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 3

BeeHive Homes Allows Seniors to “Age in Place”

Story by Kolby Kickingwoman, for Montana 55 Montanans entering their golden years occasionally are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to move into an assisted living or nursing home. Assisted living homes have become increasingly popular for out-of-home care for seniors, and BeeHive Homes is a national franchise bringing a slightly different […]

Apr 3

Universal Design Concepts Allow Boomers to Age in Place

Housing needs for people aged 55 and older are changing across the country, and Montana is no different. A recent Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies report estimates that “by 2035, one in three U.S. households will be headed by someone 65 or older.” That’s more than 30 million people over the next 20 […]

Apr 14

Building for Boomers

by Gene Mostad A Missoula construction company has launched a new development aimed at the city’s changing demographics: homes suited to baby boomers looking to downsize and simplify as they head into retirement. Where buyers once sought two-level homes with sweeping yards and room to grow, retirees are now looking to scale back, and Mostad […]

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

Cooperative Living

by Dillon Kato Bill Carey is continuing to work on bringing a new option for senior housing to Missoula. He thinks the rest of the state could benefit from the idea as well. The former Missoula county commissioner has organized a group of interested professionals from a variety of housing-related industries in an attempt to […]

Apr 12

Renovate for Golden Years

by Stacie Duce Contractors in Montana offered the following suggestions for transitioning a home to match the needs or wants of senior living: CABINETRY Wendy Bauder of B&B Cabinetry Design Company in Hamilton has worked with many seniors to redesign kitchens and bathrooms to meet new needs and preferences. “We recently designed a kitchen for […]

Jul 17

Bee Hive of Butte

by Erin Heitzmann Bee Hive Homes of Butte is now up and running with a passion! A passion to provide competent and compassionate care to our elderly population in a safe, comfortable and homelike environment.