Social Services

At Grace Cottage, we understand that hospitalization—whether for acute care or for rehabilitation—is a stressful experience. The Grace Cottage Social Services team is available to help patients and their families deal with the broad range of issues and stresses related to coping with illness and maintaining health. Our caring, dedicated professionals help people solve problems, communicate with their health care teams, and access hospital- and community-based resources.

Our services include:

  • Helping patients and families cope with the impact of illness or injury
  • Supportive counseling and hospice care facilitation
  • Referring families to community-based resources
  • Assisting with financial questions about insurance or care planning
  • Exploring long term care options with patients
  • Helping patients create an advance directive

For more information, contact Jessica Emerson, Director of Admissions, Social Services & Discharge Planning, at (802) 365-3614 or via email at JEmerson@gracecottage.org.

In addition, the Grace Cottage Resource Advocate  offers free, one-on-one appointments for people with questions about health insurance such as Vermont Health Connect.  Our Resource Advocate can also help you apply for free or reduced fee care.  She can assist with applications for food stamps, fuel assistance, housing, and other services.