7 Memory Care Facilities in Yellowstone County, MT
The average cost of memory care in Yellowstone County is $7,600 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for memory care facilities in Yellowstone County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Yellowstone County 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Yellowstone County, MT
What to Consider About Memory Care in Yellowstone County
Yellowstone County, which is located in the south-central region of Montana, has more than 160,000 people and a growing senior community that currently accounts for nearly 17 percent of residents. According to data gathered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one in 10 seniors in Yellowstone County who receive Medicaid services have Alzheimer's disease.
In Yellowstone County, as in all of the state, memory care is provided in Category C assisted living facilities. These facilities must have 24-hour awake staff and meet extensive training and building requirements. These facilities are monitored by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Yellowstone County has five memory care facilities, all of which are located in the city of Billings.
- Yellowstone County's short-term particle pollution levels are high, with the county receiving a D from the American Lung Association for this type of pollution. This may be a concern for families whose senior loved one has a condition like diabetes or COPD.
- In Montana, most forms of retirement income are subject to state income tax, including Social Security benefits for those whose income is above a certain threshold. This may be a concern for retirees with restrictive memory care budgets in Yellowstone County.
- Yellowstone County's overall cost of living is slightly higher than the statewide median and about 3 percent higher than the national median. Healthcare expenses, including doctor's visits and hospital stays, are generally about 5 percent less expensive here than in the nation as a whole. This may help seniors and families offset other living expenses.
- Yellowstone County is prone to very warm summers with highs near 90 degrees and very cold winters with lows near 10 degrees. The region receives about 45 inches of annual snowfall versus the national average of 26 inches, which may pose a challenge for seniors who use mobility aids.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Memory Care in Yellowstone County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Yellowstone County start around $7,600 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,293 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Yellowstone County 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 Memory Care in Yellowstone County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Montana page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Montana page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Yellowstone County
Yellowstone County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Yellowstone County, please visit our Memory Care in Montana page.
Directory of Winners in the Yellowstone County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Yellowstone County
Yellowstone County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Montana are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Montana page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Yellowstone County, MT
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Yellowstone County
Review of Highgate at Billings
Our father is a current resident. He is experiencing declining dementia. The staff has been very responsive to him and to us as his family. They have gone out of their way to make a personal connec... Read more
Review of MorningStar Senior Living of Billings
Our family had an extremely positive experience at MorningStar’s memory care facility in Billings. My dad had Alzheimer’s and after a number of years at home we were beginning to look for residen... Read more
Review of Canyon Creek Memory Care Community
I visited Canyon Creek during the COVID, so they would not let us go inside of it. We got to go into the meeting room to meet with the lady and do the paperwork. She was very nice. We got to walk a... Read more