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Wyoming assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.

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Cost of Wyoming Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Wyoming is $3,900 per month.

The monthly base rate for Wyoming assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Wyoming is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Wyoming. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Utah$3,000
South Dakota$3,023
Idaho$3,240
Montana$3,560
U.S.$3,600
Nebraska$3,628
Colorado$3,750
Wyoming$3,900

Assisted Living Regulations

Wyoming defines an assisted living facility as a facility that provides a home-like environment for people not related to the owner who need room, board and personal care, excluding rehabilitative care.

Wyoming Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care

In Wyoming, an assisted living facility must provide: - Assistance with transportation; - Assistance with obtaining medical, dental, and optometric care; - Assistance in adjusting to group activities; - Partial assistance with personal care; - Limited assistance with dressing; - Minor non-sterile dressing changes; - Stage I skin care; - Infrequent assistance with mobility; - Cueing; - Limited care to residents with incontinence and catheters (if the resident can care for his/her condition independently); and - 24-hour supervision of each resident.

Wyoming Assisted Living Admission Requirements

A resident can not become or stay as a resident if he or she is a danger to themselves or others, has needs the facility cannot meet, or cannot pay for the services provided.

Wyoming Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements

All new residents must have a functional assessment completed when admitted, annually, and every time there is a change in the resident's needs. The assessments are used to determine a resident's service care plan.

Wyoming Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements

Residents may either be responsible for their own medication, or they may receive reminders, or have the staff watch or remove the caps to their medication.

Wyoming Assisted Living Facility Requirements

No more than two residents can live in a unit, and each single unit must offer no less than 100 square feet of living space, while double-occupancy units must provide at least 80 square feet. One toilet and sink must be provided for every two residents and one bathing unit must be provided for every 10 residents.

Wyoming Assisted Living Staffing Requirements

Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents. If there are more than eight residents, one staff person must be on duty and awake at all times. A CNA, LPN, or RN must be on duty at all times. Additional staff are required to maintain order, safety, and cleanliness of the premises; prepare and serve meals; assist the residents with personal needs and recreational activities; and meet the other operational needs of the facility. An administrator or manager must be responsible for the facility 24 hours a day. Administrators must be 21, pass a licensure test, and complete a variety of educational requirements.

Wyoming Assisted Living Medicaid Policy

A Medicaid home and community-based services waiver program exists. Wyoming Alzheimer's Unit Requirements If an assisted living facility wishes to operate an Alzheimer's unit, then a license to do so must be obtained. Additionally, staff who work in the unit must have specific training for working with that population. So that ongoing resident evaluations may be performed in order to ensure appropriate, timely interventions, and to supervise PRN medication, a licensed nurse must be on duty on all shifts.

Wyoming Medicaid Coverage of Assisted Living and Related Services

The State of Wyoming pays for assisted living through a Medicaid program called the Assisted Living Facility Waiver. The program offers personal and nursing care services for individuals living in assisted living communities. However, the Assisted Living Facility Waiver does not pay for room and board costs.

Wyoming's ALF Waiver is intended for adults who require a nursing home level of care but choose to live in an assisted living residence. Participating residences must be approved by the state. Here is a PDF list of providers for download.

The ALF Waiver Benefits

- Case Management

- Personal Care

- 24 hour supervision

- Medicaid medical coverage

- Does not include Room and Board costs in Assisted Living

How to apply - the waiver is available to all residents living in Wyoming but there are a limited number of approved residences and number of spaces. Eligible participants will be put on a wait list.

Contact the Wyoming's Aging and Disability Resource Center download an application here.

What is the best number to call to get started? 1-877-435-7851

Is there a website? http://www.swwrap.com/index.php?option=com_content

Wyoming Medicaid Home and Community Based Services

The HCBS Waiver is a Medicaid program and often referred to as the Wyoming Long Term Care Waiver. It is intended to prevent the institutionalization; allowing individuals to remain living at home. This waiver has a self-directed care option allowing the care recipient to choose their care providers for certain types of services.

Waiver participants are eligible for the following services.

- Adult day care - supervision in a group environment during normal business hours

- Case management - assistance with coordination and administration of services

- Home delivered meals - can be hot or prepared

- Non-Medical Transportation - for a variety of purposes

- Personal care - assistance with the activities of daily living

- Personal emergency response system - 24/7 on call service

- Respite care - temporary caregiving to relief the primary caregiver

- Skilled nursing services - on a temporary basis only

What is the best number to call to get started? 1-877-435-7851

Is there a website? http://www.health.wyo.gov/aging/services/ADRC.html

Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys

Phone (307) 777-7123

Contact: Laura Hudspeth Phone (307) 777-7123

E-mail: laura.hudspeth@wyo.gov

Web Site: http://wdh.state.wy.us/ohls

Wyoming Contacts

Wyoming Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys

Phone: (307) 777-7123
Website: wdh.state.wy.us

Contact:
Jean McLean
Phone: (307) 777-7123
Email:

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

License information source: Wyoming Department of Health

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