Charity ReviewIssued: November 2016 Expires: December 2018
Missoula Aging Services
Standards for Charity Accountability
Missoula Aging Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Missoula Aging Services promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those who care for them.
Incorporated: 1979 in MT
Also Known As: Missoula Area Agency on Aging , Missoula Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
As an Aging and Disability Resource Center, Missoula Aging Services is committed to promoting the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those who care for them. Their services range from providing Meals On Wheels for homebound adults, to teaching New to Medicare classes, to providing respite care for caregivers. They are able to make a complex system of services more easily accessible through education, referrals and individualized, person-centered services:
Resource Center: Resource Specialists are available Monday through Friday to answer calls and questions and to make referrals. This service is especially helpful to adult children who are trying to assist their parents either locally or from a distance. Resource Specialists are able to prepare free packets of information on issues such as long-term care, estate planning, and Medicare and Medicaid. Books, CDs and DVDs are also available for loan. The Resource Center has access to more than 400 referrals and provides information and assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, their caregivers and other interested parties.
Nutrition Program: Nutritional health is an important factor for remaining independent as we age. Missoula Aging Services provides several programs to address the nutritional and social needs of seniors and people with disabilities in Missoula County. Meals on Wheels provides in-home delivery of hot meals five days a week. Congregate Meals address the need for socialization and nutritional education. The Supplement Program makes available Ensure products at a reduced cost to those with a doctor’s prescription. With support for good nutrition and healthy living, many older adults in our area are able to live safely and independently in their own homes.
Caregiver Support Services include:
- Respite: Provides in-home assistance and gives you time away from caregiving.
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A class series to give you the tools you need to care for yourself while caring for someone else.
- Caregiver Support Group: Meets every second Monday of the month at Missoula Aging Services from 4-5 p.m. in the main conference room.
- Homemaker Services: Provides help with light housekeeping duties.
- Senior Companions: Designed to offer companionship and transportation to at-risk seniors.
In-Home Services: Missoula Aging Services’ offers in-home programs and services to help older adults and their families address complex problems. These include Respite & Homemaking Services, the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services Program and Care Transitions.
Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): Program staff and volunteers provide education and outreach through presentations and one-on-one counseling. Montana SMP can help you research billing questions or assist you with understanding and organizing your bills and Medicare Summary Notices (MSN). If a billing error is detected, Montana SMP can assist in correcting it, or in the case of potential fraud and abuse, we will refer you directly to the appropriate agency for investigation.
Board Chair: Mr. Jonathan Weisul, Clinical Advisor for Population Health Business Affiliation: Allegiance Benefit Plan Management
CEO: Susan Kohler, Chief Executive Officer
Board Size: 13
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 2.57%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Missoula Aging Services Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, June 30, 2016.
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