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Memory Care facilities in Billings provide specialized care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Finding a facility that is the right fit for your loved one is important. The Billings Gazette has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing customer reviews and local availability of eight businesses and choosing four favorites from top memory care facilities in Billings.

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How to choose a memory care facility in Billings

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There are a variety of factors to think about when choosing a memory care facility in Billings for your loved one. Any community you choose should be properly licensed with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Look for facilities that specialize in memory care. Schedule visits to these facilities so you can learn about the following features of each:

  • Memory care services: Ask about the services that the facility provides specifically for those with dementia. How do these services go beyond what’s offered in basic assisted living? What activities and programs does the facility provide to improve a resident’s cognitive ability? Do residents have all stages of dementia?
  • The layout of the facility: Pay close attention to the design of the facility. Is it simple and easy to follow, so residents don’t get lost easily? Are outdoor areas enclosed? Is there 24-hour security?
  • The staff: Learn about how staff are trained to care for those with dementia. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Does the facility have nurses on the property? Watch and listen to staff interact with residents.
  • Food, activities and amenities: If your loved one has specific dietary requirements or preferences, or specific activities that they enjoy, you’ll want to find a facility that is compatible. Consider having a meal and participating in an activity during your visit to experience both firsthand.
  • Location: Ideally, the memory care facility where your loved one lives is located close to family and friends so they can visit easily. It should also be close to the resident’s health care provider(s) and pharmacy. You may also want the community to be close to places such as grocery stores, shopping, dining and recreational sites.

In addition to setting up tours, read online reviews by residents and their families. You can also ask people you trust for recommendations on memory care facilities in Billings.

How much does memory care cost in Billings?

Depending on the facility you choose and the level of care, memory care facilities cost between $2,200 and $8,500 per month in Billings. That cost includes residence, meals, assisted living care, memory care and benefits and amenities of the facility.

Gather quotes from multiple memory care facilities, including clear, written descriptions of what the cost covers. Ask each facility what forms of payment it accepts. Residents and their loved ones have a number of ways to pay for memory care in Billings, according to the state of Montana.

Billings memory care residence FAQ

What is memory care?

Memory care is specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. It is similar to assisted living, providing a safe and structured living environment and assistance with daily tasks and meals, with extra support from specially trained staff.

How do you calm down someone with dementia?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, you should listen to the person’s frustration; provide reassurance; use activities such as art and music to divert the person’s attention; decrease noise and distractions, or change locations; avoid raising your voice; and see the person’s physician, if necessary.

When should I move from assisted living to memory care?

Signs that your loved one may need to move from assisted living to memory care include that person showing signs of memory loss or confusion. He or she may also have sudden mood changes or language problems. Speak with staff who spend time with your loved one in an assisted living facility to find out if their behavior has changed or they are showing signs of dementia.

Billings memory care community information

The Springs Living

The Springs at Grand Park offers Footsteps memory care, designed to assist individuals and their families cope with memory loss. Each apartment has a roll-in shower and emergency response system. Services include weekly housekeeping, social activities, chef-inspired meals and personal laundry service. The Springs at Grand Park is located at 1221 28th St. West, Billings, MT 59102.

The Springs Living

Highgate Senior Living

Highgate Senior Living offers a holistic approach to memory care that goes beyond traditional medical practices to include spa baths, massages and aromatherapy. Residents of Highgate at Billings enjoy afternoon tea, pet-friendly apartments and live entertainment. Contact the community to schedule a tour. Highgate at Billings is at 3980 Parkhill Drive, Billings, MT 59102.

Highgate Senior Living

MorningStar Senior Living

MorningStar of Billings provides living arrangements and care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss. It has 36 secure residential suites and amenities and services including wellness programs, restaurant-style dining, a library, a theater, a fitness room and a courtyard. MorningStar of Billings is located at 4001 Bell Ave., Billings, MT 59106.

MorningStar Senior Living

Westpark Village

Westpark Village provides memory care to those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Its Pearls of Life program focuses on individual strengths and meaningful activities in a structured, intimate environment. In addition to memory care, the facility offers assisted living with amenities such as scheduled transportation and social and recreational activities. Westpark Village is located at 2351 Solomon Ave., Billings, MT 59102.

Westpark Village