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State seeks volunteers to assist at long-term care facilities, Covid response

The state of Vermont is experiencing a shortage of nurses and caregivers for both paid and volunteer positions and is calling on volunteers and professionals to do all they can to help.

The Vt. Dept. of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) has contracted with TLC Home Care, a staffing agency based in Williston, to support emergency long term care facility staffing needs caused by Covid providing for emergency staffing deployment of up to 40 staff (RNs, LPNs, LNAs, and unlicensed caregiver/supports), specific to long-term care.

According to the state, the contract is a solution to augment critical staffing shortfalls, which arise in long-term care facilities when an outbreak situation is identified and staffing is impacted by the virus.  It is short-term and not intended to solve all staffing concerns, yet will meet crucial needs to bridge gaps for Covid-19 outbreaks.

Additionally, Vermonters – clinical and non – are needed to fill roles on Vermont’s volunteer Medical Reserve Corps and SerVermont programs to meet various Covid-19 related needs. For more information,  visit covidstaffing.vermont.gov.

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