Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 3 Assisted Living facilities in Columbia Falls and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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375 Meadow Lake Blvd, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
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Timber Creek Village of Columbia Falls is an assisted living community located in Columbia Falls, MT. The city of Columbia Falls is located in Flathead County and is home to about 4,500 people. Columbia Falls is a small town where residents can enjoy quiet walks, going out on group outings, or...
1001 River Lakes Pkwy, Whitefish, MT 59937
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Nestled in the heart of the Flathead Valley, The Springs at Whitefish is situated with a picturesque pond, walking paths and beautiful views all around. The moment you walk through the doors you’ll feel a warmth and comfort that make you feel at home. The smell of chef-prepared meals, delectable...
125 Glenwood Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901
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Minutes away from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Flathead Lake and snow-capped mountain peaks, Prestige Assisted Living Center in Kalispell, Montana is surrounded by the awesome beauty of nature. Conveniently located in a residential area just off Meridian and Highway 2...
An assisted living community is an organized living community which offers care, support, and aid to healthy individuals who do not need skilled nursing support. The services offered often include help with activities of daily living. Residents may be kept under monitoring and assessment. In select cases, communities may offer hospice, “aging in place”, or dementia care. In Montana, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $39,000 . The state of Montana maintains specific statutes related to this type of community. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services licenses this type of community. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance using mobility/assistive devices, medication assistance, housekeeping, and assistance with ADLs. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include there can be no more than 14 hours between an evening and breakfast meal, meals must offer an alternative for food and drink to provide variety, and three meals must be provided daily at regular intervals. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, aid in self-administration of medication, and opening the container lid. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. In total, there can be no more than 2 residents to a room. There must be one bath or shower for every 12 residents and one toilet for every 4 residents. Staff members obtain training in a number of areas. These areas include services provided by the community, the Montana long-term care resident bill of rights act, the use of the abdominal thrust maneuver, and basic first-aid. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as health problems, ADLs abilities, cognitive patterns, and mood/behavior patterns. Public assistance is available through the Montana Medicaid Big Sky 1915(C) Waiver program.. .
In Columbia Falls, 13.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Columbia Falls has a population density of 940 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.1% are male and 51.9% are female. The median age of Columbia Falls is 46 years old. Out of the total population of Columbia Falls, 12.5% live in poverty, 7.4% are widowed, 12.2% have some form of disability, and 66.5% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 24.3% have a college degree, 32.0% have a high-school diploma, and 5.0% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Columbia Falls is 0.0% black, 0.2% Asian, 1.8% Native American, 1.7% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.1% mixed race, 96.2% white, and 0.7% other or not specified.
Senior living community price is determined by the city where it is located. Columbia Falls has a median home value of about $183,790 and the median cost of rent is about $868 per month. The rent burden for Columbia Falls is around 19.9% of the average person’s monthly income.
There are 65 general hospitals and 64 health centers that provide care for 1,071,601 Montana residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St Patrick Hospital, St Vincent Healthcare, and Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Montana is ranked 29th in quality of life and 28th in healthcare. Residents of Montana enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 22nd in the United States. In terms of resources, Montana has a cost of living index of 104.0, a grocery index rating of 105.1, and a housing index rating of 111.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.
The state has a median age of 40 and 33% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 31% of Montana residents attend religious services among the 1,778 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. In the most recent presidential election, 56% of Montana residents voted Republican and 36% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Montana ranks 46th in the nation.
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. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -3F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Montana is around 60%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 82% in the month of December. On average, the state receives 1.27 inches of precipitation a month. 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.
The state of Montana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Bedstraws, Amaranth, Alder, and Sunflowers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Goldeyes, the Goats, the Mollies, or the Catfishes. The state animal of Montana is the Grizzly Bear .