WLRC is licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility/for people with disabilities. Each person served has an individual plan for training, work, healthcare, and recreation. Residences are home for three to nine individuals each. They provide a comfortable, family-like setting in an accessible neighborhood. Independence is promoted in life skills, community access, social interaction, and leisure activities.
WLRC strives to provide the least restrictive, most appropriate, most integrated environment possible with informed choice. An important component of the Active Treatment required by ICF/ID is providing training opportunities necessary for the highest level of independence possible. Job exploration, paid work, social and communication skills, and behavior supports are part of the opportunities based on each individual’s needs, interests and abilities.
A variety of therapeutic services are available including Physicians, RN’s, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Behavior Specialists, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Dietitian, Chaplain and other specialty services. The Rothwell Training Center provides training for caregivers and healthcare professionals.
In 2016, the Wyoming State Legislature endorsed a new mission for WLRC. The legislature also approved and funded a major capital construction project. Currently, multiple older buildings are being demolished to clear land for new development. New construction will consist of ten new client cottages, day programming buildings, clinic, recreation center with indoor pool and facilities building. The estimated construction completion date is fall 2020.
Following construction, WLRC will open several cottages under a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) license. These SNF cottages will service persons with organic brain syndrome who manifest exceptionally difficult behaviors, persons with high medical need and persons who are hard to place.
The new cottages will all open under the Green House model of care. The Core Values of the Green House Project are Real Home, Meaningful Life and Empowered Staff.