The largest city in Canyon County, Nampa, has a population of approximately 99,000 people, with 13% in the 65+ age group. The city attracts seniors due to its low cost of living, excellent climate and access to first-class health care services. It’s also close to recreational attractions, such as the Warhawk Air Museum and numerous wineries—Vizcaya Winery is only 10 minutes from downtown Nampa. There are also plenty of parks, with Lake Lowell Park being a particular favorite of seniors who enjoy sailing and fishing.

Assisted living facilities are a compromise for independent seniors starting to find everyday home chores more challenging. They are safe and secure locations staffed by people who cook seniors’ meals and clean their rooms without intruding on the rest of their lives. The typical monthly fee for an assisted living placement in Nampa is $3,375, a $300 per month saving on the state average of $3,675 and $925 on the national average of $4,300.

This guide reviews assisted living costs throughout Idaho, covers the pros and cons of living in Nampa and lists some resources for seniors considering assisted living.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Nampa, ID

Prestige Senior Living at Karcher Estates

1127 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID, 83651

Karcher Estates is an assisted living facility on Caldwell Boulevard in Nampa, Idaho. It’s a short driving distance from Primary Health Medical Group Nampa, and it’s convenient to the Karcher Mall … (read more)
Karcher Estates is an assisted living facility on Caldwell Boulevard in Nampa, Idaho. It’s a short driving distance from Primary Health Medical Group Nampa, and it’s convenient to the Karcher Mall … (read more)

Heron Place

715 West Comstock, Nampa, ID, 83651

Clearwater House is an assisted living facility in Nampa, Idaho. It’s located on West Comstock and is conveniently close to Interstate 84 and Primary Health Medical Group. Residents compliment the f … (read more)
Clearwater House is an assisted living facility in Nampa, Idaho. It’s located on West Comstock and is conveniently close to Interstate 84 and Primary Health Medical Group. Residents compliment the f … (read more)

Streamside Assisted Living & Memory Care

1333 S Edgewater Cir, Nampa, ID, 83686

Streamside Assisted Living and Memory Care was OK. The staff that I saw was nice. The facility was a little bit old, but it was nice. In their rooms, there was a living area, but the bedrooms had no d … (read more)
Streamside Assisted Living and Memory Care was OK. The staff that I saw was nice. The facility was a little bit old, but it was nice. In their rooms, there was a living area, but the bedrooms had no d … (read more)

Sunny Ridge

2609 Sunnybrook Drive, Nampa, ID, 83686

Sunny Ridge was the least expensive. When we visited, no lights were on and it was rather depressing because of the darkness. It was definitely the best buy if you wanted to just have a room. It’s a n … (read more)
Sunny Ridge was the least expensive. When we visited, no lights were on and it was rather depressing because of the darkness. It was definitely the best buy if you wanted to just have a room. It’s a n … (read more)

Grace Assisted Living at Nampa

1610 Sunny Ridge Road, Nampa, ID, 83686

Grace Assisted Living at Nampa is located in Nampa, Idaho, within walking distance of Liberty Park and just a short drive from restaurants and shopping. Visitors give the facility high marks for its f … (read more)
Grace Assisted Living at Nampa is located in Nampa, Idaho, within walking distance of Liberty Park and just a short drive from restaurants and shopping. Visitors give the facility high marks for its f … (read more)

Home Sweet Home

11426 Lone Star Rd, Nampa, ID, 83651

Home Sweet Home is an assisted living facility located in Nampa, Idaho, near Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Treasure Valley Marketplace and close to St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center. Relatives of … (read more)
Home Sweet Home is an assisted living facility located in Nampa, Idaho, near Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Treasure Valley Marketplace and close to St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center. Relatives of … (read more)

Park Place Assisted Living

616 16th Avenue North, Nampa, ID, 83687

Near the Nampa Municipal Airport in Nampa, Idaho, Park Place Assisted Living offers apartments with private baths as well as a guest room that loved ones can rent out for overnight stays. Visitors say … (read more)
Near the Nampa Municipal Airport in Nampa, Idaho, Park Place Assisted Living offers apartments with private baths as well as a guest room that loved ones can rent out for overnight stays. Visitors say … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of Nampa

612 E Maryland Ave, Nampa, ID, 83686

BeeHive Homes of Nampa is an assisted living facility located in Nampa, Idaho, near parks and shopping centers. Daily housekeeping is provided for the private, furnished bedrooms, and visitors are ple … (read more)
BeeHive Homes of Nampa is an assisted living facility located in Nampa, Idaho, near parks and shopping centers. Daily housekeeping is provided for the private, furnished bedrooms, and visitors are ple … (read more)

