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Assisted Living in ID

A Caregiver's Guide to Assisted Living Facilities in Idaho

What they're called

Official name: Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities

Common name: Assisted living facilities

To compare assisted living to board and care, skilled nursing, and other long-term residential care communities, see Residential Care Options: How to Decide.

What they offer
  • Individual living units (from single rooms to multiroom apartments, with cooking facilities)
  • All meals, usually in a common dining area
  • Supervision
  • Medication monitoring (under the supervision of and quarterly review by a licensed professional nurse)
  • Personal care services: assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, and bathing)
  • Social and exercise activities
  • Facility may arrange outside services for medically related care (e.g., therapist, podiatrist) and social work services.

Note: Some facilities also offer respite care and other special services.

What they cost

Median monthly fees: $3,112.50 (higher for residents requiring memory care)

State of Idaho requirements
  • Facility must conduct and regularly update a comprehensive assessment of each resident's needs, and plan and implement services responsive to the needs. The assessment and plan should include others who regularly participate in care and services for the resident.
  • Facility must ensure that a licensed nurse is available to meet the needs of a resident who requires such services.
  • Residents are permitted to contract with outside agencies and individuals for services beyond what are offered by the facility.
State of Idaho oversight

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (208-334-6626) licenses assisted living facilities.

How to resolve problems or offer feedback
How to Pay for Assisted Living in Idaho
  • Most assisted living is paid for privately by the resident and/or his or her family.
  • For Medicaid-eligible low-income residents, Idaho's Medicaid home and community based waiver program pays part of the monthly fees in participating facilities.
  • Low-income veterans or surviving spouses of veterans may be eligible for Aid and Attendance or other payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which can help pay for assisted living.
  • Some assisted living facilities offer sliding scale fees, making a higher level of care available to families that might not otherwise be able to afford it. Be sure to ask -- or ask a geriatric care manager in the area if he or she knows which facilities offer sliding scale fees.
Help finding and choosing a facility
  • Hire a geriatric care manager (most have extensive local knowledge about assisted living facilities in a particular geographic area, including space availability, resident needs assessments, sliding scale fees, and resident satisfaction). To find a geriatric care manager, see's Senior Living Directory.
  • For details about assisted living facilities in each of the 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, see A Caregiver's Guide to Assisted Living Facilities.

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