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Benefis Community Care: The Services You Need Within the Comforts of Your Home

Benefis Community Care offers quality, cost-effective, home-based health services and solutions. We’re committed to helping you and your loved ones remain at or return home safely.

Whether you require oxygen, home medical equipment, nursing services, therapies, or an extra set of hands around the house, we’re here to help. Benefis Community Care services include:

  • Home medical equipment
  • Licensed home healthcare
  • Private pay in-home care
  • Outpatient palliative care
  • Foot health services
  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA), home health aide (HHA), and medication aide training
  • Medicaid Waiver case management services

Home Medical Equipment Services

When you need products to help you remain home safely, we have all the equipment on your list – and it comes with a 24-hour emergency-call service, offering you peace of mind.

Some of our product offerings include:

  • Oxygen and respiratory equipment
  • CPAP devices and supplies
  • Wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers
  • Hospital beds
  • Bathroom safety equipment
  • Urological and ostomy supplies
  • Orthotics and braces
  • Therapeutic compression
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Retail selection including sports compression, Vionic shoes, scrubs, and more
  • Maternity supplies including maternity support belts, compression garments, and breast pumps

Our comprehensive home medical equipment store is open to the public from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Some services require appointments, such as CPAP and wheelchair fittings.

Please call or visit us:
Benefis Community Care
1411 9th St. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 771-6400

Licensed Home Healthcare

Licensed home healthcare blends both science and sensitivity into practice, delivering individualized, high-quality care when you need it, where you need it.

Licensed home healthcare is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial and private insurances.

Benefis Community Care offers licensed home healthcare in eight counties in northcentral Montana, and includes the following services:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech language pathology
  • Medical social work

Private Pay In-Home Care

Private pay in-home care or personal care assistance is the most common type of in-home care, with services that make it possible for you to remain in your home while living with physical disabilities or a chronic healthcare condition.

One of the most important aspects of private pay in-home care is assistance with activities of daily living, also known as ADLs.

These activities include:

  • Dressing
  • Personal grooming
  • Bathing
  • Toileting

Other tasks include:

  • Assistance with errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship and conversation
  • Other routine activities

Outpatient Palliative Care

Outpatient palliative care services are provided by a physician and licensed clinical social worker. This type of care is specialized for people living with a severe disabling illness and is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness.

Foot Health Services

Proper foot care is important as we get older. Over time, feet lose their cushioning. Nails and skin can grow brittle and dry. Many people experience reduced overall blood flow, causing decreased feeling and sensation in their feet and toes and delaying the healing process for cuts.

Benefis Community Care offers the following services to keep your feet healthy:

  • A clinical assessment of your feet
  • Massage of your legs and feet
  • Nail care and trimming

Training Programs

Direct care workers such as certified nursing assistants and medication aides provide hands-on care for patients who are elderly, disabled, or living with other chronic conditions. They are typically employed in nursing homes, hospitals, private homes, community-based residential settings, and non-residential day programs. The demand for these direct-care workers has increased dramatically over the past decade, and the demand is expected to increase.

Benefis Community Care’s certified nursing assistant course consists of a two-week, 80-hour program that combines didactic training, classroom laboratory work, and two days of hands-on clinical training. After successful completion of the course, students are scheduled for both the written and skills portion of the certified nursing assistant exam.

Benefis Community Care’s home health aide training program is a 16-hour course focused on an approved home health aide curriculum for those who already have an active certified nursing assistant license.

Benefis Community Care’s medication aide training program is a 100-hour course with 60 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of practicum.

Benefis Community Care understands the need for direct-care workers and in 2001 participated in the Montana CHOICE grant from the Department of Public Health and Human Services Senior and Long-Term Care Division. The grant focused on three key areas, including education, workforce, and service. Benefis Community Care developed a licensed certified nursing assistant training program under this grant. After grant-funding ended in 2004, Benefis Community Care successfully continued the program and has partnered with many other state and community programs to continue offering certified nursing assistant, licensed home health aide, and medication aide training to the community and region.

Medicaid Waiver Case Management Services

Benefis Community Care case management teams are responsible for determining the needs of 1,500 members. They coordinate services to ensure that member needs are properly met while maintaining fiscal responsibility for the state’s budget.

Benefis Community Care’s case management services allows 1,500 Montanans – who would otherwise be institutionalized – to live in their own homes and communities.

Benefis Community Care entered into a partnership with the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Resources Senior and Long-Term Care Division in 1998 to provide case management services to the elderly and people with physical disabilities under the Big Sky Waiver Program in Gallatin and Silver Bow counties. The service areas for Benefis Community Care have expanded over the years, and Benefis Community Care was awarded the Big Sky Waiver Case Management contract in 2018 to serve 53 of the 56 Montana counties.