Our assisted living and memory care community is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood in the southern end of Burlington. We have beautifully landscaped grounds that include large flower and vegetable gardens, a gazebo and many areas for our residents to enjoy being outside. We are just minutes away from the University of Vermont Medical Center and the many activities and cultural offerings of the city.
The original part of The Converse Home was built in 1799 as a private mansion and, as one of the oldest buildings in the city, holds a place on the Historic Register. Established in 1886 as a private, non-profit organization, we are well known for our warm, welcoming and home-like atmosphere.
At The Converse Home your monthly fee includes your own private apartment with a wide range of services and amenities for your daily needs and enjoyment.
- 24-hour Staffing
- Medication Management
- Call Pendant System
- Assistance with Personal Care
- Three Delicious Meals a Day and Snacks
- Health Promotion and Daily Exercise Program
- Social, Recreational and Cultural Programs
- Scheduled Local Transportation
- Weekly Housekeeping and Personal Laundry Services
- All Utilities included (except telephone)
- Wireless Internet
- Apartment Maintenance and Repair
First time visitors often say “I feel like I am in someone’s home”… and that is just the feeling The Converse Home strives to create for each of our residents. Gardenview, our memory care community, offers specialized services for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
Our Gardenview community was designed specifically for those with memory impairments. Special design features include lighting that prevents shadows on the floor, “memory” shelves outside each resident’s room, and a bright open space for community life programs. Gardenview staff know each resident and promote person centered care through individual care plans and community life programs. The Converse Home Gardenview staff provide excellent care in a safe and joyful environment.
In addition to the services and amenities that all residents of The Converse Home enjoy, Gardenview features:
- A small community of 16 private rooms with private baths
- A secure environment
- Structured routine around the activities of daily life
- Higher staff-to-resident ratio
- A specially designed garden with a walking path
Best Friends™ is a philosophy of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. This comprehensive approach is grounded in the understanding that relationships are supremely important in dementia care and require the essential elements of friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor. The Best Friends approach is completely person-centered and flexible enough to adapt to each person’s remaining strengths and abilities. World renowned for its value and simplicity, it has become recognized as a best practice when working with people with dementia
Meal time is an important part of the day at Converse Home. Our chefs prepare three delicious and nutritious meals daily which are served in our beautiful, restaurant style dining room. Breakfast is cooked to order and there is a choice of entrees at our noon and evening meals. Our country kitchen is stocked with fresh fruit, coffee, milk, juices and other snacks and is available to our residents 24 hours a day.