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Long-term Care Services in Southeast 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 Cheyenne VA Center administers a Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program. The program provides in-home services to veterans in most of Southeast Wyoming. 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 Jan Anderson at Cheyenne VA Center at 778-7550 ext. 7652.

The Cheyenne VA Center also administers a Home-based Primary Care Program that provides skilled nursing services to veterans within a 30 mile radius of Cheyenne. Services are provided directly by VA staff. For information about the program, contact Jane Prysock at the Cheyenne VA Center at 778-7550 ext. 7740.

The Cheyenne VA Center also 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 more information about TeleHealth at the Cheyenne VA Center, contact Catherine Teasley at 778-7550 ext. 7432.

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 Southeast Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Licensed Home Health Agencies*

Cheyenne

City County Health Department

Cheyenne

Continue Care Home Health Agency, Inc.

Cheyenne

United Medical Center Home Care Services

Laramie

Albany County Public Health

Laramie

High Country Health Inc.

Laramie

Quality Home Health Care

Laramie

Summit Home Health Care

Rawlins

Carbon County Public Health Nursing Services

Rawlins

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Home Care

Torrington

United Medical Center Home Care Services

Wheatland

United Medical Center Home Care Services

*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 Southeast Wyoming is provided below.

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 Southeast Wyoming is provided below:

Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center
2508 E. Fox Farm Road, #1A
Cheyenne, WY 82007-2559
Phone: (307) 635-3618

Cheyenne Crossroads Clinic
1504 Stinson Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001-3319
Phone: 307-632-8064

Adult Day Care Services

VA Adult Day Care Services:

There are no VA sponsored adult day care services in Southeast 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 Southeast 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 Cheyenne VA Center provides funding for a Homeless program that offers boarding home services to veterans in Southeast Wyoming. Fifteen beds are available in Cheyenne. Veterans can stay in these facilities for up to two years while receiving counseling, job training, medical treatment, etc. For information about this program, contact Larry Melka at the Cheyenne VA Center at 778-7353.

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 Southeast Wyoming:

 

Location

Licensed Boarding Homes*

Torrington

Goshen County Evergreen Court

Wheatland

Senior Care of Wyoming, Inc.
*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

Assisted Living Services

VA Assisted Living Services:

There are no VA supported assisted living services in Southeast Wyoming.

Non-VA Assisted Living Services:

There are 19 licensed assisted living facilities in Wyoming. The table below provides the locations of those in the southeastern part of the state. Even though it is not located in Southeast Wyoming, the Veterans Home of Wyoming, located in Buffalo, is also included in the table. 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*

Cheyenne

Aspen Wind Assisted Living Community

Cheyenne

Pointe Frontier Retirement Community

Cheyenne

Sierra Hills Assisted Living Community

Laramie

Spring Wind Assisted Living Community

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 in Sheridan, 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 in Sheridan, 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 Southeast Wyoming.

 

Location

Name of Nursing Home*

Cheyenne

Cheyenne VA Medical/Regional Office Center

Cheyenne

Cheyenne Health Care Center

Cheyenne

Life Care Center of Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Mountain Towers Healthcare & Rehab Center

Cheyenne

United Medical Center Transitional Care Unit

Torrington

Goshen Care Center

Wheatland

Platte County Memorial Nursing Home

Laramie

Laramie Care Center

Laramie

Ivinson Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility

Rawlins

South Central Wyoming Healthcare & Rehab Center

Saratoga

Valley View Rehabilitation & Care Center
*To add or delete listings, call (307) 684-5511 ext. 301

 

Hospice Services

VA Hospice Services:

Hospice services are provided at the Cheyenne VA Center. For information about this program, contactGayle Carter at 778-7550 ext. 7148.

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 Southeast Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Hospice Organizations*

Cheyenne

United Medical Center Hospice

Laramie

Hospice of Laramie

*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:

Elaine Carrera, Veterans Outreach Officer, 1510 Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, WY (307) 777-3700

Ronald Frank, Veterans Outreach Officer, 112 S. 5th Street, Laramie, WY (307) 742-2153

 

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/