Cottages of Nampa

5023 Victory Rd, Nampa, ID, 83687

Cottages of Nampa is an assisted living and memory care facility nestled in Nampa, Idaho, near I-84 and Nampa Municipal Airport. The home’s sunroom gives residents a view of the scenic Owyhee Mountain … (read more)
Cottages of Nampa is an assisted living and memory care facility nestled in Nampa, Idaho, near I-84 and Nampa Municipal Airport. The home’s sunroom gives residents a view of the scenic Owyhee Mountain … (read more)


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Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind

200 W. Beech Street, Caldwell, ID, 83605

Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind is located in Caldwell, Idaho, just a short drive from a Japanese botanical garden and several casual dining restaurants. The facility gets high marks for its p … (read more)
Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind is located in Caldwell, Idaho, just a short drive from a Japanese botanical garden and several casual dining restaurants. The facility gets high marks for its p … (read more)

Bee Hive Homes of Meridian at Kenmere

2321 Kenmere Place, Meridian, ID, 83646

We have my father-in-law in BeeHive Homes of Meridian. We really like it. They take good care of my father-in-law. He’s in the last stages of Alzheimer’s so he’s difficult and yet they keep hanging in … (read more)
We have my father-in-law in BeeHive Homes of Meridian. We really like it. They take good care of my father-in-law. He’s in the last stages of Alzheimer’s so he’s difficult and yet they keep hanging in … (read more)

Alpine Meadows Assisted Living

1695 S. Locust Grove Rd, Meridian, ID, 83642

Just west of Majestic Cinemas and many restaurants and cafes, Alpine Meadows Assisted Living is located in a residential community of Meridian, Idaho. Visitors comment on the clean and spacious rooms, … (read more)
Just west of Majestic Cinemas and many restaurants and cafes, Alpine Meadows Assisted Living is located in a residential community of Meridian, Idaho. Visitors comment on the clean and spacious rooms, … (read more)

Swan Falls Assisted Living

194 West White Way, Kuna, ID, 83634

Swan Falls Assisted Living provides memory care to residents in downtown Kuna, Idaho. Visitors praise the cleanliness of the four houses and the well-tended landscaping. Residents also praise the atte … (read more)
Swan Falls Assisted Living provides memory care to residents in downtown Kuna, Idaho. Visitors praise the cleanliness of the four houses and the well-tended landscaping. Residents also praise the atte … (read more)

Meridian Meadows Assisted Living

1695 S Locust Grove Rd, Meridian, ID, 83642

My mother is a resident of Meridian Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care. She’s with the assisted living for probably about a month. It’s a very nice facility and brand new. It’s only been open a f … (read more)
My mother is a resident of Meridian Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care. She’s with the assisted living for probably about a month. It’s a very nice facility and brand new. It’s only been open a f … (read more)

Harmony Hills Assisted Living

1180 W Overland, Meridian, ID, 83642

I did an in-person tour with Harmony Hills Assisted Living. It was very good. Shanon, the gal that helped me, was very informative. I was able to see the rooms, she showed me around the facility, and … (read more)
I did an in-person tour with Harmony Hills Assisted Living. It was very good. Shanon, the gal that helped me, was very informative. I was able to see the rooms, she showed me around the facility, and … (read more)

The Cottages at Meridian

3199 West Belltower Drive, Meridian, ID, 83646


Caldwell Independent, Assisted Living & Memory Care

518 N 21st Avenue, Caldwell, ID, 83605

Caldwell Independent Assisted Living & Memory Care is located on North 21st Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho. It’s a convenient commute to Interstate 84 and a short drive from Our Memories Museum. Visi … (read more)
Caldwell Independent Assisted Living & Memory Care is located on North 21st Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho. It’s a convenient commute to Interstate 84 and a short drive from Our Memories Museum. Visi … (read more)

Lenity Senior Living

4119 Lenity Living Avenue, Caldwell, ID, 83605

My mother is at Lenity Senior Living. It’s a nice place, but we have some issues that we’ve been trying to deal with there. We liked it when we first brought her there. She has her own room, but she h … (read more)
My mother is at Lenity Senior Living. It’s a nice place, but we have some issues that we’ve been trying to deal with there. We liked it when we first brought her there. She has her own room, but she h … (read more)

Edgewood – Spring Creek

175 E Calderwood Drive, Meridian, ID, 83642

Conveniently situated just blocks from I-84, Edgewood-Spring Creek offers assisted living in Meridian, Idaho. Residents and their visitors give accolades to the facility’s overall cleanliness and attr … (read more)
Conveniently situated just blocks from I-84, Edgewood-Spring Creek offers assisted living in Meridian, Idaho. Residents and their visitors give accolades to the facility’s overall cleanliness and attr … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Nampa

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has overall responsibility for ensuring assisted living facilities in the state operate to expected standards. Day-to-day work is conducted by a team known as RALF (Residential Assisted Living Facilities). The team has the authority to inspect facilities without notice and to organize surveys, in addition to issuing and revoking licenses.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Nampa

