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Long-term Care Services in Northeast Wyoming

Continuum

The following information identifies the major continuum of care service providers in your area. For an overview of statewide programs and policy, click here. For information about local veterans assistance regarding eligibility or assistance with filling out forms, please Click here .

 

In-home and Out-patient Services

VA In-home and Out-patient Services:

The Sheridan VA Center administers a Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program. The program provides in-home services to veterans in most of the state (except Southeast Wyoming which is covered by the Cheyenne VA Center). Homemaker services include housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and grocery shopping. Home Health Aide services include bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, continence, aid in ambulation, medication education and monitoring, blood draws, etc. For information about the program, contact John Slaughter at the Sheridan VA Center at (866) 822-6714.

The Sheridan VA Center also administers a Home-based Primary Care Program that provides skilled nursing services to veterans. For information about the program, contact John Slaughter at the Sheridan VA Center at (866) 822-6714.

In addition, the Sheridan VA Center administers a TeleHealth program. With funding from this program a device is attached to the veteran’s phone line, and each day the veteran answers specific questions about his or her health status. The information is sent to a central database and is reviewed by a VA employee. If necessary, a phone call is made to the veteran. Advice may be offered over the phone, or the veteran may be asked to come into the VA center for examination and treatment. Currently, TeleHealth services are offered for several health problems including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, and polypharmacy. For information about TeleHealth at the Sheridan VA Center, contact Janet Ashear at (866) 822-6714.

VA out-patient services are available at the Sheridan VA Center and at the Cheyenne VA Center. VA out-patient clinics are also located at the following locations in Northeast Wyoming:

Gillette Clinic
604 Express Drive
Gillette, WY 82718

Newcastle Rural Health Clinic
VFW Club
2990 W. Main Street
Newcastle, WY 82701

Casper Clinic
4140 South Poplar
Casper, WY 82601

Non-VA In-home and Out-patient Services:

Local home health agencies are an important source of in-home care for veterans. Most home health agencies provide skilled nursing care, and some provide additional services such as medication management, personal care, etc. Assistance with paying for services may be available from a variety of federal, state or local programs (click here for a description of major programs). Most home health agencies also accept private insurance payments. A list of licensed home health agencies in Northeast Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

In-home Services Providers*

Sheridan

Colleen Butler

Sheridan

Dynacare (PERS)

Sheridan

Life Link of Sheridan County (PERS)

Sheridan

Memorial Hospital of Sheridan HC

Sheridan

Senior Citizen’s Council

Sheridan

Wyoming Services for Independent Living

Gillette

Campbell Co. Memorial Hospital Lifeline (PERS)

Gillette

Campbell Co. Memorial Hospital

Gillette

Campbell Co. Public Health

Gillette

Campbell Co. Senior Citizens Center

Gillette

Wyoming Services for Independent Living

Newcastle

Michael Weston Senior Center

Newcastle

Weston County Health Services

Moorcroft

Sharon's Home Health Care

Sundance

Crook Count Medical Services (PERS)

Sundance

Crook County Public Health

Sundance

Sundance Senior Citizen’s Inc.

Buffalo

Buffalo Senior Center

Buffalo

Johnson Co. Memorial Hospital Home Care

*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301          

 

Government funded out-patient services are offered at a reduced cost at a number of locations. These include public health offices and community health centers (CHCs). The largest CHC in the state is the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming located in Casper. It is funded largely by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). A list of BPHC funded clinics serving Northeast Wyoming is provided below:

Community Health Center of Central Wyoming
1522 East A. Street
Casper, WY 82601-2217
Phone: 307-233-6000

Health Care for the Homeless
1514 E. 12th Street, Suite 201
Casper, WY 82601-7124
Phone: 307-235-6116

Adult Day Care Services

VA Adult Day Care Services:

There are no VA sponsored adult day care services in Northeast Wyoming

Non-VA Adult Day Care Services:

Adult day care services are in rather short supply throughout Wyoming. The following table shows the locations of adult day care providers in Northeast Wyoming. For more information about adult day care, contact Vereen Bebo in the Aging Division of the Wyoming Department of Health at (800) 442-2766.

 

Location

Day Care Facility*

Sheridan

Day Break

*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

Boarding Home Services

VA Boarding Home Services:

The Sheridan VA Medical Center has recently established a 40 bed facility for homeless veterans. This program is designed to assist homeless veterans in re-entering their communities. The length of stay is typically between 90 and 120 days. For more information about this program, contact Hollis Hackman at (866) 822-6714. (Note: This program could also be considered an assisted living program and is listed again under the assisted living section.)

