5 Assisted Living Facilities in Sandpoint, ID
The average cost of assisted living in Sandpoint is $2,941 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 14 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Sandpoint. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Sandpoint 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hayden with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Sandpoint, ID
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sandpoint
Sandpoint, Idaho has a senior population of almost 20 percent and is known for tourism and recreation, due to its close proximity to scenic Lake Pend Oreille and the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort. There are four assisted living facilities near Sandpoint and all are licensed and regulated by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Sandpoint are residences that have three or more adult residents who are not related to the operator and that provide necessary supervision and personal care assistance, along with meals and room and board.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sandpoint
- The cost of living in Sandpoint is 108.8, which is 8.8 points higher than the U.S. average, which could hurt seniors living on a budget. It is considerably higher than the Idaho average of 95.1.
- The sales tax rate in Sandpoint is 6.0 percent, the same as the national average. However, income tax in Sandpoint is 7.4 percent, 2.8 percent higher than the U.S. income tax rate average.
Violent crime in Sandpoint is less than half the national average and few points below the state average, which may give seniors peace of mind. Property crime, however, is double the state average and a few points above the national. Seniors in Sandpoint may want to take extra precautions to secure their belongings when out in town.
- The climate in Sandpoint is wonderful for seniors who enjoy outdoor recreation. The city has about 175 sunny days each year and has a July high temperature of 81. In winter, Sandpoint gets 59 inches of snow per year and has a January low of 23.
- The Sandpoint area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Bonner General Health and Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The Sandpoint Senior Center has provided a gathering place to enjoy food and fun for more than 40 years. It offers activities such as line-dancing, bingo and lunches. Seniors also enjoy day trips and opportunities to give back to the community.
Paying for Assisted Living in Sandpoint
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offers two Medicaid-based programs to help with the cost of assisted living care. The Medicaid State Plan Personal Care option and the Medicaid Aged and Disabled 1915(c) Waiver Program are available for those who qualify.
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 Sandpoint
Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint, please visit our Assisted Living in Idaho page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sandpoint
Sandpoint-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 Sandpoint
Review of Lakeside Assisted Living
Loved my stay in this facility! Great people, great food, great memories. Thank you for the great care! Read more
Review of Lakeside Assisted Living
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Review of Luther Park at Sandpoint
My mother was admitted to the memory care unit in November of 2018. Throughout her stay she received excellent care from a courteous, compassionate staff. She ended her life there wth hospice care ... Read more