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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Nampa, ID for 2024

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.

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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.

Nampa

$3,375

Idaho

$3,675

The United States

$4,300

Twin Falls

$3,175

Pocatello

$4,425

Idaho Falls

$3,673

Lewiston

$5,203

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.

Home care

$4,576

Home health care

$4,576

Adult day health care

$2,427

Assisted living

$3,375

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9,125

Nursing home (private room)

$10,646

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

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