3 Assisted Living Facilities in Mountain Home, ID
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Mountain Home. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Mountain Home 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Mountain Home
Mountain Home, the largest city in Elmore County, is where Idaho potatoes are grown, where blue-ribbon lakes are located and where air shows from the Mountain Home Air Force Base entertain residents of all ages. It is also home to three assisted living facilities for seniors.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare regulates assisted living facilities (ALF) in Mountain Home, Idaho, as well as in the rest of the state. Idaho defines assisted living facilities, also known as residential care homes, as residential facilities that provide supervision, personal assistance, meals and lodging to at least three elderly adults who are not relatives of the facility owner.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Mountain Home
- Mountain Home has a lower violent crime rate than Idaho as a whole, and it is also much lower than the national average. The chance of being a victim of violent crime is 1 in 629, compared to 1 in 434 for the whole of Idaho.
- Mountain Home is home to world-class medical facilities, including St Luke's Elmore Medical Center , in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Mountain Home experiences more than 10 inches of snowfall in a typical year, which can make life difficult in winter for seniors who enjoy walking outdoors.
- Idaho does not tax social security, which leaves seniors with more money in their budgets to pay for assisted living.
- Public transportation in Mountain Home is provided by Treasure Valley Transit, a private non-profit community transit company. All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts to help disabled seniors travel in comfort.
- The Mountain Home Arts Council aims to educate, enrich and entertain the local community through a varied program of artistic and cultural activities. The organization promotes broad participation in the arts and offers many free events and outreach programs to include people of all ages.
Paying for Assisted Living in Mountain Home
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Mountain Home start around $0 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 Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home
Idaho has a Home and Community Based Waiver program to help senior citizens pay for assistance with their activities of daily living. Eligible seniors can also use Medicaid to help them pay for care in an assisted living facility.
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 Mountain Home
Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home, please visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Mountain Home
Mountain Home-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.
Other Options in Mountain Home, ID
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Mountain Home
Review of Ashley Manor Care Center Mountain Home
My mother was in Ashley Manor. This place was a 10 as far as taking care of their people. The staff is qualified to deal with their residents. They are outstanding, and they care about their patien... Read more
Review of Cedar Crest Residential Care
I have had a family member in this facility and felt that the staff was poorly paid and inattentive. They spend the majority of their time in groups visiting whenever I was in the facility. They do... Read more
Review of The Cottages of Mountain Home
If dad would need a facility, The Cottages would be the one that we will choose for him. It's a secured facility and the rooms were beautiful. The size was great. You bring your own furniture so it... Read more