Campbell County Health Hospice is a special kind of care for people with
Hospice provides comfort care and symptom/pain management for anyone diagnosed
with a life-limiting illness. Care is initiated by the patient, family
or physician and provided day or night where the patient calls home.
Hospice is not a place, it is an all-encompassing approach to the care
provided in the comfort of your home or where you call home. Hospice care
addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient
through comfort care, symptom and pain management and other life-limiting
or terminal illnesses.
Who provides hospice care?
With hospice, family and friends are the primary caregivers, and are educated
on how to care for and support the patient. It is never easy and sometimes
quite difficult to care for a loved one who is dying. Our staff is available
around-the-clock to consult with the caregiver. The hospice team consists
of specially trained nurses, social workers, chaplains/spiritual care
coordinators, home health aides, and volunteers. These team members provide
both patients and their families with education, pain management, symptom
control, emotional and spiritual support and grief support.
Does Hospice Provide Help To Families After The Patient Dies?
Hospice provides grief/bereavement support to the family and loved ones
for 13 months after the death of the patient. This support is individually
tailored for each family’s needs and can include letters, printed
materials, phone calls, grief support and support groups if necessary.
If additional grief counseling is needed referrals can be made to community
Do I Have To Give Up My Own Doctor?
Patients receiving hospice care can still work with their own physician.
Their doctor works closely with the hospice team to develop a plan of
care. The hospice team includes a medical director who provides oversight
of the care patients receive including the appropriate pain and symptom
management. The Hospice medical director is available to provide primary
care for Hospice patients if desired or needed.
When And How Is A Decision About Hospice Care Made?
Whether the doctor first introduces the option of hospice, or the patient
and family ask the doctor about hospice, the decision to receive hospice
care ultimately belongs to the patient. This can be a complex decision,
but the hospice team is sensitive to this complexity and can help patients
and families work through the process. If there has been a diagnosis of
a life-limiting illness and no further treatment is planned, hospice can
Who Pays For Hospice?
Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance policies cover hospice
care. No one will be refused care due to an inability to pay. Donated
funds and memorial gifts help support services to those who are unable
to pay for all or a portion of their care. For additional financial assistance
please contact Hospice at 307.688.6230 to discuss options.
Is The Hospice Affiliated With A Particular Religion?
Hospice in not affiliated with any particular religion. Patients of all
faiths and beliefs are welcomed. Hospice strives to meet the spiritual
care needs of each and every patient and his or her family.
Where is hospice provided?
Hospice is provided in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Outpatient hospice care is when the patient stays in their home or that
of family or friends; it is also considered outpatient when care is provided
in a long-term care facility like The Legacy Living & Rehabilitation
Center. The premise to receiving outpatient care is the requirement for
a primary caregiver to be available 24-hours a day seven-days a week.
Inpatient services are provided at the Close to Home Hospice Hospitality
House. Inpatient hospice care does not require the presence of a primary
caregiver, as the facility nursing staff meets this need. The Close to
Home Hospice Hospitality House in Gillette, Wyoming also provides respite
care for families who are primarily on outpatient services but may need
a reprieve from caregiver duties.
If you have the qualities of compassion, empathy, kindness and grace, and
the desire to give back, volunteering with hospice could be a rewarding
Memorial blooms are artfully printed flat scrapbooking paper that can be
written and drawn on by someone who wishes to memorialize an individual.
Service of Memory and Hope
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who are grieving the
loss of a loved one. Hospice of Campbell County Health sponsors the nondenominational
Service of Memory and Hope each year to honor those we have lost.
Find Hospice at
Location: 300 S. Burma Avenue, Gillette, Wyoming 82716
Director: Ashely Fraser, RN