Assisted Living in Helena

7 Communities

Eagles Manor

715 North Fee, Helena, MT
$$$$
1 review
Eagles Manor in Helena, Montana, is located near Interstate 15 and close to the Placer Centre shopping mall and St. Peter's Health. Visitors give this facility high marks for its convenient location and nice, immaculate dining room, where residents can easily socialize. Some of the amenities the seniors can enjoy include an on-site beauty salon, library, game room, lounges on each floor and a fully equipped fitness room. Seniors also can participate in group activities, such ... (read more)
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Touchmark (Saddle Dr)

915 Saddle Dr, Helena, MT
$$$$
3 reviews
Less than a mile from the walking paths of Nob Hill Park, Touchmark on Saddle Drive in Helena, Montana, is a short drive from St. Peter's Health and Interstate 15. Visitors to this community mention the underground parking area and the wide variety of living options that include studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. They also mention the clean, beautiful rooms and praise the caring staff members. Families appreciate the many activities available to their loved ones, such a... (read more)
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Masonic Home of Montana

2010 Masonic Home Rd, Helena, MT
$$$$
2 reviews
Masonic Home of Montana in Helena, Montana, is located close to Lake Helena, Interstate 15 and Helena National Forest. Visitors mention the quiet, clean atmosphere of this Victorian-era building that has been in existence since the early 1900s. Families appreciate the caring staff members, who exhibit excellence in all areas of their work with seniors. They additionally note the great rooms and food. Some of the daily activities residents can participate in at Masonic Home of... (read more)
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Renaissance Senior Care

525 Saddle Drive, Helena, MT
$$$$
1 review
Renaissance Senior Care is situated on Saddle Drive in Helena, Montana. It’s a short drive from the Helena Cardiology Clinic and conveniently close to Selma Held Park and Community Gardens. Residents’ family members describe the staff as very caring and comment positively on the facility’s cleanliness. They also say the food is very good. Amenities include a fenced outdoor area with patios and gardens, along with walking paths for exercise. Community members can participate i... (read more)
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Son Heaven Assisted Living II

2540 Ferndale Lane, Helena, MT
$$$$
1 review
Son Heaven Assisted Living II is located in a suburb of Helena, Montana, near Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 287, Selma Held Park, Shallow Hills Dental and The Helena Cardiology Clinic. Visitors to the home note its quiet location, pleasant setting and available transportation to local stores and restaurants, which community members must schedule in advance. Residents can worship at the nearby churches. Loved ones admire the residence for its cleanliness and welcoming atmosph... (read more)
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BeeHive Homes of Helena

9 Bumble Bee Court, Helena, MT
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1 review
BeeHive Homes of Helena is located in Helena, Montana, near U.S. Highway 287 and home to the Montana State Capital Building, Mount Helena and the Cathedral of Saint Helena. Family members give the facility high marks for the good staff members who get to know the residents and their individual needs. The buildings are said to be very nice with attractive apartments. Residents can play the piano, garden or create art and craft projects. Seniors participate in exercise classes,... (read more)
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Country Life Assisted Living

12 Bessler Rd, Clancy, MT
$$$$
1 review
Country Life Assisted Living is located in Clancy, Montana, a short drive from Interstate 15, Clancy Library and Elkhorn Health and Rehab. Relatives note the spacious, clean and well-maintained rooms in this facility. Loved ones are impressed by the helpful staff and the comfortable living environment. Country Life Assisted Living is praised by family members for its wide variety of activities, such as outings, exercise classes, bingo and happy hour. Family members mention th... (read more)
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Helena

Helena, Montana is most known for Last Chance Gulch, a famous site from the Gold Rush era. This historic town steeped in history is home to six assisted living facilities and an additional one nearby. In Helena, and throughout Montana, these facilities are held accountable by the Montana Department of Health & Human Servicess, which ensures the standards and regulations of these communities are being met. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Helena

  • Helena’s cost of living is 4.8 percent higher than the national average, which could be a stretch for seniors on a very tight budget. 

  • While violent crime in Helena at 32.9 out of 100 (1 being the safest) is just barely above the national average of 31.1, property crime; however, is much higher at 46.8 which could make some seniors feel insecure in this area.

  • Seniors can comfortably explore the lush landscape in the summer thanks to July's high of 85 degrees. With such beautiful scenery and gentle summer months, seniors may be willing to brave the January low average of 14 degrees with 37 inches of annual snowfall.

  • While the American Lung Association gave Lewis & Clark County an excellent Ozone score of A, their Particle Pollution 24-hour score was an F. This polluted air can cause inflammation in the lungs and adversely affect seniors with a respiratory illness or asthma.

  • Seniors in Helena can try many unique experiences such as a dip in the soothing waters of the historic Boulder Hot Springs Inn and Spa. Others may enjoy socializing and bowling in the Senior Leagues at Sleeping Giant Lanes Bowling Alley.

  • The Helena area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Peter’s Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 


Paying for Assisted Living in Helena

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Montana

$4,145.00 Bozeman
$4,000.00 US
$3,495.00 Missoula
$2,812.00 Great Falls

Assisted Living costs in Helena start around $0 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 Helena 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 Helena

The state of Montana has two options for low-income residents under its Medicaid plan. Medicaid recipients are entitled to assisted living coverage through the Community First Choice/Personal Assistance Programs and may be eligible for the Montana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services 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 Helena

Helena 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Helena

Helena-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.