I chose Brookdale Missoula Valley for my friend because it had more of a cohesive family atmosphere. It just felt better, homier, and nicer than other facilities. My friend will have his own room and bath on the second floor. I have two medical doctors here in town who were pleased with my selection and thought my choice was very good. They have memory sessions available, a new theme every month, and they bring in a lot of live activities for the residents. Different people or groups come in and share the theme for that month, be it rock and roll, Italian, or German. They have live bands that come in, several TV rooms for viewing, and a really nice community room with a fireplace. They also have a huge eating area with four people to a table and it seems to work really well. They also have an exercise room and a physical therapist on staff, as well as nursing care. They have movies at different times, church services for different denominations a couple times a week, a library on each floor, and a choir that gets together and does performances. They have a great area outside for them. They have and outdoor raised garden for them, and they have a shuttle service that takes them to stores. They have things planned mid-morning and afternoon, and it just seems like there's a lot of stuff going on. There are a lot of sitting areas so they can get together with people they know and be sociable. The thing that impressed me was that the hallways are very nice with upholstered benches along the way so the residents can sit. They have nice handrails on the sides, and they furnish walkers for anybody who needs them. The food is pretty much individually catered to the client's needs. They go over their likes and that information is given to the chefs. They have 2-bedroom units, 1-bedroom units, an alcove, and a studio. The rooms are furnished with housekeeping and laundry once a week. They're really nice and they have ample storage and a kitchen area. They do not have cooking facilities, although the residents can have microwaves or a small coffee pot. They have little refrigerators in them with freezers and there's even a safe drawer for valuables. They have ample closet space and you're free to put in closet organizers. They encourage people to put up shelving and pictures and to just make it really homey. When anybody leaves, they totally repaint, re-carpet, re-floor the bathroom, and change the toilets. They have individual heating and cooling in each room and they have ample large windows with really nice, white, Venetian shades. The kitchens have small sinks and the bathrooms have a nice step-in shower. There's ample storage and lots of grips on the walls in different places. It's very bright, with good outdoor lighting coming in through the window. I was pretty impressed with it. They also have alert systems so the residents can call for help.