Learn More About Inpatient and Outpatient Hospice Care

Learn More About Inpatient and Outpatient Hospice Care

Contact Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions in the Casper, WY area

When you're looking for inpatient hospice care or outpatient hospice care in the Casper, WY area, you can depend on the compassionate professionals at Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions. We want to make sure your loved one's final days are filled with peace and dignity.

Whether your loved one is receiving treatment for pain and symptom mitigation in a facility or they're spending their remaining time at home, Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions can provide personalized care to help them through their end-of-life transition.

Inpatient hospice care and outpatient hospice care both provide a set of unique emotional challenges for the patient and their loved ones. That's why Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions provides grief counseling services. Our trained grief counseling professional will help you through this difficult time, providing you with the compassion and support you need.

Learn more about our hospice care services in Casper, WY by calling us at 307-577-4832 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when my loved one may be ready for hospice care?

Sometimes the burden of treatment outweighs the benefit. Maybe there have been multiple trips to the hospital. Perhaps you have just seen an overall decline in your loved one. Any of these situations may be the first sign that it is time to call Central Wyoming Hospice. If this is a question, please call us. We may not be what you need right now, but we may be able to connect you with the community resources that you do need.

Does choosing hospice mean that I am giving up on my loved one?

No, hospice is just a shift in the way you look at the goal of your medical care. If treatment is no longer wanted--or it isn't working--hospice provides a way for people to live in comfort, peace and dignity. Hospice isn't about giving up, but about improving the quality of the patient's life by being free of pain, surrounded by family, and in the comfort of home.

Will hospice stop all my medications?

Your hospice nurse will review your medication list with you and decide what is most
important to make you comfortable. We may also introduce new medications to help keep you relaxed and pain-free. As family input is the driving force behind the most effective plan of care, you and your loved ones will always be a part of this process.

Can I keep my doctor if I choose hospice?

We understand that the relationship that you have with your provider is an important one. Our team of nurses will work with your doctor to ensure you get the best care. You can even continue to visit your provider if you would like.

Can my loved one have hospice services if they live in a nursing home or assisted living?

Yes, we can provide hospice care in any assisted living facilities and contracted nursing homes. Nursing homes focus on routine daily care and rehabilitation. By adding hospice, you will receive additional specialized support from hospice nurses, home health aides, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers who focus on the end-of-life needs of the patient and family.

Does insurance cover hospice?

Medicare Part A and Medicaid cover 100% of hospice services. We also work with the Veterans Administration and private insurance to make sure you get the care you need. Depending on your needs, inpatient care may include a standard room and board charge for caregiving. However, we will work with all families. At the end of life, you should be able to focus on the things that matter most-and not be worrying about money. No one is ever turned away for the inability to pay.

Experience Matters...

Central Wyoming Hospice has been providing end-of-life care since 1981. We are Medicare certified and a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Our only focus is on providing excellent care to people when they need us most, in the final stage of their life. It is because of this commitment that we care for more people at end-of-life than any other hospice organization in Wyoming.

What sets the Central Wyoming Hospice Team apart...?

Our Clinical Team has over 100 years of collective experience in providing hospice care.

We value education. All clinical staff receives specialized training in end-of-life care. The majority of our nurses and aides continue this commitment by earning Hospice and Palliative Care Certifications.

Our staff is available 24 hours a day to meet your needs. We are here to help you reach your goal of staying at home and not returning to the hospital.

Our beautiful hospice home is available for short-term stays when symptoms can't be controlled at home and long-term care when that is most appropriate.

We encourage respite stays in our beautiful hospice home. To care for your family, you need time to care for yourself. We offer you a break--or a respite-- to care for the caregiver.
We have a strong core of over ninety trained volunteers. Our volunteers cook meals, provide companionship, sit vigil, and so much more.

We are a non-profit organization. That means we only answer to our patients, their families,and our community.

Comfort Care vs. Hospice...

Comfort Care is symptom management. When curative treatment is no longer working, doctors will often suggest they focus on keeping your loved one comfortable. This often means adjusting medications and medical treatments.

Hospice Care is symptom management, but so much more. We recognize that your loved one is more than just the medical condition. That's why hospice care offers a whole team including a social worker, chaplain, grief care expert, and volunteers, in addition to our medical team.

We focus on supporting your entire family through this delicate time.
This may be one of your hardest journeys, but we're here at every step.

Transitions

What is Transitions?

Transitions is a community service program that offers volunteers to provide assistance, companionship, and other free services to the elderly and seriously ill.

Since 2005, the Transitions program has helped our community members stay as independent as possible by offering extra support and connection to many of community resources available. Our goal is to give people a helping hand when they need it. Transitions is a free service.

What services does Transitions provide?

Transitions services are provided by our Transitions Coordinator and Volunteers. Every client has a Case Manager to help match your needs to available volunteers.

We can help with...

  • Visitation and Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with writing and reading correspondence
  • Running Errands
  • Food preparation
  • Respite "breaks" for the family or caregiver
  • Referrals to community resources

Is Transitions right for me?

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness and would benefit from support and assistance, please contact us at 577-4832.

"I hope that you know how important and vital your service is to the community.
Without you, the volunteers, and your great ideas, my Mom wouldn't be able to live independently. Thank you."
-Shawn Young

Community Respite Care

What is Community Respite Care?

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most challenging and rewarding commitments you can make. In this process, caring for yourself is also crucial to your care giving success. That's where respite care can help.

Community Respite Care provides short-term, temporary breaks to families caring for dependent, chronically ill, or disabled people over 21 years of age. You may need respite care if you're in charge of someone with a condition like cancer, a brain injury, dementia, a stroke or blindness.

What services does Community Respite Care provide?

Respite care offers a safe, comfortable setting for your loved one in our inpatient facility. Our trained nurses and volunteers provide personalized care for bathing, dressing, medication administration, and companionship. Every guest has a private bedroom and restroom.

How long can my loved one enjoy Community Respite Care?

Your breaks can be as long or short as you need them to be. You can schedule stays as minimal as four hours or as long as 30 nights.

How do I start the process of scheduling my loved one for Community Respite Care?

Call us at 577-4832 to find out more. We'll schedule a time to talk about your needs.

"These services are essential to the family struggling
to provide enough services to keep a loved one with dementia in their home!"
-William Hjelmstead