Jul 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM
Assisted living in Montana is licensed and regulated by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. Assisted living in Montana is defined as “Assisted Living Facilities” that includes three different categories:
Category A: Provides accommodations and assistance with activities of daily living. Residents must be able to self-administer medications and need assistance in less than three areas of assistance with daily living activities.
Category B: In addition to services provides in category A, Category B provides health services such as medication administration.
Category C: Provides assisted living care to residents with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
The cost of assisted living in Montana depends on the location and the amenities of the assisted living residence. The average base rate for a single occupancy in an assisted living facility in Montana is $2,763. The cost of assisted living ranges from $1,750 to $3,600.1 Each assisted living facility includes different services in its base rate so it is important to ask what services are included and what services are extra.
The cost of assisted living in Montana is usually paid from personal funds such as personal savings, retirements funds, reverse mortgages, or by long-term care insurance. For low-income seniors in Montana, there is a limited amount of Medicaid assistance slots available to help with the cost of services in assisted living facilities.
The state of Montana requires assisted living facilities in Montana to provide at least 100 square feet of living space for single occupancy. Newer assisted living facilities cannot have more than two residents in a unit and older facilities cannot have more than 4 residents sharing a unit. There must be at least one toilet for every four residents and one bathing facility for every 12 residents and bathroom doors must open outwards and be able to be unlocked from the outside. Assisted living facilities must follow safety codes and have smokes detectors.
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