Memory care provides intensive medical care to persons with mental and physiological health problems in a fully-staffed and monitored community. This community type complies with specific dementia-related health and safety guidelines. Persons reside in shared apartments or single rooms. Basic services offered in memory care may include: exercise and physical therapy programs, housekeeping and laundry service, daily meals, and comfortable private or semi-private rooms. Memory care living environments maintain alarm systems to limit roaming; a common symptom of Alzheimer's. The annual median cost for a private room is around $92,608 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $89,513 . Montana has specific statutes associated with this kind of community. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services governs this community type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those who have chronic disease or those needing continuing care, proximity to hospitals could be a motivating component while determining which senior care community best meets you or your loved ones needs. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Billings which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Billings include St Vincent Healthcare and Billings Clinic Hospital.
Cost of Living
The price of a care community is influenced by the destination where it is located. Billings has a cost-of-living index of 102.9 where a score of 100 is the average, and any amount higher than 100 is costlier than the average amount. Billings has a grocery index of 106.8. The rent burden for Billings is around 18.8% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median price for rent in Billings is around $1,093 and the median home value for Billings is about $206,031.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate is a significant influence in selecting which city is the best fit for your family. During the summer, Billings is around 71F. The summer high peaks at about 92F in July. The lowest summer temperature is around 51F during the month of June. In the winter, the average temp in Billings dips to about 28F. The peak winter temperature is approximately 43F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is around 16 F during the month of December. Billings has a hot-summer humid continental/ cold semi-arid type of climate. Monthly, Billings receives approximately 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in May with an average of 3 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Billings receives on average 46.30 inches of snow. The average air quality index rating in Billings is about 31.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its peak during the month of December at around 63.1. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, Billings has a humidity level of about 54%. Humidity ratings are highest in the month of January at roughly 61%.
Demographics and Values
The current population of Billings is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%. Billings has a population density of 962 people per square mile. In Billings, 9.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Billings is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Billings, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Billings 12.0% practice Catholicism, 6.4% are Lutherans, and 5.5% practice another Christian faith. In Billings, 59.8% are nonbelievers. During the last presidential election, 10.5% voted for a third party candidate, 31.5% voted Democrat, and 58.1% voted Republican in Yellowstone county. Out of the total population of Billings, 13.0% have some form of disability, 10.7% do not have health insurance, 10.8% live in poverty, and 67.5% participate in the labor force. In terms of crime, Billings has 55.4 property crimes per 1000 residents and 5.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 48.5% are male and 51.5% are female. In Billings, 28.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.1% are over the age of 60, 6.4% are over the age of 70, and 4.7% are over the age of 80. The median age of Billings is 37 years old. In terms of education, 28.1% have a high-school diploma, 10.4% have a graduate degree, and 32.6% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Billings is 0.9% black, 6.3% Hispanic, 0.8% other or not specified, 4.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.0% mixed race, 90.1% white, and 0.6% Asian.
An overview of Montana
Out of a national average of 100, Montana has a cost of living index rating of 104, a grocery index rating of 105, and a housing index rating of 112. Montana is ranked 29th in quality of life and 28th in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Montana ranks 22nd in the nation. There are 65 hospitals and 64 health centers that service a population of 1,071,601. The three highest ranked hospitals in Montana are St Patrick Hospital, St Vincent Healthcare, and Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 36% of Montana residents voted Democrat and 56% voted Republican. The state of Montana ranks 46th in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 40, and 33% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 31% of Montana's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,778 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Montana there are 94 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Montana is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 23F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 44F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -3F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 60%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 82% in the month of December. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Montana is around 1.27 inches. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 4.69 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Montana has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 69.8 AQI. While residents of Montana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Montana can include floods and earthquakes (moderate) and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Montana
The state of Montana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sunflowers, common moonwort, bedstraws, and adnate moonwort. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the drums, the pronghorn, the goldeyes, or the catfishes. The state animal of Montana is the grizzly bear.