Family Care Navigator

A nonprofit organization providing statewide services and programs including:
- Senior companion
- Long-term care ombudsman
- Wyoming state health insurance information program
- Family caregiver support program

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Caregiver Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Riverton: (800) 856-4398

Cheyenne: (877) 634-1005

Casper: (877) 634-1006

General Information & Assistance

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

N/A

Caregiver Eligibility:

N/A

Benefits.gov is unable to respond to specific scenarios or provide personalized advice. A number of Other Resources and Frequently Asked Questions are available to help answer any questions you may have about government programs, benefits, and services.

For additional government information, you may call USA.gov's National Contact Center at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, to speak to an information specialist.

Offers online directory of home health care providers in Wyoming and provides tips for choosing them. Includes providers that are members of the alliance.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 577-6446

Offers:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 442-2766

(307) 777-7986

Provides online statewide directories of human service programs and providers including Medicaid providers and senior services by county. Also offers a calendar of human service events and monthly newsletter.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

Phone: (307) 766-2761
Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463
TTY: 1-800-908-7011

Services & Policies for Family Caregivers

The DMV is required to investigate the self-reported health conditions, reports received from law enforcement, and medical professionals. These reports are used to determine if the driver needs a re-examination of driving skills or medical or psychological evaluation. The “Medical and Vision Screening” forms are available HERE.

License renewal occurs every 4 years. 

(307) 777-4800

FCSP services for family caregivers are provided through the state aging division and include:
- Information
- Assistance
- Care management
- Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
- Respite care
- Limited supplemental services, such as transportation and home modifications

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older
Exception:
- Adults with dementia can be any age

Caregiver Eligibility:

- Anyone age 18 or older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility
Special Populations:
- Adults age 55 or older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities
- Grandparents or other relatives age 55 or older caring for children (age 18 and under)

(800) 442-2766

Wyoming Department of Health:
(307) 777-7656
(866) 571-0944
Aging Division:
(307) 777-7986

Helps Medicaid receivers find travel assistance to medical appointments.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Medicaid receivers

Caregiver Eligibility:

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(800) 595-0011
Available weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm

State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

 
Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program Yes
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant No
State Respite Coalition No

 

Workplace Benefits for Family Caregivers

 
Paid Family Leave No
Unemployment Insurance for Family Caregivers No
Paid Sick Days No
Preemptive Law Prohibiting local Governments from Establishing the Right Sick Leave No

 

Miscellaneous Statewide Programs, Regulations and Legislation

 
State Alzheimer’s Plan Yes
Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction (UAGPPJA) Yes
State Policy Permitting Delegation of 16 Nursing Tasks No
CARE Act*

Yes

* The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act enables family caregivers to provide safe and effective home care to older adults. In particular, it supports family caregivers when their loved ones are admitted to the hospital, and helps them to learn how to safely provide care at home once their loved ones are discharged from a medical facility.

While the finer points of the CARE Act vary from state to state, it contains three central provisions in every version nationwide:

  1. The name of the family caregiver is recorded when a loved one is admitted into a hospital or rehabilitation facility.
  2. The family caregiver is notified if the loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home.
  3. The hospital or rehabilitation facility must provide an explanation and live instruction of the medical tasks—such as medication management, injections, wound care, and transfers—that the family caregiver will perform at home.

A nonprofit organization of over 40 transit and social service agencies from every county in Wyoming that provide public transportation services for those who need transportation, specifically people who are low-income, seniors, people with disabilities, and others. Agencies provide rides on a space available basis for an average fee of 5.50 per one-way trip.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming residents with transportation needs

Caregiver Eligibility:

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(307) 679-3220

A nonprofit organization providing statewide services and programs including:
- Senior companion
- Long-term care ombudsman
- Wyoming state health insurance information program
- Family caregiver support program

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Caregiver Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Riverton: (800) 856-4398

Cheyenne: (877) 634-1005

Casper: (877) 634-1006

Services for Care Recipients Living at Home

Services Provided:
Care coordination, personal care, homemaker, chore, respite, personal emergency response system, adult daycare, hospice, home modification, and medication setup.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older, or a spouse of an adult 60 or older, or a disabled person living in senior housing attached to a congregate meals site.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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(800) 442-2766
307-777-7986

Provides assistive technology assessments and supplies assistive technology to eligible adults with disabilities.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming residents who are Medicaid waiver clients, veterans, or vocational rehabilitation clients.

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

(877) 350-9050
(307) 268-4407

Offers online directory of home health care providers in Wyoming and provides tips for choosing them. Includes providers that are members of the alliance.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 577-6446

Government program designed to keep people who need around-the-clock skilled nursing care to remain living at home. Services include: - Care management - Personal care - Respite care - Home delivered meals - Personal emergency response system - Non-medical transportation - Adult day services - Home health care *Services vary between counties.

Assited Living Waiver CLICK HERE

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone 19 or older and meet nursing home level of care criteria. Eligibility determined by local Department of Family Services.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone age 18 or older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility. Eligibility determined by local Department of Family Services.

