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Hospice

Campbell County Health Hospice is a special kind of care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

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 resources.

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 be considered.

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.

CCHCF Close to Home Hospice Hospitality House

Close to Home offers hotel-like accommodations for patients and families receiving medical care in Campbell County, Wyoming; as well as hospice inpatient services for the terminally ill. Close to Home is a project by the Campbell County Healthcare Foundation (CCHCF). Close to Home is staffed by the CCHCF alongside volunteer members of our community and trained medical personnel.

Close to Home boasts bright gathering areas and a commercial kitchen for family use. Unlimited visitation from friends and family is provided, and serene landscape for outside gathering in the garden area is maintained.

Qualifying guests at Close to Home include:

  • A patient receiving medical care in Campbell County, Wyoming
  • A family member of a patient receiving medical care
  • Campbell County Health Care Foundation or Campbell County Health administrative referral

Checking in

  • Rooms are first come first serve - reservations are encouraged
  • To ensure affordability to all guests, CCHCF asks for a $35 donation per night
  • Check-in time is from 1-3 pm unless other arrangements have been made.

Check out

  • Check-out time is at 11 am, unless other arrangements have been made
  • Please leave room keys.

If you need to extend your reservation, please contact the Guest Coordinator as soon as possible.

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Contact

Find Hospice at
Location: 300 S. Burma Avenue, Gillette, Wyoming 82716
Phone: 307-688-6230
Director: Ashely Montague, RN

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