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.

May 4

Cooperative Living

by Joy Earls Over the years I have written about aging in place, rightsizing, downsizing, making accommodations to existing homes and even moving to different towns. The most feedback that I received on my articles was the one in which I talked about exploring different living options. And the concept that piqued the most interest was about my son’s experiences with cooperative […]

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 […]