(307) 777-7366

Provides online directory of statewide licensed or certified health care facilities, including:
- Adult day care centers
- Assisted living facilities
- Board and care homes
- Home health care agencies
- Hospice agencies
- Nursing homes

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 777-7123

DWF is a state agency that works in partnership with communities and businesses to obtain and retain employment for people with disabilities. It provides information and referral services for independent living and individual counseling.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:
- Have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial barrier to employment; AND
- Require vocational rehabilitation services to obtain or keep a job

Caregiver Eligibility:

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To find your local DWF supportive centers, click here

Offers:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 442-2766

(307) 777-7986

WATR offers trial loans for assistive devices, sells new and used assistive devices, and provides training and technical assistance in using the devices.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming residents with disabilities. Eligibility for programs vary.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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(888) 989-9463

Offers a variety of consumer-oriented programs and services including:
- Independent living services
- Services for older adults who are visually impaired
- Assistance returning to the community from nursing homes
- Reduced interest loans to purchase assistive technology equipment
- Home modification

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming residents with disabilities. Eligibility for programs vary.

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

(307) 777-7191

Resources on Living Arrangements for Care Recipients

Provides online directory of statewide licensed or certified health care facilities, including:
- Adult day care centers
- Assisted living facilities
- Board and care homes
- Home health care agencies
- Hospice agencies
- Nursing homes

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 777-7123

Offers:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 442-2766

(307) 777-7986

Government Health & Disability Programs

Uinta, Fremont & Teton Counties: Lori Crump, 307-438-2101

Campbell, Crook & Weston Countie: Brian Yeager, 307-696-5048

 Park, Big Horn, Washakie & Hot Springs Counties: Josh Schmidt, 307-250-3890

 Natrona, Converse & Niobrara Counties: Dave McDonell, 307-258-1100

 Albany, Carbon, and Laramie Counties: Vicki Osman, 307-214-2112

Platte, and Laramie Counties: Greg Guantlett, 307-274-7747

EqualityCare is Wyoming's Medicaid program- health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services including personal care or nursing home care, depending on eligibility.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Must be low-income - based on specific government criteria

Caregiver Eligibility:

___

(307) 777-7531

Offers:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 442-2766

(307) 777-7986

A nonprofit organization providing statewide services and programs including:
- Senior companion
- Long-term care ombudsman
- Wyoming state health insurance information program
- Family caregiver support program

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Caregiver Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Riverton: (800) 856-4398

Cheyenne: (877) 634-1005

Casper: (877) 634-1006

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Medicare eligible

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 856-4398

Provides information to veterans and their family members about available benefits. A Veterans' Benefit Handbook can be found on the website provided.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Veterans who are residents of Wyoming

Caregiver Eligibility:

Family members of a veteran

Within Wyoming:
(800) 833-5987

Primary Contact:
(307) 772-5145

Legal Help & Advocacy

Receives complaints and questions about licensed home health agencies in Wyoming. May also be used to lodge complaints about the implementation of advance directives.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 548-1367
Available weekdays 8am-5pm except holidays

Federally funded nonprofit law firm offering legal assistance for low income individuals in Wyoming. 

(877) 432-9955

The ombudsman investigates complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Ombudsman Program is based at the nonprofit, Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming resident living in a long-term care facility

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 856-4398

Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Adults age 60 or older and adults with disabilities

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 777- 3602

Offers:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 442-2766

(307) 777-7986

A non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance to low-income residents of Wyoming.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Low-income resident

Caregiver Eligibility:

Low-income resident

Lander Office-
(800) 442-6170
Cheyenne Office-
(888) 634-1566
Casper Office-
(888) 737-5266

Non-profit organization advocates for the legal rights of people with disabilities. Services include:
and#9642; Information and referral
and#9642; Legal advocacy
and#9642; Education

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Individuals with any type of disability

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 632-3496

A nonprofit organization providing statewide services and programs including:
- Senior companion
- Long-term care ombudsman
- Wyoming state health insurance information program
- Family caregiver support program

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Caregiver Eligibility:

Wyoming resident

Riverton: (800) 856-4398

Cheyenne: (877) 634-1005

Casper: (877) 634-1006

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Medicare eligible

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 856-4398

Disease-Specific Organizations

The Wyoming Chapter provides educational programs and support groups for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, caregivers, and health care professionals. 

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(800) 272-3900

Caregivers, survivors, and medical professionals are provided a wide range of services such as social, educational, and emotional support. 

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(307) 509-0855

Provides information for people living with a brain injury, families, and professionals. 

Programs offered include: 

- Support groups

-Education 

-Training

 

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

+(800) 643-6457

A community-based organization that provides support, education, and recreational activities.

Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

(303) 830-1839

Caregiver Compensation

Wyoming's Long Term Care Waiver is Medicaid waiver that assists individuals who need care to remain living at home. Certain family members, excluding spouses and legal guardians, are able to be hired and paid as the personal care provider. Services may include:

  • Respite care
  • Home delivered meals
  • Adult day care
  • Skilled nursing
  • Case management
  • Transportation
Care Recipient Eligibility:

-Must be a Wyoming resident

-Must be 65+, OR, 19+ and disabled

-Must require nursing facility level of care

-Must be Medicaid eligible

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone (excluding spouses)

Wyoming Medicaid Long Term Care Unit: 1-855-203-2823

1-855-203-2936