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Big Sky Care Center in Helena, MT

Big Sky Care Center is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Helena, Montana (Lewis And Clark county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Big Sky Care Center includes: Pricing, Visiting / Business Hours, Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.


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They have 108 beds and a daily average of 29.7 residents (which would leave,on average, 78 beds available). Big Sky Care Center participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Limited Liability company ownership. They offer residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Big Sky Care Center received an overall rating from CMS of 1 stars compared to the MT average of 3.56 and a National average of 3.32. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.


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Due to COVID-19, many nursing homes have new procedures and changing (if any) visiting hours in place. As such we have temporarily removed any visiting hours we provide to avoid confusion. We advise calling Big Sky Care Center to see what their current protocols for visiting and placement appointments are.

Question Mark Icon Big Sky Care Center COVID-19 Info

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 amongst residents for Big Sky Care Center was Week 28 - Nov 29.
In total, which is not necessarily a number of currently infected patients, 20 resident cases and 0 staff cases of confirmed COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) according to reporting from CMS. In our most recent data (Week 29 - which ended on: Dec 6) they reported 13 new cases.


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Covid-19 Cases for: Week 29 - Dec 6
New Weekly Resident Cases:
13
Overall Total Resident Cases:
20
New Weekly Staff Cases:
0
Overall Total Staff Cases:
0

Covid-19 Cases for: Week 28 - Nov 29
New Weekly Resident Cases:
7
Overall Total Resident Cases:
7
New Weekly Staff Cases:
0
Overall Total Staff Cases:
0

Covid-19 Cases for: Week 27 - Nov 22
New Weekly Resident Cases:
0
Overall Total Resident Cases:
0
New Weekly Staff Cases:
0
Overall Total Staff Cases:
0

Covid-19 Cases for: Week 26 - Nov 15
New Weekly Resident Cases:
0
Overall Total Resident Cases:
0
New Weekly Staff Cases:
0
Overall Total Staff Cases:
0

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Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Big Sky Care Center Profile Overview
Nursing Home:
Big Sky Care Center
Business Name:
Kismet Hln2, Llc
CMS ID:
275044
Street Address:
2475 WINNE AVE
City:
Helena
State:
Montana
Zip Code:
59601
CMS Rating:
1 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Limited Liability company
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Residential Councils
Special Focus:
SFF Candidate
Continuing Care:
No

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They are located at the following address: 2475 Winne Ave in Helena Montana 59601.
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They can be reached by phone at (406) 442-1350.
Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

Review Icon Prices and Length of Stay

The average length of stay at Big Sky Care Center is approximately 19.4 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).

According to our latest records from CMS, the average daily amount billed by Big Sky Care Center to Medicare is $801.89 per day (compared to a Montana average of $638.37) and Medicare reimbursed them an average of $385.42 per day (after any deductible and coinsurance). It is worth mentioning that Medicare pays for what they deem as 'medically necessary' skilled nursing care. You can learn more Here.

Please note that the pricing above is the average billed to Medicare. Each person and case is unique. (Supplemental Insurance / Medicare Advantage Plans, single or double rooms, etc). If you are interested in this facility you should contact Big Sky Care Center directly for exact pricing and what options are available for you or your loved one's personal care needs.

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The average age at Big Sky Care Center is approximately 79 years old.


The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 85 men and 140 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.


Percentage of patients at Big Sky Care Center with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
16.444%
Alzheimer's
40%
Asthma
25.778%
Cancer
17.333%
CHF
34.222%
COPD
39.556%
Depression
46.222%
Diabetes
36.444%
Hyperlipidemia
56.444%
IHD
44.444%
Osteoporosis
26.222%
RA or OA
50.667%
Schizophrenia
7.556%
Stroke
11.556%

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Activities and Services Icon Additional Care Home Services & Info

Medicare and Medicaid participation for Big Sky Care Center (previously: Big Sky Healthcare Community) began on Sep 18, 1973.


Services Provided by Big Sky Care Center include:
Dietary, Housekeeping, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Physician Extender, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Social Services, Therapeutic Qualified Activities

Ownership Changes: 8
Last Ownership Change: 12-01-2012
Medicaid ID: 310709
Financial Year End: 12-31
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): NORIDIAN ADMIN SERVICES
CMS Regional Office: Denver
Area: Rural
Dually Certified Beds: 108
Multi-Facility Name: Welcov Healthcare

General Information Icon Staff Size

Big Sky Care Center provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
50.4 minutes
LPN / LVN
31.8 minutes
CNA
112.8 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.36 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 7.38 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Big Sky Care Center. Read how FTE is defined.

Administration
1.34
Dietitians
0.43
Food Service
14.19
Housekeeping
6.09
LPN / LVN
14.23
Medical Director
0.06
Nurse Training
23.8
Nurse Admin
2.29
Nursing Director
1.03
Occ. Therapist
1.47
OT Assistant
2.67
Physical Therapist
1.99
Physician Ext.
0.17
PT Aide
0.66
PT Assistant
2.96
Qualified Activities
1.23
RNs
2.88
Social Services
0.53
Social Worker
1.11
Speech Pathology
0.94
Ratings Icon Medicare and Medicaid Ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 1 stars 1 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 1 stars 1 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 3 stars 3 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 4 stars 4 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 4 stars 4 star rn staff rating

Long Term Stay Rating: 1 stars 1 star rn staff rating

Short Term Stay Rating: 5 stars 5 star rn staff rating


Compare these ratings with one of the highest rated nursing homes in Helena:
Rocky Mountain Care Center


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Big Sky Care Center in HELENA, Montana has 108 beds compared to the Montana average of 89.63 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had a daily average of 29.7 residents compared to the MT average of 52.72 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 27.5% daily average occupancy rate compared to the Montana average of 58.82% and a national average of 81.38%.


Big Sky Care Center's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    1 stars compared to the MT average of 3.56 and a National average of 3.32.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    1 stars compared to the MT average of 2.94 and a National average of 2.77.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    3 stars compared to the MT average of 3.5 and a National average of 3.14.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    4 stars compared to the MT average of 3.71 and a National average of 3.62.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    4 stars compared to the MT average of 3.73 and a National average of 3.15.
  6. Long Term Stay Rating:
    1 stars compared to the MT average of 3.4 and a National average of 3.33.
  7. Short Term Stay Rating:
    1 stars compared to the MT average of 2.21 and a National average of 3.12.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 2.71 for Big Sky Care Center versus the MT average of 3.29 and a national average of 3.20.

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Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Visual / Graphical Comparisons for Big Sky Care Center
Number of Residents:
BIG SKY CARE CENTER 29.7 vs. MT 52.72 vs. National 86.40
Number of Beds:
BIG SKY CARE CENTER 108 vs. MT 89.63 vs. National 106.16
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
BIG SKY CARE CENTER 2.71 vs. MT 3.2928571428571 vs. National 3.20
CMS Overall Rating:
BIG SKY CARE CENTER 1 vs. MT 3.56 vs. National 3.32
Question Mark Icon Ownership, Operational, and Management for Big Sky Care Center
OrganizationRole
Kismet Spf Llc5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Lantis, Cammy5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Lantis, Mary5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Lantis, Travis5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Rinard, Sandra5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Soulek, Wendy5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Kismet Holdings Llc5% Or Greater Indirect Ownership Interest
Lantis Enterprises, IncOperational/managerial Control
Moore, MichaelOperational/managerial Control
Berg, SethManaging Employee
Hospital Icon Hospitals near Big Sky Care Center
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