Montana Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated 19. June 2016 RenataLaszuk Family Caregiving, NursingHome, Planning for Retirement Care, Senior Caregiving (0) Montana is big sky country. And, as with many states, its population is rapidly aging. A quarter of Montana’s citizens will be 65 years or older by 2030, making it the fifth oldest state in the U.S. Luckily, Montana nursing home costs are in the bottom half of the nation’s (28th out of 50) and the majority of the nursing homes in Montana rate 4 stars (out of 5) or better. The average annual price of a private room in a Montana nursing home is $78,475, or $6,540 per month. The average annual price of a shared room in a Montana nursing home is $73,000, or $6,083 per month. Montana seniors and their families should understand the costs of nursing homes in their chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Hospitals will oftentimes discharge the senior to a nursing home for post-hospital stay rehabilitation. If the senior’s stay is longer than the Medicare-covered 100 days, those costs becomes out-of-pocket. Or if a senior needs 24 hour care, a nursing home may be a family’s best long-term care option. The nursing home talk is a difficult one and most families avoid the discussion until the need is imminent. Caregiverlist believes and informed consumer is in the best position to make those critical long-term care choices. We are always updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Montana nursing homes. You can also see an at-a-glance snapshot of our latest findings with our Montana nursing home cost infographic. Below is a snapshot of Montana nursing home costs and ratings: Total Number of Nursing Homes: 92 Average Single Price: $215 Average Double Price: $200 Average Rating: 3.0 (out of 5) Star Rating Snapshot: 5-Star: 7 4-Star: 46 3-Star: 26 2-Star: 3 1-Star: 10 Montana takes care of their own. More than 75 Montana senior fraud victims will receive a total of $200,000 in restitution. The Montana Securities Restitution Fund, established by the Montana Legislature in 2011, helps victims of investment fraud recover a portion of what they lost. Of course, the best way to deal with senior scams is to prevent them in the first place, but we applaud Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen for urging the legislature to help compensate the most vulnerable of Montana’s elderly population. Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information. We recommend you consult with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan to anticipate future long-term care costs. They will help assess your future spending needs. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Montana and help you learn about the costs for senior care.