Assisted Living in Kalispell
Prestige Assisted Living at Kalispell125 Glenwood Drive, Kalispell, MT
Edgewood Vista - Kalispell141 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, MT
Welcov Assisted Living at Kalispell156 Three Mile Drive, Kalispell, MT
At A Glance
There are 3 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Kalispell is $2,550 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kalispell
Kalispell, Mont., is home to Glacier National Park, which boasts more than 730 miles of hiking and walking trails, many with wheelchair accessibility, for seniors and their loved ones to explore. Seniors living in Kalispell have three assisted living facilities (ALFs) from which to choose. In Montana, these facilities are defined as residences that offer 24-hour supervision and assistance with activities of daily living and basic healthcare such as medication management and/or storage. The licensing and regulation of ALFs are under the jurisdiction of the Montana Department of Health & Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kalispell
- The cost of living in Kalispell is equal to the national average. Seniors on a budget may find they are able to save money here compared to more expensive areas in the state.
- Kalispell enjoys a low rate of violent crime. With a score of 21.1 out of 100 (1 being the safest), violent crime is 10 points lower than the U. S. average. Some seniors may feel insecure due to the high rate of property crime which is 56.5, quite high compared to the nation's 38.1.
- With a high of 81 degrees in July, seniors can make the most of summer and get out and explore. The bitter cold winters bring a low of 18 degrees in January, and up to 26 inches of snow, which may impact seniors' mobility.
- Flathead County received a passing Ozone grade from the American Lung Association. Unfortunately, the Particle Pollution 24-hour score failed with a F ranking. Asthmatic seniors and those with a respiratory condition could experience difficulty breathing in this area.
- Kalispell offers many interesting sites for seniors to enjoy. The Conrad Mansion is the 13,000 square foot home of Kalispell’s founder, Charles Conrad. Seniors can explore the mansion and get a peek into this city’s opulent 19th-century life. Seniors can also experience fine music at the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, which hosts year-round performances such as the Festival Amadeus and Masterworks Season.
- The Kalispell area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Kalispell Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kalispell
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Kalispell start around $2,550 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 Kalispell 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 Kalispell
Low-income seniors in Montana can help cover the costs of assisted living under Montana Medicaid’s Community First Choice/Personal Assistance Programs (CFC / PAS). In addition, the Montana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver (Big Sky Waiver) is a non-entitlement program that seniors and disabled residents may qualify.
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 Kalispell
Kalispell 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 Kalispell
Kalispell-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.