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.
WLRC Campus COVID Restrictions
(Based on CDC and CMS guidelines)
We require face masks for all staff while on campus.
- Restricting visitation to the campus of all visitors and non-essential healthcare personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations. Other exceptions are non-WLRC healthcare workers and surveyors, required repairpersons and vendors.
- Guardians of WLRC residents can visit their person under specific processes and safety precautions.
- Restricting off-campus travel for our residents, except for necessary medical appointments.
- The main campus gate will be open and staff screened on a 24/7 basis. All staff will be required to produce their WLRC name badge at the main gate and be screened for respiratory symptoms. Temperatures of each person will be taken via an infrared thermometer on every area upon arrival to work. Staff with temperatures over 100 ͦ will be sent home and told to contact their physician’s office for more instructions.
- The entrance at Chittim Road has been closed.
- Enterprise Road will be restricted to construction and delivery traffic only. All construction staff will stay behind construction fences.
- No WLRC clinical/therapy PRN work outside WLRC is allowed, with the exception of a contract provider.
Wyoming Life Resource Center’s future is very exciting due to a new mission, a major capital construction project, Green House model of care implementation, and a new skilled nursing facility.
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 have been demolished to clear land for new development. When completed, new construction will consist of ten new client cottages, day programming buildings, a clinic, a recreation center with an indoor pool, and a facilities building.
Upon the construction completion, 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 needs, 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.”