If you’re thinking of retiring to Big Sky Country, you’ll want to find out about the best assisted living facilities in Montana.
With no inheritance, estate, or sales tax, Montana is a popular choice for retirees. And, let’s not forget it’s home to some of the most stunning scenery in the United States. For more active retirees, you’ll find endless outdoor pursuits, but if your hiking and skiing days are behind you, you’ll enjoy the warm sense of community the Treasure State has to offer.
The question is, how do you find the best assisted living facilities to retire to? Well, we’ve compiled a list — in no particular order — of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Montana. Let’s take a look!
1. Bozeman Lodge
1547 Hunters Way
Bozeman, MT 59718
Bozeman Lodge offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments and cottage homes in a lively retirement community. Both independent and assisted living options are available, and pets are welcome too. Less than an hour and a half away from Yellowstone National Park, more active residents can enjoy the great outdoors. But, there’s plenty to do onsite, as well. With focus on both a healthy body and mind, you’ll find a range of organized fitness classes for all levels of ability, plus activities to keep your mind sharp, such as discussion groups, guest lectures, and game nights.
2. Brookdale Springmeadows
3175 Graf Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
At Brookdale Springmeadows, you get assisted living in your own private pet-friendly studio or one bedroom apartment. That way you can enjoy your own space and privacy, while still getting the extra help you need with day to day tasks. A range of onsite amenities will keep you occupied, including an arts and crafts studio, a library, a game room, a piano, a wellness center, and a beauty parlor/barbershop. Plus, with WiFi access throughout, it’s easy to keep in touch with loved ones. Enjoy a whole range of activities, from music groups to fitness classes, and a whole lot more in between.
3. Highgate Senior Living Billings
3980 Parkhill Drive
Billings, MT 59102
Accommodation at Highgate Senior Living is designed to be comfortable and convenient. In the assisted living wing, you get your own private apartment, whereas memory care residents can opt for either a private or companion apartment. While elegant and modern, Highgate prides itself on having a homelike environment, plus your pets are welcome, too. The inviting dining room serves high quality food, including afternoon tea, served London style. What’s more, you’ll find all kinds of activities to keep you busy. From exercise classes, such as yoga and conductorcise, to social events, like special interest groups and general get-togethers. Residents are also encouraged to participate in philanthropy by sharing their own skills and talents with the community at large.
4. Prairie Ridge Village
521 4th Avenue South
Prairie Ridge Village is a small and homelike assisted living facility that prides itself on making residents feel cared for and important — because they are. Just a couple of blocks from a supermarket, drugstore, post office, bank, and more, you won’t be far from the action. However, it still feels quiet and calm, since it’s located in a residential area. With a library, activity room, and other well-appointed common rooms, residents can spend time together indoors, or enjoy the attractive grounds. There’s plenty going on, too, with a range of daily activities, such as crafts, coffee hour, bingo, bible study, and cards.
5. Renaissance Senior Care Helena Stone Meadow
3680 Travertine Way
Helena, MT 59602
The mission at Renaissance Senior Care Helena Stone Meadow is to provide the highest possible level of care for its residents. While all retirees in need of assisted living are welcome, this facility is particularly geared towards memory care, for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Accommodation is offered in private or semi-private rooms, depending on your needs and budget. Employees organize activities based on the interests of current residents, so you’ll always have something to do that you truly enjoy.
6. Frontier Assisted Living
121 So. 3rd St.
Livingston, Montana 59047
Frontier Assisted Living offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care, so there’s a true continuity of care, and all residents are able to age in place, if desired. With a holistic approach to care, residents get top-notch treatment, with a focus on staying healthy in mind, body and spirit. The chef prepares three delicious meals a day, with a seasonal menu. Facilities include a library, TV lounge, activity room, and beauty salon. Plus, all accommodations are pet-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about leaving furry family members behind.
7. Timber Creek Village Columbia Falls
375 Meadow Lake Blvd
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Having opened just back in 2012, Timber Creek Village in Columbia Falls features 39 modern studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments. Each has a private bathroom, kitchenette, and private patio, plus you can bring your pets with you. Amenities include a clubroom with pool table, a movie theater, a coffee bar, a beauty salon/barbershop, outdoor walking paths through the grounds, and a fitness center. You’ll also find a jam packed calendar of activities, including movie nights, bingo, fitness classes, Wii games, cards, and social gatherings.
8. Brookdale Missoula Valley
3620 American Way
Missoula, MT 59808
At Brookdale Missoula Valley, residents can choose from a range of comfortable, pet-friendly private apartments. Enjoy amenities such as the chapel, game room, library, salon, therapy room, cafe, art studio, and walking paths through landscaped grounds. With access to a community kitchen and greenhouse, you can keep up with old hobbies such as cooking and gardening. Plus, if you get bored of entertaining yourself, you’ll find a variety of daily activities on offer, including bingo, brain training, Wii games, music groups, and group outings.
9. MorningStar of Billings
4001 Bell Ave
Billings, MT 59106
If you want 5 star care and amenities somewhere that feels more like a hotel than a retirement community, look no further than MorningStar of Billings. Depending on the level of care required, this facility has options for independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Independent and assisted living residents can choose from a number of private apartments, whereas those in the memory care wing can have a private studio or a shared suite. With all your chores, cleaning, laundry taken care of, there’s more time for fun. And, there’s plenty of that to be had with a pool, movie theater, library, game room, fitness center, and stunning outdoor space featuring walking paths and raised beds for gardening. What’s more, there are a range of activities to take part in, from singing groups to fitness classes to day trips.
10. Prestige Assisted Living at Kalispell
125 Glenwood Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901
If you love nature, Prestige Assisted Living at Kalispell is the place for you. Just a stone’s throw from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, and Flathead Lake, you’ll be surrounded by stunning vistas. That said, you’re still conveniently located close to shops, restaurants, and more. You can choose from a variety of floor plans in private pet-friendly apartments with their own kitchenettes. Staff arrange a huge selection of daily activities, focusing on cognitive stimulation and general wellness. There’s also an excellent music program tailored to the needs of each individual.