Inpatient Services

What is Inpatient Hospice?

central-wyoming-hospice-exteriorInpatient hospice care is available for patients who are at the stage in their illness where is it difficult to manage their symptoms in their own home environment. Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions operates two inpatient Hospice Homes in central Casper.

Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions homes are state-of-the-art medical facilities, but have been designed with a home-like atmosphere, with common spaces like dining rooms, living rooms, reading rooms, gardens, patios, and children’s play areas. These areas are for socializing with other patients and visiting with friends and family.

Patients and families are welcome to bring personal items to decorate their room.

At our home, a dedicated team of nurses, social workers, hospice aides, chaplains, and volunteers provide medical care, assistance with personal care, compassion, and support, including:

  • 24-Hour Nursing Care
  • Social Work Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Medications Related to the Terminal Illness
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Private Rooms
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Spiritual Services
  • Companionship
  • Education

central-wyoming-hospice-interiorIs Hospice Right for Me?

If you’re not sure if Hospice is right for you, see if these statements are true:

  • Diagnosed with a terminal illness, such as (but not limited to) heart, lung, kidney and liver disease, all types of cancer or Alzheimer’s.
  • No longer seeking curative treatment.

Do I Qualify?

Anyone diagnosed with a terminal illness, a life expectancy of six months or less, and who is no longer seeking curative treatment qualifies for hospice care.

Who Pays for Inpatient Hospice Care?

central-wyoming-hospice-volunteersMEDICARE & MEDICAID: Patients with Medicare or Medicaid are typically covered without patient co-payments. Medicare and Medicaid cover inpatient clinical and nursing services, drugs relating to the terminal illness, and equipment. Room and board costs are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

PRIVATE INSURANCE: Many private insurance policies include coverage for hospice inpatient care and room and board. Our staff is glad to verify benefits, as individual polices vary.

Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions is a non-profit organization. Through the gracious financial support of our community, we never turn away an eligible patient because of their inability to pay.

Advanced Directive

An advanced directive is a document that instructs your doctor and your family of your wishes concerning end-of-life decisions. An advanced directive may also appoint someone to make your health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself.

An advanced directives form is available here.

Your Help Would Make a Difference

Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions (CWHTP) depends upon donations from individuals and businesses, as well as grants and fundraisers to offset the ever increasing gap between third party reimbursements and the actual costs of providing services.

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