Other Local Services

Local Services Available 

Services for a fee

Home Health Care

Lake County Council on Aging
Ronan: 676-2367
Respite and light housework. 60 years of age. Fees based on a sliding income scale.

Home Caregivers
1310 Main St., Polson
883-3590 or 800-511-5114
Privately owned. Agency based or self directed. Medicaid accepted, private or insurance pay.

Comfort Keepers
Polson: 883-4031
Independent/private service, office located in Kalispell, franchise. Certified nurses or personal care attendants. Medicaid accepted, private or insurance pay.


Home Health and Hospice

Partners In Home Care
Polson, in conjunction with St. Joseph Medical Center. Home Health professionals offer full-range of in-home medical services. Medicare, Medicaid, private pay and private insurance are accepted. Hospice Services begin when patient and physician decide against further treatment or when no curative treatment is available. Hospice care is provided at home, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or even hospitals for limited periods. Hospice is a benefit of Medicare.


Home Health, Private Care and Hospice Care—skilled & non-skilled

Home Options/Lake County
711 Main St. S.W., Ronan
676-7300 or 883-7300
Health care professionals and caregivers offer in-home Home-Health, PrivateCare and Hospice services. Medicare, private insurance, Medicaid may cover services, PrivateCare services are paid on a private-pay basis.

Frontier Hospice
42 Bruyer St. Kalispell

General Information and Assistance on Medicare, home health options and long-term care
Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging
883-7284 or 800-266-4188

Food Assistance

Meals delivered…Senior citizen centers:
Polson: 883-4735
Ronan: 676-2367
Charlo: 644-2531
St. Ignatius: 745-4462
Arlee: 726-3213
Tribal Health: 745-3525

Bread Basket
10 6th Ave SW, Ronan
Open Tues & Friday 10am - 2pm, closed 12-12:30

Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Lake County Council on Aging,

Loaves & Fish Food Pantry
904 1st St. E., Polson
Tuesday 2pm - 6pm and Friday 10am - 2pm

Mission Valley Food
Blaine St, St. Ignatius
Tuesday & Friday 10am - 2pm

Tribal Commodities Office
410 Mountain View Dr., St. Ignatius
M-F 8am - 4:30pm


Cheerful Heart, Inc. — 883-3070, free for cancer patients
IRIDE Vanpool — 327-8515
Lake County Council on Aging — 676-2368
Montana Medicab (Medicaid approved) 7 a.m.-7 p.m. M-F — 800-292-7114
Polson Senior Citizen bus — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F 883-4735
South Lake Taxi — Polson, 883-9220
Disabled Vet Van — 406-207-1496
Tribal transportation — 275-2792. Free if enrolled in Indian Health Services or Medicare, otherwise $20

St. Patrick House, Missoula — 541-2828
American Cancer Society — 800-227-2345
Medications Assistance
Partnership Health Clinic, Missoula — 258-4789
Partnership for Prescp Assist — 1-888-477-2669
Helping Hands Fund, Grandview Clinic, Polson — 883-8256

Financial Assistance

WINGS, Kalispell  — 257-9464 Need to apply.
Free Cancer Screening Programcancer.mt.gov

Emergency General Assistance & Referrals

Helping Hands Fund, Grandview Clinic, Polson — 883-8256
American Cancer Society — 800-227-2345


Cancer Support Group

Cheerful Heart Cancer Support Group
Visits Polson Oncology Clinic on Tuesdays
Currently working to develop a new direction for group
Contact: Linda Roberts, 883-2337, and Sheila Conner, 676-0146

Kalispell Cancer Support Group
Meets monthly 2nd Tues
5-6:30 pm
343 Sunnyview Lane

Two types of home health: skilled and non-skilled.

Skilled: often after discharge from acute care; usually physician orders and care is short-term.

Non-skilled: in-home assists with daily living allowing patient to stay in their homes as long as