2 Assisted Living Facilities in Blackfoot, ID
The average cost of assisted living in Blackfoot is $3,400 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Idaho Falls with an average starting cost of $3,145.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Blackfoot. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Blackfoot 2.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Pocatello with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Blackfoot
Blackfoot, Idaho, has the distinction of being known as the “Potato Capital of the World,” and there’s a potato museum to prove it. Blackfoot is also the county seat of Bingham County and has a population of nearly 12,000 people with seniors aged 65 and over making up about 13% of that number. To accommodate older adults who need help with cooking, eating, medication management and dressing, Blackfoot offers two assisted living facilities (ALFs).
ALFs are also called residential care facilities (RCFs) in Blackfoot and in all of Idaho. These facilities may provide housing and care for three or more seniors. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare oversees assisted living residences in Blackfoot and the rest of the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Blackfoot
- Kiplinger considers Idaho a mixed bag when it comes to taxation and retirees. Blackfoot residents’ private pensions and 401(k) plans are taxed at ordinary income rates. But Idaho does not tax Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits, and there is no inheritance or estate tax.
- Seniors on tight budgets may appreciate that Blackfoot’s cost of living is 14% lower than the U.S. average. Although this is primarily due to the lower cost of housing, transportation and utilities, seniors also pay about 6% less for healthcare.
- The Blackfoot area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Bingham Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Security-conscious seniors and their families may be concerned that Blackfoot’s property crime rate is higher than the national average of 35.4, with a score of 44.8 out of 100. Violent crime, however, is a bit lower than the U.S. average of 22.7, with Blackfoot scoring a 17.1.
- Blackfoot has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Bingham County Senior Center, an organization that provides meal and nutrition programs, group trips, safe driving classes and foot care clinics.
- Seniors who enjoy being outdoors in the winter should note that Blackfoot averages 33 inches of snow annually. The city’s 12 inches of annual rainfall is far less than the U.S. average of 38 inches, however. The summer high in July averages 86 degrees, and January’s winter low is 15 degrees.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Blackfoot
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Blackfoot start around $3,400 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Blackfoot and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Blackfoot
The state of Idaho offers three programs to help make assisted living more affordable for eligible low-income seniors in Blackfoot. These include the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver, the Personal Care Services (PCS) Medicaid program, and the Aid for Aged, Blind and Disabled cash assistance program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Blackfoot
Blackfoot and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Blackfoot, please visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Blackfoot
Blackfoot-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Idaho are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page for more information about these laws.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Blackfoot
Review of The Gables of Blackfoot
My father is in The Gables of Blackfoot. They take them on fieldtrips, and they have laundry service for the residents. The staff and everybody there is friendly. Read more
Review of The Willows
We thought that the care and activity would be available more than it actually is. The continuing change in administration has been a constant problem. We have noticed two or three caregivers in th... Read more
Review of The Willows
I have had several friends and relatives that have lived in The Willows. The employee turn over is alarming and was very discouraging for my mother-in-law. In the months that she lived there (und... Read more