Housing & Supportive Care

Housing and Supportive Care

The goal of many older adults and people with disabilities is to live independently in their own home. When that is no longer possible, there are many other community living options.

For your convenience, Missoula Aging Services has compiled a list of housing options, which includes subsidized housing, retirement communities and senior residences. This list also includes affordable housing options for both seniors and people with disabilities who are mobile and can take of themselves. Some senior residences provide some shared meals in a central dining room and housekeeping services. Some facilities may provide a variety of recreational and social activites. Senior residences cannot provide any direct personal care or assistance to residents.

 Independent Housing List

Home care providers

Seniors are often able to remain at home by hiring a caregiver to provide in-home care assistance. In-home care can range from occasional help with housekeeping to daily assistance with bathing or medication management. Caregivers can be hired to come into the home for a few hours a week or up to 24 hours a day on a live-in basis.

Local Home Care Providers List

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities range from a small family style home in a residential neighborhood to a larger facility that houses over 100 apartments on two levels. Some assisted living facilities provide specialized care for people living with dementia or Alzheimer's. All assisted living facilities provide assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing and grooming. In addition, a physician provides medication management and general supervision of residents. Click below for a list of Missoula County Assisted Living Facilities.

Local Assisted Living Facilities

Skilled Nursing Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities are an option for those who need skilled nursing, rehabilitation care and substantial long-term care assistance. This setting provides the highest level of care, which includes medical, personal care and meals. Rooms may be private or semi-private. Click below to view Missoula nursing homes. Click here to compare nursing homes.

Local Nursing Homes List

  • Medicare & Medicaid Assistance More

    At a free Legal Documents Clinic, older adults receive assistance completing simple wills, power of attorney documents, and more from volunteer attorneys and paralegals.

    At a free Legal Documents Clinic, older adults receive assistance completing simple wills, power of attorney documents, and more from volunteer attorneys and paralegals.

    Missoula Aging Services' Resource Specialists can assist you in maneuvering through the complicated Medicare and Medicaid systems.

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  • Other Information & Assistance More

    Missoula Aging Services' trained specialists provide information and assistance to seniors and their caregivers on a variety of topics including long-term care, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid.

    Missoula Aging Services' trained specialists provide information and assistance to seniors and their caregivers on a variety of topics including long-term care, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid.

    State and Federal financial assistance programs are available to help to pay for the cost of Medicare including prescription drug plans and the costs of medications. Eligibility depends on income and resources.

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  • Options for Better Aging More

    Discover, record and communicate what is important to you!

    Discover, record and communicate what is important to you!

    Options for Better Aging is a program which helps you clarify what’s important to you as you age and communicate that to your support network.

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  • Resource Center More

    The Resource Center has many free brochures, as well as a comprehensive lending library of books, DVDs and CDs about specific topics.

    The Resource Center has many free brochures, as well as a comprehensive lending library of books, DVDs and CDs about specific topics.

    Missoula Aging Services’ Resource Center provides assistance and access to a multitude of resources for seniors and their caregivers, including referrals to senior services located in Missoula County and throughout the United States.

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  • At a free Legal Documents Clinic, older adults receive assistance completing simple wills, power of attorney documents, and more from volunteer attorneys and paralegals.

    At a free Legal Documents Clinic, older adults receive assistance completing simple wills, power of attorney documents, and more from volunteer attorneys and paralegals.

  • Missoula Aging Services' trained specialists provide information and assistance to seniors and their caregivers on a variety of topics including long-term care, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid.

    Missoula Aging Services' trained specialists provide information and assistance to seniors and their caregivers on a variety of topics including long-term care, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Discover, record and communicate what is important to you!

    Discover, record and communicate what is important to you!

  • The Resource Center has many free brochures, as well as a comprehensive lending library of books, DVDs and CDs about specific topics.

    The Resource Center has many free brochures, as well as a comprehensive lending library of books, DVDs and CDs about specific topics.

Assistance with minor maintenance jobs and repairs can help older adults stay in their home longer.

Assistance with minor maintenance jobs and repairs can help older adults stay in their home longer.

The Ombudsman Program

Local ombudsman act as advocates for all residents living in health care and assisted living facilities. The Ombudsman Program can provide information or direct assistance related to the health, safety, and rights of residents. For more information on long-term care options and assistance, call Missoula Aging Services at (406) 728-7682 to speak to your local ombudsman.

Retirement Communities

These communities offer active seniors an opportunity to live an independent lifestyle while they continue to live in their own home. They may offer residents access to scheduled social activities, dining services, housekeeping services, linen and/or personal laundry service, emergency call monitoring and around the clock security. It is important that you have all contracts reviewed by your attorney or financial consultant before signing.