Program changes worry CCSS

Changes to senior service grant may have serious local impact


May 26, 2022

The hammer finally fell during a phone call. After months of vague warnings that “big changes” might be on the way, Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) Director Jenna Ellsbury heard that the state is making changes to its Wyoming Home Services (WyHS) program that she believes will significantly impact local seniors.

“We have 57 clients in Crook County on this program,” Ellsbury says. “With this program, clients receive emergency alert pendants, homemaking, nursing, personal care, respite and case management.”

It’s the largest grant that CCSS receives, bringing in an annual $71...

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