About Big Sky Senior Services


Mission

Senior Citizens deserve the right to live in their homes, safe and free from abuse. Regardless of their ability to pay, Big Sky Senior Services provides services that promote independence, enhance quality of life and prevent elder abuse.

Vision

We will be recognized as a leader in assisted home health, elder abuse prevention and volunteer companionship for senior citizens.

Values

We believe that supporting in-home independence is cost effective, promotes quality of life and should be available to all seniors including those who cannot afford the services, who are not receiving duplicate services from another agency and those who are at risk and vulnerable.

About Big Sky Senior Services

In June 2005, Senior Helping Hands, Prevention of Elder Abuse and Friends Volunteer Program merged to become Big Sky Senior Services. Our combined efforts offer comprehensive support services to help elders and developmentally disabled adults maintain their independence and quality of life by providing homemaking, case management or daily phone support.

Our Programs

Senior Helping Hands was started in 1977 to respond to the need for in-home services for elders in south central Montana. Today, Senior Helping Hands provides home care and homemaking services to over 100 seniors in Yellowstone, Stillwater and Carbon counties.

Prevention of Elder Abuse has pioneered innovative and comprehensive abuse prevention services since its founding in 1992. We were one of the first organization in the United States to conduct Gatekeeper training, which teaches community volunteers such as bank tellers, meter readers and mail carriers to spot and report possible elder abuse. Today, we provide information and assistance, abuse investigation, case management and financial payee services to elders and disabled adults throughout south central Montana.

Friends Volunteer Program is the only program in the Billings area that provides phone and friendly visitor support for elders. Many seniors receive either daily phone calls or weekly visits from volunteer friends. Phone buddies and friendly visitors help isolated elders live independently at home while staying connected to the community.