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Some Montanans age 55+ have thought about future housing needs, while others may have been dealing with a change for a parent or other loved one. Where to start can be overwhelming. Staying in the home or going to a senior apartment with agency assistance works for some, while others need more care. This guide is designed to help you learn about the options available and connect with resources and providers.

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This issue has tips on living independently at home, increasing good balance and how respite care can help. This stage of life frequently means downsizing and estate planning, and we’ll you get started. We’re providing you contact information for Medicaid, the State Ombudsmen, Legal issues, Veterans Benefits and the Area Councils on Aging. “State Licensed Residential Listings” includes all of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services’ licensed Assisted Living, Adult Day Care, Retirement Homes and Long Term Care Facilities, what each of the types of care mean, and their contact information. Further on, the “Housing

Advertiser Directory” provides a detailed grid of which services our advertisers offer in their facilities. Their support makes this Annual Housing Guide a reality. This grid will help you narrow down your list of prospective homes and figure out which ones deserve a visit. We know firsthand the importance of you or your folks finding the right fit. Our last story explains hospice care to help individuals and families with the end process. Montana 55’s Annual Housing Guide was started when two coworkers were faced with a parent who needed an immediate change to their living situation. While coping with their parents’ serious illnesses, they also had to grapple with an unknown world of senior housing options, full of confusing jargon and acronyms. They would have loved to have had the 4th Annual Senior Housing Guide you hold in your hands right now. As soon as they found qualified facilities for their loved ones, they set about publishing the state’s first housing guide. Since our inaugural issue on 2011, we’ve expanded to a quarterly magazine. Each April, July and October you can read about travel, health care and many other topics geared to 55+ Montanans. Every January, we feature a comprehensive Annual Housing Guide. All of our stories, listings and virtual tours can also be found online at www.montana55.com. If you have any story suggestions or would like additional copies of Montana 55, we’d love to hear from you! Jacque Walawander Project Coordinator (406) 214-7415 jacque.walawander@lee.net Holly Kuehlwein Project Assistant (406) 523-5319 holly.kuehlwein@lee.net


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Many of the new senior living centers that have recently opened their doors take a smaller, more intimate approach to senior care. These places have a much smaller number of rooms than the more traditional, large-scale institutions, and focus more on the relationship between staff and residents by trying to create a more closely-knit atmosphere.

The decision about where is the best place for yourself or a loved one to live as they age is never an easy one. Assisted Living facilities are one option that should be considered as a viable option. Luckily, in just the last two years alone, the availability and variety of choice in assisted living facilities in Montana, especially in smaller towns and communities across the state, has increased dramatically.

Beehive Homes of Hamilton

While Cameron Criddle, owner of the Hamilton branch of Beehive Homes had a background in construction, he decided to get into senior after his grandfather lived in a larger, institutional-style living facility. He said he saw a need for a residential style assisted living location in town. There are larger facilities in the area, he said, but nothing on a smaller scale, more intimate atmosphere. “I thought there’s got to be a better way out there. So I decided to try and do it,” he said. The Hamilton location of Beehive Homes opened in November of 2012. Beehive also has facilities in 15 states with Montana locations in Missoula, Great Falls, Cutbank, Columbia Falls, Choteau and Conrad. Beehive Homes of Hamilton has 16 bedrooms, and Criddle said he’s happy to keep it that way. “In a lot of ways, it’s like a big house. There’s a living room, common areas, a dining room and a kitchen,” Criddle said. Each of the residences at Beehive have their own bedroom and bathroom. The relatively small size means that Criddle can keep the staff to resident ratio high, and make sure all members of staff are knowledgeable about each of the residents. While Beehive doesn’t have any nurses on staff, most of the staff are certified nursing assistants or personal care attendants. “We are very picky and particular about who we select to work here. Many of them have prior experience in the industry,” Criddle said. While many of the residents at Beehive Homes of Hamilton are from the area, others have come long distances to stay there because they have family in the area. One woman, who moved there from another senior center in California, had previously lived in Germany, and wanted to be closer to family. More information about Beehive Homes of Hamilton can be found online at www.beehivehomes.com/hamilton. December 2013 9

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Taking care of a parent or loved one who is getting older or has become sick can be a daunting task. Trying to make the right decision both for them and yourself is never easy. However, there are options beyond an assisted living facility or in home nurses that are worth pursuing as caring and often cost-effective means of continuing to take care for a loved one. One such option is respite care.

Respite care is a somewhat broad term, but is generally used to mean providing support to someone caring for a loved one or family member, to give them a break from their duties. “Caring for a spouse, or a parent who is aging or ill is extremely stressful, and you need to be able to take a break. That's where respite care can help," said, Sarah Orbe, respite program manager at Missoula Aging Services. Orbe said in some situations, especially when one elderly person is caring for another, the caregiver will end up passing away before the person who is sick because of the stress and strain of caring for them. The staff from MAS are able to come to the house of a caregiver or the person they care for and take care of them for two-hour increments to allow the primary caregiver to have time to work, do errands or do something to relax. The staff at Missoula Aging Services respite care division are not nurses, as the state does not require them to be, but operate more like certified nursing assistants. While they are not able to do medical care, they can help to care for an ill person with daily tasks like medication reminders, bathing and even taking them out to do shopping. Many of the primary caregivers Orbe sees are part of what she calls the sandwich generation: Adults who are still in the workforce that have an elderly parent they are caring for or who is living with them, but also have their own home life or children. MAS's staff are able to come to relieve a caregiver up to 20 hours per month. In addition, they can

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provide additional hours each month in housekeeping services. Missoula Aging Services uses a scale according to federal poverty limits to determine the cost for respite care. Depending on certain financial factors and the size of household, the cost per hour ranges from $8 to $20, Orbe said. While Medicaid can cover some of this cost, many insurance plans do not. Sadly, Orbe said, respite care is often considered to be a convenience, not a necessity. MAS also hosts regular classes that teach caregivers about skills and effective methods of caring for their loved ones. These include everything from ways to help with transportation and mobility or personal hygiene of someone who is ill, as well as how to have the difficult conversations about end of life planning, Orbe said. In addition, MAS holds monthly support groups, where people can come to meet and talk with other caregivers. "It helps to know that you are not alone. To talk with other people about their situation, people who understand," Orbe said. Orbe encouraged people not to wait until someone is sick to begin to think and plan the best course of action for how to care for them. "Nobody wants to talk about aging, so they wait until a crisis. That's not a good way to make decisions," she said. Further information about Missoula Aging Services can be found online at www.missoulaagingservices.org.

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The decision about where is the best place for yourself or a loved one to live as they age is never an easy one. Assisted Living facilities are one option that should be considered as a viable option. Luckily, in just the last two years alone, the availability and variety of choice in assisted living facilities in Montana, especially in smaller towns and communities across the state, has increased dramatically.

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by dillon kato

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Beehive Homes of Hamilton

Many of the new senior living centers that have recently opened their doors take a smaller, more intimate approach to senior care. These places have a much smaller number of rooms than the more traditional, large-scale institutions, and focus more on the relationship between staff and residents by trying to create a more closely-knit atmosphere.

Beehive Homes of Hamilton

While Cameron Criddle, owner of the Hamilton branch of Beehive Homes had a background in construction, he decided to get into senior after his grandfather lived in a larger, institutional-style living facility. He said he saw a need for a residential style assisted living location in town. There are larger facilities in the area, he said, but nothing on a smaller scale, more intimate atmosphere. “I thought there’s got to be a better way out there. So I decided to try and do it,” he said. The Hamilton location of Beehive Homes opened in November of 2012. Beehive also has facilities in 15 states with Montana locations in Missoula, Great Falls, Cutbank, Columbia Falls, Choteau and Conrad. Beehive Homes of Hamilton has 16 bedrooms, and Criddle said he’s happy to keep it that way. “In a lot of ways, it’s like a big house. There’s a living room, common areas, a dining room and a kitchen,” Criddle said. Each of the residences at Beehive have their own bedroom and bathroom. The relatively small size means that Criddle can keep the staff to resident ratio high, and make sure all members of staff are knowledgeable about each of the residents. While Beehive doesn’t have any nurses on staff, most of the staff are certified nursing assistants or personal care attendants. “We are very picky and particular about who we select to work here. Many of them have prior experience in the industry,” Criddle said. While many of the residents at Beehive Homes of Hamilton are from the area, others have come long distances to stay there because they have family in the area. One woman, who moved there from another senior center in California, had previously lived in Germany, and wanted to be closer to family. More information about Beehive Homes of Hamilton can be found online at www.beehivehomes.com/hamilton. December 2013 9


Bear Grass Suites in Boulder Bear Grass Suites in Boulder

Another in the trend of small community, smaller-scale assisted living homes is Bear Grass Suites in Boulder. Andrea Dolezal, one of the co-owners of the family owned and operated Bear Grass Suites, said it’s important that people have options that can keep them close to home. Most of the residents currently living there are those that either lived in or around Boulder, or who have family in town and want to be near them. “Family’s important. This is a family-run place, and we want people to keep those family connections,” Dolezal said. Dolezal’s mother was a physician’s assistant in Boulder 10

for more than two decades, and the family, including Dolezal’s father and two sister’s, had been throwing the idea around of starting a senior center for several years. Last year, they finally decided to go for it, and Bear Grass opened for business in June 2013. Staying in Boulder where several residents lived before moving into Bear Grass has other advantages as well. “They can keep doing many of the things they always used to go out and do. We have one woman who always went to the same place every weekend to have coffee. Living here, she still can,” Dolezal said. Dolezal’s mother, who works as a physician’s assistant


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in Butte now, is at Bear Grass half of the week, and one of Dolezal’s sisters is a licensed practical nurse at Bear Grass Suites. Bear Grass has room for eight people to live at a time. Each of the residences has its own bedroom, bathroom and a small kitchenette and living room. Residents are able to have their small refrigerator, microwave and coffeepot in their room. This, Dolezal said, preserves a level of independence for the people who live there.

Heartland Assisted Living in Roberts

Heartland Assisted Living is unlike just about any other senior center around. This is because in addition to being a senior living facility, it is also located on a working farm and ranch in Roberts. CEO John Dubsky opened Heartland last year, after he felt drawn to creating an assisted living facility after witnessing the situation his grandparents went through at one of the bigger institutions. "It drove them to death within months. My grandpa told me before he died that people like him can't do this. They can't come off these ranches and go to places like this," Dubsky said. The goal with Heartland is to make people more familiar with farm life feel more at home. In addition to featuring eight bedrooms, 24-hour nursing staff, and myriad social and recreational activities, residents can also spend their time collecting eggs and feeding the animals the farm raises, including hogs, horses and chickens. Some residents,

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Dubsky said, even bring their own animals to come to stay with them. Like many of the senior centers in smaller communities, many of the residents Heartland has either lived in or have family in the Roberts area. But not all; Dubsky said one man came to live there from Georgia because the idea of the farm life appealed to him so much. While for the moment Heartland's working farm structure is one of a kind, Bubsky said they are planning to open similar assisted living centers in other parts of Montana in the future. More information about Heartland can be found online at www.heartlandassistedliving.com.

Timber Creek Village in Columbia Falls and Havre

Timber Creek Village, a senior living center company that also has branches in Illinois, opened up a location in Columbia Falls in February of 2012 and has another in Havre that will open in late spring of 2014. The residences at Timber Creek have a bedroom with walk-in closet, a kitchen and living room area, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a private outdoor patio. In the rest of the facility there are shared common areas 12

for residents and family, including a theatre room, coffee bar and on-site beauty and barber shop. All of Timber Creek Village's nursing staff are either registered or certified. The staff can provide residents with assistance with medication management, mobility assistance, personal hygiene, transportation and other daily tasks. The Havre location will be very similar to the Columbia Falls facility, said Jenny Britton, a spokesperson for Timber Creek Village. The amenities and services offered will be the same, but the Havre location will have one more apartment building, adding 40 more residences to the center. Residences are a mix of one bedroom, two bedroom and studios. Britton said the goal of Timber Creek is to maintain the highest level of flexibility and freedom in the lives of residents as they had at home to create a happier and healthier aging environment. Britton encourages any senior or family members who are trying to make difficult decisions on where one should live to come into one of the Timber Creek Villages to see things for themselves and have their questions or concerns answered. "The most frequent comment we get is 'I never thought it would be like this,'" she said. More information about Timber Creek Villages can be found online at www.timbercreekvillagecommunity.com.