  • Sperling’s Best Places records the average cost of living index in the U.S. as 100, the state of Idaho at 97.7 and Nampa at 94.6. The figures indicate that for the average citizen, Nampa is a more affordable city than most in the state and the country. This is particularly true when looking at the average costs for health care. 
  • Although Nampa’s statistics for violent and property crime are above the state averages, they are also below stats for the country as a whole. The data collated by Neighborhood Scout also shows the downtown area to be the hotspot, with many safer neighborhoods in every other direction. Additionally, many assisted living facilities have 24/7 security to ensure the seniors under their roofs are safe.
  • Seniors in Nampa have easy access to a range of excellent medical services. The biggest hospitals in the city are St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center and St. Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa. There are also many Medicare-registered physicians, including 84 family doctors. Additionally, Boise is only 25 minutes away and is home to several high-performing hospitals.
  • Nampa’s seniors can enjoy two additional days of sunshine compared to the average American, in addition to having one of the most comfortable climates in the state. The city gets approximately 11 inches of rain per year, which is much less than the national average of 38 inches, and sees just nine inches of snow, which is less than the national average of 28 inches, making it more possible to enjoy the outdoors than in many other parts of the country.
  • Valley Regional Transit operates a number of services that provide free and subsidized transport for seniors throughout the Treasure Valley area. It also works with private carriers, such as Lyft, to provide door-to-door services for seniors who are unable to use fixed-route bus services. Additionally, it partners with a number of senior centers in Nampa, Boise and other cities to ensure seniors have inexpensive and reliable ride services.

Paying for Assisted Living in Nampa

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, Nampa’s fees are among the most competitive in Idaho, being below the state average of $3,675. Assisted Living in Nampa is also significantly cheaper than the national average of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Only Twin Falls has significantly lower Assisted Living fees than Nampa, at $3,175 per month, while Idaho Falls comes in just under the state average, at $3,673. In Pocatello, seniors should budget for an additional $1,050, as it costs an average of $4,425 there. The difference is even greater in Lewiston, where average fees are $5,203 per month.

$3375

Nampa

$3675

Idaho

$4300

The United States

$3175

Twin Falls

$4425

Pocatello

$3673

Idaho Falls

$5203

Lewiston

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care is the most affordable type of senior care in Nampa, with fees averaging $2,427, followed by assisted living at $3,375. Seniors who prefer to remain at home can get home and home health care services for the same fee of $4,576, despite the latter providing basic medical support. Nursing homes deliver the most intensive care and therefore have the most expensive fees. A typical semiprivate room in Nampa costs $9,125, while a private room is $10,646.

$4576

Home care

$4576

Home health care

$2427

Adult day health care

$3375

Assisted living

$9125

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Nampa was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Boise City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Nampa

There are a number of federal programs that provide financial assistance for eligible Nampa seniors to help pay for an assisted living facility. These include Supplemental Security Income Category G.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Idaho page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Nampa

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 Nampa

Nampa’s seniors can access a wealth of free and subsidized resources. The following are some examples that can help seniors with assisted living costs and potential issues.

ResourceContactService
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(844) 850-2883The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an advocate for seniors residing in Idaho’s care communities. The ombudsman can investigate complaints made by seniors, their families and others, in addition to ensuring residents are aware of their rights. Ombudsmen also make unannounced visits at least once per quarter to assisted living facilities to speak to residents and conduct basic inspections.
VA Aid and Attendance Benefit(208) 426-3754The VA Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly payment made to qualifying U.S. military veterans and their spouses to help cover some assisted living costs. Payments are included in the VA pension and vary depending on a range of criteria. As an example, two vets married to each other who both qualify can see their annual MAPR payments rise from $18,243 to $36,861. VeteranAid.org provides a useful tool on its website for vets to see if they qualify.
Nampa Senior Center(208) 467-7266Nampa Senior Center is a place for the city’s older citizens to meet and socialize with friends while also taking part in a range of activities designed to improve their fitness, such as senior aerobics. The center regularly organizes games of bingo, bridge, and pinochle. A $1 donation is requested for most activities. The center also offers freshly prepared lunches on weekdays for a suggested donation of $5 per meal for those aged 60 and over. 
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)(800) 247-4422SHIBA is Idaho’s state health insurance assistance program. It is staffed by trained counselors and volunteers who provide free and unbiased advice and support to Medicare beneficiaries and seniors who need help enrolling. The nearest office to Nampa is in Boise. However, outreach programs operate in various locations —typically in senior centers. The counselors can help seniors identify their coverage needs and apply for the best Medicare plans for them. Although this may involve discussing private health care insurance, the counselors will not try to sell plans. Counselors can also help seniors who have been denied Medicare with their appeals.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nampa

Nampa-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Nampa