The National Family Caregiver Support program (NFCSP) is available to those qualified individuals who provide care for the elderly at home, relative caregiver and grandparents raising grandchildren the age of 17 and under.
Assistance – Assistance, for this program, is help with accessing services for the caregiver, either in a group setting or one to one contact.
Case Coordination – Oversight either in the form of access or care coordination in circumstances where the person and/or their care-givers are experiencing diminished functioning capacities, personal conditions or other characteristics which require the provision of services by formal service providers. Activities of case management include assessing needs, developing care plans, authorizing services, arranging services, coordinating the provision of services among providers, follow-up and reassessment as required.
Counseling/Support Groups/Education – Counseling/education is organized activities related to the support, training and counseling for caregivers to help deal with the stress of caring for a elderly adult or child.
Information – Information includes outreach, group education and health fairs to relay information to those caregivers not aware of services out there for them.
Respite care – Respite care services offer temporary, substitute supports, or living arrangements for older persons in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for family members or other caregivers.
Supplemental Services – Durable services to aid the caregiver in keeping their care receiver in the home.
Eligibility for these services is determined by:
- A person, 18 and older, caring for a person 60 years old or older.
- A person 18 and older taking care of a person, of any age, with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
- A grandparent or relative caregiver who is at least 55 years old and taking care of a child who is 17 years of age or younger or an adult child between the ages of 19-59 and living with a disability.
To find out more about this program, please call the program manager, Jeanne Scheneman at 307-777-8566 or toll free at 800-442-2766
AgingCare.com – An online resource for caregivers.
The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) provides educational opportunities for Wyoming health care professionals who serve an aging population. We offer resources in gerontology education and interdisciplinary geriatric training via lectures, conferences, newsletters and links to other information.
To view the brochure “A Caution to Caregivers”, please click here.
Buffalo Senior Center
Address: 671 West Fetterman, Buffalo, WY 82863
Phone Number: (307) 684-9551
Campbell County Senior Center
Address: 701 Stocktrail, Gillette, WY 82716
Phone Number: (307) 686-0804
Central Wyoming Senior Services
Address: 1831 East 4th, Casper, WY 82601
Phone Number: (307) 265-4678
Community Action of Laramie County
Address: 211 West 19th Steet, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number: (307) 635-9291
Housing Authority of the City of Cheyenne
Address: 3304 Sheridan St, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone Number: (307) 635-2435
Fremont In-Home Services
Address: 230 north 1st Street, Lander, WY 82520
Phone Number: (307) 332-2922
Niobrara Senior Center
Address: 611 East 6th, Lusk, WY 82225
Phone Number: (307) 334-2561
Rock Springs Young at Heart
Address: 2400 Reagan Avenue, Rock Springs, WY 82901
Phone Number: (307) 352-6737
Senior Center of Jackson Hole, Inc.
Address: 830 East Hansen, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: (307) 733-7300
Senior Citizens Council
Address: 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone Number: (307) 672-2240
Uinta Senior Citizens, Inc.
Address: 1229 Uinta Street, Evanston, WY 82930
Phone Number: (307) 789-3553
Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.
Address: 106 West Adams, Riverton, WY 82501
Phone Number: (307) 856-6880
AARP and Caregiving
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a strong supporter of family caregivers. Thanks to caregivers, older parents, spouses, and other loved ones can remain in their homes. That’s why AARP provides several family caregiver resource websites. These resource guides are a starting point to help you find services and support throughout your caregiving journey. To see some caregiver resources please click here. Below you will find a series of links provided by AARP.