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Skillful estate planners concoct murder, boondoggling and nefarious financial ruin, then transform into their own devil’s advocate so they may exorcise the evil they’ve created. More pleasantly put, they plan for life’s unknowns.

Failing to control assets during incapacity: Without the appropriate legal documents to manage our assets during incapacity, it may be necessary for our family to obtain a conservatorship to manage our affairs should we become unable to do so. However, conservatorships are are time consuming, expensive, emotionally trying for our family, and sometimes cases of abuse go unnoticed. We may avoid a conservatorship by using a durable power of attorney to delegate an agent the power to make financial decisions on our behalf. Most important, we choose our agent, not a court.

Failing to control health care decision-making: Today, about 85 percent of all deaths occur in hospitals, nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The result is longer periods when we may lack decision-making capacity. Who would make decisions on your behalf and would there be family conflict? The solution is having a comprehensive health care directive, also known as a health care power of attorney. This identifies your decision-makers and articulates your health care wishes, giving critical guidance to your family.

No medical retirement plan: Everyone is concerned about death and estate taxes. Perhaps a greater concern is providing for long-term care or assistance at home should that need arise. The cost of nursing home care is in the range of $5,000 to $6,000 per month, and for many families this is catastrophic. One approach is to self-insure if you have the assets to do so. The second approach is to use public benefit planning to structure your affairs in order to qualify for medical assistance through Medicaid. The third option is to transfer this risk to a long-term care insurance company. This can also be expensive, so shop around for quotes.

Still, most estate planning transgressions result from a recurring set of less-than-sensational failures that we can call “estate planning’s seven deadly sins.”

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Thinking adult children do not need inheritance protection: What if your heir suffers a divorce or gets sued? Statistics tells us that approximately half of American marriages end in divorce, and in this economy business ventures are not for the weak of pocket. Protect your lifetime’s savings from the chopping block with the use of an asset protection trust. This way, what you leave behind grows and compounds for years to come while protecting it from divorce settlements, lawsuits and, yes, the beneficiaries themselves. Not preserving tax-deferral benefits from retirement plans: For many people, one of their largest assets is their retirement plan. Here’s the problem: There is a potential double taxation of both estate taxes and income taxes immediately upon death resulting in a loss of up to 75 percent of your retirement plan – ouch! The longer beneficiaries keep funds in an IRA after your death, the more wealth they can create. Protect your retirement funds by utilizing an IRA designated beneficiary trust. This specialized trust is uniquely designed to hold, protect and distribute retirement accounts for your beneficiaries.

Failing to plan for tangible personal property: You know what most heirs fight about? It’s not the family home, but rather Me-Maw’s accordion or Dad’s guns. In addition to a will or trust, it’s imperative to have a personal property memorandum that identifies where keepsakes are to go. For my clients, I create several pages of blank lines so they can hand write these items and wishes, allowing them to modify these decisions as often as they wish without having to redraft the entire will. Not leaving a “treasure map”: Perhaps the best gift we can leave our heirs is a well-written letter. Include a list of steps they should take to locate important documents, keys, passwords and a list of people to be notified. This is also a great opportunity to say thank you, immortalize your values and beliefs, express your wishes, recount your blessings or perhaps rant with Old Testament flair. Finally, explain why you left what to whom. Heirs can be deeply hurt by our failure to explain the intent behind our bequests. Sinful or not, forgiveness for this transgression comes slowly if at all. Steve Darty is principal of the Darty Law Office in Missoula, an estate planning firm that helps clients with wills, trusts and estate administration. He can be reached at 549-0306.

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If you are downsizing, making plans for travel or buying a second home in a more balmy climate, it is just as important to include your personal property along with your finances in your estate plan. Whatever your goals are for this new chapter in your life, knowing that your wishes have been clearly communicated to your loved ones provides better peace of mind and a sense of well-being for everyone.

As a personal property appraiser for over 12 years, I am usually called in by families when the time has come to move parents into assisted living, across the country to live with family or for the final estate documentation. I am always surprised at how little the families know about the “things” that their families treasured and the owners are now unable to remember or have kept little documentation. If only they had done some planning together before these events came up everyone would know exactly what to do and how to disperse the personal property effectively. This should be a time for reflection and thought about the items that do hold memories, and to document and pass on the histories that made these treasures so important to keep. Photographing everything that is part of your personal property “collection” is a smart idea for insurance purposes at any stage, but essential as we take stock of our most prized possessions for our estates. An inventory with photographs, statements of what the items are, what they are worth, and how you wish to dispose of them in your estate is a document that can simplify any stage of life when downsizing, moving, gifting and donating over many years to come. It is never too soon to take control of these assets. Besides, it is great fun to talk with everyone about the memories and how certain things became “part of the family”. The painting that grandmother was given by an 18

artist friend 60 years ago, may now be by an important artist whose work continues to increase in value. Knowing how and where it was acquired can become very important in knowing how to handle the work in an estate. If one person is going to acquire a valuable item then the others need to be equitably compensated. If no one wants “the ugly thing” then a donation to an institution can be considered for tax purposes or the work can be sold and the funds divided. This is also the way to divide the property fairly with everyone getting some items that hold monetary worth and some that have sentimental worth. Over time this may evolve, as the worth of an item may increase or decrease, or the preferences change as family life styles change, so it is good to have an assessment every few years as you would for any good financial plan. Too often families are divided because one member gained more than others in an estate. This is always something I find very disconcerting because it could have been easily avoided with some planning. Possessions are never the most important part of life but they can hold memories that live on for many generations or provide the much needed capital for future ventures. Dorothy I Long ISA AM Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers


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Seniors who choose to age in their homes instead of moving into assisted living facilities may want to consider changes around the house to make their lives safer and more comfortable. Two areas they might want to focus on are the bathroom, and the lighting that they have throughout the home.

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by dillon kato Bathrooms are the place in the house where the most falls occur, said Laura Poitra, a rehab specialist with Kalispell Medical Equipment. Poitra does home assessments for people looking to make changes to make their home lives easier. One of the most common additions Poitra installs are grab bars. The long term value is immense, she said. "You spend maybe fifty to one hundred dollars on bars. That could prevent a fall, hip fracture, hospitalization, rehab, and recovery care. It's an investment," Poitra said. Thankfully, many of them are now made to be decorative as well as useful, for people who don't want their home to look like an institution, she said. They can even be integrated into towel racks, soap dish holders in a tub or shower, or toilet paper holders. To make it safer to get in and out of a bathtub, Poitra said one option besides putting in a shower or walk-in tub is a tub transfer bench, which allows a person to sit down on the outside and slide into a tub. For people with more significant disabilities, Poitra's company can install ceiling lifts or rail systems to transfer someone out of a wheelchair and into a tub or seated shower. Another useful addition for the house is what Poitra called a "super pole." This safety pole can be mounted anywhere in the house, and pressurizes against the floor and ceiling. The vertical pole can be helpful for people sitting down on a toilet, or can be placed next to a bed or a favorite chair to assist in getting in and out. Like Kalispell Medical, a remodel job with Re-Bath in Butte begins with a consultation walkthrough, where a design consultant like Joshua Ford will come into the client's bathroom to assess the layout of the current room, and help the client decides what changes they need. "Two-thirds of the business I do with older people is them wanting to redo parts of their bathrooms, especially wanting to change their bathtub to not have to climb over the wall anymore," Ford said. In most of these cases, he suggests taking out the tub and putting in a seated shower stall, as opposed to more expensive options like a walk-in tub. "Generally, those are not really necessary unless someone has specific health needs that require it. Most times, a seated shower with grab bars does the trick," Ford said. With a seated shower, Ford puts in a shower fixture with a handheld head. To make things even easier, these shower heads have on/off and temperature controls on them, so a person won't have to stand up and sit down in a wet shower to control the water. Raised toilets and changing sink heights are some of the other common changes Re-Bath makes. Ford said it's about making the amount a person has to bend to use their bathroom as minimal as possible.

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staying in the home The other change Ford recommends in most bathrooms is to change the flooring. Tile and linoleum can become very slick when wet, and putting down a mat on the floor can create a tripping risk. He installs vinyl flooring with a fiberglass, non-slip waterproof coating to provide peace of mind. On a more universal front, lighting around the house is an area where even small changes can make a big difference. Electricians like Jeff Stock, owner of Elk Ridge Electric in Billings, specialize in lighting changes to help seniors. The simplest change he he tells older people to do is to change lightbulbs. The color of light a bulb puts off is measured on the Kelvin scale, and most people's bulbs put off an amber color, in the 3,000-4,000 Kelvin rating. Stock recommended older people who are having a harder time seeing change bulbs to the 5,000 and above rating, which puts off a bluer, crisper light. "This doesn't mean the wattage on the bulb needs to change, it just means when you buy a bulb from the hardware store, to pick one that puts off a much bluer, more daylight light," Stock said. As we age, he added, people develop a yellowish film on their eyes. Bluer light makes for a much clearer light

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that helps with day to day activities. If a person feels uncomfortable changing their bulbs, especially in ceiling mounted fixtures, have a son or daughter or a friend come over to help. While he said changing lightbulbs is one of the most important changes a person can make, as an electrician, Stock can also install more complicated systems to help people have better lighting. One of his most installed services is a dusk-to-dawn switch, which can replace a normal light switch and be preprogrammed to come on in the morning and stay on until night. Stock said he made the choice to specialize in lighting to help the elderly because the specific needs they have require a special attention to detail. “What I'm trying to do is keep you in your home longer, with that same quality of life. I don't want to take that freedom away," Stock said. Another change in sight as people age is a harder time distinguishing what is in shadow. When Stock does walkthrough consultations, he looks for places where daily tasks happen, and make sure there will be direct light sources there. "Say you're leaning over vegetables that you're cutting. There's a shadow, so you might want under-cabinet lights.

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Same for a place where you read mail, or pay bills or take prescriptions. You want to make sure you have multiple sources of light so there isn't a shadow," Stock said. At night, how lighting is placed in the house matter even more. Stock said he recommends having some type of light that stay on, albeit dimmer, all through the night. Turning on a bright light in a dark room means you have to wait until your eyes adjust, which takes longer the more you age. Some easy solutions are to have small lighting around the bed and in the hallway. Stock can hook these lights up to a photocell on the outside of the house, so they come on at night, but there are also inexpensive options that a person can do themselves. "Even inexpensive nightlights, stuck in outlets, can help if you get up in the night and are trying to go to the bathroom without turning on a bedroom light and waking up your spouse," he said. Stock and his wife write a regular column in the Billings Gazette with tips for better lighting and renovations. Links to his columns can be found on his website, www. elkridgeelectricmt.com.

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Taking care of a parent or loved one who is getting older or has become sick can be a daunting task. Trying to make the right decision both for them and yourself is never easy. However, there are options beyond an assisted living facility or in home nurses that are worth pursuing as caring and often cost-effective means of continuing to take care for a loved one. One such option is respite care.

