Located in the southern part of the Big Sky State, the city of Bozeman is home to the University of Montana. Dinosaur enthusiasts may enjoy spending time looking at the school’s comprehensive fossil displays or attending its paleontology lectures. Bozeman’s population is just 50,000, 9% of whom are individuals 65 years old and older. Many of these senior citizens may be considering their options for retirement living, such as a home at one of the area’s assisted living communities. The average monthly cost for assisted living in Bozeman is $4,100 per month.

Assisted living communities offer apartment-style living in a group setting, with attendants available around the clock to assist residents with personal care, grooming support and mobility. These communities usually have private accommodations designed for people who may have mobility restrictions. Meals are provided with an emphasis on meeting the unique nutritional needs of the elderly, and regularly scheduled group activities help seniors meet new friends while exploring their interests. 

This guide offers an introduction to assisted living in Bozeman, including the benefits and drawbacks of living in the city, its average monthly senior care costs, and an overview of its free resources for seniors and their families. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Bozeman, MT

Brookdale Springmeadows

3175 Graf Street, Bozeman, MT, 59715

Located near Highway 191 and Interstate 90 in Bozeman, Montana, Brookdale Springmeadows assisted living is nearby to several parks, shopping centers and dining establishments. This pet-friendly commun … (read more)
Located near Highway 191 and Interstate 90 in Bozeman, Montana, Brookdale Springmeadows assisted living is nearby to several parks, shopping centers and dining establishments. This pet-friendly commun … (read more)

2019, 2020

Highgate at Bozeman

2219 West Oak Street, Bozeman, MT, 59718

Highgate at Bozeman is located in Bozeman, Montana, just moments from Interstate 90, Rose Park and the Bridger Peaks Shopping Center. Residents and their guests say that the facility’s interior and … (read more)
Highgate at Bozeman is located in Bozeman, Montana, just moments from Interstate 90, Rose Park and the Bridger Peaks Shopping Center. Residents and their guests say that the facility’s interior and … (read more)

Bozeman Lodge

1547 N Hunters Way, Bozeman, MT, 59718

Bozeman Lodge looked very modern. Everything seemed pretty new. We got to tour both the assisted living and independent living and they were very nice. The staff was very knowledgeable, very kind, eng … (read more)
Bozeman Lodge looked very modern. Everything seemed pretty new. We got to tour both the assisted living and independent living and they were very nice. The staff was very knowledgeable, very kind, eng … (read more)

The Springs at Bozeman

2632 Catron Street, Bozeman, MT, 59718


Bozeman Health Hillcrest Senior Living

1201 Highland Boulevard, Bozeman, MT, 59715

Hillcrest Senior Living is located in the southeastern section of Bozeman, Montana, minutes away from the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. Residents and visitors enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and th … (read more)
Hillcrest Senior Living is located in the southeastern section of Bozeman, Montana, minutes away from the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. Residents and visitors enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and th … (read more)

High Country Personal Care

8659 Haggerty Lane, , Montana, , Bozeman, MT, 59715


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bozeman

The Montana Department of Public Health licenses and regulates assisted living facilities in Bozeman, as in all of Montana. Assisted living communities may obtain licensure through this organization, and are required to undergo regular inspections to retain their licenses. Staff certifications are also held on file. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bozeman

