12 Assisted Living Facilities in Billings, MT
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The average cost of assisted living in Billings is $3,250 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 46 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Billings. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Billings 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Billings
Billings is located in the eastern, flatter portion of the state and is the largest city in Montana. Built on the Yellowstone River, the town has a lot of outdoor activities and history, like the Little Bighorn National Monument, where General Custer made his infamous last stand.
Seniors who want to live in this area and need some help with activities of daily living have 12 assisted living facilities to choose from in the Billings area, giving them plenty of options. Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services regulates the state's assisted living facilities to make sure seniors receive as high levels of care as possible.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Billings
Weather in Billings is quite cold for much of the year. Low temperatures average below freezing from November through April every year. The average annual snowfall is 54 inches. Summer’s are quite pleasant with temperatures rarely rising above 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and dropping to the mid-50s at night.
- The air quality in Billings is usually good. The city is only home to about 110,000 people total, and they don't really create enough pollution to affect the overall air quality.
- The cost of living in Billings is just slightly higher than the national average, though most necessities are even with or just below the national average.
- When it comes to crime, Billings has more than most would expect for given its population size. Its crime rate is above the national average, and only 5 percent safer than most U.S. cities.
- The Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County provides a number of great services for those over 60 years old who are living in and around the Billings area. For transportation, they have set up a RIDES program, which takes members of the Alliance around the area for a low fee.
- The Billings area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Vincent Healthcare Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Billings
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Billings start around $3,250 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Billings and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Billings
Those who are living in Billings will be eligible and can apply to a number of different programs created by the State of Montana to help with senior care. Most notably is the Big Sky Home and Community Based Services Program, also known as the Elderly/Physically Disabled Waiver.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Montana page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Montana page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Billings
Billings and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Billings, please visit our Assisted Living in Montana page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Billings
Billings-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Montana are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Montana page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Billings, MT
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Billings
Review of MorningStar of Billings
MorningStar of Billings was large, lovely, and had a great selection, but it was at the top of my friend's price range. The staff was very pleasant, and it was in a nice location. There was a grand... Read more
Review of Autumn Springs Assisted Living
I really liked Autumn Springs Assisted Living, but the rooms were too small for my friend. The price was right though. The facility and the staff were delightful. My friend liked that it was a smal... Read more
Review of Tendernest Assisted Living
My father-in-law is a resident there. The only kind thing I can say is the building feels homey. That is where the positives end. Walked in on a Saturday morning around 1030 to find my father-in-la... Read more