The mission of MorningStar resonates at every level, aligning our priorities and defining our behavior (read more under Our Heart). While rooted in Judeo-Christian beliefs, we welcome all faiths among our residents and team members.
Through Radiance, our brand of service excellence, we intentionally foster a culture where kindness and authenticity are paramount.
Our Founder exhorts us to be a company of servants’ hearts, people of action, motivated to meet the needs of others, and resolved to make a difference across the globe.
For those in our Assisted Living neighborhood, we offer five levels of care, established through a thorough assessment with our Wellness Director (Licensed Nurse). Various auxiliary services, both medical and non-medical, are priced a la carte.
Our Memory Care neighborhoods offer all-inclusive services (suite and care) at one packaged price. The Cottages (patio homes) at Dayton Place, in Billings and in Idaho Falls have their own unique pricing. See those specifics under their respective pages.
Whereas, Medicare is a federal government program just for those 65 years and old (and for certain ill or disabled persons), regardless of income, designed to help them fund certain health-related expenses, namely hospitalization and rehab. Benefits may be available for home health care, but only if certain conditions are met. Medicare may pay for up to 100 days of care in a skilled nursing facility per benefit period (100% for the first 20 days) after a three-day hospital stay, if skilled care is needed. For days 21–100, Medicare requires a co-payment. To help cover the co-payment, many seniors have a Medicare supplemental insurance policy. In general, once Medicare stops paying for care, the supplemental payment also will end.
While Medicare never pays for assisted living, it will pay for rehab as long as the person’s health is improving. When you’ve plateaued, Medicare stops paying. In other words, Medicare covers only those situations where progress is being made, and where healing and recovery can be marked. It does not, and never has, included coverage for senior living communities.
Medicare Part A covers hospice, regardless of income, including within a senior living community.
However, every MorningStar community has at least one full-time licensed nurse available for clinical concerns 24/7. Please see our Clinical Services page for a description of how widely we can serve under our Assisted Living license through the additional support of third-party providers.