To be eligible for admission to the Veterans’ Home of Wyoming, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be unable to earn a living by reason of wounds, disease, old age or other infirmities; or have no adequate means of support or are already domiciled in this state.
- Must be a dependent of a qualified veteran if admission is deemed proper.
- Valid in-state residence at the time of application, or the intent to permanently reside in the state if less than one year of state residence. The resident must not be in transit; temporary or seasonal residency is not acceptable.
- Persons who are not veterans or dependents of veterans may be admitted, if less than 90 percent of the home’s capacity is occupied and a veteran’s dependent application is not pending. Individuals must also be unable to earn a living with no adequate means of support and/or domiciled in this state.
In all admission decisions, the facility will give preference to veterans first and their accompanying dependents second. The facility will have final authority for approving or disapproving all applications.
Veterans interested in joining the VHW community are encouraged to call VHW at 307-684-5511. They can request a pre-admission packet to fill out and return with copies of DD-214, recent history and physical, income verification, proof of Medicare A, B or D, and other documents.
After these materials are returned to VHW, the potential resident is invited to VHW for a two-day trial stay. This step gives both the resident and facility a chance to see if the admission will be a fit on a full-time basis. Following the two-day stay, the facility will give permission to admit, ask for further information, or deny the admission.
Monthly Fees for Residents
Residents’ fees are based on an individual’s ability to pay. Services included in the monthly maintenance fee include but are not limited to a furnished private room, meals, laundry services, nursing services, social services, activities, and weekday transportation.