There are a number of organizations offering help in this area. Explore the links below.
Vermont Attorney General
The office of the Vermont Attorney General can try to help you resolve a complaint about a business that you purchased from. While this is not a formal legal process, it does often help.
Vermont Ethics Network
Visit for forms and information about topics such as Advance Care Directives, the right to refuse treatment, physican-asssisted death, and other topics in medical decision-making and medical ethics.
Adult Protective Services
APS is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. They also provide education and referrals.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Under the Vermont Dept. of Disabilities and Aging, the ombudsmen’s primary responsibility is to investigate and resolve complaints on behalf of Vermonters who are in nursing homes, in residential care homes, or using Choices for Care. They also provide information and consultations to individuals and organizations.
Office of Public Guardian
Under the Vermont Dept. of Disabilities and Aging, the Office of Public Guardian provides public guardianship where there is no friend or family member to serve as guardian. The Office of Public Guardian is also available to provide information to the public about guardianship and its alternatives, and to assist private guardians in understanding and carrying out their duties.