12 Assisted Living Facilities near Pocatello, ID
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There are 12 Assisted Living Facilities in the Pocatello area, with 10 in Pocatello and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Pocatello is $3,322 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Blackfoot with an average starting cost of $2,962.
To help you with your search, browse the 41 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Pocatello. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Pocatello 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chubbuck with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Pocatello, ID
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pocatello
Pocatello is a small city surrounded by mountains in eastern Idaho. Elderly adults in Pocatello can receive the care they need at nine assisted living facilities within the city, with another assisted living community available in nearby Chubbuck. Residents in these types of communities receive room and board in a comfortable and safe residential environment, with personal care services that include medication management and assistance with the activities of daily living, including grooming, dressing and bathing.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pocatello
- Pocatello enjoys a semi-arid climate. Its summers are hot and dry, with average temperatures in the high 80s and little rainfall, though occasional thunderstorms sweep up from the south. Winters are often extremely cold and fairly long, with snow expected between October and April and high temperatures hovering around freezing between December and February, making it a harsh environment for some seniors.
Pocatello Regional Transit provides daytime fixed-route bus service throughout the city and surrounding area, with door-to-door paratransit service available for the handicapped.
- The Pocatello area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Portneuf Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Dinner theater is popular in Pocatello, with the Palace Playhouse and the Westside Players Dinner Theater serving up themed dining experiences. Seniors looking to explore local theater can score a deal at the Palace Playhouse on prescheduled Hamilton nights, when show-only tickets for the current program are priced at $10 each.
- Residents' dollars go a little further in Pocatello, where the cost of living sits 11.5 percent below the national average.
- Pocatello has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Area V Agency on Aging, an organization that offers advocacy and adult protective services, as well as two senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pocatello
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Assisted Living costs in Pocatello start around $3,322 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 Pocatello 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 Pocatello
Eligible seniors who need a little financial assistance to be able to pay their assisted living facility fees may qualify for help from the federal government. The Social Security Administration provides some assistance through its Supplemental Security Income Category G program, and veterans may qualify for financial help through the Aid and Attendance Program of the Veterans Administration.
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 Pocatello
Pocatello 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 Pocatello, please visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pocatello
Pocatello-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 Pocatello
Review of Brookdale Pocatello
I wasn't impressed with my visit at Brookdale Pocatello. They had no ability to adapt to my diet and that turned me away. I didn't really care for their cafeteria set up. I saw one room and it was ... Read more
Review of Caring Hearts Assisted Living
Looking for the right assisted living facility for my Mom was extremely stressful and challenging. I was worried about how she would be treated by staff and residences, what the facility accommoda... Read more
Review of Rosetta Assisted Living - Delphic
We chose Rosetta Assisted Living - Pocatello for my father because it's a smaller home and because it felt more personal. It's memory care and they provide food, housekeeping, hygiene care, and med... Read more