Since opening in 1903, Gifford has grown in response to the changing community’s health care needs. From birth through old age, Gifford provides services to keep you healthy and active in the community you call home.
Research shows that Vermont is the second oldest state in the country, with the fastest growing segment of the population now over 85 years and older. Gifford in Randolph and the surrounding central Vermont and Upper Valley communities have few options to keep our aging friends and family in the towns they have grown up. With an eye to the future and strategic master facility planning, Gifford is pleased introduce a variety of services, a continuum of care plan to support our aging neighbors.
Adult Day Services provide a social stimulation, medication management, and healthy meals to seniors and the disabled who are not ready for nursing home care but need support to live safely at home. Gifford’s programs are offered in two locations. Project Independence, located in Barre, is Vermont’s first adult day center and serves seniors in Washington and northern Orange counties. Project Independence merged with Gifford in the fall of 2014. The Gifford Adult Day program, located in Bethel, was opened in 1999.
The Menig Nursing Home is Orange County’s only nursing home facility. Home to 30 residents, Menig has been recognized for numerous state and national quality recognitions and resident satisfaction awards. The facility opened in downtown Randolph (attached to Gifford) in 1999 and transitioned in 2015 to its new location in beautiful Randolph Center as the anchor to a larger senior living community being developed, Morgan Orchards.
Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community, a new hilltop community with breathtaking views, is conveniently situated between I-89 and Vermont Technical College and has been designed to meet the needs of seniors as they age. The Menig Nursing Home, which opened in May 2015, was followed in 2017 by the first of several planned independent living buildings and an assisted living facility. The multi-phase project has been years in the making and responds to the growing need of aging in place.