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Long-term Care Services in Northwest 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.

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 Northwest Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Licensed Home Health Agencies*

Cody

Hands 2 Help

Cody

West Park Hospital Home Health

Greybull

Big Horn County Public Health Nursing Services

Powell

Powell Valley Home Care

Thermopolis

Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Home Care Services

Thermopolis

Hot Springs County Public Health Nursing Services

Worland

Washakie Medical Center Home Care

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

In addition to the licensed home health agencies, a number of organizations provide in-home services that may not include skilled nursing care. Some of the services offered by these organizations include housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, chore services, transportation, case management, respite care, assistive technology devices, and personal emergency response systems (PERS). It should be noted that many of these services are "non-medical". Nevertheless, they are important components of the continuum of care necessary to avoid pre-mature nursing home placement. A list of in-home service providers in Northwest Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

In-home Providers*

Greybull

Big Horn County Public Health

Lovell

Big Horn County Public Health

Lovell

Big Horn Hospital Home Health

Basin

Bonnie Bluejacket Radiology

Manderson

Hiway Café

Thermopolis

Hot Springs Co. Memorial Hosp. Home Care

Thermopolis

Hot Springs County Senior Center

Thermopolis

Hot Springs County Public Health

Cody

Cody Council on Aging

Cody

Hands 2 Help, LLC

Cody

West Park Hospital Home Health

Powell

Public Health Nursing

Powell

PVHC Volunteer Services

Powell

Senior Citizens Ago-go

Powell

Valley Home Care

Powell

Wyoming Services for Independent Living

Worland

Washakie County Public Health

Worland

Community Care of America

Worland

Washakie County Senior Citizens Center

Ten Sleep

Ten Sleep Senior Citizens Center, Inc.

*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 several 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 in Northwest Wyoming is provided below:

Dubois Medial Clinic
5647 US HWY 26
Dubois WY 82513-0577
Phone: 307-455-2516

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 Northwest Wyoming

Non-VA Adult Day Care Services:

Adult day care services are in rather short supply throughout Wyoming. There are no providers in Northwest 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.

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 Northwest Wyoming:

 

Location

Licensed Boarding Homes*

Cody

Beehive Home of Cody

Powell

Beehive Home of Powell

Worland

Beehive Home of Worland

*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 northwestern part of the state. Also include is the Veterans Home of Wyoming, located in Buffalo, which is the only 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*

Cody

Absaroka Assisted Living

Powell

The Heartland

Lovell

New Horizons Assisted Living Facility

Thermopolis

Wyoming Pioneer Home

Buffalo

Veterans Home of Wyoming
*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 in Cheyenne, contact Gayle Carter at 778-7550 ext. 7148. For information about the program at the Sheridan VA Center, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714.

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 in Cheyenne, contact Catherine Teasley at 778-7550 ext. 7432. For information about this program at Sheridan VA Center, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714.

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 Northwest Wyoming.

 

Location

Name of Nursing Home*

Basin

Bonnie Bluejacket Nursing Home

Basin

Wyoming Retirement Center

Lovell

New Horizons Care Center

Cody

West Park Long-term Care Center

Powell

Powell Valley Care Center

Thermopolis

Canyon Hills Manor

Worland

Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

*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 Northwest Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Hospice Organizations*

Cody

Spirit Mountain Hospice

Powell

Powell Valley 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:

Nichole Reid, Veterans Outreach Officer, 1026 Blackburn, Suite 1, Cody, WY (307) 587-4241

 

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/