5 Memory Care Facilities in Yellowstone County, MT

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MorningStar Senior Living of Billings

Provides: Memory Care
4001 Bell Ave, Billings, MT 59106
"Looking for the finest independent living, memory care or assisted living Billing MT has to offer? You have come to the right place. MorningStar Senior Living of Billings is dedicated to providing..." More

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Highgate at Billings

Provides: Memory Care
3980 Parkhill Drive, Billings, MT 59102
"My spouse Phyllis has resided in the Memory Care Cottage since Feb. 2018. I cannot say enough good about the Care Partners--they treat their jobs as "callings," not just jobs. As a frequent..." More

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Canyon Creek Memory Care Community

Provides: Memory Care
1785 Majestic Lane, Billings, MT 59102
"This facility and staff are like our family. They take caring to another level. My best recommendation would be that should I need Memory Care please take me here. The entire staff are really..." More

Westpark Village

Provides: Memory Care
2351 Solomon Avenue, Billings, MT 59102

Edgewood Vista - Billings

Provides: Memory Care
1225 Wicks Lane, Billings, MT 59105

    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

    Counties in Montana

    $4,900.00 US
    $4,895.00 Yellowstone County

    Memory Care costs in Yellowstone County start around $4,895 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Yellowstone County

    • Review of Highgate at Billings

      My spouse Phyllis has resided in the Memory Care Cottage since Feb. 2018. I cannot say enough good about the Care Partners--they treat their jobs as "callings," not just jobs. As a frequent vis... Read more

      Arthur J. -Jim- Movius
    • Review of Highgate at Billings

      I don't feel John is getting the care. They don't see to it that his CPAP Machine is cared for, they won't check to see if the soclean machine has turned on if not turn it on.Why do they take a sh... Read more

      Minivera
    • Review of Highgate at Billings

      Our Mom has just started her journey with a memory care facility. The staff is making this transition for all of us so much easier for us because of their thoughtfulness and understanding. Read more

      JodieT
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