406-444-9405​
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Agency/Service Assistance Contact
AARP Montana

Advocacy, education, collaborative projects that matter to people 50+

866-295-7278

www.aarp.org

AARP Caregiving Resource Center Information, tools and tips for caregivers

877-333-5885

www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving
AARP Consumer Affairs Consumer protection and education. 406-444-9405
AARP Drivers Safety Drivers course, reduces insurance premiums  
Adult Protective Services/Elder Abuse Physical or Mental harm

800-332-2272

www.dphhs.mt.gov
Advocate for Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Long Term Care Ombudsman advocates on behalf of residents

State:  Connie LaSalle 800-332-2272

www.dphhs.mt.gov

Aging Services Network (Montana)

Wide variety of senior based services for those 60 or older delivered by a network of 10 geographic areas of the state

800-551-3191

www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/aging
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Programs 1-877-589-4611

Alzheimer’s 

 

Alzheimers.gov
 (National) Information & Referral

 

The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s and related dementias

800-272-3900

www.alz.org

www.alzheimers.gov
     Local: Billings 1-866-355-9433
American Cancer Society Support services 800-227-2345
     Local:

 Billings

Great Falls Sletten Cancer Institute

406-256-7150

406-731-8200

American Diabetes Association Improve the lives of those with diabetes, prevent and cure diabetes 800-342-2383
American Diabetes Association 
     Montana: Bozeman   800-676-4065
American Heart Association Fosters cardiac care to reduce disability and death caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke

800-242-8721

www.heart.org
American Red Cross Provides care during emergencies

855-989-2258

www.redcross.org
     Montana   800-272-6668

Assisted Living/Licensed Personal Care

Assisted Living Federation of America
Senior care that provides services such as meals, medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation

703-894-1805

www.alfa.org

Brain Injury Alliance of MT Prevention, education, legislation, rehabilitation programs, support groups,

800-241-6442

www.biamt.org
Brain Injury Association (National) Prevention, research, treatment, and education related to brain injury

703-761-0750

www.biausa.org
Citizen’s Advocate (aka Better Business Bureau) Interactions with state executive branch agencies, handles complaints against state government

800-332-2272

www.citizensadvocate.mt.gov
Department of Health and Human Services, Montana Adult Protective Services, Health Resources, Human & Community Services, Public Health and Safety, Senior & Long Term Care

www.dphhs.mt.gov

Helena Office 406-444-5622
Disability Rights Montana Protect and advocate for the human, legal and civil rights of Montanans with disabilities

800-245-4743 or

406-449-2344

www.disabilityrightsmontana
 Easter Seals Northern Rocky Mountain  Individuals and families with disabilities and special needs  406-761-3680 Corporate Headquarters
 End of Life Registry  Electronically stores advance directives in a secure data base and makes documents available to health care providers  https://doj.mt.gov/consumer
click on “End of Life Registry & Advance Health Care Directives
Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving Works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state. Subscribe to newsletter 800-445-8106
www.caregiver.org 
 Food Pantries

 

Montana Food Bank Network
 Emergency food provisions www.feedingamerica.org food bank locator

406-721-3825

www.mfbn.org
Food Stamp Assistance Montana DPHHS  Supplemental food and nutrition assistance to low income  800-332-2272
www.dphhs.mt.gov
 Foster Grandparents  Volunteer Opportunities for 55 and older  800-266-4188
www.seniorcorpsmt.org 
 Gambling National Helpline  Educate, prevention and treatment  800-522-4700
www.ncpgambling.org 
 Gamblers Anonymous    626-960-3500
www.gamblersanonymous.org 
 Generations United  Improving lives through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies 202-289-3979
www.gu.org
 Health Services (hospitals and clinics)    
 Home Health Care  Connecting families to trustworthy local support resources 800-677-1116
www.eldercare.gov
 Hospice (Montana)  Keeping patients comfortable and pain-free during last chapter of life 855-490-8679
www.care.com 
 Independent Living  Senior living which provides supportive services such as meals, transportation, scheduled and recreational activities. 855-444-7658

www.brookdaleliving.com

 Legal Guide for Long Term Care Planning/Advance Directives  Contact the Montana Legal Services Developer in the Office on aging who provides law training and resources for seniors and family members www.dpphs.mt.gov

click on “L”

click on “Legal Services Developer”
 Legal Services Montana Legal Services Association
Direct service to low income people seeking assistance with legal issues
800-666-6899
www.montanalawhelp.org
 LIEAP (MT) DPHHS  Low income energy assistance 800-332-2272
www.benefits.gov 
 Lifeline  Technology to summons help in an emergency 855-214-1363
www.lifelinesys.com 
Lifespan Respite Coalition, Montana

