Sep 26

Heart Attacks Can Happen While Hunting

Story by MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK It’s still dark outside. It’s the perfect day to get together with good friends, reflect on life, walk the countryside and bring home that trophy buck or prize pheasant. You’re fully prepared this year. Your scope is right on. You’ve scouted out the perfect spot for your stand, and […]

Sep 26

From Helena to the Denver Broncos and Back: Man Reflects on Time in NFL

Story by BRIAN D’AMBROSIO Montanan Bob McCullough played in every Denver Broncos’ games between 1962 and 1965 — all 56, to be exact. McCullough was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Helena. He was a strong, precocious kid with a naturally husky frame. McCullough’s father, Bob Sr., was a native of Boulder and a traveling salesman […]

Sep 26

Fall Reads: Books for Discussion

by Barbara Theroux It’s time to think about books to discuss with friends or groups: “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill” by Candice Millard At the age of 24, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England. He […]

Sep 26

Creating the Freedom: Art Reminds Us of Entitlement to Peace

Story by BRIAN D’AMBROSIO In the long, dry draw of the soil west of Cascade, there is the unconstrained stillness of the contiguous buttes, the almost heroic-looking profile of Mount Cecelia. There is the silence of the free terrain where more than a century ago, the shotgun-toting, cigar-smoking former slave “Stagecoach” Mary Fields delivered mail […]

Oct 23

Area Agencies on Aging

Toll-Free: 800-551-3191 Overseen by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services’ Aging Services Bureau, the Area Agencies on Aging address the needs and concerns of elderly Montanans in their community. Each one of the following public or private nonprofit agencies is required to have an advisory council made up of seniors who will review and comment on all […]

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 […]