Holton Home, Western Ave Brattleboro VT  setting the standard in elder care since 1892


Licensed by the State of Vermont as a residential care home, we provide assistance with daily tasks, giving our residents the freedom to enjoy life and maintain independence. Caring staff are available 24 hours a day to help with personal care and medication. A nurse monitors each resident’s health. Also included in the affordable monthly fee are three delicious meals each day, activities, and housekeeping and laundry services. Holton Home has been a non-profit since 1892.

Around the Halls of Holton Home

I started reading the Book of Joy with residents on November 9th.  It seemed a fitting start to the end of the hostile Presidential campaign and finding joy in our lives is always a good thing.  As soon as I saw that there was a book by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, I knew that I wanted to read it here at Holton Home.  It was very poignant that day, especially following our Wednesday morning guided meditation .

The Book of Joy has opened the hearts of all that have been there to listen and continues to remind us all how important joy is, no matter how hard the circumstances.  “Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression.  Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most

Meet our new Resident Care Administrator

Deb Laflamme is our new Resident Care Administrator!

Deb lives in Greenfield, MA – she has three young children, three cool cats, a lovely golden retriever, and 18 years of experience as an emergency room nurse.  She started at Holton Home on January 30, 2017, and she plans to provide exceptional care to our residents for a long time to come.  To get in touch with her, please call 802-254-4155, email her at nurse@holtonhome.org, or stop by and say hi!

Welcome, Deb!

Strategies for Communicating with the Hearing Impaired

  • Communication with a hearing-impaired person should occur in a quiet environment. Radios, televisions and stereos should be turned down.  Eliminate background noise whenever possible.
  • Face the hearing-impaired person directly. Considerable information is available by watching the lips, facial expressions and gestures of the speaker.
  • Avoid speaking from another room. If you must, call out to the person and tell him or her which room you are in.
  • Before speaking, get the attention of the hard-of-hearing person by calling his or her name, or tapping their shoulder.
  • If the hearing-impaired person has difficulty understanding a particular word or phrase, rephrase the sentence making it shorter and/or simpler.
  • Do not shout. Speak in a normal fashion, but slower.  Words run together when spoken too quickly.  Also, do not elaborate mouth movements or exaggerate the words.
  • Achieve good lighting whenever possible. The light or sun should be shining on the speaker’s face, not in the eyes of the hearing-impaired.
  • Keep your hands away from your face. Distractions produced by eating, chewing gum
It is because of our community of kind friends that Holton Home has been able to provide exceptional service to elders for more than 120 years. Thank you.

Holton Home
158 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Tel: 802.254.4155