Respite care is a somewhat broad term, but is generally used to mean providing support to someone caring for a loved one or family member, to give them a break from their duties. “Caring for a spouse, or a parent who is aging or ill is extremely stressful, and you need to be able to take a break. That's where respite care can help," said, Sarah Orbe, respite program manager at Missoula Aging Services. Orbe said in some situations, especially when one elderly person is caring for another, the caregiver will end up passing away before the person who is sick because of the stress and strain of caring for them. The staff from MAS are able to come to the house of a caregiver or the person they care for and take care of them for two-hour increments to allow the primary caregiver to have time to work, do errands or do something to relax. The staff at Missoula Aging Services respite care division are not nurses, as the state does not require them to be, but operate more like certified nursing assistants. While they are not able to do medical care, they can help to care for an ill person with daily tasks like medication reminders, bathing and even taking them out to do shopping. Many of the primary caregivers Orbe sees are part of what she calls the sandwich generation: Adults who are still in the workforce that have an elderly parent they are caring for or who is living with them, but also have their own home life or children. MAS's staff are able to come to relieve a caregiver up to 20 hours per month. In addition, they can

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provide additional hours each month in housekeeping services. Missoula Aging Services uses a scale according to federal poverty limits to determine the cost for respite care. Depending on certain financial factors and the size of household, the cost per hour ranges from $8 to $20, Orbe said. While Medicaid can cover some of this cost, many insurance plans do not. Sadly, Orbe said, respite care is often considered to be a convenience, not a necessity. MAS also hosts regular classes that teach caregivers about skills and effective methods of caring for their loved ones. These include everything from ways to help with transportation and mobility or personal hygiene of someone who is ill, as well as how to have the difficult conversations about end of life planning, Orbe said. In addition, MAS holds monthly support groups, where people can come to meet and talk with other caregivers. "It helps to know that you are not alone. To talk with other people about their situation, people who understand," Orbe said. Orbe encouraged people not to wait until someone is sick to begin to think and plan the best course of action for how to care for them. "Nobody wants to talk about aging, so they wait until a crisis. That's not a good way to make decisions," she said. Further information about Missoula Aging Services can be found online at www.missoulaagingservices.org.

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respite care Another choice for respite care is Nightingale Nursing, which has been in business in Montana for 17 years and has offices across the state. Like MAS, Nightingale Nursing staff can provide assistance in daily tasks, as well as providing important social time for an elderly or ill person. "Really, what we are able to do is to step in and take over so that the primary caregiver is able to have some time to attend to the needs of their own life," said Patty Rigney, registered nurse and Nightingale Nursing's statewide operations manager. While the respite personal care attendants from Nightingale are not nurses, every branch has oversight by a nurse program manager. Nightingale does also have nurse staff in situations that require it. Largely, what they are able to provide depends on what type of insurance coverage a client has. Rigney said in particular, they have seen an increase in respite care for veteran clients. "Medicaid has rules, the VA has rules. Private insurance has other rules," Rigney said. More information about Nightingale Nursing, including contact information for its branches in Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Helena and Havre can be found online at www.nightingalenursing.us. There is another route to making sure a loved one has good care without bringing in outside assistance.

Nightingale Nursing has a sister program that can make it possible for a caregiver, for example a family member or a friend, to be paid for taking care of an ill or elderly person. The company, called Consumer Direct Personal Care, is one of several outfits in the state that coordinates what is called self-directed personal care. Under this model, a client, which can be an elderly or ill individual, is empowered to make their own decisions about how they are cared for. This means they have control over who is providing care, the schedule the care is done one, and the evaluation of the quality of their care. Under the self-directed model, a person could decide to hire a family member or friend to be their officially designated caregiver. This means a son or daughter who is taking care of an ill or elderly parent could be compensated for doing so, said Twyla Kannegiesser, program coordinator for Consumer Direct's office in Billings. When a client decides to use the self-directed care option, they contact a company like Consumer Direct to begin the process. An outside nursing agency comes in to make a determination about what type of hours of care are needed, and what tasks the person needs help with. The client then is able to select a caregiver of their choice, which can be a family member or friend, who goes through an application process included training and testing. Once the process is completed, Consumer Direct is able

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Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal, and are based on your values and beliefs. Talking with your loved ones, health care providers and peers are important steps toward knowing what you want.

It can be difficult to initiate these conversations, however, they can be invaluable to those you love and those providing medical care. Remember, the first step is taking the time to consider what you are going to say. More and more, the way we plan for end of life is being compared to how we plan for birthing. It wasn’t too long ago that women were sedated when they went into labor and unable to experience the birthing process. This, of course, has changed dramatically. Birthing plans can vary from epidurals, Caesarean sections and intrathecals to natural births, whether in the hospital, at home, etc. The point is that women and their families have reclaimed this incredibly personal decision by advocating for themselves. Similarly, when considering end of life there are many options to consider. If you are like most people, you don’t think about what your death will look like. Maybe you are secretly hoping that you won’t have to plan for this. Yet just as sure as most pregnancies will create life, all life will encompass death – whether you have planned for it or not. Perhaps the first step is to simply recognize that death is 28

intrinsic to our lives and to learn to embrace it instead of turning away. This first step will encompass changing our social norms around death and dying. For now, let’s focus on what we mean by planning for our death. Of course, it is impossible to foresee every possibility. We cannot know the exact circumstances surrounding our death. However, these are some aspects that we can start to think about and plan for now.

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Do you want to be asleep when you die? It is possible to be sedated at end of life. This is called terminal sedation. Sometimes it is a choice of the individual. Sometimes, when one cannot choose on their own, it becomes the family’s choice if they witness agitation and are worried about suffering. What symptoms are unbearable to you? Some people are OK with some pain, but are not OK with nausea, or vice versa. Our bodies may experience a volume of symptoms at end of life, just as they do our entire lives. Consider what is reasonable to you. Can you define a peaceful death? Have you seen or heard of a peaceful death? What defined that for you? Perhaps you would like to experience something similar. Are there ceremonies or traditions that you would like to incorporate? Do you have unfinished business? Are there any people who might not handle your death well and can you talk to them about it? Perhaps you have people you would like to thank, apologize too, or express your love. How will your spirituality and/or religious beliefs play into your wishes at end of life? Many believe that dying is a spiritual event with medical implications. Have you thought about what this will mean to you? Often it is our beliefs that bring us comfort and peace. Have you considered what will happen after you die? Maybe, you don’t want to wait to think about this.

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Our ability to balance is a function of three different parts of our body: The inner ear, our vision, and the sense of touch we receive through nerves in the bottoms of our feet. When any one of these systems isn't working properly, you will feel off balance, said Helen Hallenbeck, audiologist and owner of Vibrant Hearing in Missoula. Inner ear issues can damage the vestibular system and can lead to a loss of balance or feelings of vertigo. Decrease in vision can mean a person has a tougher time feeling like their are standing up straight, and as people get older, the nerve signals from their feet travel slower. This delayed reaction from the feet, even though it is a very short amount of time, can create uncertainty and instability. Hallenbeck said the important thing is not to resign to the idea that balance issues are just another part of of getting older. "It it's odd for you, get it checked out. Many of the underlying causes are manageable," she said. Patients who come to see Hallenbeck go through a thorough health history to see if any causes for balance issues can be determined. The more issues or areas that can be ruled out, she said, the more likely a person doesn't have an underlying medical cause, and their balance issues might be able to be treated with something like physical therapy.

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Medicaid helps pay for nursing home care for those who could not otherwise afford care. There are specific “resource limits” that must be met in order to receive Medicaid. Approximately 2/3 of all nursing home residents in Montana use Medicaid. Seniors who suspect that they will need Medicaid should contact their local Office of Public Assistance in order to make an appointment with a case manager and start the application process.

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types of care

Adult Day Care Center (ADC) – a facility that provides adults with the regularly scheduled care necessary to meet the needs of daily living. These centers, which may be freestanding or connected to another health care facility, do not provide overnight care. Adult Foster Care Home (AFH) – a private

home or other facility that provides light personal and custodial care to four or fewer disabled adults or aged persons who are not related to the owner or manager of the home by blood, marriage, or adoption or who are not under the full guardianship of the owner or manager.

Assisted Living Facility (ALF) – a congregate residential setting that provides or coordinates personal care, scheduled and unscheduled 24-hour supervision and assistance, activities and health-related services.

Home Health Agency (HHA) – a public

agency or private organization that offers health services to individuals at home. Home health agencies must include the services of a licensed registered nurse and at least one other therapeutic service. Additional support services may also be available.

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Hospice (HPC) – a coordinated program of home

and inpatient health care that provides or coordinates palliative and supportive care to meet the needs of a terminally ill patient and the patient’s family. Caregivers help relieve the physical, psychological, spiritual, social and economic stresses experienced during the final stages of illness and dying. Practices are rooted in formal bereavement programs.

Independent Living (IL) - any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, from apartment-style living to freestanding homes. Often, the units are designed to be senior-friendly, offering a more compact space with easier navigation and assistance with yard maintenance.

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Long Term Care Facility (LTC) – a facility that

Subsidized senior housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidizes senior housing complexes for low income seniors. Waiting lists are common, so it is essential to plan ahead for this option. Senior apartments. Apartment complexes restricted by age, usually 55+. Rent may include community services such as recreational programs, transportation services, and meals served in a communal dining room. Retirement communities. Groups of housing units for those aged 55+. These housing units might be single family homes, duplexes, mobile homes, townhouses, or condominiums. Monthly fees may cover services such as outside maintenance, recreation centers or clubhouses.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). CCRCs offer service and housing packages that allow access to independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities in one community. If residents begin to need help with activities of daily living, for example, they can transfer to an assisted living or skilled nursing facility on the same site.

provides skilled nursing care, intermediate nursing care, or personal care, to a total of two or more individuals.

Memory Care (MEM) – a facility that provides care services and programs for residents suffering from memory loss due to stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or other diagnosed dementia.

Retirement Home (RTH) – a building or buildings in which separate living accommodations are rented or leased to elderly persons for use as their primary residence. Respite Care (RC) – a service that provides

temporary relief periods and other stress-relieving support for family members who provide continuous care for developmentally disabled relatives at home.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) – the provision

of nursing care services, health-related services, and social services under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse on a 24-hour basis.

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ombudsmen Montana’s State and Regional Ombudsmen serve as advocates for the residents in both long term care and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen help seniors and their families interpret and exercise the rights that they are guaranteed by federal and state law.

Or write to:

State Long Term Care Ombudsman:

State Information and Assistance Program, Senior and Long Term Care Division/DPHHS P.O. Box 4210 Helena, MT 59604-4210

Connie LaSalle Office on Aging-Senior and Long Term Care Department of Public Health and Human Services PO Box 4210 Helena, MT 59604-4210 (406) 444-7785; 1-800-332-2272 clasalle@mt.gov Regional Ombudsman: 1-800-551-3191

Or visit:

www.dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC

legal issues The Montana Legal Services Developer in the Office on Aging provides elder law training and resources for seniors. The Developer also provides pro bono and local legal services referrals, training materials, over-thephone assistance and the following legal forms: • Power of Attorney • Estate Planning • Living Trust Contact: • Advance Directives Legal Services Developer at 1-800-332-2272 • Guardian & Conservatorship www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/aging/legal/index.shtml • End-of-Life Registry

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Assisted Living on a Working Farm Hello and welcome to Heartland Assisted Living Center. We are situated within minutes of Red Lodge and the Beartooth Mountain Range. Just 9 miles from Joliet and 35 minutes from Billings, we offer assisted living on a working farm. We have beautiful rooms with wonderful views, large closets, and personal decks. Some of the rooms have small kitchenettes, all have satellite TV hook-ups. Relaxing country atmosphere with a fireplace room , very large living room and gourmet kitchen for your enjoyment Meals are NOT pre-packaged but made from “scratch”. We have a lap pool under construction Spring 2013, 1500 sq ft arts and crafts room, farm animals and a stocked fishing pond. Activities include: bus trips to plays, shopping, dining out, picnics, art classes, guest chefs, and lots more. You may have that special pet, dog (under 30 Ibs. please), cat, fish, plants, and even your own car. Suites and rooms are all inclusive. All amenities including private laundry, snacks, medication assistance, bathing, dressing, etc. are included. Medical services via Riverstone Health are available in Joliet only 5 minutes away. Many churches are in Joliet and we will ensure you get there!

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veterans benefits

An applicant must meet the following criteria:

• be a veteran, spouse, or surviving spouse • be 55 years of age or, if younger than 55, an invalid and/ or unable to earn a livelihood • meet medical and physical requirements for intermediate nursing care or domiciliary care • have the mental status necessary to function in a manner conducive to the safety and comfort of residents and staff

Residents pay on the basis of their ability. The Veterans’ Administration contributes toward the cost of care for each veteran; spouses do not qualify for this benefit. Cost per day is less than what is charged in most private or non-profit nursing homes.

