9 Assisted Living Facilities in Great Falls, MT

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Mt Gems - Sapphire House

Provides: Assisted Living
815 2nd Ave South, Great Falls, MT 59405
"We chose Mt Gems - Sapphire House for my mother-in-law, and the facility is clean. They're very good, she's always well-cared for, and the care is exceptional. They have activities and also..." More

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Mt Gems - Ruby House

Provides: Assisted Living
811 2nd Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405
"Robin Fleek is the owner and administrator of MT Gems, the Ruby and Sapphire houses. She started her assisted living homes in 2003 due to a need of a good, home-like environment where residents and..." More

Highgate at Great Falls

Provides: Assisted Living
3000 11th Avenue S, Great Falls, MT 59405
"My dad has lived at Highgate for a year now and he likes it. His room is pleasant with a view of the mountains and has enough room for him to move about with his walker and wheel chair. The staff..." More

Rivers Edge Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4800 Lower River Road, Great Falls, MT 59405
"We chose River's Edge Assisted Living for my mom. It's a great big log home, it's beautiful. The grounds are also beautiful, and the rooms are nice and big. It's very homey. The staff is good,..." More

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The Grandview at Benefis

Provides: Assisted Living
3015 18th Avenue South, Great Falls, MT 59405
"My father-in-law is now living at The Grandview at Benefis, and it is perfect, clean, and tidy. The food is great. They change the sheets and come in and clean all the time. It’s really nice but..." More

Hosanna Assisted Living Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1521 3rd Avenue North, Great Falls, MT 59401
"Hosanna Home Assisted Living had a friendly, family environment. My parents-in-law had a cabin-style apartment and it was clean and very cozy. The staff was very friendly and willing to cooperate..." More

Rainbow Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
20 3rd St N, Great Falls, MT 59401
"Both my parents are in Rainbow Retirement Home. They’re right downtown so they have access to everything in the downtown area. They have a really cool atrium in the middle of the building. The..." More

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Cambridge Court

Provides: Assisted Living
1109 6th Avenue North, Great Falls, MT 59401
"I have only been at Cambridge Court for a short time now. Everyone is very friendly. " More

The Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
1801 9th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405
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    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Great Falls

    The town of Great Falls, Mont., is known for its scenic environment with breathtaking attractions such as the Giant Springs State Park and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Local seniors can visit these or any of the other 56 parks in the Great Falls area while living in one of the seven local assisted living facilities (ALFs). 

    Each of these facilities has a Category A, B or C license: A Category A facility provides help to seniors who need minimal aid with activities of daily living (ADLs) and are in good health, while a Category C community assists those who are cognitively impaired and cannot make fundamental decisions. A Category B facility is in the middle, helping those dependent on aid for ADLs and medication management but who can still make decisions for themselves. Each of these communities is licensed and regulated by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Great Falls

    • Frigid winters with average temperatures between 27 to 36 degrees may be a concern for seniors. The town does experience lower levels of rainfall year-round (14.73 inches) compared to the national average (39).

    • Residents experience better air quality in Great Falls compared to the national average by 47 percent. Seniors with respiratory issues and allergies may find it easier to live here with pollution levels also being 95 percent better compared to the national median.

    • The cost of living in Great Falls is rated a 95 compared to the national average of 100, making it more budget-friendly for low-income seniors. Although, groceries and goods and services can cost more than in other neighborhoods.

    • The crime rate in Great Falls is considered 93 percent higher than in most other communities in Montana and 94 percent higher than cities nationally.

    • The Great Falls area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Great Falls Clinic Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Great Falls has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Aging Services, an organization that provides nutrition programs, community services, senior advocacy and Medicare counseling at its local senior center.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Great Falls

    Average Monthly Costs

    City in Montana

    $4,000.00 US
    $2,812.00 Great Falls

    Assisted Living costs in Great Falls start around $2,812 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 Great Falls 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 Great Falls

    Seniors in Great Falls seeking financial aid can apply for assistance from the Montana Medicaid Big Sky 1915(c) Waiver program. Financial aid options to help cover room and board for seniors in assisted living are offered by the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and optional state supplement (OSS) programs.

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

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    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 Great Falls

    Great Falls 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 Great Falls, please visit our Assisted Living in Montana page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Great Falls

    Great Falls-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Great Falls

    • Review of Rivers Edge Assisted Living

      We chose River's Edge Assisted Living for my mom. It's a great big log home, it's beautiful. The grounds are also beautiful, and the rooms are nice and big. It's very homey. The staff is good, they... Read more

      Joanie
    • Review of Highgate at Great Falls

      Mom has been very happy with the service she has had at Highgate. it was really important that she have a balanced meal not just carbs due to her diabetes. Highgate has done pretty good most of t... Read more

      Joe Davidson
    • Review of The Grandview at Benefis

      My father-in-law is now living at The Grandview at Benefis, and it is perfect, clean, and tidy. The food is great. They change the sheets and come in and clean all the time. It’s really nice but ex... Read more

      WA

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