News & Events
Caregiver Education-Week 4 Family Dynamics & Communication
No matter what your family relationships are like, an aging care plan represents uncharted waters for most families. Who takes care of Mom and Dad, and where? Do you seek outside support or try to do it all yourselves?
Caregiver Education-Week 3 Self-Care for the Caregiver
Family caregivers of any age are less likely to practice preventive healthcare and self-care behavior than non-caregivers. This week’s discussion provides tips to maintain a healthy balance in your life.
Caregiver Education-Week 2 Finding, Creating & Using Resources
Learn about local and national resources that can assist you in providing care to your loved one.
Caregiver Education-Week 1 Planning Ahead
Caregiving is a journey where plans may have to be changed or adapted. Executive Director of Buffalo Hill Terrace, Carla Wilton, shares insights to caregiving and planning for the future.
The Role Transitional Care Centers Play in Improving Our Health After Hospitalization
Dr Derek Gedlaman, DO, Medical Director at Immanuel Lutheran Communities share his insights.
Rehabilitation Services at The Retreat at Buffalo Hill
Dwight Shaffer, Director of Rehabilitative Services provides an overview of rehabilitative services at Immanuel Lutheran Communities and shares what makes the Retreat at Buffalo Hill unique here in the Flathead Valley.
The Latest Trends in Medicine for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Gary Morrison, RPh. and Consultant Pharmacist for Immanuel Lutheran Communities will be interviewed by John Hendricks about current and future treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Montana Legislative Priorities for Seniors
Rose Hughes, Executive Director, Montana Health Care Association (MHCA)
The Montana Health Care Association (MHCA) is an association that represents facilities and organizations across the state that offer long term care services. Our membership includes skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes), assisted living facilities and in-home care agencies. We are committed to providing advocacy, education and support to our members as they strive to provide high quality care to Montana’s frail elderly citizens.
About Rose Hughes
Rose Hughes of Helena is the executive director and lobbyist for the Montana Health Care Association, a position she has held since the early 1980’s. During that entire time, she has advocated for long term care providers and the people they serve at the state and federal level including before our Montana legislature and various state agencies and boards.
Calling your legislator and leaving message:
If you would like to leave a message for a legislator, you can call 406-444-4800 and operators will take a message that will be forwarded to legislators. Please be aware that they will ask for your name and address, which will not be shared other than with the legislator. The operators can take a message for up to 5 legislators at one time or to an entire committee. The line is open from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
About Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Laurie Normandy, BSW
Listen as Laurie Normandy, manager for The Lodge at Buffalo Hill, provides information about Alzheimer’s / Dementia. She invites anyone who cares for or about someone experiencing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or any related disorder that affects memory, reason and judgment to a monthly support group which meets at Buffalo Hill Terrace. To see the schedule for this support group, click here.
New Year, New You
Pastor Larry Stappler rings in 2019 with a “New Year, New You” message.