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Wyoming has the luxury of being overlooked. Compared to the surrounding states of Colorado, Utah, Montana and furthermore to the west where Nevada, California, Washington and Oregon exist, Wyoming nursing homes are not commonly suggested or known for seniors looking to relocate. And for most living in Wyoming, it’s a secret they would like to keep.

Wyoming is a large state that is very well spread out. A vast majority of the terrain is rural with a few good size cities sprinkled within. As a result, Wyoming nursing homes are treated to a slower pace of living, little traffic congestion for your loved ones to visit, splendid scenery located just outside the front doors of the skilled nursing facility and much more!

Wyoming Nursing Home Costs

Wyoming is getting some more notice among seniors. Retirees like the conservative, slower pace and vibe of the state that is also tax-friendly. Seniors needing more specialized treatment in a short-term care or rehabilitation center are treated by friendly, caring staff. The same is true with Wyoming long term care.

A semi-private room in Wyoming nursing homes averages $200 per day. Compared to the national average of $225 per day, residents at Wyoming skilled nursing facilities can save $25 or more per day. When you do the math that is $750 worth of savings per month compared to the national average, and $9,000 or more per year.

As per the norm, private rooms cost extra as the average runs just $15 more at $215 per day. Again, below the national average, Wyoming elderly care facilities are most definitely affordable. The projected yearly cost for a semi-private or private room in the state will set you back about $72,000 to $80,000 per year.

At just over 62,000 people, Cheyenne (the state’s capital) is Wyoming’s biggest city and therefore provides the strongest selection of retirement and skilled nursing facilities. Multiple high-quality long-term care facilities in Wyoming can be found in Cheyenne, along with Casper (population 59,000), Laramie (31,000), Gillette (population 31,000) and Rock Springs (24,000).

Wyoming Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

What type of treatment do you or a loved one require? Long term care in Wyoming provides the most comprehensive skilled nursing care. The amenities include daily meal preparation and servings, regularly scheduled activities, housekeeping and routine checkups.

Short term care and rehabilitation in Wyoming, meanwhile, is intended to deliver temporary housing while a senior recover from a serious injury or from a medical procedure that requires more hands-on treatment than what a loved one would receive at their own house.

Skilled nursing staff can also assist with handling residents dealing with cognitive disabilities (Alzheimer’s, dementia), chronic disease, stroke or heart attack, and more specialized treatment at Wyoming nursing homes.

Ranking in the lower third in terms of monthly cost for long term care, Wyoming nursing homes are of good value. The rural, quiet communities provide a great backdrop for you or a loved one needing short term care or long-term care in Wyoming.

There are a total of 38 nursing homes in Wyoming that Wyoming senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Wyoming nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Wyoming will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Wyoming nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Wyoming state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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