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Long-term Care Services in Southwest 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 that is available to veterans in Southwest Wyoming.  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.

The VA also offers out-patient services at the VA Centers in Cheyenne and Sheridan.  VA out-patient clinics can be found at the following locations in Southwest Wyoming:

Riverton Clinic
2300 Rose Lane 
Riverton, WY 82501

Rock Springs Clinic 
3000 College Drive, Suite C
Rock Springs, WY 82901

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 Southwest Wyoming is provided below.

 

Location

Licensed Home Health Agencies*

Rock Springs

Sweetwater County Community Nursing Services

Evanston

Tender Heart Home Care/Hospice

Evanston

Uinta Home Health

Evanston

Best Home Health

Green River

Rocky Mountain Home Care

Rock Springs

Housecall Home Health Services, Inc.

Jackson

Professional Home Care

Pinedale

Sublette Center Home Health

Thayne

Premier Home Health, Inc.

  *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 Southwest Wyoming is provided below.     

 

Location In-home Providers*

Kemmerer

Kemmerer Senior Center

Kemmerer

Lincoln County Public Health

Thayne

Premier Home Health

Thayne

Legacy Homes Assisted Living

Thayne

Thayne Senior Center

Afton

Star Valley Senior Citizens, Inc.

Jackson

Senior Center of Jackson Hole

Pinedale

Sublette Center Home Health

Pinedale

Sublette County Public Health

Pinedale

Sublette Hi-Country Senior Center

Big Piney

SW Sublette County Pioneers, Inc.

Green River

Golden Hour Senior Citizens Center

Green River

Sweetwater County Nursing Services

Rock Springs

Rock Springs Young at Heart

Rock Springs

Sweetwater County Nursing Services

Evanston

Tender Heart Home Care/Hospice

Evanston

Uinta Home Care

Lyman

Bridger Valley Adult Day 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 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 serving Southwest 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 Southwest 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. 

 

Location

Day Care Facility*

Evanston

Best Home Health

Evanston

Uinta Senior Citizens, Inc.

Lyman

Uinta Senior Citizens, Inc.

Thayne

Legacy Homes Assisted Living and Adult Day Care

*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 Southwest Wyoming:

 

Location

Licensed Boarding Homes*

Green River

The Villa

  *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 Southwest 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 southwestern part of the state.  Even though it is not located in Southwest 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*

Evanston

Bee Hive Homes of Evanston

Thayne

Legacy Homes Assisted Living

Jackson

Jackson Hole Assisted Living

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 778-7500 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 778-7500 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 Southwest Wyoming. 

 

Location

Name of Nursing Home*

Afton

Star Valley Care Center

Kemmerer

South Lincoln Nursing Center

Jackson

St. John’s Nursing Home

Pinedale

Sublette Center Inc.

Evanston

Rocky Mountain Care

Green River

Castle Rock Convalescent Center

Rock Springs

Sage View Care 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 Southwest Wyoming is provided below.  

 

Location

Hospice Organizations*

Afton

Hospice Alliance of Wyoming , LLC

Evanston

Best Home Health and Hospice

Evanston

Tender Heart Home Care & Hospice

Evanston

Uinta Hospice

Pinedale

Sublette Center

Rock Springs

Hospice of Sweetwater County, Inc.

Jackson

Hospice of the Tetons

  *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:

Rick Bartolic, Veterans Outreach Officer, 2451 Foothills Blvd., Suite 100, Rock Springs, WY (307) 382-2747

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/