Long Term Care

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Medical Care

Long-term care residents at Pioneer Medical Center enjoy the convenience of an attached hospital when medical services are needed.  Pioneer Medical Center has a physical therapist, occupational therapist, physicians, and nurse practitioners on staff to respond to long-term care residents’ medical needs.  Residents also participate in a restorative program conducted by trained staff to help maintain physical mobility.

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Food & Meals

A licensed, registered dietitian is on staff to ensure that the nutritional needs of residents’ are being met. The daily breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offer several choices.  Snacks are also provided throughout the day to supplement nutrition between meals.  Pioneer Medical Center has extended dining room hours to allow residents flexibility in when they choose to dine. Meals for residents and patients are served at the following times:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Dinner: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest trays may be purchased for $6 or $5 for seniors (age 65 or older)

The Boulder Café, located in the hospital cafeteria, was established in 2017. The café offers espresso, a salad bar, and several “grab and go” options with your health in mind. Visitors and employees may purchase items from 8am-1pm Monday through Friday.

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Social Services

Pioneer Medical Center has an on-staff social worker who assists patients in identifying physical and psychosocial needs and the care given to meet these needs.  These services center on the resident’s perspective of their total living experience in collaboration with their medical team. We strive to foster a climate, policies, and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence, and dignity. The social worker ensures that residents maintain their rights as defined by the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 and Montana State Statutes.  Social Services coordinate care services that contribute to meeting the highest practical level of one’s well-being and quality of life.  Care conferences are held quarterly, or more often, with families and patients to assure they are receiving the appropriate care.

Social Service staff meets daily to advise acute care team regarding psychological and emotional issues impacting the patients and their families.


A robust activities program supports long-term care residents’ emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs. Residents have their choice of participating in a number of daily activities. Activities include Bingo, bowling, crafts, musical performances, religious services socials, and storytelling, among others.