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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

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

Researching Wyoming Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Wyoming require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Wyoming may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Wyoming. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Wyoming. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Wyoming probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Wyoming - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Wyoming?
    Wyoming will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Wyoming requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Wyoming.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Wyoming for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Wyoming Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at health.wyo.gov.

Helpful Wyoming Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Wyoming? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Wyoming licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys
health.wyo.gov
(307) 777-7123
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Wyoming? Your local Wyoming long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Senior Citizens Long Term Care of Wyoming - Ombudsman
wyomingseniors.com
Local: (307) 322-5553
Are you aware of all the Wyoming health-based programs available to you? Your Wyoming Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Wyoming Department of Health
Local: (307) 777-7656

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