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Kalispell has a rich history that dates back to the late 1800s. Originally founded as a railroad town, Kalispell became the county seat and the trade and financial center of the Flathead Valley. Today, Kalispell is still known as the professional, medical, retail and governmental center of the region, serving around 140,000 people in Northwest Montana.
An integral part of senior care includes therapy programs like physical, occupational and speech/language therapy. These types of therapies are vital in improving mobility, motor skills, balance and coordination, and communication. In addition to these traditional programs, more senior living communities today are also offering creative, alternative therapies like aquatic, music, art, or even pet therapy, as each provides additional benefits above and beyond what the traditional therapies can provide.
In the past, older adults had to choose between aging in place in the home, perhaps with some in-home care or assistance from a family caregiver, or moving to a nursing home when their health begins to decline. However, senior living communities have come a long way since then. Healthy, active seniors who simply want to downsize or enjoy a retirement lifestyle could be a perfect fit for an independent living apartment. On the other hand, seniors who are experiencing a worsening in chronic conditions or a decline in overall health might be better suited to an assisted living or skilled nursing community.
The “gap” between reimbursement paid by Medicaid and the cost to deliver services is growing, and as Montana’s population continues to age at the highest percentage rate in the country, we will soon have a crisis on our hands. Read full story here.
Is a Retirement Community Right for You? When older adults start thinking about changing their lifestyles, one of the greatest fears many face in regards to moving to a senior living community is the thought of losing their independence. They may think they’ll be bored, that they will never get to see their friends and...
Montana State Fund’s CEO and President, Laurence Hubbard, presented a $93,090 dividend check to Immanuel Lutheran Corp on Friday morning. Read the full story here.
Immanuel Lutheran Chief Executive Officer Jason Cronk outlined the senior living facility’s $12 million in current projects on Tuesday during the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Read the full story here.
Immanuel Lutheran Communities has received a $6,000 grant from the William and Blanche Hetzel Foundation to launch a therapeutic Music and Memory Program for its residents. Read the full story here.