Support Funding for Home and Community-Based Services in Wyoming
Wyomingites with dementia and their family caregivers rely on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) to remain in their home instead of moving to a costly long-term care community. The Alzheimer’s Association will support maintained funding for the Wyoming Home Services Program to support those who need services and are able to stay at home. The program provides vital respite services for the more than 16,000 Wyomingites who provide daily unpaid care for persons living with dementia.
Wyoming State Plan Overview
The Alzheimer's Association Wyoming Chapter worked with the Wyoming Division of Aging and a group of key stakeholders, at the direction of then-Governor Matt Mead, to develop the first Wyoming State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia. The Work Group was established in 2015 and current members include representatives from hospital systems, physician groups, long-term care providers, the University of Wyoming Center on Aging, the Division of Aging within the Department of Health, and the governor's office. The Work Group hosted town halls across the state to receive public input as part of their comprehensive, statewide needs assessment. The final plan — Wyoming State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias — was released in October 2018.
Wyoming State Advocacy Day
March 01, 2022
Use your voice to support people with Alzheimer’s and urge state lawmakers to maintain funding for Wyoming Home Services. More information on how you can engage state legislators is coming soon!