Montana Veterans Home

Both facilities are restricted to honorably discharged veterans who have served in the armed forces of the United States, and their spouses. Eligibility for admission is determined without regard to race, color, sex, culture, social origin or condition, political or religious ideas, or ability to pay for the cost of care.

assisted Living in Home-like setting • 24 hr Staff • Medication Assistance

Locations across Montana

Meadowlark New Horizons Manor Assisted Living

443 Quarry Rd Columbus

217 McKinley St Lewistown

1301 Wineglass Ln Livingston

35 Skyline Dr Whitehall

402 Christine Ct Anaconda

(406) 322-6150

(406) 538-8455

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(406) 287-5530

(406) 563-7008

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Eastern Montana Veterans Home Attn: Nancy Lane 2000 Montana Ave. Glendive, MT 59330 (406) 345-8855 (866) 887-3684 Toll Free (406) 345-8121 Fax emvh@midrivers.com www.emvh.mt.gov

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Resources: Area Agencies on Aging Toll Free: 1-800-551-3191

area councils

Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County

Area III Agency on Aging Area VI Agency on Karin Roehm, Director Aging

Area X Agency on Aging

Area I Agency on Aging

Area IV Agency on Aging

Area XI Agency on Aging

Bea Ann Melichar, Director 1505 Ave. D Billings, MT 59102 259-5212 Fax: 259-2849 patv@allianceyc.org

Lori Brengle, Director Action for Eastern MT P.O. Box 1309 Glendive, MT 59330 377-3564 Fax: 377-3570 l.brengle@aemt.org

Area II Agency on Aging Karen Erdie, Director P.O. Box 127 Roundup, MT 59072-0127 323-1320 Fax: 323-3859 areatwo@midrivers.com

North Central AAA 311 S. Virginia St., Ste. 2 Conrad, MT 59425-2335 271-7553 Fax: 271-2769 ncaafin@montana.com

Charles Aagenes, Director P.O. Box 1717 648 Jackson St. Helena, MT 59624-1717 447-1680 Fax: 447-1629 caagenes@rmdc.net

Duane Lutke, Director Western MT AAA 110 Main Street Ste #5 Polson, MT 59860-2316 883-7284 Fax: 883-7363 aging6@area6aging.org

Area VIII Agency on Aging

Rob Rung, Director 1801 Benefis Court Great Falls, MT 59405 454-6990 Fax: 454-6991 rrung@cascadecountymt.gov

Evelyn Havskjold, Director 2 W. Second St. Havre, MT 59501-3434 265-5464 Fax: 265-3611 Courthouse Fax: 265-5487 evelyn@havre.mt.us

Missoula Aging Services Susan Kohler, Director 337 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 728-7682 Fax: 728-7687 skohler@missoulaagingservices.org

Area V Agency on Aging Area IX Agency on Aging Joe Gilboy, Director P.O. Box 459 1015 S. Montana St. Butte, MT 59703 782-5555 Fax: 782-5662 joeareav@qwestoffice.net

Lisa Sheppard, Director 160 Kelly Road Kalispell, MT 59901-5143 758-5730 Fax: 758-5732 lsheppard@flathead.mt.gov

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Absarokee 59001

Shipp’s Adult Day Care & Assisted Living

103 S. Brook Ave.

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ADC/ALF

Anaconda 59711

Community Nursing Home of Anaconda 615 Main St. 563-8417 LTC New Horizons - Anaconda (Caslen Living Center Inc.) 402 Christine Ct. 563-7008 ADC/ALF dir on pg 64 ad on page 38 www.caslenlc.com

Ashland 59003

Heritage Living Center

Baker 59313

Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home Quality Personal Care LLC

Belgrade 59714

Edgewood Vista Elsies Assisted Living Corp Open Arms Elder Care

Big Sandy 59520

Big Sandy Medical Center - Long Term Care

2232 Tongue River Rd.

784-2840

ALF

202 S. 4th St. W 109 S. 2nd St. W

778-3331 778-3201

LTC ALF

1011 Cardinal Dr. 1107 Happy Ln. 505 Minnesota

388-9439 388-9473 388-1052

ADC/ALF ADC/ALF ALF

166 Montana Ave. E

378-2188

LTC

MARQUIS GRAND PARK SENIOR LIVING

Life, well lived! At Grand Park, we offer spacious apartments in assisted living and in our secured memory care unit. Let us take care of your needs while you enjoy delicious meals, fun-filled activities, companionship and loving care. We provide 24-hour nursing care and customized service care plans.

406.652.6989 1221 28th Street W, Billings www.marquiscompanies.com

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We Are Memory Care • All staff are specially trained in memory care. • Licensed nurses are on-site 24 hours a day. • We offer at least nine scheduled activities every day.

Experience our community designed exclusively for those with memory loss. (406) 281.8455 Full time residency • Respite stay • Hourly care

24 Hour On-Site Licensed Nursing 1785 Majestic Lane. Billings (West End) www.canyoncreekmontana.com


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Big Timber 59011 Boulder Meadows Assisted Living Pioneer Medical Center

302 W. 8th Ave. 301 W. 7th Ave.

932-4603 932-4603

ALF ADC/LTC

1050 Grand Ave.

837-5041

ADC/LTC

Bigfork 59911 Lake View Care Center

Billings 59105, 59102, 59101, 59106, 59107

Adult Home Care Services 106 Erickson Ct. N 256-0168 ADC/ALF Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County 1505 Avenue D 259-9666 advertiser www.allianceyc.org ad on page 24 Aspen View Retirement Residence 3075 Avenue C 652-7788 RTH aspenview.net dir on pg 64 ad on page 19 Autumn Care Center Personal Care 4739 Rimrock Rd. 656-2434 ALF Autumn Care II 2233 Myrtle Dr. 656-2434 ALF Autumn Springs Assisted Living 3758 Avenue B 656-0422 ALF www.autumnspringsassistedliving.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 42 Billings Clinic Aspen Meadows 3155 Avenue C 656-8818 LTC www.billingsclinic.com ad on page 3 Billings Clinic Assisted Living 3155 Avenue C 656-8818 ALF www.billingsclinic.com ad on page 3 Billings Clinic TCU 2800 10th Ave. N 657-4000 LTC www.billingsclinic.com ad on page 3 Billings Health & Rehabilitation Community 2115 Central Ave. 656-6500 LTC www.billingshealth.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 5

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Bonaventure of Billings 4001 Bell Ave. 652-9303 ALF/RTH 77 Lily Valley Circle 245-0334 ADC/ALF Butterfly Homes 72 Lily Valley Circle 252-0334 ADC/ALF Butterfly Homes II Canyon Creek Memory Care Community 1785 Majestic Ln. 281-8455 ADC/ALF dir on pg 64 ad on page 40 www.canyoncreekmontana.com Casmur Assisted Living (Bills Assisted Living) 930 Avenue E 534-4585 ALF 3940 Rimrock Rd. 655-5695 ALF Chapel Court advertiser Darnielle Insurance Agency 1320 28th St. 652-4180 www.darnielle.com ad on page 11 Eagle Cliff Healthcare Community 1415 Yellowstone River Rd. 245-9330 ADC/LTC Edgewood Vista 1225 Wicks Ln. 256-5398 ADC/ALF 1221 28th St. W 652-6989 ALF Grand Park Vintage Suites Highgate 3980 Parkhill Dr. 651-4833 ALF dir on pg 64 ad on page 72 www.highgateseniorliving.com Langemo Cottage at St. Johns 2625 Shiloh Rd. 655-5600 ALF 659 Lincoln Ln. 254-2851 ALF Lincoln Lane Assisted Living advertiser Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow 3333 2nd Ave. N, Ste. 100 259-5181 www.liftt.org ad on page 22 Marquis Grand Park 1221 28th St. W 652-6989 ADC dir on pg 64 ad on page 40 marquiscompanies.com Mission Ridge Independent Living 3840 Rimrock Rd. 655-5200 RTH 2621 Shiloh Rd. 655-5600 ALF Moorberg Cottage at St. Johns advertiser North West Home Care 1925 Grand Ave., Ste. 137 969-2846 northwesthomecare.com ad on page 22 Parkview Healthcare Community 600 S. 27th St. 259-8000 ADC/LTC Ponderosa Pines Health Care 1341 Rosebud Ln. 252-6135 ADC/LTC

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Powers Cottage at St. Johns 2506 Mission Circle 655-7740 ALF Primrose Personal Care Home and Adult Day Care 1228 Maurine St. 248-9943 ADC/ALF Rim Shadows 2138 Skyview Dr. 259-6624 ALF River Ridge Assisted Living 1415 Yellowstone River Rd. 245-9330 ALF Rocky Mountain Hospice 2110 Overland Ave. 294-0785 advertiser www.rockymountainhospice.com ad on page 29 St. Johns Lutheran Ministries 3940 Rimrock Rd. 655-5659/655-5600 ADC/LTC Sweetwater Retirement (TSMM Management LLC) 3140 Sweetwater Dr. 651-8111 ALF/RTH Tendernest 1B 4001 Parkhill Dr. 655-9100 ALF Tendernest 2B 4003 Parkhill Dr. 855-9990 ALF Tendernest 3B 4005 Parkhill Dr. 655-9100 ALF Tendernest 4B 4040 Parkhill Dr. 655-9100 ALF Tendernest 5B 4040 Parkhill Dr. 655-7100 ALF The Vista at Mission Ridge 3840 Rimrock Rd. 655-5300 ALF Valley Health Care Center 1807 24th St. W 656-5010 LTC www.valleyhcc.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 5 Westpark Village 2351 Solomon Ave. 652-4886 ALF/RTH www.westparksenior.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 5, 42

Boulder 59632

Bear Grass Suites Inc 400 W Thompson St 225-3101 dir on pg 64 Montana Developmental Center 1310 E. 4th Ave. 225-4411

ALF ad on page 42

LTC

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Bozeman 59718, 59715

Aspen Pointe at Hillcrest 1201 Highland Blvd. 556-2004 RTH www.aspenpointeathillcrest.com ad on page 44 Bearcreek Respite Care Center PCH 1002 E. Kagy 586-2262/587-7002 ADC/ALF Birchwood at Hillcrest 1201 Highland Blvd. 556-2000 ALF www.birchwoodathillcrest.com ad on page 44 Bozeman Lodge 1547 N. Hunters Way 522-5452 ALF Bridger Healthcare Community 321 N. 5th Ave. 587-4404 LTC Emeritus at Spring Meadows 3175 Graf St. 587-4570 ALF First Choice Home Health 205 Haggerty Ln. 551-2273 advertiser www.firstchoicemontana.com ad on page 23 Gallatin Rest Home 1221 W. Durston Rd. 582-3300 LTC Hamilton House 9430 Haggerty Ln. 586-9459 ALF High Country Care 8659 Haggerty Ln. 582-9068 ALF Highgate Senior Living 2219 W. Oak St. 587-5100 ALF www.highgateseniorliving.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 72 Hyalite Country Care 6040 S. 3rd Ave. 219-3241 ALF 1201 Highland Blvd. 522-7084 advertiser The Knolls at Hillcrest www.hillcrestlivingbozeman.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 44 Mountain View Healthcare Community 205 N. Tracy 587-2218 LTC Spring Creek Inn Memory Care Community 1641 Hunters Way 586-0074 ADC/ALF The Chalet 2223 W. Oak St. 587-5100 ADC/ALF

Broadus 59317 Powder River Manor

104 N. Troutman

BOZEMAN, MONTANA

Named one of the world’s best ski towns! NationalGeographic.com

Call: 406.522.7084 www.HillcrestLivingBozeman.com

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436-2646

ADC/LTC


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Browning 59417 Blackfeet Care Center

