Care homes provide an intimate care experience for your loved one. Care homes offer a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and personal support. This type of facility is similar to a single-family home. Services offered might include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. Montana has a number of stipulations associated with this kind of facility. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services regulates this type of facility.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those with chronic illness or those who are in need of treatment, proximity to hospitals can be a motivating component in choosing which senior care facility best fits 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 overall cost of living can be a big influence in deciding what destination works best. The rent burden for Billings is about 18.8% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Billings is $1,093 and the median home value in Billings is around $206,031. The cost-of-living index for Billings is 102.9 where a rating of 100 is the average, and anything above 100 is considered more costly than said average. Billings has a grocery-price index of around 106.8.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate, particularly air quality and humidity, can be a significant influence in choosing which destination is right for your loved one. On average, Billings has a humidity rating of approximately 54%. The average humidity levels peak in the month of January at roughly 61%. On average, the air quality index rating in Billings is about 31.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score reaches its max during December at about 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. Monthly, Billings receives around 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in May with an average of 3 inches in a month. Billings gets on average 46.30 inches of snow. Billings has a hot-summer humid continental/ cold semi-arid type of climate. During the summer months, Billings is approximately 71F. The summer high rises to roughly 92F during July. The summer low is roughly 51F in the month of June. Over the winter, the average temperature falls to about 28F. The highest winter temperature gets to about 43F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to about 16 F in the month of December.
Demographics and Values
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. Out of the total population of Billings, 13.0% have some form of disability, 10.8% live in poverty, 67.5% participate in the labor force, and 10.7% do not have health insurance. Billings has a population density of 962 people per square mile. The current population of Billings is shrinking at a rate of -0.002%. 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 Billings, 59.8% are nonbelievers. 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 terms of education, 28.1% have a high-school diploma, 10.4% have a graduate degree, and 32.6% have a college degree. In Billings, 9.6% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Billings is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Racially, the population of Billings is 4.4% Native American, 0.9% black, 3.0% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.3% Hispanic, 0.8% other or not specified, 0.6% Asian, and 90.1% white. During the last presidential election, 58.1% voted Republican, 10.5% voted for a third party candidate, and 31.5% voted Democrat in Yellowstone county. In terms of crime, Billings has 5.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 55.4 property crimes per 1000 residents.
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 general hospitals and 64 health centers that provide care for 1,071,601 Montana residents. 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 most recent presidential election, 56% of Montana residents voted Republican and 36% voted Democrat. Thirty-one percent of Montana residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 1,778 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Montana there are 94 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 40 and 33% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Montana ranks 46th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
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. The average humidity across the state is 60%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 82%. During the winter, the average temperature in Montana drops 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34F during the month of June. On average, Montana has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 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 the bellflower family, adnate moonwort, alder, and amaranth. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the drums, the pronghorn, the burbots, or the bison. The state animal of Montana is the grizzly bear.