Wyoming pays for in-home care. The state’s Medicaid program covers the cost of home care so seniors can stay in the place they love for as long as possible. However, you’ll need to meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify. There are two options for seniors in Wyoming: The Home Services Program and the HCBS Community Choices Waiver. Below, learn more about each of these programs and find out if you qualify.

Home Services Program

The Home Services Program is aimed at seniors aged 65+ and disabled adults who would otherwise require assisted living or nursing home placement. There are no specific income requirements for the program, but depending on how much you earn, you may have to pay a small fee for services. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on your income. If you earn below a certain amount, you might not have to pay for care at all.

The Home Services Program provides:

  • Personal care
  • Adult day care
  • Housekeeping and chore services
  • Personal emergency response system
  • Caregiver respite
  • Hospice for the terminally ill

Community Choices Waiver

The Community Choices Waiver covers the cost of home care for seniors who are eligible for Medicaid. This is a participant-directed program that allows seniors to choose their own caregiver, which can include a family member or friend. To qualify, applicants must require a nursing home level of care, earn less than $2,523 per month and have assets valued at $2,000 or less. Services provided by the Community Choices Waiver include:

  • Personal care attendant
  • Skilled nursing
  • Nonmedical transportation
  • Financial management
  • Medication management
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Up to 30 days of caregiver respite per year