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Cost of Montana Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Montana is $3,560 per month.

The monthly base rate for Montana assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Montana is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Montana. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Dakota$3,023
North Dakota$3,239
Idaho$3,240
Montana$3,560
U.S.$3,600
Wyoming$3,900

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Montana Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Montana require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Montana may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Montana. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Montana. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Montana probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Montana - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Montana?
    Montana will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Montana requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Montana.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Montana for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Montana Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dphhs.mt.gov.

Helpful Montana Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Montana? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Montana licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division
dphhs.mt.gov
(406) 444-2676
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Montana? Your local Montana long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services-Division of Child and Adult Health Resources
dphhs.mt.gov
Local: (406) 444-4077
Local TDD: (406) 444-2540
Tollfree: (800) 332-2272
Are you aware of all the Montana health-based programs available to you? Your Montana Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services-Division of Child and Adult Health Resources
dphhs.mt.gov
Local: (406) 444-4540
Tollfree: (800) 362-8312
Are you familiar with the Montana Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Montana AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Montana regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Montana AAA below:

Area 1 Area Agency on Aging/Action for Eastern Montana
Glendive, MT
(406) 377-3564
Area II Agency on Aging
Roundup, MT
(406) 323-1320
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Conrad, MT
(406) 271-7553
Rocky Mountain Area IV Area Agency on Aging
Helena, MT
(406) 447-1680
Area V Area Agency on Aging
Butte, MT
(406) 782-5555
Western Montana Area VI Area Agency on Aging
Polson, MT
(406) 883-7284
Area VIII Agency on Aging
Great Falls, MT
(406) 454-6990
Area IX Area Agency on Aging
Kalispell, MT
(406) 758-5730
Area X Agency on Aging/Hill County Council on Aging
Havre, MT
(406) 265-5464
Missoula Aging Services
Missoula, MT
(406) 728-7682

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