Plans for new Wyoming nursing home

November 19, 2011 by , filed under: Nursing Homes 

Services could be expanded and a new facility developed.

Wyoming policy makers may consider building a state-funded nursing facility to provide the state’s ageing veterans with the proper care.

A new legislative study has suggested a selection of routes that could be taken to meet the needs of the 55,510 seniors living in the area who currently have to rely on the 117-bed Veterans Home of Wyoming in Buffalo.

One proposal is to expand the services offered by the existing facility, which currently focuses on providing assisted-living options rather than domiciliary care. The alternatives are to construct a new nursing home in the center of the state or build one that uses the green house concept model, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Larry Barttelbort, director of the Wyoming Veterans Commission, said: “Finding long-term care for veterans is very important. I don’t think we are in trouble. This is just a matter of seeing what our needs are and looking carefully to see if we can fill those needs.”


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