Help For Health met with Gov. Matt Mead earlier this month for the signing of the of the first Hospice and Palliative Care Month Proclamation.
Heather Christensen, Help for Health board member, and Rhonda Locker, Executive Director or Help for Health, traveled to Cheyenne for the signing.
This proclamation in summary states that hospice and palliative care is a team-oriented approach to life-limiting illness or injury focusing on medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support for the patient and the family; and
Hospice and palliative care involves physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, health aides, spiritual care providers and others to make the wishes of each patient and patient’s family a priority; and
Hospice patients have significantly lower rates of hospital use and hospital readmission than non-hospice patients, to the benefit of patients and saving both patients and Medicare money; and
Hospice encourages people to learn more about their options for care and to share their wishes with their family and healthcare professionals.
Help for Health is proud to be in the State of Wyoming for its recognition of the value of hospice for all of the residents of this great state.
In 2008 Help for Health opened a standalone hospice home, built through efforts from dedicated volunteers and community contributions over several years. A county-wide 1% capital tax was passed. The hospice home is an eight bed facility that serves hospice patients 24/7. Help for Health also serve hospice patients in their own homes. We are Medicaid and Medicare certified and accept most private insurances. No one is denied services due to inability to pay.
Your generous donations assist residents of Fremont County through the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund. Participates complete an application to receive assistant with non medical expenses of up to $1,000.00.
Help for Health Van transport patients from Shoshoni and Riverton Area to Lander for treatment.
Shoshoni 9:45am Fire Station Parking Lot
Campbell's Corner 10:00am
Riverton 10:15am City Hall Parking Lot
Hudson 10:30am Svilars Parking Lot
Arrive in Lander at approximately 10:45 am at Rocky Mountain Oncology
For reservations call Help for Health answering machine 307-332-9230. Messages are checked morning and evening