Non-VA Boarding Home Services:

There are no government programs that provide financial assistance for boarding home services. Licensed boarding homes can be found at the following locations in the Northeast Wyoming:

 

Location

Licensed Boarding Homes*

Buffalo

Beehive Home of Buffalo

Sheridan

Beehive Home of Sheridan

Sheridan

Edmonsons’ Retirement Home

Ranchester

Case Golden Age Care

Newcastle

Odd Fellow/Rebekah Retirement Home

Gillette

Beehive Home of Gillette

*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

Assisted Living Services

VA Assisted Living Services:

The Sheridan VA center administers a residential mental health program. The program has twenty beds available for veterans while they receive treatment in one of three mental health programs. The Sheridan VA supplements costs for veterans staying in the community homeless shelter while they are transitioning into this residential program. For more information about this program, contact Hollis Hackman at (866) 822-6714.

Non-VA Assisted Living Services:

There are 19 licensed assisted living facilities in Wyoming. The table below provides the locations of those in the northeastern part of the state. It should be noted that the Veterans Home of Wyoming, is also located in the northeastern part of the state.. It is a state funded assisted living facility developed specifically for veterans. For information about this facility, contact Jack Tarter at (307) 684-5511.

Financial assistance for assisted living services is sometimes available through the Assisted Living Facility (ALF) waiver. This Medicaid waiver provides funding for approximately 146 individuals at a single point in time. For information about this program, contact Vereen Bebo in the Aging Division in the Wyoming Department of Health at (800) 442-2766.

 

Location

Assisted Living Facilities*

Buffalo

Veteran’s Home of Wyoming

Gillette

Primrose

Sheridan

Sugarland Ridge

Sundance

Sundance Assisted Care
*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

Nursing Home Services

VA Nursing Home Services:

The VA offers nursing home services in only two Wyoming facilities located in Cheyenne and Sheridan.Generally, services at these locations are available only to veterans with a service connected disability. For information about the program at the Sheridan VA Center, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714.For information about the program in Cheyenne, contact Gayle Carter at 778-7550 ext. 7148

Both VA Centers also administer a small Contract Nursing Home Program. This limited program allows each Center to contract with private nursing homes to provide services to veterans if for some reason the veteran cannot be served directly by the Center. For information about this program at Sheridan VA Center, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714. For information about the Cheyenne program, contact Catherine Teasley at 778-7550 ext. 7432.

Non-VA Nursing Home Services:

Many Wyoming veterans receive long-term care services from non-VA nursing homes. Medicaid pays for the care of approximately two-thirds of all nursing home residents in the state including many veterans. Most of the remaining one-third of nursing home residents pay for their care with personal funds or private insurance. The following table provides the locations of the nursing homes in Northeast Wyoming.

 

Location

Name of Nursing Home*

Sheridan

Sheridan Manor

Sheridan

Westview Health Care Center

Buffalo

Johnson County Healthcare Center

Gillette

Pioneer Manor

Sundance

Crook County Medical Services District

Newcastle

Weston County Health Services

*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

 

Hospice Services

VA Hospice Services:

Both the Cheyenne and Sheridan VA Centers offer Hospice Care for terminally ill veterans. For information about the Cheyenne program, contact Gayle Carter at 778-7550 ext. 7148. For information about the Sheridan program, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714.

Non-VA Hospice Services:

There are eighteen licensed hospice providers serving terminally ill people in Wyoming. Most hospice organizations provide a wide range of services including in-home services such as respite and personal care. A list of hospice organizations in Northeast Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Hospice Organizations*

Buffalo

Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice

Gillette

The Hospice of Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Moorcroft

Sharon’s Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc

Sheridan

Hospice of the Big Horns

Sundance

Crook County Hospice

*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

Local and Statewide Assistance

(Note: The level of assistance provided varies from individual to individual)

Local Assistance:

Lisa Griffith, Veterans Home of Wyoming, 700 Veterans' Lane, Buffalo, WY 82834 (307) 684-5511

Connie Brewer, Veterans Outreach Officer, 1901 Energy Lane, Suite 230, Gillette, WY (307) 682-9313

Dan Paustain, Veterans Outreach Officer, 61 South Gould, Sheridan, WY (307) 672-9775

 

Statewide Assistance:

John Lavery, Veterans of Foreign Wars,2360 East Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82001 (307) 778-7340

Dwight Null, American Legion, 2360 East Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82001 (307) 433-2751

Larry Barttlebort, Wyoming Veterans Commission, (866) 992-7641, ext. 5935

Barry Gasdek, Wyoming Veterans Commission, (307) 262-2481

Wyoming Army National Guard: http://www.wy.ngb.army.mil

TRICARE: http://www.tricare.mil

Connect Wyoming Website: http://wind.uwyo.edu/connect/