 

 

 

 

ARCH National Respite Network
A statewide coordinated system of easily accessible, quality and affordable respite care services for family caregivers

 

National Respite and Resource Center
800-332-2272

www.dphhs.mt.gov.lifespanrespite

 Lion’s Club    Eye Glasses collect and distribute eyeglasses 630-571-5466
www.lionsclub.org 
 Medic Alert  ID bracelets that connect you to an Emergency Medical Information Record 888-633-4298
www.medicalert.org 
 Medicare Information  Information on Medicare coverage, costs, supplements, claims, etc. 800-633-4227
www.medicare.gov
Mental Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness

 

Montana Affiliate

 

Mental Health America of Montana

 

Mental Health Services DPHHS

 

Mental Health Ombudsman
 Building better lives for Americans with mental illness www.nami.org

 

406-443-7871

www.namint.org

406-587-7774

www.montanamentalhealth.org

406-444-3964

www.dphhs.mt.gov

888-444-9669

www.mhombudsman.mt.gov 
 Montana Board of Housing  Affordable housing for low income 800-761-6264
www.housing.mt.gov
 Montana Dept of Commerce, Reverse Annuity Mortgage  Borrow equity in home, for low income seniors 68 or older  800-761-6264
www.housing.mt.gov
 Montana Fair Housing Authority  Eliminate housing discrimination 800-929-2611
www.montanafairhousing.org 
 Montana Healthcare Programs Help Line  Hotline number 800-362-8312
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 Montana Health Services Help Line  Hotline number 888-866-0328
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 Montana Home Health Hotline Complaints hotline number  800-762-4618
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 Montana Legal Services Association  Hotline number 800-666-6899
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 Montana Health and Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)  Health-benefits counseling and advocacy for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers 800-551-3191
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 Montana Insurance Commissioner  Insurance and securities regulation and protection 800-332-6148
www.csi.mt.gov
 Montana Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  Works on behalf of residents in long term care facilities and assisted living facilities  800-551-3191
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 Montana Public Assistance Hotline  Administers several programs aimed at helping low-income Montanans  move out of poverty and become self-sufficient 855-415-5558
www.dphhs.mt.gov 
 MSU Extension Unbiased research-based education and information  www.msuextension.org
Family &Home
 Montech (assistive technology)

 

Teaching Kits located in Extension Offices in: Great Falls

                    Miles City

                    Ronan
 Adaptive solutions for daily activities to help keep people in their homes 406-243-5751

www.montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu

 

406-454-6980

406-874-8236

406-676-4271
 National Alliance for Caregiving  Non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving  www.caregiving.org 
 National Caregivers Library  Information on all topics – can sign up for electronic newsletters  www.caregivers.library.org 
 National Center on Senior Transportation  Strives to increase transportation options for older adults   866-528-6278
www.ncst.madwolf.com 
 Next Step in Care  Provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work together  www.nextstepincare.org
 Skilled Nursing Home Care  Highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital providing 24 hour custodial and medical care  866-700-1545
www.seniorhomes.com 
 RSVP  Volunteer Opportunities for people 55 and over, including utilizing volunteers to assist with daily tasks for adults who have difficulty  202-606-5000
www.nationalservice.gov 
 Senior Citizen Centers    Activities, educational programs and meals for seniors www.dphhs.mt.gov 

click on “A”

click on “Aging Services”

Click on “Area Agencies on Aging”

Click on” Montana Senior Centers”
 Social Security (National)

 

Montana
Information on all services  800-772-1213

www.ssa.gov

866-931-9029
 Support Groups

   Alzheimer’s

   Cancer

   Parkinson’s
   
 The Conversation Project  Website about the conversation on end of life issues  http://theconversationproject.org  
 Transportation    
 Veterans Affairs

 

Montana
 Services for veterans 800-827-1000

www.va.gov

406-324-3740

www.montanadma.org