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Long-term Care Services in Central 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:

Both the Cheyenne and Sheridan VA Centers administer a Home-based Primary Care Program. Services offered through this and similar programs are important to veterans who do not need or want to go to a nursing home. The Cheyenne VA provides skilled nursing services through this program to veterans within a 30 mile radius of Cheyenne. The Sheridan program serves a larger geographical area by coordinating with VA outpatient clinics located in Casper, Gillette, Powell, Riverton, andRock Springs. VA personnel in these clinics work with local providers to offer several important in-home skilled nursing services. For information about the Cheyenne program, contact Jane Prysock at 778-7550 ext. 7740. For information about the Sheridan program, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714.

Both the Cheyenne and Sheridan VA Centers also administer a Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program.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. The Cheyenne program serves most of Southeast Wyoming. The Sheridan program serves most of the rest of the state. For information about the Cheyenne program, contact Jan Anderson at 778-7550 ext. 7652.For information about the Sheridan program, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714.

In addition, both VA Centers administer 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 Sheridan VA Center, contact Janet Ashear at (866) 822-6714. For information about TeleHealth at the Sheridan VA Center, contact Catherine Teasley at 778-7550 ext. 7432.

The VA also offers out-patient services at the VA Centers in Cheyenne and Sheridan. Out-patient services are also offered at the Casper VA clinic at the address listed below.

Casper VA 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 Central Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Licensed Home Health Agencies*

Casper

Casper-Natrona Public Health Department

Casper

Care Trust Infusions, Inc.

Casper

Interim Healthcare of Wyoming, Inc.

Casper

Kare’s Home Health

Lusk

The Home Health Agency

Riverton

Lander/Riverton Home Care of Fremont County

*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 Central Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

In-home Services Providers*

Casper

Casper/Natrona County Public Health

Casper

Comtronix (PERS)

Casper

Interim Health Care

Casper

Meals on Wheels of Natrona County

Casper

Natrona Co. Senior Citizen’s Center

Casper

North Platte Home Health & Hospice

Casper

Wyoming Services for Independent Living

Glenrock

Glenrock Senior Center

Douglas

Ann’s Best Care

Douglas

Douglas Senior Citizens, Inc

Lusk

Goshen Community Health Service-Lusk

Lusk

Niobrara Senior Center, Inc.

Dubois

High Country Senior Citizen

Lander

Lander Senior Center

Lander

Wildflour Bakery

Lander

Wyoming Services for Independent Living

Riverton

Riverton Senior Center

Shoshoni

Shoshoni Senior Center

Ft. Wash.

Warm Valley Senior Citizens Center

Ft. Wash.

Morning Star Manor

*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 Central 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

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

Adult Day Care Services

VA Adult Day Care Services:

There are no VA sponsored adult day care services in Central 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*

Casper

Central Wyoming Senior Services, Inc.

Douglas

Dream Catcher Care Center

*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 Central Wyoming:

 

Location

Licensed Boarding Homes*

Casper

Maurice Griffith Manor

Lusk

Cozy Corner

Riverton

Homestead Living Center

*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 central part of the state. It should be noted that the Veterans Home of Wyoming, located in Buffalo, 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*

Casper

Garden Square Center of Casper

Casper

Meadow Wind Assisted Living Community

Casper

Park Place Assisted Living Facility

Casper

Primrose Retirement Community

Lander

Showboat Retirement Center

*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 at Sheridan VA Cemter, contact John Slaughter at (866) 822-6714. For information about this program in Cheyenne, call 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 Central Wyoming.

 

Location

Name of Nursing Home*

Casper

Life Care Center of Casper

Casper

Poplar Living Center

Casper

Shepherd of the Valley Care Center

Casper

Wyoming Medical Center Transitional Care Unit

Douglas

Douglas Care Center 

Ft. Washakie

Morning Star Care Center

Lander

Westward Heights Care Center

Riverton

Wind River Healthcare & Rehab 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 Central Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Hospice Organizations*

Casper

Central Wyoming Hospice Program

Casper

North Platte Home Health and Hospice

Riverton

Little Wind Hospice

Riverton

Help for Health 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:

Pat Eastes, Veterans Outreach Officer, 851 Werner Court, Casper WY (307) 234-4591

Ken Johnson, Veterans Outreach Officer, 851 Werner Court, Casper WY (307) 234-4591

Bill Jacobs, Veterans Outreach Officer, 422 East Fremont, Riverton, WY (307) 856-9231

 

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/