Residential care homes arrange for a personal care for seniors. Residential care homes offer family-style living with 24-hour staff and personal support. This type of facility is similar to a single-family home. Services offered might include regular dining options, washing clothes , and transportation. The state of Montana maintains a number of provisions associated with this type of facility. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services governs this facility type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those who live with chronic disease or those who are in need of long-term care, access to medical facilities can be a motivating component in deciding which senior care facility best fits their needs. In total, there is one hospital located in Helena which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Helena include St Peters Hospital and Shodair Children's Hospital.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which care option is best for you or your loved one. Helena has a median home value of $218,035 and the median cost of rent is $992 per month. The rent burden for Helena is around 16.6% of the average person's monthly income. The sales tax in Helena is 0.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air temperature, humidity, and air quality of a destination may have a significant impact on the well-being of you or your loved one. Monthly, Helena receives around 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in June with an average of 2 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Helena receives an average of 42.10 inches of snow in a year. On average, the air quality index rating in Helena is about 46.7. 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 maximum score in the month of December at around 67.6. 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. In the summertime, Helena is around 69°F. The low summer temperature is around 47°F during the month of June. The summer high rises to approximately 91°F in July. During winter months, the temperature dips to around 25°F. The highest winter temperature is about 41°F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is around 12 °F in the month of December. Helena has a cold semi-arid type of climate. On average, Helena has a humidity rating of about 57%. Humidity ratings peak in the month of December at around 69%.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Helena is 3.8% Hispanic, 0.6% black, 93.2% white, 0.6% other or not specified, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% Asian, 2.8% mixed race, and 2.1% Native American. During the last presidential election, 47.9% voted Republican, 11.1% voted for a third party candidate, and 41.0% voted Democrat in Lewis and Clark county. The current population of Helena is growing at a rate of 0.017%. Helena has a population density of 726 people per square mile. Of the population of Helena 20.7% have a high-school diploma, 44.4% have a college degree, and 17.2% have a graduate degree. In terms of crime, Helena has 6.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 42.8 property crimes per 1000 residents. In Helena, 13.7% have some form of disability, 64.5% participate in the labor force, 15.6% live in poverty, and 6.9% do not have health insurance. In Helena, 60.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Helena, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Helena 14.3% practice Catholicism, 5.6% are Lutherans, and 5.0% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. In Helena, 9.6% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Helena is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on gender, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. The median age of Helena is 41 years old. In Helena, 31.3% of the population are over the age of 55, 14.6% are over the age of 60, 7.1% are over the age of 70, and 4.6% are over the age of 80.
An overview of Montana
Overall, Montana ranks 29th out of all states in quality of life and 28th in healthcare. 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. 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 natural beauty of Montana is ranked 22nd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
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. In the most recent presidential election, 56% of Montana residents voted Republican and 36% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 40, and 33% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Montana ranks 46th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 4.69 inches. On average, the state receives 1.27 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Montana is around 60%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 82% in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Montana is around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 91°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Montana drops to around 23°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 44°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -3°F during the month of January. 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 tornados.
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 barberries, bedstraws, adnate moonwort, and sunflowers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pronghorn, the mollies, the goats, or the bison. The state animal of Montana is the grizzly bear.