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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.

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Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions can provide you with:

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  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comfort care refers to the goal of care which is to keep the patient “comfortable” by managing their pain and symptoms, and relieving anxiety, to improve their quality of life.

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.

Advanced Directives

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 yourself.

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.

Five Wishes

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.

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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.

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