  • According to data from BestPlaces, the cost of living in Bozeman is a little higher than elsewhere in the country: 121.9 compared to a U.S. baseline of 100. Housing costs are considerably higher at 187.8. However, the city’s groceries costs are rated at 107.6 and its health care costs are rated at 103.3, both of which are much closer to the national average.
  • Montana does not levy a state sales tax, which can be helpful on a day-to-day basis for seniors on a budget. However, Social Security and retirement incomes may be taxed at rates comparable to regular wages. 
  • Montana is known for cold, snowy winters, with an average of 63 inches of snow per year; that’s over twice as much as the U.S. average of 28 inches. Seniors should pay close attention to winter storm warnings and prepare accordingly. Summers are short and warm, however, with July high temperatures reaching about 84 degrees. Bozeman sees approximately 188 sunny days per year, a bit lower than the national average of 205. 
  • There are 197 physicians per 100,000 residents in Bozeman, a little below the national average of 210 per 100,000. However, the city is home to several excellent hospitals, including Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, for emergencies and illnesses, plus the BDH Cancer Center, for specialty care. 
  • Seniors with respiratory conditions may be able to breathe easier in Bozeman. With 100 representing the best possible score, the city’s air quality of 78/100 is significantly higher than the national average of 58/100. 
  • Violent crime rates in Bozeman are much lower than the U.S. average. On a scale where 1 represents low violent crime and 100 represents high violent crime, Bozeman scores just 14.5, far below the U.S. average of 22.7. On the other hand, Bozeman has more incidences of property crime, scoring 40.2 on that metric compared to 35.4 for the country overall. Seniors should be careful when out and about. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Bozeman

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the monthly cost for assisted living in Bozeman, $4,100, is a little less than the Montana monthly average of $4,213. Both, in turn, are a bit lower than the national monthly average of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Compared to other cities in Montana, Bozeman is the most expensive, at $4,100. Missoula, $3,913 per month, costs a little less. Great Falls, to the north, is several hundred dollars cheaper than both cities at $3,587 per month. 

$4100

Bozeman

$4213

Montana

$4300

The United States

$3913

Missoula

$3587

Great Falls

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Bozeman seniors aren’t limited to just assisted living for senior care. Elderly residents who only need care and supervision on the weekdays may opt for adult day care, which is just $2,080 per month. Homemaker and home health care services, which help seniors aging in place at home with light chores, companionship and home-administered medical care, are both $5,139 per month. Individuals who have chronic medical needs, or who have limited mobility and independence, may be best served by nursing home care. In Bozeman, a semi-private room costs about $7,756 per month, while a private one is $8,060. 

$5139

Homemaker Services

$5139

Home Health Aide

$2080

Adult Day Health Care

$4100

Assisted Living Facility

$7756

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$8060

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Bozeman was not available, so data for the closest city, Billings, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bozeman

Low-income seniors may be able to pay for their assisted living expenses through the Montana Medicaid Big Sky 1915(c) Waiver program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Montana page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bozeman

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 Bozeman

In Bozeman, seniors and their families have access to several social programs. These programs may offer assistance in applying for government benefits and help in finding long-term care accommodations such as assisted living. Wellness education, fitness classes, social activities, counseling and support are also available, with many of these programs free of charge for residents who fit certain age and income requirements. 

ResourceContactDescription
Roundup Area Agency on Aging(406) 323-1320The Area II Agency on Aging is a nonprofit agency tasked with enhancing the lives of the area’s elderly and disabled population, helping them access benefits, enjoy higher levels of independence and improve their quality of life. Its programs include veteran-directed care, as well as assistance in locating and applying to live in assisted living communities. The agency also has trained caseworkers who can help seniors locate and apply for government benefits and pensions.
Gallatin County Veterans Services(406) 522-8976The Gallatin County Veterans Services Department assists military veterans in locating health care services and accessing their benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Montana Medical Portal Medical Equipment and Supplies Providers(800) 762-9891This is a network of agencies that provide loans of durable medical equipment for seniors unable to purchase their own. Disposable medical supplies are also available through the network. A variety of organizations within this network provide different items, some that individuals may borrow and some that people may keep.
Montana Long Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 332-2272Long-term care ombudsman representatives advocate for the interests of residents of long-term care homes. Such services include helping families research the best homes for their loved ones. Other services include looking into complaints from residents of these communities and providing responses from the appropriate government agencies.
Billings Community and Senior Center(406) 657-8371This community center offers a wide variety of programs for area seniors. Fitness classes include Zumba, chair yoga and balance training; the center also offers nutrition programs and seminars about healthy habits. Game nights are a regular occurrence, as are birthday parties and holiday celebrations. The community center also has space for hobbyist meetings, such as book clubs and gardening groups.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bozeman

Bozeman-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bozeman