South Government Square

338-2686

LTC

Butte 59701

Beyond Homes Unit I Gold 2900 Elm St. 723-6663 ALF Beyond Homes Unit II Silver 2930 Elm St. 723-5556 ALF Beyond Homes Unit III Copper 2920 Elm St. 723-6665 ALF advertiser Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging 401 S. Alabama St., Ste. 7 782-2997 ad on page 13 Butte Care and Rehabilitation Center 2400 Continental Dr. 723-6556 LTC advertiser Columbus Plaza and Highland View Manor 1515 Oregon Ave. 782-0900 dir on pg 64 ad on page 45 Continental Gardens 100 Gardens Way 533-0705 advertiser dir on pg 64 ad on page 45 Copper Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center 3251 Nettie St. 723-3225 LTC Crest Nursing Home 3131 Amherst Ave. 494-7035 LTC Duggan-Dolan Mortuary 1805 Meadowlark Ln. 723-3239 advertiser www.duggandolanmortuary.com ad on page 45 Greenwood Assisted Living #5 E. Greenwood 782-9004 ALF Marquis Assisted Living 300 Mount Highland Dr. 494-0083 ADC/ALF Meadowlands 4034 Elizabeth Warren Ave. 782-5151 advertiser buttehousing.org dir on pg 64 ad on page 46 Re-Bath 750 Utah 496-3160 advertiser www.rebath.com ad on page 23

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We Care Proudly serving Butte and Southwest Montana for Four Generations

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Are you retired and living on a fixed income? Are you 62 years or older and looking for affordable housing? Call Continental Gardens. The units are HUD subsidized and rent is based on 30 percent of your monthly income. Let us help you make ends meet. Call Continental Gardens at (406) 533-0705 100 Gardens Way • Butte, MT 59701

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Rosalie Manor 1125 S. Main St. 782-4436 advertiser buttehousing.org dir on pg 64 ad on page 46 The Waterford Center 3701 Elizabeth Warren Ave. 494-4900 ALF/RTH

Chester 59522 Liberty County Hospital & Liberty County Hospital & Nursing Home Adult Day Care Wheat Country Estate

315 W. Madison Ave. 315 W. Madison Ave. 11 6th St. W 11 6th St. W

759-5181 759-5181 759-5787 759-5787

Chinook 59523 Sweet Memorial Nursing Home

Hwy 2 W

357-2549

ADC ADC ALF ALF ADC/LTC

Choteau 59422

Choteau Bee Hive Homes 1006 W. Division 466-5559 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 47 Teton Medical Center 915 4th St. NW 466-5763 ADC/LTC 24 Main Ave. N 466-5338 ADC/LTC Teton Nursing Home

Circle 59215 McCone County Adult Day Care Center

605 Sullivan Ave.

485-3381

Clancy 59634 Elkhorn Healthcare and Rehabilitation

474 Hwy 282

933-8311

ADC

LTC

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66 1 & 2 Bedroom Units Available • 6 Handicapped Utilities Units On Site Laundry • Assistance Available Including Meals From Health Care Services

• 48 Unit, new construction • 1 and 2 bedroom apartments • Elderly and Disabled • Energy efficient, secure building • Patio or balcony for each apartment • Washer & dryer, dishwasher, microwave and self-cleaning range • Covered parking • Large community room, exercise room • Two craft rooms and a library available to all residents. Call 782-5151 for more information

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You Bee-long in Choteau! Our Bee Hive of Choteau assisted living home focuses on quality assisted living care in a home like setting. Our care givers are committed to the health and happiness of each of our residents in a family environment. What makes our assisted living care so unique is the focus on family style assisted living care with a staff that really do care. Our assisted living services include private bedrooms, 24 hour staffing, dietician approved home cooked meals, group interaction and activities, daily laundry and house keeping services and much more!

Two Wonderful Settings to Choose From We focus on quality assisted living care in a home like setting. Bee Hive caregivers are committed to the health and happiness of each of our residents in a family environment. What makes the Bee Hive home assisted living care so unique is the focus on family style assisted living care with a staff that really does care.

Our assisted living service include: • Private Bedrooms • 24-Hour Staffing • Dietician Approved Home Cooked Meals • Individual and Group Activities • Daily House Keeping Services • And Much More!

Schedule a tour today! 406-590-7041 or look us up at www.beehivehomes.com

Schedule a tour today! 406-871-8667 or look us up at www.beehivehomes.com

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Columbia Falls 59912

Bee Hive Homes of Columbia Falls - Grinell 1660 13th St. W 892-4100 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 47 Bee Hive Homes of Columbia Falls - Swiftcurrent 1660 13th St. W 892-4100 ALF dir on pg 64 ad on page 47 beehivehomes.com Expressions Inc. 240 Hidden Meadow Ln. 897-2875 ALF Montana Veterans Home 400 Veterans Dr. 892-3256 LTC/RTH www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/vethome/MVHHP.shtml dir on pg 64 ad on page 48 Timber Creek Village 375 Meadow Lake Blvd. 892-3400 ALF www.timbercreekvillagecommunities.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 53

Columbus 59019

Beartooth Healthcare Community 350 W. Pike Ave. 322-5342 ADC/LTC Heartland Assisted Living 8874 US Hwy 212 281-0880 ALF Meadowlark (Caslen Living Centers) 443 Quarry St. 322-6150 ALF/RTH www.caslenlc.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 38

Conrad 59425

Conrad Bee Hive Homes 205 N. Wisconsin 278-7004 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 64 ad on page 49 Pondera Medical Center LTC 805 Sunset Blvd. 271-3211 LTC

Corvallis 59828 Arron Care Home Meadowlark Haven

777 Oilwell 470 Clearview Dr.

The Montana Veterans’ Home 400 Veterans Drive – Columbia Falls

Is pleased to accept admission applications from:

961-3458 961-5468

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Honorably discharged veterans & Spouses of honorably discharged veterans. We offer eligible applicants:

• Reduced costs for eligible Veterans with payment accepted from Medicare / Medicaid / Insurance / VA / Private Pay • Rehab Services – Physical / Occupational / Speech Therapy • Nursing and Domiciliary (Assisted Living) Units available • Services, programs and activities specifically for veterans

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Crow Agency 59022 Awe Kualawaache

10131 S. Heritage Rd.

638-9111

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818 2nd Ave. E

787-6401

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Culbertson 59218 Roosevelt Memorial Day Care

Cut Bank 59425, 59427 Cut Bank Bee Hive Homes 318 E. Main 873-3292 ALF dir on pg 66 ad on page 49 www.caslenlc.com Glacier Care Center 707 3rd St. SE 873-5600 ALF/LTC

Deer Lodge 59722 Beyond Homes Deer Lodge Care and Rehabilitation Center

702 Tumbleweed Ln. 1100 Texas Ave.

846-3342 846-1655

ALF LTC

200 N. Oregon St. 1025 E. Center 329 Southside Blvd. 1000 Hwy 91 S

683-5105 683-4002 683-4200 683-6867

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Dillon 59725 Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Parkview Renaissance Senior Care, Dillon Renaissance Senior Care, Dillon South The Legacy

Our Bee Hive of Conrad Assisted Living Home focuses on quality assisted living care in a home like setting. Our care givers are committed to the health and happiness of each our residents in a family environment.

“Welcome to the Bee Hive Homes of Cutbank Assisted Living”

Melonie Awtrey, AdMinistrAtor Bee Hive Homes of Cut Bank - CutBank, montana

Our family style assisted living includes: Prviate Bedrooms • 24 Hour Staffing Dietician Approved Home Cooked Meal • Group Interaction and Activities • Daily Laundry and House Keeping Services

Our Bee Hive of Cut Bank Assisted living home focuses on quality living care in a home like setting. Our care givers are committed to the health and happiness of each of our residents in a family environment. What makes our assisted living care so unique is the focus on family style assisted living care with a staff that really does care. Our assisted living services include: private bedrooms, 24 hour staffing, dietician approved home cooked meals, group interaction and activities, daily laundry and house keeping services and much more.

we To schedule a tour or for more info call 406-590-7041 or visit www.beehivehomes.com

invite you to contAct us for More inforMAtion or to schedule your personAl hoMe tour

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East Helena 59635 Shelby House Shelby House II

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2320 Spokane Creek Rd. 5750 Spokane Ranch Rd.

475-3621 475-9347

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775-8730

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200 W. Fagan 211 N. Main St.

682-7066 682-7271

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10 Mountain View Dr. 144 Tobacco Valley View Dr.

297-2541 889-5915

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615 5th Ave. N

467-2407

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328 Fescue Slope Facebook - Kathy’s Place Florence

273-6826

200 Vine St. 383 N. 17th Ave.

232-0104 346-2161

ALF LTC

1501 St. Charles St.

622-3331

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521 4th Ave. S 1225 Perry Ln.

228-2208 228-2461

ALF ADC/LTC

2000 Montana Ave. 202 Prospect Dr. 1313 N. Merrill Ave.

345-8855 345-3320 377-7700

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Ekalaka 59324

Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association & Nursing Home 215 Sandy St.

Ennis 59729

Generations II Madison Valley Manor

Eureka 59917

Good Samaritan Society Mountain View Manor Home Sweet Home

FAIRFIELD 59436

Front Range Assisted Living Inc

Florence 59833 Kathy’s Place

Forsyth 59327

Fountain View Care Center Rosebud Health Care Center Nursing Home

Fort Benton 59442

Missouri River Medical Center

Glasgow 59230 Prairie Ridge Village Valley View Home

Glendive 59330

Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home Glendive Medical Center Nursing Home The Heritage

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MT Gems, Inc. Great Falls, Montana

• Alzheimer’s Care • Traumatic Brain Injury

• Dementia Care • Physically Challenged

815 2nd Ave. S mtgemsinc@juno.com

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• Elder Care • Respite Care

811 2nd Ave. S www.mtgemsinc.com

Enjoy views of the Bitterroot Mountains from our sunroom and decks. Right off I-93 South, minutes from Missoula and Hamilton. Our farm setting enables residents easy access to nature – both domesticated and wild! Grow your own flowers or produce in our raised garden beds. Home-cooked meals are made according to each resident’s needs, incorporating local produce and grass-fed beef.

24 hour staffing / State licensed facility 328 Fescue Slope Road, Florence, MT (406) 239-1966 Facebook - Kathy’s Place Florence


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Great Falls 59405, 59401, 59404 Angel’s Home Care Center 5010 9th Ave. S 761-0829 ALF Azalea Place Adult Family Home Inc. 1 Prospect Dr. 452-4500 ALF Bee Hive Home of Great Falls Clover Home 2816 15th Ave. S 727-1391 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Bee Hive Home of Great Falls Fireweed Home 2300 15th Ave. S 799-4142 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Bee Hive Home of Great Falls Linden House 2320 15th Ave. S 761-3080 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Bee Hive Home of Great Falls Maple Home 2420 15th Ave. S 315-3143 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Bee Hive Home of Great Falls Mesquite Home 2400 15th Ave. S 315-2510 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Bee Hive Home of Great Falls Sage Home 2824 15th Ave. S 727-2528 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Benefis Senior Care Center 2621 15th Ave. S 761-1200/455-5903 ADC/LTC www.benefis.org dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Benefis Transitional Care Unit 500 15th Ave. S 455-2474 advertiser www.benefis.org dir on pg 66 ad on page 52 Bluebird Assisted Living 1101 24th Ave. SW 453-5800 ALF 1109 6th Ave. N 727-7151 ALF Cambridge Court Donnalee’s Assisted Living Care LLC 2201 11th St. SW 452-7559 ALF Easter Seals Adult Day Services 2326 1st Ave. N 453-5567 ADC Emeritus at Cambridge Place 1104 6th Ave. N 727-0447 RTH www.emeritus.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 51

Relax and enjoy your retirement years while we take care of the housekeeping, transportation, maintenance and meals. Our daytrips, overnight, outings and social calendar truly enhance an independent lifestyle.

Call today to schedule a tour!

