Apr 3

Missoula’s St. Thomas House Offers Intimate Care in a Home Setting

Story by Elizabeth Rolle, for Montana 55 Visiting with various people who run small assisted living homes in the Missoula area spurred my inspiration. Each is unique in their approach, but most have a common history; one owner had to quit a job to take care of an aging family member, thus opening a home. […]

Apr 14

The Legacy Assisted Living in Helena

by Erin Loranger By creating a homelike environment with a small facility and flexibility, The Legacy Assisted Living Facility is full with a waiting list. Monica Martinez, manager at The Legacy, said all 28 beds are occupied with multiple people waiting for a room. While caring staff is on site 24 hours a day, residents […]

Apr 14

Lasting Legacy in Billings

by Dillon Kato When Chad Green opened Lasting Legacy Assisted Living in Billings, he knew he had to provide something special to make it stand out in an increasingly crowded senior living market. He decided to make his number one priority the level of care his staff provides. “We always have at least one caregiver […]

Apr 14

Butterfly Homes in Billings

by Erik Olson Photos by Casey Page Ardy Robertson chose her room in the newest residence at Butterfly Homes in Billings Heights for a simple reason: the view. The former Roundup resident was the first member of Butterfly’s new assisted-living facility, so she had her pick of rooms. She chose the one with a window […]

Apr 12

Westhills Assisted Living Home

by Michelle McConnaha Providing residents with privacy in a home environment is the goal of a new assisted living home in Hamilton. Alina Goman is the owner and administrator of the Westhills Assisted Living Home a beautiful 6,000 square foot home, her husband, Gabriel, built near Blodgett Canyon in Hamilton. The couple hosted an open […]

Mar 29

BeeHive of Kalispell

by Chelsea Davis The new 19-bed memory care home opened Feb. 10. It’s owned by Josh and Jessi Burlage, who moved to Kalispell after selling BeeHive Homes in Columbia Falls. This particular home is different from other assisted living facilities, Josh said, because it specifically caters to those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. It’s a secure […]

Dec 22

Aging with Dementia: Housing Considerations

By: JENNIFER CROWLEY, RN CLCP MSCC Long-term care planning can be challenging but is one of the most important tasks to be completed for anyone living with Dementia.  One step required when planning for long-term care includes a review of housing options. Statistically, most Americans have a strong desire to remain in their own home […]

Dec 22

To Repair or Not: Real Estate Advice

By JOY EARLS Do you have a call list of essential home-repair contacts that is convenient and up to date? In most situations, there may be several approaches to the same problem. Some key contacts to keep handy will possibly be the warranty department, appliance repairman, sales department, or neighbor who is gone for the […]

Dec 22

Hospice and Respite Care

By DILLON KATO Caring for a parent or loved one who is getting older or has become sick is never easy, and it’s often difficult to try to make the right decisions for them and yourself. Many people make the choice that instead of moving into a nursing home, they wish to stay in their […]

Dec 22

Estate Planning Strategies for 2015

By STEVE DARTY Each January I promise to lose the holiday weight, set a few goals, and let my clients know if we need to update their estate planning strategies.  This year we have fewer changes to consider, though they could prove crucial depending on your estate.