Nursing Homes in Wyoming- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Wyoming- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Wyoming has a total of 35 active skilled nursing facilities and 2,815 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 581,381, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 206.53 persons in Wyoming. There were 1,935 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 68.74 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Wyoming has added 20 new beds and lost 46 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Wyoming and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.89 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.34 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.51 0.88
All Staff 3.75 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Wyoming:

COVID-19 Infections in Wyoming Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Wyoming there were a total of 12 new cases and 12 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Wyoming

Wyoming added 1 new skilled nursing facilities and 20 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Mountain View Skilled Nursing Community at Wlrc 20

Wyoming lost 1 skilled nursing facilities and 46 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Saratoga Care Center LLC 46

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Wyoming Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Wyoming. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Wyoming

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Wyoming based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Westward Heights Care Center
150 CARING WAY
LANDER, WY
6.67
Star Valley Care Center
130 HOSPITAL LANE
AFTON, WY
8.67
Rocky Mountain Care - Evanston
475 YELLOW CREEK ROAD
EVANSTON, WY
13.33
St John's Health Sage Living
625 EAST BROADWAY, BUILDING B
JACKSON, WY
13.33
Amie Holt Care Center
497 W LOTT
BUFFALO, WY
16.67
Sage View Care Center
1325 SAGE STREET
ROCK SPRINGS, WY
17.33
New Horizons Care Center
1111 LANE 12
LOVELL, WY
21.33
/
Platte County Legacy Home
100 19TH ST
WHEATLAND, WY
24.67
Life Care Center of Casper
4041 SOUTH POPLAR STREET
CASPER, WY
24.67
Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
1901 HOWELL AVENUE
WORLAND, WY
25.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Wyoming based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness
1210 CANYON HILLS RD
THERMOPOLIS, WY
102.83
/
Shepherd of The Valley Rehabilitation and Wellness
60 MAGNOLIA
CASPER, WY
98.00
Crook County Medical Services District Ltc
713 OAK STREET
SUNDANCE, WY
93.67
Casper Mountain Rehabilitation and Care Center
4305 S POPLAR
CASPER, WY
89.33
Big Horn Rehabilitation and Care Center
1851 BIG HORN AVE
SHERIDAN, WY
84.00
Rating Not Available /
Rawlins Rehabilitation and Wellness
542 16TH STREET
RAWLINS, WY
82.83
/
Mountain View Skilled Nursing Community at Wlrc
8204 WYOMING STATE HIGHWAY 789
LANDER, WY
77.60
/
Cottonwood Health and Rehabilitation
503 S 18TH ST
LARAMIE, WY
77.33
/
Wind River Rehabilitation and Wellness
1002 FOREST DRIVE
RIVERTON, WY
64.00
/
Green House Living For Sheridan
2311 SHIRLEY COVE
SHERIDAN, WY
58.67

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Wyoming Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Wyoming nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Wyoming performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.00 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 6.90 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.40 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.80 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.40 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.80 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 55.40 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.34 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.51 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.89 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.41 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.75 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.25 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.64 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.04 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 51.80 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 42.80 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.50 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.32 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.93 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.80 Higher
Fine Amount In Dollars 22,634.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 15.56 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.86 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 46.70 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 2.07 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.72 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 8.62 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.17 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 4.96 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 95.17 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 19.88 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 75.79 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.11 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 15.34 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 15.67 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 7.44 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.07 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 79.62 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 69.84 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 16.74 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 13.23 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.29 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.67 Higher