Primary Care Provider: A primary care provider is provided to see residents for medical issues during the week at the facility. The primary care provider will refer to outside specialists or Veterans Administration providers as needed. The primary care provider leads our interdisciplinary care team and is responsible for the overall medical care in the facility.
Nursing Care: Nursing Services staff members provide care to our residents on a twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week basis. Residents are supervised for medication administration and treatments. Nursing Services also coordinates medical appointments with the Sheridan Veterans Administration Medical Center and other outside providers.
Social and Recreational Services: Staff members provide our residents with opportunities and means for socialization, recreation, creativity, personal growth and entertainment. Our social worker is a licensed clinical social worker and provides individual counseling sessions on a scheduled basis with residents.
Dietary Services: Dietary Services staff members provide quality meals for our residents. Our dietary department is supervised by a registered dietitian, who monitors resident diets, menus, and other dietary operations. Our dietary manager supervises meal preparation and works with our residents on their individual diets. Snacks, supplements and other specialized services are completed as ordered by our primary care provider. Training is provided to help our diabetic residents count carbohydrates in addition to exercise.
Laundry Services: Washing machines and dryers are provided for those residents who want to care for their own personal clothing. The facility staff ensures bed linens and towels are laundered.
Physical Fitness and/or Wellness: Each veteran resident is encouraged to be active. A walking program has been established by individuals and an organized group have walking activities monitored by the nursing staff. Stationary bikes, a treadmill, an elliptical, and weight lifting equipment are available for use on site. Residents also have access to the Johnson County YMCA three times each week.
Financial Counseling: The Veterans’ Home of Wyoming provides a “resident trust account,” which is similar to a mini branch bank, within the facility. We are able to deposit Social Security and Veterans Administration monthly benefits into individual resident accounts. The staff helps residents manage their individual spending needs and budgets. The Resident Trust Accounts posts interest each month to the individual accounts.
Veterans Benefits Coordinator: The Veterans’ Home of Wyoming also employs a veterans benefits coordinator who helps Johnson and Sheridan county veterans and families of veterans learn about benefits.
Support Services: The Housekeeping Department maintains the cleanliness of the facility. VHW provides personal laundry services. The Maintenance Department staff care for the 12 buildings, 30-acre grounds and equipment in a safe and well-kept manner.
Chaplain Services: VHW contracts with a local minister to provide spiritual support to the veterans as well as services two Sundays a month and bible study discussions. Other religious groups are also invited to visit our facility and residents.