Oct 23

Montana Veterans Homes

The State of Montana operates and manages the Montana Veterans’ Nursing Home in Columbia Falls and oversees a contract for the operation of Eastern Montana Veterans’ Nursing Home in Glendive. Both facilities are restricted to honorably discharged veterans who have served in the armed forces of the United States, and their spouses (spouses are admitted […]

Oct 23

Ombudsmen

Montana’s State and Regional Ombudsmen serve as advocates for the residents of both long term care and assisted living facilities. There are over 30 certified Ombudsmen in the state of Montana. Ombudsmen duties include: Informing the public about nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long term care issues and concerns Helping you learn about resident […]

Oct 23

Medicaid: Nursing Home Assistance

Medicaid helps pay for nursing home care for those who could not otherwise afford care. There are specific “resource limits” that must be met in order to receive Medicaid. Approximately 2/3 of all nursing home residents in Montana use Medicaid. Seniors who suspect that they will need Medicaid should contact their local Office of Public Assistance in order make an appointment with a case manager […]

Oct 23

Types of Care

Adult Day Care Center (ADC) – a facility that provides adults with the regularly scheduled care necessary to meet the needs of daily living. These centers, which may be freestanding or connected to another health care facility, do not provide overnight care. Adult Foster Home (AFH) – a private home or other facility that provides […]