Here for your family.
Sometimes, it’s hard to ask for help. Pride gets in the way, or you don’t want to feel like a burden. At Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, we can help as much, or as little, as our patients need. Our goal is to offer care while maintaining a sense of self and maintaining dignity. We want to partner with patients and their family to help them make just a few more memories.
Through the good times and the bad, the hard moments and the happy ones, we are there. At Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, we are your hand to hold and we are with you when it matters most.
We’re here to help.
Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions can
provide you with:
A conversation is not a commitment. Give us a call today.
Information about services we offer, including support group days and times
Educational training in techniques such as transfers, nutrition, dressing, etc
Trained volunteers to offer support and respite to you and your loved one
Assistance with making decisions regarding health care, advance directives, Power of Attorney
A safe place to express your feeling about caring for your loved one, through private counseling or support groups
Assistance with finding other resources within the community that can provide support
A supportive, trusting environment for you, your family and your loved ones
Frequently Asked Questions
Hospice care helps improve quality of life, not just for the patient but for the whole family. It is a whole-body approach that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care. To accomplish this, the patient receives an interdisciplinary team (IDT) that includes a physician, nurse, nursing aide, social worker, chaplain, and volunteer(s). The level of care and support the team provides is a comfort to both patients and families.
A living will is a legal document that makes your wishes
regarding life-prolonging medical treatments known to your
family and your doctors. It can also be referred to as an
advance directive, health care directive, or a physician's
directive. It is important to have a living will as it informs
your health care providers and your family about your desires
for medical treatment in the event you are not able to speak for
Generally, a living will describes certain life-prolonging treatments. You indicate which treatments you do or do not want applied to you in the event you either suffer from a terminal illness or are in a permanent vegetative state. A living will does not become effective unless you are incapacitated; until then you'll be able to say what treatments you do or don't want.
For situations where you are incapacitated and therefore not able to speak for yourself, you should appoint someone with power of attorney. This is a legal document that gives someone else the authority to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated. The person you designate to make healthcare decisions on your behalf is supposed to consider what you would want, so be sure to talk with them about it. It may be a difficult conversation, but you're asking someone to take on a great burden for you - letting him or her know what you want lessens that burden.
None of these documents will do you any good if no one knows
about them. You have to talk with your doctor and the person you
designate with power of attorney. Discuss with your doctor what
kinds of end-of-life medical treatments you want. He or she can
help you by answering any questions you have about certain
treatments. Once you've decided what it is you do or don't want,
make your wishes known to your doctor and your family.
Five Wishes is one of the most popular Advance Care Planning documents, easy to understand and covering personal, spiritual, medical, and legal wishes all in one place. We have copies of Five Wishes available for you and your family, and are happy to sit down with you and help complete the book if you need help.
Five Wishes is one of the most popular Advance Care Planning documents, easy to understand and covering personal, spiritual, medical, and legal wishes all in one place.
Grief Care Services
Grief Support Groups
Our Grief Support Groups are for adults grieving the loss of a loved one. These groups provide a safe and supportive place to share grief experiences and develop coping strategies. Groups are offered quarterly and typically run once a week for six weeks.
Community Remembrance Events
Remembering the lives of our loved ones in a ritual way may help when we are grieving. We offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for community members to gather and remember loved ones who have died.
Grief Care for Teens & Children
Grief can be especially confusing and painful for children and teens. We offer individual sessions for families and children, as well as special programs and events.