 802.773.8682.
    • One-2-One – Volunteer program providing transportation to physically challenged adults on Medicaid and seniors 60 and older, sponsored by Rutland Community Programs in affiliation with the Community Care Network. Call 802.775.8219 or 802.775.4318.
  • Vermont Department of Economic Services. Provides food stamps, Medicaid, prescription help and other services to eligible residents. For food stamps and all health-related programs, contact the department’s Rutland office in the Asa Bloomer Office Building, Merchants Row, 802.786.5800 or 800.775.0516. Health related questions can also be addressed at the Waterbury office, 103 South Main Street, 800.529.4060. For fuel assistance, contact the Waterbury office at 800.479.6151.
  • Vermont Medication Bridge Program. Helps needy and uninsured residents obtain free or low-cost  prescription drugs from major drug companies’ patient assistance programs. Call 866. 887.4276 or email kmcull@sover.net for details.
  • Veterans Benefits/Counseling. A counselor is at the Dodge House Rutland Office, 95 Crescent Street, every Tuesday during regular business hours. Drop in or call 802.259.2908 for an appointment.
  • Vermont 2-1-1. A database of state-wide resources that can be accessed by telephone by dialing 2-1-1 or on the internet by visiting at www.vermont211.org. Sponsored by the United Ways of Vermont, the service is designed to provide residents with referrals to, and information about, government programs, community organizations, support groups and other resources.
  • Vermont-based information, support and resources are also available through several national organizations, including:

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.7111

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