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Assisted Living in Wyoming

Overview of assisted living in Wyoming

Assisted living is a wonderful option for seniors who enjoy a social atmosphere, where they can also receive assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing or grooming. In Wyoming, the median monthly cost of assisted living across A Place for Mom’s partner communities is $3,300, which adds up to $39,600 annually.[01] This is more expensive than the cost of independent living in the state, but comparable to the cost of memory care.

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Wyoming

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Warm Valley Lodge

5643 US Hwy 26, Dubois, WY 82513
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$X,XXX/mo
Kay Jacoby - I live or lived in this community

i spent some time in one of their transition rooms while transitioning from a therapy center to my home. A beautiful location, extremely clean and inviting. Very tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds and a...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Cody

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Absaroka Senior Living

2401 Cougar Ave, Cody, WY 82414
- I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mother is staying at Brookdale, and so far, we are very pleased with the care she is receiving there. The staff is wonderful. The food is great and the chef really does an excellent job. I also like that...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Casper

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Garden Square of Casper

1950 S Beverly Street, Casper, WY 82609
Judy R - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My sister has been in Garden Square for fifteen years, She calls the assisted living facility Home, we are fortunate to have a kind and understanding staff from administrator, to nurses looking after her. ...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Buffalo

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Willow Creek of Buffalo

1 North Klondike, Buffalo, WY 82834
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$X,XXX/mo
Barb Lombardi - I live or lived in this community

The staff and managers are professional, caring, and helpful. They also give you a choice of food if you don't like the menu. It is also in a quiet neighborhood and the grocery store and pharmacy are walking...

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Willow Creek of Sheridan

561 Avoca Ave, Sheridan, WY 82801
- I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The best thing I like about Beehive of Sheridan is the home atmosphere. You have a nice room, living area, etc. It's small and it's homey because of the size, which we love. It's a very comfortable...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Sheridan

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Willow Creek of Sheridan

561 Avoca Ave, Sheridan, WY 82801
- I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The best thing I like about Beehive of Sheridan is the home atmosphere. You have a nice room, living area, etc. It's small and it's homey because of the size, which we love. It's a very comfortable...

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Willow Creek of Buffalo

1 North Klondike, Buffalo, WY 82834
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Barb Lombardi - I live or lived in this community

The staff and managers are professional, caring, and helpful. They also give you a choice of food if you don't like the menu. It is also in a quiet neighborhood and the grocery store and pharmacy are walking...

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Cost of assisted living in Wyoming

A Place for Mom partners with assisted living communities across Wyoming, which allows us to collect proprietary cost data on these facilities. Seniors who moved to our partner Wyoming assisted living communities in 2002 – 2023 paid between $2,500 and $4,660 per month. Across the country, the average monthly cost of assisted living is approximately $5,200 per month, making Wyoming one of the more affordable states for assisted living.[01]

Many things can affect the total cost of assisted living. In Wyoming, which has an overall lower cost of living, it’s not uncommon to pay a little less than the national average. Level of care is another important factor — seniors who need more assistance will often pay more for assisted living.

The following factors may also affect your loved one’s monthly costs:

  • The location of the assisted living community
  •  Pet fees or rent
  •  Adding optional services such as beauty salon visits
  •  The size and layout of your loved one’s room

With a wide range of costs and changes in price as care needs change, it’s not surprising to learn that many seniors and their families combine several payment options to cover the cost.

Compare costs of Wyoming vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Wyoming

$3,941/mo

US National average

$4,526/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Wyoming

$3,941/mo

Colorado

$4,968/mo

Utah

$3,729/mo

Montana

$3,929/mo

Idaho

$3,715/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Wyoming vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Wyoming

$3,941/mo

Evanston, WY

$3,700/mo

Sheridan, WY

$4,315/mo

Cheyenne, WY

$3,712/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Wyoming

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Wyoming

When helping your loved one choose how to pay for care, it’s important to understand that more options are available the sooner they start planning. Some payment options, such as long-term care insurance or veterans benefits, may have a waiting period before benefits begin. It’s especially important to plan out your payment sources for the first few months of care. For another look at the payment methods commonly used by those at our partner care facilities, you can also visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay refers to any assets your loved one has that can be used to pay for assisted living, such as savings or home equity.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Wyoming

In Wyoming, assisted living communities are licensed through the Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys. Assisted living facilities are required to provide partial assistance with personal care, infrequent mobility assistance, and limited incontinence care. Assisted living communities can’t provide total assistance with dressing or bathing or more frequent mobility assistance.[02]

Communities are required to conduct a new assessment for all new residents at least one week before they move in as well as ongoing yearly assessments. Wyoming doesn’t have a mandated staff-to-resident ratio, but does require that staff be able to meet the needs of all residents. Additionally, either a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or certified nursing assistant should be awake and available 24-hours per day.[02]

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Assisted living records in Wyoming

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Wyoming assisted living records: High

Access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Wyoming is rated as highly accessible to the public. However, Wyoming was marked down on some criteria, including for inspections that occur infrequently (every 3 years). Wyoming is also one of a handful of states that don’t have the authority to fine an assisted living community.

How to look up Wyoming assisted living licenses and records

For a basic listing of licensed assisted living communities reference Wyoming’s Health Care Facilities Directory, which is available as a PDF file or an Excel spreadsheet. The following steps can help you to access a specific facility’s records.

  • Research the backgrounds of communities using Wyoming’s Facility Search Form.
  • From the search form select “assisted living facility” as the facility type. You can also filter the search by city or county.
  • Click a community’s name to view inspections reports and licensing documents.

How we arrived at our Wyoming rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? No
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? Yes
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days] Yes
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all? Yes
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? No
  9. Capacity shown? Yes
  10. Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]? No
  11. Administrator / Contact name shown? Yes
  12. State may fine facility? No
  13. Frequency of inspections? Every 36 months
  14. Website includes pricing of facility? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Wyoming Department of Health, Aging Division. (2020, August 24). Chapter 12: program administration of assisted living facilities.

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