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Billings has a growing population of older adults that often need help with daily activities. Assisted living facilities offer these individuals a wealth of benefits, from housekeeping to entertainment. The Billings Gazette has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing the customer reviews of 12 businesses and choosing seven favorites from top assisted living facilities in Billings.

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How to choose an assisted living facility in Billings

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Choosing the right assisted living community in Billings is critical because it can affect so much of your or your loved one’s life. The right facility balances the medical, social and financial needs of its residents, so search for communities that offer the right services and amenities while keeping your budget in mind.

Consider the following when researching communities in Billings:

  • Levels of care. Communities offer varying levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services. Identify the right level for you or your loved one, and look for facilities that can accommodate you.
  • Amenities. Every assisted living facility has varying amenities, like libraries, fitness centers and outdoor spaces. Figure out what amenities your ideal community would have, and do your best to find a facility with those.
  • Staff. Find an assisted living community with a variety of employees. Ask each facility about the licensing and training of its skilled medical workers, too.
  • Location. If possible, find a community that is near a medical facility and within close proximity of friends and family.
  • On-site benefits. These can include a full activities calendar, scheduled transportation and individual services, such as medication management. Most communities also offer room cleaning, laundry and dining service for residents.

Last, read reviews from each facility’s residents and their loved ones to see how they feel about the amenities and services there.

How much does assisted living cost in Billings?

In Billings, the average cost of assisted living ranges from $2,400 to $6,000 per month. The main factors that determine a facility’s prices are usually the available amenities and levels of care. Specialized therapies or amenities typically increase your monthly cost, too.

Many communities offer discounts and payment plans to help residents stay within their budgets. Additionally, Medicaid waivers can cover the cost of assisted living if the resident is eligible and the assisted living services are cheaper than a nursing home.

If assisted living is too expensive and its full array of services isn't necessary, aging in place may be an option. Helpful modifications for older adults looking to stay in their homes include medical alert systems, stair lifts and walk-in tubs.

Billings assisted living FAQ

How do people pay for assisted living?

If they don’t have enough savings to cover the cost of assisted living, many people look to payment plans and community-based discounts. Additionally, government programs can assist with a portion of the cost for eligible residents.

Can you negotiate assisted living costs?

Yes, however, these negotiations are usually based on individual care and services. This means you can add or remove services or care options that affect your final cost, but don’t expect to get the same benefits for less money by negotiating.

How do assisted living facilities work?

Assisted living facilities work to help senior citizens who want or need assistance throughout the day. Facilities are available in case of medical emergencies and can provide many services, including medication management, scheduled transportation and activities.

What organizations support and protect seniors in Billings?

Billings organizations that support seniors include:

  • Adult Resource Alliance, which provides programs and resources to keep adults over 60 years old active and engaged with their communities
  • Billings Community and Senior Center, which provides health and wellness services for older adults as well as social activities
  • Montana Aging Services, which provides services and advocacy for older people, including Alzheimer's resources, through the Department of Public Health and Human Services

Billings assisted living community information

MorningStar Senior Living

MorningStar Senior Living offers assisted living, independent living and memory care. It has 32 free-standing cottages, 72 suites for independent living, 70 suites for assisted living and 36 secure suites for memory care. On-site amenities include a food program run by an executive chef, full-time registered nurses, a theatre, walking paths, a fitness room and a library. MorningStar Senior Living’s Billings facility is located at 4001 Bell Ave., Billings, MT 59106.

MorningStar Senior Living

Highgate Senior Living

Highgate Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility. Residents stay in The Manor, where pet-friendly apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms are provided. Community features include private laundry, keyless entry and an on-site spa. Highgate Senior Living’s Billings facility is located at 3980 Parkhill Drive, Billings, MT 59102.

Highgate Senior Living

Springs Living

Springs Living offers assisted living and memory care services to seniors. Community activities include fitness and wellness classes, trips to events, and entertainment and gardening opportunities. Springs Living’s Billing facility is located at 1221 28th St. W., Billings, MT 59102.

Springs Living

St. John’s United

WyndStone, a St. John’s United community, provides assisted living residents with access to amenities and activities, such as 24-hour care, a full social calendar, restaurant-style dining, and aquatic and fitness centers. It has one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. St. John’s United has four locations in the Billings area, including the Billings Heights - WyndStone facility at 1920 WyndStone Way, Billings, MT 59105.

St. John’s United

Sweetwater Retirement Communities

Sweetwater Retirement Communities in Billings offers maintenance-free assisted living housing and amenities. Residents enjoy community features such as social events, a library, country views and a full calendar of daily activities. Choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Sweetwater Retirement Communities is located at 3140 Sweet Water Drive, Billings, MT 59102.

Sweetwater Retirement Communities

TenderNest Assisted Living

TenderNest Assisted Living provides customizable memory care and assisted living options with a licensed and trained staff on-site 24/7. Residents take advantage of services like bathroom and grooming assistance, meal preparation, an activities calendar, and medication assistance. TenderNest Assisted Living is located 4040 Parkhill Drive, Billings, MT 59106.

TenderNest Assisted Living

Westpark Village

Westpark Village offers assisted living, independent living, memory care and respite care in Billings. The community features amenities such as FIT Functional Fitness programs, a 24-hour emergency call system, scheduled transportation and customized care programs. Westpark Village is located at 2351 Solomon Ave., Billings, MT 59102.

Westpark Village