SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Nancy Baker and Rebecca Sleeman live at Cathedral Square in South Burlington. Sleeman has lung problems, but she’s able to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to a program called SASH.

“Feeling of security, maybe we can stay in our homes longer and still be watched and have a place to live,” Sleeman said.

SASH stands for Support and Services at Home. It’s a program aimed to reduce costs Medicare spends on seniors. Participants say SASH helps coordinate doctor visits to their homes and they have health services available to them at all times.

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