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Montana is a large state with a small population. Seniors will find assisted living facilities in all the populated areas. Seniors will find the state offers the Rocky Mountains to the west and open grasslands to the southeast. The fishing in the rivers and streams has earned the class of "Blue-Ribbon" quality for trout and other species.
The main groups of population follow the main interstate highway between the larger cities across Montana. The Billings Metropolitan Area is the largest city in the state, and found in the southern central section of Montana. The state capital is Helena, found in the west central section of the state. Other large communities are Missoula to the northwest and Bozeman 100 miles west of Billings.
Each of the main cities in Montana offer several assisted living services for seniors. The smaller outlying towns have assisted living housing along the southern and northern boundaries of the state.
The central eastern badlands section of Montana contains large ranches, but a sparse population.
The annual costs for senior health care services are low to midrange for Montana compared to other states. The yearly cost for assisted living communities averages $35,600 for private single bedrooms. Health care at the states nursing homes average $63,100 a year, not including added care needs or services. The Quality Assurance, Certification Bureau - Montana Department of Health and Human Services license and oversee all senior care providers.
The estimated population of Montana for 2010 is 968,598 and growing. The number of seniors over 65 is 144,961, and increasing. The general cost of living for Montana is midrange with other states. The states personal income tax rates cover seven brackets from 1% to 6.9%. Household goods are free from property tax, and there is no state sales tax.
Seniors will find forest covered mountain ranges running diagonally across the state to the northwest. Considered world-class views they offer many recreational opportunities for locals and tourist. The valleys between the high Rockies make perfect agricultural zones, and most have rivers or streams flowing through them. Cattle ranchers have contributed to Montana’s economy for years, though agriculture, mining and tourism are among the top contributors.
The "Big Sky Country," country has much to offer to seniors looking for retirement locations. The assisted living centers are in most populated areas, but not as widespread as most states. The climate changes follow the elevations of the different locations. The eastern prairies can become hot in summer with moderate rains. The mountainous areas are milder during the summer months, but can receive rain and even snow at times. Winter is cold and snows showers can become heavy at times across the whole state.