26 Assisted Living Facilities near Boise, ID
Also serving communities of Garden City.
There are 26 Assisted Living Facilities in the Boise area, with 22 in Boise and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Boise is $3,206 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Eagle with an average starting cost of $2,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 193 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Boise. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Boise 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Caldwell with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Boise find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Boise, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Boise, ID
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boise
Boise is known as the City of Trees, and seniors who enjoy the outdoors will find many trees to sit under while reading or visiting with friends as well as serene views of the Boise River meandering through the center of the city. For seniors who require some help with these social activities and other daily tasks, there are 20 assisted living facilities nestled in the leafy surrounds of the city, and another 15 in nearby communities, including Kuna and Garden City.
Residential care and assisted living facilities in Idaho provide care and choice to people who need help with daily activities. The facilities are licensed and monitored by Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boise
- Boise is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- Boise has cool winters, with January lows around 23 degrees, and gets about 31 inches of snow per year. Summers are warm and the average high temperature in July is 90 degrees. There are 206 sunny days each year, which is great for seniors who like spending time outside.
- The cost of living in Boise is almost seven percent higher than the national average, and this is exclusively due to the high cost of housing. Seniors find day-to-day expenses including groceries, transport and healthcare are all 6 to 9 percent lower than U.S. averages.
- Idaho has a relatively low sales tax, which leaves more money in seniors' pocket. Social Security income is not taxed, but seniors who rely on other sources of retirement income, such as a retirement fund, need to pay income tax.
- Valley Regional Transit offers public transportation in Boise and seniors are eligible for discounted fares. Additionally, seniors may be eligible for ACCESS, an origin to destination service administered by ADARide.
- The Boise area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Luke's Boise Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Boise
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Boise start around $3,206 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 Boise 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 Boise
Financial Assistance is available to seniors in Boise through the Medicare Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP). Seniors who receive Social Security income may also qualify for the Optional State Supplement.
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 Boise
Boise 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 Boise, please visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boise
Boise-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.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Boise
Review of Willow Park Assisted Living
My friend moved into Willow Park. The experience is very, very good. They were accommodating in the midst of the pandemic, they had rules, we kept within the rules, and they were ready for us to do... Read more
Review of Edgewood Spring Creek
We moved into Edgewood Spring Creek, it's been great and everyone has been really nice. I just have a one room with a restroom; it's got a little section with a microwave and fridge on it. I haven'... Read more
Review of Overland Court Senior Living
My parents are current residents at Overland Court Senior Living in Boise, and have been there for a little over a year. Colleen, Melanie, Karen, Kayla, Alicia, and the entire care staff are a... Read more