Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
Through the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, we help patients and their families address the complex medical, behavioral and social needs of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
At the heart of our program are the Cheyenne Regional Dementia Care Specialists. Working closely with each patient’s primary care doctor, they develop and implement a personalized care plan for every patient in the program that prioritizes the patient’s ability to maintain their dignity and, to the highest degree possible, their independence.
In addition to helping navigate the changing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, we provide ongoing support to families and caregivers who may be experiencing caregiver burnout and/or financial strain.
For more information about the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program, please call (307) 275-1063 or click here to email us.
Who is eligible for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program?
To be eligible for this program, patients must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia and must not be living in a nursing home.
For patients without a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, please contact us to learn how Supportive Care Services can help.
After referral from a physician/provider, you’ll begin the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program with a 90-minute, in-person visit with a Cheyenne Regional Dementia Care Specialist.
- We’ll develop a personalized care plan with the referring physician/provider
- You’ll receive support throughout the year via telephone and in-person visits
- In-person visits are covered by Medicare
- Telephone calls and many other services (for example, support groups, educational programs and referrals to community-based organizations) are provided at little or no cost to participants
- We’ll provide ongoing assistance and advice to help avoid emergency department visits and hospitalizations
Additionally, all patients are monitored at least annually to ensure their ongoing and emerging needs are met.