Wyoming pays for home health care for some seniors via Medicare and the Wyoming Home Services Medicare program. Home health care includes both help with personal care tasks and skilled nursing care, as well as other in-home medical care that has been recommended by a doctor or other medical professional. The average cost of home health care in Wyoming is $29 per hour. Home care services such as help with personal care and chores, are similarly priced.

Home health care services can help delay placement in a nursing home community, helping seniors stay in their homes and close to their friends and family. These social connections can be important for the physical and mental well-being of seniors.

Limited In-Home Care is Covered by Medicaid

Medicaid can cover the costs of home health care services where the senior is medically eligible and considered homebound. However, the program covers no more than 8 hours per day in most cases, or 28 hours per week. Seniors who require more in-home care than this may be able to apply for extra care up to a maximum of 35 hours per week. Those who require round-the-clock care may find moving into a nursing home a practical solution.

Seniors May Be Eligible for the Wyoming Home Services Program

The Wyoming Home Services Program (WyHS) is aimed at seniors and people with disabilities who are at risk of nursing home placement. The program can cover the cost of personal care and chore services, personal emergency response systems, respite care and other assistance a senior may require in order to continue living in their own home.