Area II Agency on Aging is a public non-profit organization located in Roundup, Montana. One of ten Area Agencies serving Montana, Area II serves the needs and concerns of seniors and the disabled throughout an eleven-county area, including two reservations, in central Montana.
A few of the services we provide include:
- Home and Community Based Services: A service designed to support independent living in the community for Montanans who might otherwise be living in nursing homes.
- Information and Assistance: Area II serves as a resource for seniors and the disabled. We answer questions, provide information about other agencies, and help with referrals.
- Certified Local Ombudsman: An advocate who protects the rights of residents living in long-term-care facilities and personal-care homes.
- SHIP Counselors: Trained staff who provide assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other issues relating to seniors and the disabled.
Area II grew out of the Older Americans Act of 1965, which developed federal, state, and local structures to administer programs to help the elderly maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. In the State of Montana the Older American Act is administered by the Aging Services Bureau, Department of Public Health and Human Services. As local, grassroot resources, Area Agencies have advisory counsels who review and comment on all programs affecting seniors.