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Golden Eagle Plaza LLC 1615 9th St. S 268-0100 ALF/RTH The Grandview at Benefis - The Cottages Senior Care 3015 18th Ave. S 771-6200 advertiser www.thegrandviewatbenefis.org dir on pg 66 ad on page 2 The Grandview at Benefis - Reflections Memory Care 3015 18th Ave. S 771-6200 ALF dir on pg 66 ad on page 2 www.thegrandviewatbenefis.org The Grandview at Benefis - The Timbers Assisted Living 3015 18th Ave. S 771-6200 ALF www.thegrandviewatbenefis.org dir on pg 66 ad on page 2 Highgate Great Falls 3000 11th Ave. S 454-0991 ALF www.highgateseniorliving.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 72 Hosanna Assisted Living Home 1521 3rd Ave. N 453-1171 ALF Kindred Transitional Care Care & Rehab - Park Place 1500 32nd St. S 761-4300 LTC 1009 3rd Ave. N 452-6400 ALF Meadowlark Assisted Living Missouri River Care & Rehabilitation Center 1130 17th Ave. S 771-4500 LTC 2806 16th Ave. S 452-5810 ALF Mountain View Home Park Manor Retirement Apartments 100 Central Ave. 761-1444 RTH 20 3rd St. N 761-6661 ALF Rainbow Senior Living of Great Falls Renaissance Senior Care - Clark 2010 16th Ave. S 453-2882 ALF Renaissance Senior Care - Lewis 2000 16th Ave. S 771-0374 ALF 4800 Lower River Rd. 952-0262 ALF River’s Edge Assisted Living Ruby House (Montana Gems) 811 2nd Ave. S 453-0607 ALF www.montanagemsinc.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 50 Sapphire House (Montana Gems) 815 2nd Ave. S 453-5720 ALF www.montanagemsinc.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 50 The Goldstone 5200 9th Ave. S 452-1239 ALF The Lodge Retirement and Care Center 1801 9th St. S 771-7440 ALF

to Bee Hive Homes of Great Falls Assisted Living! Great Falls has

6 Bee Hive Homes to choose from!

Our Bee Hive Homes of Great Falls, Montana assisted living services are dedicated to providing a happy and healthy environment for our residents. Our unique approach to assisted living care focuses on creating a family environment in which long lasting relationships can grow and develop. We would love to introduce you to Bee Hive Homes of Great Falls, Montana assisted living. Please contact us for more information or a home tour.

Now Open - 2 New Memory Care Homes! • Trained Staff in Dementia Care • Private Rooms with Showers • Courtyard with Fountain, Gazebo & Pergola Our assisted living service include: • Private Bedrooms • 24-Hour Staffing

• Dietician Approved Home Cooked Meals • Individual and Group Activities • Daily House Keeping Services • And Much More!

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Hamilton 59840

Beehive Homes of Hamilton 842 New York Ave 529-7855 ALF beehivehomes.com/hamilton dir on pg 66 ad on page 53 Discovery Care Centre PC 601 10th Ave. N 363-2273 ADC/ALF/LTC Sapphire Lutheran Homes 501 N. 10th St. 363-2800 ALF/RTH 841 Running Creek 375-9047 ALF The Remington at Sapphire Lutheran Home Valley View Estates Health Care Center 225 N. 8th St. 363-1144 LTC dir on pg 66 ad on page 5 www.valleyviewestates.org

Hardin 59034

Heritage Acres 200 N. Mitchell 665-2802 ALF/LTC

Havre 59501

Care & Comfort Home 1204 Cleveland Ave. 265-2800 ALF Havre Eagles Manor 20 W. 3rd St. 265-5531 RTH Northern Montana Care Center 24 13th St. 262-1900/265-2238 ADC/ALF/LTC Timber Creek Village 155 34th Ave. W 265-3111 advertiser www.timbercreekvillagecommunities.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 53

Helena 59601, 59602

Apple Rehab Cooney Aspen Gardens 11 Aspen Gardens 13 Aspen Gardens 16

2555 Broadway 11 Bumblebee Ct. 13 Bumblebee Ct. 16 Bumblebee Ct.

447-1651 495-8173 495-9005 457-9626

LTC ALF ALF ALF

We are the special place you or your loved one is looking for Have you heard? Timber Creek Village is the new place for senior retirement!

Brand New Facility in Hamilton! 842 New York Avenue

Ask yourself these questions: • Do you or your loved one enjoy independence, but are lonely and would like daily fun, fellowship and companionship? • Do you or your loved one enjoy independence, but would like to have the assurance that someone is with you 24 hours a day? • Do you or your loved one forget to take medications as prescribed? • Do you or your loved one need any assistance with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, or grooming? • Would you or your loved one like someone to encourage your health and well-being by getting you involved in daily activities and exercise? If you answered YES to any of these questions ~ Then ...

At Bee Hive Homes we focus on quality assisted living care in a safe, residential setting. We pride ourselves on having an excellent resident to staff ratio. Our staff is dedicated to the health and well-being of each of our residents, while maintaining a clean, home-like environment. Call or come by for a tour of this beautiful, new home! Our assisted living services include: • Private bedrooms • 24-hour staffing • Individual and group activities • Daily housekeeping services • Dietician approved home-cooked meals • And much more!

Opening

Columbia Falls 375 Meadow Lake Blvd. Columbia Falls, MT 59912 406-892-3400 IS THE ANSWER!

Havre Spring 2014 155 34th Ave. W Havre, MT 59501 406-265-3111

Visit our website, www.timbercreekvillagecommunity.com for more information.

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Aspen Gardens 9 9 Bumblebee Ct. 443-6577 ALF Big Sky Healthcare Community 2475 Winnie Ave. 442-1350 ADC/LTC Hunters Pointe 2801 Colonial Dr. 443-4222 RTH hunterspointe.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 19 Masonic Home of Montana 2010 Masonic Home Rd. 458-5431 ALF Montana Telecommunications Access P.O. Box 4210 800-833-8503 advertiser ad on page 33 North West Home Care 1075 N. Rodney, Ste. 107 442-6755 advertiser northwesthomecare.com ad on page 22 Our House 2000 Winne 443-3364 ALF Penkay Eagles Manor 715 Fee 442-0610 RTH Renaissance Senior Care - Helena 525 Saddle Dr. 449-1258 ALF Rocky Mountain Healthcare Community 30 S. Rodney 443-5880 ADC/LTC Rosetta Assisted Living Valley View I 2530 Wildwood Ln. 443-6339 ADC/ALF Rosetta Assisted Living Valley View II 2520 Wildwood Ln. 449-7587 ALF 2510 Ferndale 449-0229 ALF Son Heaven I Son Heaven II 2540 Ferndale 495-0436 ALF 5611 Georgia Dr. 458-6159 ADC The Gottfried House, LLC Touchmark on Saddle Drive 915 Saddle Dr. 449-4900 ALF/RTH touchmarkhelena.com dir on pg 66 ad on page 55

Hot Springs 59845 Hot Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center 600 1st Ave. N 741-2992 LTC hotspringshealthandrehab.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 55

Joliet 59041 Creekside Home

403 S. 2nd St.

962-7195

ALF

332 Leavitt Ave.

557-2500

LTC

109 High St.

473-2206

ALF

Jordan 59337 Garfield County Health Center

Judith GAp 59453 Home From Home

Kalispell 59901 Brendan House 350 Conway Dr. 752-5460 Buffalo Hill Terrace 40 Claremont St. 752-9624 141 Interstate Ln. 755-3240 Edgewood Vista Kalispell 606 2nd Ave. W 257-8375 Friendship House Inc dir on pg 68 Greenwood Village 1150 E. Oregon St. 257-7719 Heritage Place 171 Heritage Way 755-0800 Immanuel Skilled Care Center 185 Crestline 752-9622 Prestige Assisted Living at Kalispell 125 Glenwood Dr. 756-1818 Renaissance Senior Care - Liberty 645 Liberty St. 755-4483 Viljoya 119 5th Ave. W 755-2287 Wel-Life Assisted Living at Kalispell 156 3 Mile Dr. 756-8688

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ALF ADC/LTC LTC ALF ALF RTH ALF

Laurel 59044 Browns Landing at the Crossings 600 Roundhouse Dr. 628-1200 ALF/RTH Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center 820 3rd Ave. 628-8251 LTC laurelhealthandrehab.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 14 Richardson Cottage 602 Roundhouse Dr. 628-5000 ADC/ALF Tendernest LLC 1L 120 W. 12th St. 628-7500 ALF Tendernest LLC 2L 118 W. 12th St. 628-7300 ALF

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PLENTI{FULL}

What’s in your future? No one can predict the years ahead. But you can plan to maintain your independence—and enjoy a {FULL} Life!

The Friendship House • low-cost alternative care for adults unable to independently care for themselves • family home environment with 24 hour supervision • nutritional balanced meals and snacks • monitoring and charting of medications • personal care • laundry and housekeeping • daily activities • transportation to medical appointments • all rooms are Medicaid waiver eligible for more information call 257-8375 or 752-6885

Friendship House 606 2nd Avenue West • Kalispell, MT 59901

Explore Touchmark’s range of services and homes. Touchmark offers active adult living—plus! Independent and Assisted Living Memory Care Apartments and Cottages

Discover how plentiful your future could be! Call 406-225-7167 or visit TouchmarkHelena.com/info. TOUCHMARK ON SADDLE DRIVE Full-service Retirement Community 915 Saddle Drive • Helena, MT 59601 406-449-4900 • Touchmark.com 138978 © 2013 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved

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Lewistown 59457 Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center 408 Wendall Ave. 535-6366 LTC Lewistown Eagles Manor 211 W. Janeaux 538-3230 RTH Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center 800 Casino Creek Dr. 538-7451 LTC 538-9853 ALF New Horizons - Lewistown I (Caslen Living Centers Inc.) 221 McKinley St. dir on pg 68 ad on page 38 www.caslenlc.com New Horizons - Lewistown II (Caslen Living Centers Inc.) 217 McKinley St. 538-9853 ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 38 www.caslenlc.com Shepherd’s Way Assisted Living 80007 US Hwy 87 538-3610 ALF The Villa Assisted Living at Valle Vista 404 Summit Ave. 538-3758 ALF 402 Summit Ave. 538-8775 ADC/LTC Valle Vista Healthcare Community

Libby 59923

Center for Asbestos Related Disease 855-891-2273 advertiser www.libbyasbestos.org ad on page 32 Libby Care Center 308 E. 3rd St. 293-6285 LTC 39042 US Hwy 2 293-3334 ALF Libby’s Lodge of Love

Livingston 59047 Caslen Living Centers Inc - Livingston 1301 Wineglass Ave. 222-0797 ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 38 www.caslenlc.com Diamond K Lodge (S & J Clark, Inc.) 1200 W. Montana 222-0605 ALF Frontier Personal Care Center 121 S. 3rd 222-6102 ADC/ALF 510 S. 14th St. 222-0672 ADC/LTC Livingston Health & Rehab Center

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Malta 59538

Country Home PCH 1568 191 Hwy S 654-2198 ALF Hi-Line Retirement Center Inc. 801 S. 3rd St. E 654-1190 ADC/ALF/LTC

Manhattan 59741

Churchill Retirement Home, Inc. 6151 Shady Rest St. 282-7631 ALF Parkhaven Retirement and Assisted Living Community 100 Hamilton Ct. 282-7488 ALF www.parkhavenretirement.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 57

Miles City 59301

Cottonwood Care Home Friendship Villa Healthcare Community Holy Rosary Extended Care Unit Homestead Homes Parkview Caring TLC Assisting Living Facility

3420 Brisbon 2300 Wilson 2600 Wilson 2706 Pleasant St. 106 S. Strevell 220 N. Center

232-2273 232-2687 233-2600 234-6670 234-9289 232-7988

ALF ADC/LTC LTC ALF ALF ALF

Missoula 59802, 59803, 59808

At Home Assisted Living 1300 Speedway 549-8127 ALF Bee Hive Homes of Missoula #1 (Quality Assisted Care, Inc) 2406 River Rd. 728-0115 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 59 Bee Hive Homes of Missoula #1 (Quality Assisted Care, Inc) 2406 River Rd. 721-0549 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 59 Bee Hive Homes of Missoula #1 (Quality Assisted Care, Inc) 2406 River Rd. 543-0605 ALF beehivehomes.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 59

Let us create a memorable retirement for you • Privately owned and operated • Assisted living or independent living • Excellent care provided by a mature, dedicated staff • A service-rich environment for a worry-free lifestyle • Taylor’s Park access with walking trails, picnic areas and kids’ play areas • Breathtaking scenery of the valley and mountains • Friendly people with local grocery delivery

