2 Assisted Living Facilities in Saint Ignatius, MT

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Saint Ignatius, MT

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Closer to Home

Provides: Assisted Living
61262 Watson Road, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
"The owner/manager and the staff are wonderful, caring and friendly people. I have never been in there where I have not heard laughter or witnessed interaction between staff and the residents. There..." More

The Pines of Mission Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
320 Mission Drive, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
"I have had a person in Pines of Mission since 2016. The care is good. The activities are working for everyone that's in there. They take them from just needing a little assistance to full..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Saint Ignatius

    The small community of St. Ignatius is located at the base of the Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation and is home to about 850 people, an estimated 125 of whom are aged 65 and over. The city has a relatively low crime rate, with violent crime and property crime each rating 19 on a 100-point crime index. This may make it a good option for seniors seeking out a safe community to retire to. 

    Even with its small population size, St. Ignatius has two assisted living facilities, which are categorized based on the level of care they are licensed to provide. Like all assisted living facilities in the state, these facilities in St. Ignatius are governed by the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Saint Ignatius

    • The overall cost of living in St. Ignatius is on par with the national average and about 2% lower than the statewide average, which may make it a financially feasible option for seniors with tight assisted living budgets.  
    • Summers in St. Ignatius are comfortable with highs in the 70-85 degree range, and winters are cold with highs in the mid-30s. The area gets about 35 inches of snow per year, which is several inches higher than the national average and may be a consideration for seniors who use mobility aids.  
    • St. Ignatius's air quality is very good, rating 92 out of 100 compared to the national average of 58. This indicates less air pollution, which is beneficial to seniors with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.
    • The St. Ignatius area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Ronan.
    • St. Ignatius has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Western Montana Area VI Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides a supplemental food program, advocacy and information and assistance for area seniors, as well as one senior center.
    • While all forms of retirement income are taxed at the state level in St. Ignatius, seniors whose income is below a certain amount can claim a deduction on Social Security benefits. This may leave more money in the budget for assisted living.   

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Saint Ignatius

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Montana

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,395.00 Missoula
    $3,330.00 Columbia Falls
    $3,213.00 Kalispell
    $3,150.00 Hamilton

    Assisted Living costs in Saint Ignatius 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 Saint Ignatius 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 Saint Ignatius

    Income-qualifying seniors in St. Ignatius 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.

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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 Saint Ignatius

    Saint Ignatius 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 Saint Ignatius, please visit our Assisted Living in Montana page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Saint Ignatius

    Saint Ignatius-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 Saint Ignatius

    • Review of Closer to Home

      The owner/manager and the staff are wonderful, caring and friendly people. I have never been in there where I have not heard laughter or witnessed interaction between staff and the residents. There... Read more

      Kacartwright
    • Review of The Pines of Mission Assisted Living

      I have had a person in Pines of Mission since 2016. The care is good. The activities are working for everyone that's in there. They take them from just needing a little assistance to full Alzheimer... Read more

      Joan
    • Review of Closer to Home

      Closer to Home was a very nice attractive facility. It's clean and has a homey and warm feeling. The colors, aesthetically, were very pleasing. The rooms were somewhat small and you share a bathroo... Read more

      Joan
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