Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those who have chronic disease or those who are in need of long-term therapy, access to hospitals might be an important factor when selecting which care home is best for them. In total, there is one hospital located in Helena which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Helena include St Peters Hospital and Shodair Children's Hospital.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major factor when choosing which care option is best for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Helena is about 16.6% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Helena is around $218,035 and the median cost for rent is about $992 a month. The sales tax in Helena is 0.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather and climate, notably air quality and moisture, can be a major factor in selecting which city is the right fit for you or your loved one. The average air quality index rating in Helena is approximately 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 score reaches its max in the month of December at about 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. During the summertime, Helena is approximately 69°F. The summer high peaks at about 91°F in July. The summer low drops to around 47°F during June. During winter months, the temperature in Helena dips to around 25°F. The peak winter temperature is about 41°F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to around 12 °F in the month of December. Monthly, Helena receives approximately 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually falls in June with an average of 2 inches during the month. For snowfall, Helena gets on average 42.10 inches of snow. On average, the humidity rating for Helena is roughly 57%. Humidity levels peak in the month of December at approximately 69%. Helena has a cold semi-arid type of climate.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Helena is 0.6% black, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.1% Native American, 3.8% Hispanic, 2.8% mixed race, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% other or not specified, and 93.2% white. In Helena, 9.6% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Helena is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Helena 17.2% have a graduate degree, 20.7% have a high-school diploma, and 44.4% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Helena, 13.7% have some form of disability, 15.6% live in poverty, 6.9% do not have health insurance, and 6.0% are widowed. Based on gender, 49.4% are male and 50.6% are female. 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. In the previous presidential election, 11.1% voted for a third party candidate, 41.0% voted Democrat, and 47.9% voted Republican in Lewis and Clark county. 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 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 Helena, 60.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of crime, Helena has 42.8 property crimes per 1000 residents and 6.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Helena has a population density of 726 people per square mile. The current population of Helena is growing at a rate of 0.017%.
An overview of Montana
The state of Montana has 65 hospitals and 64 health centers, providing care to a population of 1,071,601. 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. 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. Based on natural beauty, Montana ranks 22nd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
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. 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. In terms of diversity, Montana ranks 46th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
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. Montana experiences an average humidity rating of about 60%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 82%. 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 23°F. The average high winter temperature is around 44°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -3°F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Montana is around 65°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34°F in the month of June. 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 sunflowers, common moonwort, amaranth, and alder. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the goats, the burbots, the mollies, or the pronghorn. The state animal of Montana is the grizzly bear.