100 Hamilton Court Manhattan, MT

406.282.7488

parkhavenretirement.com

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Bee Hive Homes of Missoula #1 (Quality Assisted Care, Inc) 2406 River Rd. 728-8557 ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 59 beehivehomes.com Bee Hive Homes of Missoula #1 (Quality Assisted Care, Inc) 2406 River Rd. 721-3446 ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 59 beehivehomes.com Clark Fork Riverside - Clark Fork Manor 301 W. Front 721-2439 RTH dir on pg 68 ad on page 58 www.clarkforkriverside.com Country Home Estate 1704 S. Reserve St. 542-1889 ALF Edgewood Vista Missoula 2815 Palmer 549-9660 ADC/ALF Emeritus at Hunters Glen 3620 American Way 542-7009 ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 61 www.emeritus.com Flor-Haven Home (PC) 433 S. 3rd St. W 542-2598 ALF Footsteps Memory Care @ The Springs 3710 American Way 273-0101 ALF Grandma’s House 2327 39th St. 251-7101 ALF 3600 American Way 721-2292 RTH Grizzly Peak Retirement Residence dir on pg 68 ad on page 19 grizzly-peak.com Hillside Health Care Center 4720 23rd Ave. 251-5100 LTC dir on pg 68 ad on page 5 www.hillsidesenior.com Hillside Place 4718 23rd Ave. 251-5912 ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 5 Lighthouse Assisted Living 3214 Washburn St. 926-1162 ALF advertiser 2610 S. Reserve St. 731-1340 The Living Room www.thelivingroomfurniture.com ad on page 26 Missoula Health & Rehabilitation Center 3018 Rattlesnake Dr. 549-0988 ALF/LTC dir on pg 68 ad on page 14 www.missoulahealthandrehab.com Missoula Manor Retirement Home 909 W. Central Ave. 728-3210 RTH dir on pg 68 ad on page 61 www.missoulamanor.com

Pearls of Life Memory Care ™

P Pearl of Home – An intimate setting, personal apartments, structure and routine make it home P Pearl of Health – R Residents benefit from RN services to monitor their care needs. P Pearl of Enrichment – Engaging and stimulating 2815 Old Fort Road the residents so they can Missoula, MT 59804 still participate in life (406) 549-1300

Discover how good life can be.

www.villagesenior.com

Now taking reservations

A Platinum Service® Community Managed by The Goodman Group

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Clark Fork Riverside Retirement Community

• 1 & 2 Bed Apartments Overlooking the Clark Fork River • Lunch & Dinner Offered Daily • Housekeeping & Social Activities • Coin-Operated Laundry Services • On-site Beauty Salon • City Bus Route Participant • Convenient Downtown Location Within Walking Distance To Shopping, Doctor/ Hospital Facilities, Theaters & Churches Over the years you’ve cared for your family and others, doing what needed to be done. Now is the time to make good on the promises you made to yourself years ago - to enjoy an uncomplicated, yet full lifestyle. Our apartment homes are a welcome alternative to the headaches of heating and cooling unused rooms, yard work, and the endless chores of home maintenance and upkeep.

301 W. Front St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-2439 • T TY Relay 1-800-253-4091


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North West Home Care 818 W. Central 549-8059 advertiser northwesthomecare.com ad on page 22 Partners in Home Care 2687 Palmer St., Ste B 728-8848 advertiser partnersinhomecare.org ad on page 60 Pleasant View Personal Care Home 4322 W. Central Ave. 728-8675 ALF Riverside Health Care Center 1301 E. Broadway 721-0680 LTC www.riversidesenior.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 5 Rosetta Assisted Living 2810 Great Northern Loop 728-5822 ADC/ALF Rosetta Assisted Living #2 2814 Great Northern Loop 728-5822 ADC/ALF Secret Seconds 1130 W. Broadway & 920 Kensington 543-6691 advertiser www.ywcaofmissoula.org ad on page 25 The Springs at Missoula 3710 American Way 273-0101 ALF 32 Campus Dr. 243-2905 The University of Montana MOLLI advertiser www.umt.edu/molli ad on page 39 The University of Montana Foundation P.O. Box 7159 243-2593 advertiser supportum.org ad on page 6 The Village Health Care Center 2651 South Ave. W 728-9162 LTC www.villagehealthcare.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 5 The Village Senior Residence 2815 Old Fort Rd. 549-1300 ALF www.villagesenior.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 5, 58, 60 Western Montana Clinic 500 W. Broadway 721-5600 advertiser www.westernmontanaclinic.com ad on page 39

Montana City 59634

Country Life Assisted Living LLC

12 Bessler Rd.

443-1288

ALF

Feels Good to “Bee� Home in Missoula!

"I've lived in other facilities. After moving to Bee Hive I wouldn't live anywhere else. Everyone is so caring!" -Adrian Herbert Bee Hive Homes Our Bee Hive Homes of Missoula, Montana assisted living services are dedicated to providing a happy and healthy environment for our residents. Our unique approach to assisted living care focuses on creating a family environment in which long lasting relationships can grow and develop. Our assisted living services include private bedrooms, 24-hour staffing, dietician approved home cooked meals, individual and group activities, daily house keeping services, and much more.

Choose from 5 Assisted Living Homes! Call us at 406-543-0345 or Visit our website at www.beehivehomes.com for more info.

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Philipsburg 59858

Granite Co. Medical Center Adult Day Care

Plains 59859

Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home

Plentywood 59254

La Casa Personal Care Montana Pioneer Manor Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home

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310 Sansome St.

859-3271

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10 Kruger Rd.

826-4800

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408 E. Lasater Ave. 605 Sheridan 440 W. Laurel Ave.

765-1669 765-1400 765-1420

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Polson 59860

Healthcare Plus HCP One 7th Ave. E 883-3910 advertiser www.healthcareplus.org ad on page 21 Partners in Home Care 1 14th Ave. W 883-8412 advertiser partnersinhomecare.org ad on page 60 Polson Health & Rehabilitation Center 9 14th Ave. W 883-4378 LTC www.polsonhealthandrehab.com dir on pg 68 ad on page 14 St. Joseph Assisted Living 11 17th Ave. E 883-1011 ALF The Pines of Polson 405 6th Ave. W 883-1021 ADC/ALF The Retreat 1303 Rivendell Ct. 883-4897 ALF

Discover how good life can be. Serving Missoula Seniors since 1989 Retirement Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Personalized assisted living services Pearl Garden Memory Care Transportation, Dining Services & Life Enrichment Programs

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ACHC ACCREDITED

• Home Health • Hospice • Home Medical Equipment • Infusion Therapy • Home & Community Based Services

Missoula’s only non-profit nationally accredited home health care organization. We have been bringing health care home to patients and their families in Western Montana for over twenty-five years.

2815 Old Fort Road Missoula, MT 59804

(406) 549-1300

www.villagesenior.com A Platinum Service® Community Managed by The Goodman Group. VSR-13-11-M55

Co-founded by St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center

saintpatrick.org

MissoulA • 728-8848 2687 Palmer street, suite B, 59808

www.partnersinhomecare.org

Polson • 883-8412 1 14th Avenue West, 59860


Missoula Manor Homes Retirement Living at Its Best

Current Openings

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apartments Affordable Services & Rent (30% of income) For persons 62 or older

909 W. Central, Missoula • (406) 728-3210 TTY Relay Service 1-800-253-4091 www.missoulamanor.com

All the comforts of home.

Assisted Living Quality care for quality of life Friendship Suites Just right for many seniors Short-Stay A great way to get to know us www.Emeritus.com

Emeritus at Hunter’s Glen 3620 American Way • Missoula, MT 59808 • (406) 542-7009

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types of care on pgs 34-35

www.montana55.com

phone facility

Red Lodge 59068

Cedar Wood Healthcare Community #1 S. Oaks 446-2525 ADC/LTC Heartland Assisted Living 8874 US Hwy 212 281-0880 ALF The Shepherd Cottage at the Willows 2475 N. Broadway 446-1020 ADC 2475 N. Broadway 446-1020 ALF The Willows

ROBERTS 59070 Heartland Assisted Living 8874 US Hwy 212 281-0880 dir on pg 68

ALF ad on page 37

Ronan 59864

Mountain View Care Center 829 Main St. SW 676-5510 LTC 107 6th Ave. SW 676-2900 ADC/LTC St. Luke Extended Care Facility

Roundup 59072

TLC Personal Care Home 804 2nd St. W 323-3073 ALF Whispering Pines Personal Care Home 40 Horsethief Rd. 323-3212 ALF

Savage 59262 Savage Sunrise Manor

407 Mesa St. S

776-2040

ALF

105 5th Ave. E 104 3rd Ave. W

487-2296 487-2081

ADC/LTC ALF

Scobey 59263 Daniels Memorial Hospital & Nursing Home Just Like Home (Living Solutions LLC)

Shelby 59474

Marias Care Center 640 Park Ave. 434-3261 LTC Marias Heritage Center 111 2nd St. S 434-3290 ALF

Sheridan 59749 Home Park Assisted Living Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center

504 Ray Lane 326 Madison St.

596-3800 ALF 842-5418/842-5600 ADC/LTC

104 14th Ave. NW 104 14th Ave. NW 1015 7th Ave. SW

488-2300 488-2300 488-4682

ADC LTC ALF

61262 Watson Rd. 320 Mission Dr.

745-0272 745-1021

ADC/ALF ALF

57 Main St. 63 Main St.

777-2022 777-5411

ALF LTC/RTH

1301 6th Ave. E

822-3719

ALF

214 Church St.

827-1272

ALF

622 Main

285-5227

ALF

Sidney 59270 Golden Bridges ADC Sidney Health Center - Extended Care The Lodge at Lone Tree Creek

St Ignatius 59865 Closer to Home Pines of Mission

Stevensville 59870 Bitterroot Valley Living Center PCH The Living Center

Superior 59872 Mountain View Village

thompson Falls 59873 Cherry Hill Assisted Living

three Forks 59752 Pathways Assisted Living

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other residences & care providers are highlighted in tan the entire state of Montana uses the (406) area code

city

Townsend 59644

TLC - 4U LLC Townsend Personal Care Inc.

Whitefish 59937

The Springs at Whitefish Whitefish Care & Rehabilitation Center

address

State Licensed Residential Listings phone facility

114 N. Spruce 128 Hwy 12 E

266-4453 266-3711

ALF ALF

1001 River Lakes Parkway 1305 E. 7th St.

862-6322 862-3557

ALF LTC

WhiteHall 59759

Liberty Place 1 1173 Hwy 55 287-7996 ALF Liberty Place 2 113 W. Third 287-2300 ALF Meadowlark Manor (Caslen Living Center Inc.) 35 Skyline Dr. 287-5530 ADC/ALF dir on pg 68 ad on page 38 www.caslenlc.com

Wibaux 59353

Wibaux County Adult Day Care Wibaux County Nursing Home

Wolf Point 59201 Faith Lutheran Home

712 S. Wibaux St. 710 S. Wibaux St.

796-2429 796-2429

ADC LTC

1000 6th Ave. N

653-1400

ADC/LTC/RTH

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the entire state of Montana uses the (406) area code

types of care on pgs 34-35

PROPERTY ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE FACILITY care

Anaconda New Horizons

402 Christine Ct.

563-7008

www.caslenlc.com

3075 Avenue C 3758 Avenue B 2115 Central Ave. 1785 Majestic Lane

332-3213 656-0422 656-6500 281-8455

aspenview.net www.autumnspringsassistedliving.com www.billingshealth.com www.canyoncreekmontana.com

3980 Parkhill Dr. 1221 28th St. W 1807 24th St. W 2351 Solomon Ave.

651-4833 652-6989 656-5010 652-4886

www.highgateseniorliving.com marquiscompanies.com www.valleyhcc.com www.westparksenior.com

400 W. Thompson St.

225-3101

ALF

BILLINGS Aspen View Autumn Springs Billings Health and Rehabilitation Canyon Creek Memory Care Community Highgate Senior Living   Marquis Grand Park Valley Health Care Center Westpark Village

IL ALF SNF MEM/ADC

ALF/MEM ALF/ADC/MEM SNF IL/ALF/MEM

BOULDER Bear Grass Suites Inc.

