1 in 4 Wyoming residents live alone in their homes and 68% live in homes with caregivers.
With only 4% of older adults living in nursing homes, the majority of the older population live in their communities, cared for by relatives and neighbors. In this unprecedented time many people who have never had to ask for help may have to turn to others for help. We want to make it easy for you to find and ask for the things you need to keep yourself safe at home. Whether you are an older adult or a caregiver, we want to make it easy for you to ask for the things you need to keep yourself and your family safe at home.
Wyoming COVID-19 Aging Network (CAN) is a partnership between Wyoming 211 and the Department of Health and is focused on maintaining the quality of life for the home-bound elders in Wyoming. Keeping elders safe from exposure to the virus, while ensuring they are well-supplied, have access to medical and social services, and remain free from isolation is our top priority.
This program offers an opportunity for older adults and caregivers to connect online with Wyoming 211 and share their care needs all on a single form. After submission, a Wyoming 211 Community Resource Specialist will reach out to connect you to local community resources.
Wyoming CAN will connect you to a local provider or government agency to meet your needs. Just complete this form and tell us what you need.
The National Council on Aging also provides a wonderful resources entitled Benefits Eligibility Checker. Click HERE to find out what you are eligible for in your zip code.