Assisted Living in Missoula
Brookdale Missoula Valley3620 American Way, Missoula, MT
Edgewood Vista - Missoula2815 Palmer Street, Missoula, MT
The Village Senior Residence2815 Old Fort Road, Missoula, MT
Hillside Health Care Center4720 23rd Avenue, Missoula, MT
At Home Assisted Living1300 Speedway Ave, Missoula, MT
At A Glance
There are 5 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Missoula is $3,495 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Missoula
Located in the mountainous western portion of the state, Missoula, Montana, is known for its hip, artsy vibe and enjoyable year-round atmosphere. This is due, in part, to the University of Montana campus in the heart of the city, but also due to the numerous outdoor activities, good restaurants and activities available in the area. There are five assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from in the Missoula area. These are all regulated by Montana's Department of Health and Human Services department.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Missoula
Weather in Missoula, Montana is predictably cold in the winter months, with low temperatures hovering at or well below freezing. From May through September, however, Missoula’s weather is almost unbeatably perfect, with highs rarely rising above 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the 50s.
- Missoula’s air quality is outstanding, due to the fact that it is in the mountains and it isn’t a big enough city to create much pollution of its own.
- The cost of living in Missoula is higher than both the state and national averages. Groceries, housing and health care will all be noticeably more expensive for area residents.
- Missoula has a very high crime rate. In fact, it's 89 percent higher than Montana's overall crime rate and 103 percent higher than the national average.
- While a number of transportation services offer discounts for seniors in Missoula, the best may be the Mountain Lion Paratransit service, which transports seniors around town to various appointments, activities and errands.
- The Missoula area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Providence St. Patrick Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies and illnesses.
Paying for Assisted Living in Missoula
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Missoula start around $3,495 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 Missoula 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 Missoula
The state of Montana offers a number of different programs to help with senior care and those who are living in Missoula will be eligible and can apply. Most notably is the Big Sky Home and Community Based Services Program, also as the Elderly/Physically Disabled Waiver. Those who qualify can receive financial assistance for the costs associated with around-the-clock care in an assisted living facility anywhere in the state.
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 Missoula
Missoula 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 Missoula
Missoula-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.