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Resource Links

  • AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is a nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization for individuals 50 years of age and older.
  • Administration on Aging offers information about services and opportunities for older Americans and their caregivers.
  • Advanced Care Directives and Living Wills answers questions about the Montana End-of-Life Registry as well as presenting information about advanced care directives and living wills.
  • Area II Agency on Aging lists Senior Centers within Area II counties.
  • Assisted Living Directory lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.
  • Assisted Living Facilities lists licensed assisted living communities in each town
  • Benefits Check Up helps seniors find programs that assist them with services such as prescription drugs, health care, rent and utilities.
  • Benefits for People with Disabilities, an official Social Security website, provides information in programs which may be able to pay you benefits.
  • Better Business Bureau provides information on over 2.5 million businesses and organization.
  • Big Sky Senior Services offers services in home care, elder abuse prevention and a Friends Support Program for elders and disabled adults.
  • Billings Clinic offers an extensive range of services for seniors and their families including health education, senior assessments, information on assisted living and senior advocacy.
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Montana offers information, services and support for individuals with brain injuries..
  • Blood Cancer Services provides a wide array of free services to patients and families touched by blood cancers.
  • Care Compare matches those that need care with those that provide care.
  • Caregiving can be very rewarding as well as very stressful. This article presents useful information not only for caregivers but also for their families and the individuals who they are looking after.
  • Caregiver.Com provides information, support and guidance for family and caregivers.
  • Care.com Senior Care Directory allows you to find senior care resources just by indicating your zip code or type of resource required.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service provides information about volunteering through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents.
  • Developmental Disability Program Offices supports choices and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in their communities.
  • Disability Services Division within the Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of programs, including institutional care, residential services, case management and home-based services to families.
  • Drug Dangers provides information on medications that have serious complications to elder public.
  • Eldercare Locator will help you contact a local aging agency.
  • EnableMart: Technology for Everyone lists accessibility software and hardware to accommodate vision, mobility and communication impairments.
  • Experience Works assists older adults to find employment.
  • Free Rental Finder highlights a variety of retirement communities.
  • Healthy By Design is a cross-sector coalition working in Yellowstone County, Montana to create a community that embraces a culture of health and well-being.
  • Hearing Loss Association of America is a website of self help for individuals with hearing impairments.
  • Home Instead explores remaining independent in your home options.
  • Home Safety for Seniors - This web site presents several simple tips that will help ensure that seniors can remain safe in their homes and enjoy their independence for as long as possible.
  • Hospice Foundation of America focuses on issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.
  • Job Service provides information about employment in the Billings area.
  • Lungcancer-prognosis.com provides Lung cancer answers (information on causes, types of lung cancer, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options)
  • Medicare is the official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.
  • Medicare and Social Security Disability: Benefits for Disabled Individuals
  • MET Transit provides scheduling information as well as general information about the City’s bus service.
  • MET Special Transit provides curb to curb paratransit service.
  • Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the only U.S. non-profit organization addressing mesothelioma. Provides information on treatments and research for patients and caregivers.
  • Mesothelioma Centeroffers the most up-to-date information for all issues ranging from pleural mesothelioma cancer to the best treatment options. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Website sponsored by the Peterson law firm.
  • Mesothelioma Guide to increase mesothelioma awareness while providing support for mesothelioma patients and their families.
  • Mesothelioma Resource Online - provides information on asbestos exposure, mesothelioma and other cancers and associated diseases. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Website sponsored by the Seeger Weiss law firm.
  • Mobility Assistance – Mobility Research Project is a compilation of articles written by experts to help convey to readers the relationship of a disease and using a mobility device with that particular disease. This document may be downloaded at no cost.
  • Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities provides a directory of services for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Montana End of Life Registry is the online site for securely storing advance directives and giving authorized healthcare professionals immediate access to this information.
  • Montana Law Help helps people find the legal information and advice they need to make their own legal decisions.
  • Mortgage Loan.com offers seniors a comprehensive guide to owning a home, managing mortgages and avoiding scams
  • MySeniorCare – MySeniorCare’s mission is to support families and their aging loved ones during a highly stressful time as they search for information, resources and providers of senior care. Additional MySeniorCare links:
  • National Council on Aging addresses a wide range of topics that addresses the lives of older adults.
  • National Institutes of Health presents information specifically designed for seniors.
  • National Fraud Information Center provides information, referral services, and assistance in filing complaints related for fraud.
  • The National Institute on Aging – Alzheimer’s Disease Resource List.
  • New Retirement - free automated online retirement planning.
  • Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care provides information on finding and comparing nursing homes, paying for nursing homes, your rights as a resident and alternative options. Site sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Nursing Home Abuse – Risk Prevention Profile and Checklist presents information on risk factors and prevention. Sponsored by the National Association of State Units on Aging.
  • Phones for Seniors - From improving health and safety to making it easier to stay engaged with family and friends, cell phones for seniors are addressing major issues associated with aging.
  • Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities is a housing guide created specifically for people living with disabilities.
  • Senior Driving Safety Resources  centers around driver safety and assistance for seniors.
  • Senior Driving, sponsored by the AAA, offers information on how to evaluate your driving ability, improving your driving skills and maintaining your mobility. Resources for family and friends is also provided.
  • Senator Jon Tester – useful resources for issues like Medicare, Social Security, health care, and financial fraud.
  • Senior Living Map is a simplified way of finding assisted living facilities in any area
  • Senior and Long-Term Care of Montana provides information on state programs such as Long-Term Care Ombudsman, legal services, State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Information Assistance and Referral Program and Adult Protective Services.
  • Social Security Administration allows you to apply for benefits, replace your Medicare card, request proof of income letter, change your contact information, find a Social Security office and request a Social Security Benefit Statement.
  • Social Security Disability Resource Center focuses on news and information about Medicare, Medicaid and disability.
  • St Vincent Healthcare provides a comprehensive array of services and programs designed to meet the needs of seniors, with an emphasis on illness prevention and education.
  • State of Montana the state’s official website, offers information on doing business in Montana; driver and vehicle services; family, health and safety; labor and employment; taxes, finance and payments and recreation.
  • USA.gov lists resources for older adults.
  • Yellowstone County’s official website provides information and access to each of the County’s departments.