ALF

BOZEMAN Highgate Senior Living   The Knolls at Hillcrest

2219 W. Oak Knolls Dr., off Highland Blvd.

587-5100 522-7084

www.highgateseniorliving.com www.hillcrestlivingbozeman.com

ALF/MEM/IL 55+ homes

Butte

Columbus Plaza and Highland 1515 Oregon Ave. 782-0090 IL View Manor Continental Gardens 100 Gardens Way 533-0705 IL Meadowlands 4034 Elizabeth Warren 782-5151 buttehousing.org SH Rosalie Manor 1125 S. Main St. 782-4436 buttehousing.org SH

Choteau

Beehive Homes

1006 Division St. SE

590-7041

beehivehomes.com

ALF

871-8667 871-8667 892-3256 Ext. 261 892-3256 Ext. 261 892-3400

beehivehomes.com ALF beehivehomes.com ALF www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/ LTC/SNF vethome/MVHHP.shtml www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/ RTH vethome/MVHHP.shtml www.timbercreekvillagecommunities.com ALF

322-6150 322-6150

www.caslenlc.com www.caslenlc.com

Columbia Falls Beehive Homes #1 1660 13th St. W Beehive Homes #2 1660 13th St. W Montana Veterans Home 400 Veterans Dr. Montana Veterans 400 Veterans Dr. Home - Domiciliary Timber Creek Village 375 Meadow Lake Blvd.

Columbus Meadowlark Assisted Living Meadowlark Retirement Home Living

64

443 Quarry Rd. 443 Quarry Rd.

ALF RTH


facility key: ALF – Assisted Living Facility • IL – Independent Living • LTC – Long-Term Care Facility • MEM – Memory Care (Alzheimer’s, Dementia) RTH – Retirement Home • SH – Senior Housing • SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility *AD - Administrators Discretion • *MW - Medicaid Waiver • * Medicare / Medicaid

RESPITE care

MEDICAID/ MEDICArE WAIVER

SMOKING PETS (OUTDOOR ALLOWED ONLY)

PERSONAL VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION SALON REHAB ALLOWED

# MEALS PER DAY

AD ON PG

Yes

Yes

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

Yes

No

3+snacks

38

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No *MW Yes Call for details

Yes Yes No No

Yes Yes No No

Yes Yes Yes No

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No Yes Contracted

3 3 3 3

19 42 5 40

No No Yes No

Yes No No No

Yes Yes No No

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No Yes No

3 3 3 3

72 40 5 5,42

No

No

3+snack

42

Yes No

No No

3 NA

72 44

No

No

Yes Yes Yes

No No No Yes Arranged No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

45

No Waiver Yes Small Yes Door front bus No No 1 No NA Yes Yes 20 lb limit Yes Bus stop No No across Continental No NA Yes Yes 20 lb limit Yes City bus comes No No Meals on to front door Wheels

45 46 46

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

47

Yes Yes Yes

*MW *MW Yes

Yes Yes Yes

*AD *AD No

Yes Yes No

Arranged Arranged Yes

In House In House Yes

No No PT/OT/SLP

3 3 5

47 47 48

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

PT/OT/SLP

5

48

No

Medicaid

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

3

53

Yes No

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

No No

Yes Yes

Arranged No

Yes In House

No No

3+snacks 3

38 38

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types of care on pgs 34-35

PROPERTY ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE FACILITY care

conrad Beehive Homes

205 N. Wisconsin St.

590-7041

beehivehomes.com

ALF

318 E. Main St.

590-7041

beehivehomes.com

ALF

328 Fescue Slope Rd.

273-6826

Facebook - Kathy’s Place Florence

ALF

cutbank Beehive Homes

FLORENCE Kathy’s Place Assisted Living

239-1966

great falls Benefis Senior Care Center

2621 15th Ave. S

455-5902

www.benefis.org

LTC/MEM

Benefis Transitional Care Unit

500 15th Ave. S

455-2474

www.benefis.org

Emeritus at Cambridge Place

1104 6th Ave. N

727-0447

www.emeritus.com

IL

GF1 Sage Home

2824 15th Ave. S

761-3080

beehivehomes.com

ALF

GF2 Clover Home

2816 15th Ave. S

761-3080

beehivehomes.com

ALF

GF3 Fireweed Home, TBI Home

2300 15th Ave. S

761-3080

beehivehomes.com

ALF

GF4 Linden Home

2320 15th Ave. S

761-3080

beehivehomes.com

MEM

GF5 Mesquite Home

2400 15th Ave. S

761-3080

beehivehomes.com

MEM

GF6 Maple Home

2420 15th Ave. S

761-3080

beehivehomes.com

MEM

The Grandview at Benefis -

3015 18th Ave. S

771-6200

www.thegrandviewatbenefis.org

LTC

LTC/ALF

The Cottages Senior Care The Grandview at Benefis -

3015 18th Ave. S

771-6200

www.thegrandviewatbenefis.org

ALF/MEM

3015 18th Ave. S

771-6200

www.thegrandviewatbenefis.org

ALF

Reflections Memory Care The Grandview at Benefis -

The Timbers Assisted Living Highgate Senior Living  

3000 11th Ave. S

454-0991

www.highgateseniorliving.com

ALF/MEM

Ruby House

811 2nd Ave. S

453-0607

www.mtgemsinc.com

ALF/MEM

Sapphire House

815 2nd Ave. S

453-5720

www.mtgemsinc.com

ALF/MEM

Beehive Homes

842 New York Ave.

375-5464

beehivehomes.com/hamilton

ALF

Valley View Estates

225 N. 8th St. S

363-1144

www.valleyviewestates.org

SNF

155 34th Ave. W

265-3111

www.timbercreekvillagecommunities.com

ALF

Hunters Pointe

2801 Colonial Dr.

558-4632

hunterspointe.com

Touchmark on Saddle Drive

915 Saddle Dr.

225-7167

touchmarkhelena.com

600 First Ave. N

741-2992

hotspringshealthandrehab.com

hamilton

havre Timber Creek Village

Helena IL ALF/MEM/RTH

Hot Springs Hot Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center 66

LTC/SNF


facility key: ALF – Assisted Living Facility • IL – Independent Living • LTC – Long-Term Care Facility • MEM – Memory Care (Alzheimer’s, Dementia) RTH – Retirement Home • SH – Senior Housing • SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility *AD - Administrators Discretion • *MW - Medicaid Waiver • * Medicare / Medicaid

RESPITE care

MEDICAID/ MEDICArE WAIVER

SMOKING PETS (OUTDOOR ALLOWED ONLY)

PERSONAL VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION SALON REHAB ALLOWED

# MEALS PER DAY

AD ON PG

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

49

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

49

Yes

*MW

No

No

*AD

Yes

In House

3rd Party

3+snacks

52

*MM

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

15

*MM

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

15

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2

51

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

52

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

52

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

52

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

52

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

52

Yes

*MW

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

In House

No

3

52

Yes

Medicare

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

2

Yes

No

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

2

No

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

2

Yes

Yes

No

3

72

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Allowed

3

50

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Allowed

3

50

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Arranged

No

No

3

53

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

5

No

Medicaid

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

3

53

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

3

19

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

3

55

Yes

No

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

In House

Yes

3+

14

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types of care on pgs 34-35

PROPERTY ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE FACILITY care

Kalispell Marion Finley Friendship House

606 2nd Ave. W

257-8375

ALF

820 3rd Ave.

628-8251

laurelhealthandrehab.com

217/221 McKinley St.

538-8455

www.caslenlc.com

ALF

1301 Wineglass Lane

222-0797

www.caslenlc.com

ALF

100 Hamilton Ct.

282-7488

www.parkhavenretirement.com

Laurel Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center

LTC/SNF

Lewiston New Horizons

Livingston Caslen Living Center

manhattan Parkhaven Retirement

SH/RTH/ALF/MEM/SNF

and Assisted Living

missoula

#1 Beehive Homes 2406 River Rd. 543-0345 beehivehomes.com ALF #2 Beehive Homes 2406 River Rd. 543-0345 beehivehomes.com ALF #3 Beehive Homes 2406 River Rd. 543-0345 beehivehomes.com ALF #4 Beehive Homes 2406 River Rd. 543-0345 beehivehomes.com ALS #5 Beehive Homes 2406 River Rd. 543-0345 beehivehomes.com ALF Clark Fork Riverside 301 W. Front St. 721-2439 www.clarkforkriverside.com RTH Emeritus at Hunters Glen 3620 American Way 542-7009 www.emeritus.com ALF Grizzly Peak 3600 American Way 626-3105 grizzly-peak.com IL Hillside Health Care Center 4720 23rd Ave. 251-5100 www.hillsidesenior.com SNF Hillside Place 4718 23rd Ave. 251-5100 www.hillsidesenior.com ALF Missoula Health and Rehabilitation 3018 Rattlesnake Dr. 549-0988 missoulahealthandrehab.com ALF/LTC/SNF and Assisted Living Center Missoula Manor 909 W. Central 728-3210 www.missoulamanor.com RTH Riverside Health Care Center 1301 E. Broadway 721-0680 www.riversidesenior.com SNF Village Health Care Center 2651 South Ave. W 728-9162 www.villagehealthcare.com SNF Village Senior Residence 2815 Old Fort Rd. 549-1300 www.villagesenior.com IL/ALF/MEM

polson Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center

Nine 14th Ave. W

883-4378

polsonhealthandrehab.com

LTC, SNF

ROBERTS

Heartland Assisted Living 8874 Hwy 212 281-0880 heartlandassistedliving.com ALF

Whitehall

Meadowlark Manor 35 Skyline Dr. 287-5530 www.caslenlc.com ALF 68


facility key: ALF – Assisted Living Facility • IL – Independent Living • LTC – Long-Term Care Facility • MEM – Memory Care (Alzheimer’s, Dementia) RTH – Retirement Home • SH – Senior Housing • SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility *AD - Administrators Discretion • *MW - Medicaid Waiver • * Medicare / Medicaid

RESPITE care

MEDICAID/ MEDICArE WAIVER

SMOKING PETS (OUTDOOR ALLOWED ONLY)

PERSONAL VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION SALON REHAB ALLOWED

# MEALS PER DAY

AD ON PG

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

3

53

Yes

No

No

*AD

Yes

Yes

In House

Yes

3+

14

No

Yes

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

Yes

No

3+snacks

38

No

Yes

Yes

*AD

Yes

Arranged

Yes

No

3+snacks

38

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Room Avail.

3

57

Arranged Arranged Arranged Arranged Arranged No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes for SNF arranged for ALF No Yes Yes Yes

In House In House In House In House In House Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes In House

No No No No No No Yes No Yes No Yes

3 3 3 3 3 2 3+snacks 3 3 3 3+

59 59 59 59 59 58 61 19 5 5 14

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No Yes Yes No

3 3 3 3

61 5 5 5,58,60

Yes

In House

Yes

3+

14

Yes

Oustide

Walker

3

37

Arranged

Yes

No

3+snacks

38

Yes *MW Yes *AD Yes Yes *MW Yes *AD Yes Yes *MW Yes *AD Yes Yes *MW Yes *AD Yes Yes *MW Yes *AD Yes No Section 8 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes *MM Yes *AD Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

No

No

*AD

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Barber Therapy

Yes Yes Yes *AD

Yes

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Each day to the fullest.

The secret to happiness as we age is to stay as mentally, physically and socially engaged as possible. To feel a sense of purpose. And to be surrounded by those who truly care. Helping residents live each day to the fullest is our mission at Highgate. We offer a host of activities, nutritious and delicious meals, and full care for all in a lovely, homelike setting. If you or your loved one needs either a little or a lot of extra help with daily living, call today and schedule a tour of our Assisted Living or Memory Care community. You’ll see why a move to Highgate is one of the best moves you can make.

Highgate at Great Falls 3000 11th Avenue South Call: 406-454-0991 Highgate at Bozeman 2219 West Oak Street Call: 406-587-5100

Highgate at Billings 3980 Parkhill Drive Call: 406-651-4833

HighgateSeniorLiving.com


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