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Garden Plaza of Valley View

1130 N. Allumbaugh St., Boise, ID 83704

(800) 558-0653

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4.78

(19 reviews)

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living
Top rated on Caring.com

2024

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Reviews of Garden Plaza of Valley View in Boise, Idaho

4.78

(19 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.9

  • Staff

    4.6

  • Food

    4.6

  • Activities

    4.5

  • Value

    5.0

Top rated on Caring.com

2024

Keith

5

May 20, 2024

I visited this facility

Garden Plaza of Valley View was very clean. It was a fine upscale location. You have a kitchenette, but the kitchenette is not a hot plate, but there's a microwave and a refrigerator. The unit we looked at was a one-bedroom with a sitting room adjacent to it, and what we're looking for my parents, is a little more room. The staff who gave the tour was very knowledgeable. They have a bakery there and we got a choice of what we want at the bakery, which was excellent. There's a very big outdoor space with a horseshoe pit or a barbecue that could be used by families that come in. It's a very well-laid out location.

Deanne

5

April 15, 2024

I visited this facility

I toured Garden Plaza of Valley View. It's very clean. Melanie is the lady who is the representative, but every person was very attentive. I didn't have to search for anybody to ask questions. They sat by me through lunch and answered any questions. Cleanliness and attentiveness are the first things that would get your attention. They have exercise classes every day. The one thing that was very attractive to us (and it's probably the reason when the time comes to go there) is my husband's in-house care, like the physical therapist, the occupational therapist, and a speech pathologist are all just wheelchair-roll away (My husband is in a power chair). I would not have to load him up and lock him in the van to take him to his appointments. Sometimes it would end up taking half of the day for each of his appointments. So to be able to have that care in-house, I think, was one of the biggest draws for me and him. And I believe those therapists would know my husband by name and he wouldn't feel like a number, so I think he would converse more. It would be a great place for him to receive his doctor's care. We moved to Boise for better medical care so that would be a more personal touch. So that was a huge plus for me. They have a very lively dining room. People are happy there. There's a lot of chatter going on. It feels like people are happy there. Every resident that we talked to absolutely loved the food. There's a great salad bar twice a day. The meals I ate there were delicious. They also have an in-house cookie shop and an in-house bakery.

Timothy

4

October 7, 2023

I visited this facility

I was unimpressed with Garden Plaza of Valley View that I didn't feel anything while there. Nothing good, nothing bad. The place was beautiful with lots of beautiful wood. It was very nicely placed out, but there was no feeling to it. The only caveat I had with these places was may I bring my reloading equipment in because I like to target practice, and the Garden Plaza said yes. The staff was nice, but I wasn't impressed. They answered all of my questions, and they were polite, but I didn't feel a lot of enthusiasm. I had lunch, and the food was good. It was almost sterile. It was clean.

Reviewer#RD0807u

4

August 10, 2023

I am/was a resident of this facility

We are now living in Garden Plaza Valley View. We've only been here less than a month, and so far, it's very good. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are comfortable. We have three meals a day. It's given restaurant style. The food is good. That was one of the things that everybody told us about before we even moved in here, that the food was really good. Everybody mentioned how they enjoyed the food. We're still getting settled, but the living atmosphere is comfortable. It's very clean. I think it's a good value.

Joann

5

June 7, 2023

I visited this facility

Garden Plaza of Valley View was a very nice facility with very nice rooms. The staff was very friendly. The people were out on an activity when I was there. Their baked goods were excellent. They had a library, a beauty shop, a game room, a movie room, a place to worship, and multiple areas where people could do things. They also had all kinds of tables with puzzles on them and other games. So, they had a lot going on there, and I think there was a definite good quality of life for their residents. Everything was very pretty. It had a feeling of being in a big cabin with a dual fireplace. There was lots of seating and the place was bigger so you could walk more (there were walking paths outside).

Karel

5

December 19, 2022

I visited this facility

The staff at Garden Plaza of Valley View was very caring, very nice, and very helpful. The facility was absolutely gorgeous, it would have been a place I would have chosen. The residents were playing cards, visiting, they were watching TV, and doing puzzles. They had a library, they had a central gathering area for people where they sometimes would have music come in and things like that, and they also had an exercise class.

Larry

5

December 19, 2022

I am/was a resident of this facility

We moved in at Garden Plaza of Valley View the first week of October. We have a nice large room and one very nice bedroom. We brought from home our big queen size bed, dressers, and things. The bathroom is very, very nice and the heating facility is nice. In the living room, we have our leather recliners and we bought a table. We have a wonderful facility. It's a big dining room and they serve three very good meals a day. On Friday evenings, they do have shrimp and fish, and roast beef. It's a variety of food that they have, and they're willing to make you most anything that you want that they have in stock. So they're very, very congenial in that way. They have Pinnacle and Bridge, and they have other games. They have musicians probably once a week. And the facility is very, very clean and very nice. The staff is excellent and very personable. Our room is cleaned thoroughly once a week. The inside of the building is immaculate. Their cost is very comparable to the other ones that we had looked at.

Pat

5

November 28, 2022

I visited this facility

I have made a reservation at Garden Plaza of Valley View for myself. It is a beautiful and clean place. Everybody I met was wonderful and helpful. They have great food and nice apartments. There's a little waterfall in the middle of a big open area with fireplaces and big chairs, and it's a lovely area. The dining area is beautiful. They have a salad bar every lunch and dinner. For meals, they have an hour and a half for the residents to order their food. They have a library and a lot of activities. The activity coordinator has been there for 30 years, and she's amazing. They have a local artist that puts up his artwork every month and the residents could buy them if they want. The chef prepares hors d'oeuvres and wine during that event. They take people out shopping and to doctor's appointments. They are in the process of building a retail bakery in the facility where people can come in and buy. It's going to be exciting. The staff is very pleasant and very thorough. It felt like everybody knew everybody, and it just felt right to me. Everything I saw and everything I experienced was very good.

Patricia

5

April 17, 2022

I am/was a resident of this facility

I live in the independent living part of Garden Plaza of Valley View. We have independent living and assisted living here. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and I have enjoyed being here. The community is very nice. This is a beautiful facility and it's kept up well. If there's a problem, you just report it and they take care of it. The food is really good. It seems like we're fed well. It's very well-prepared and tasty. There are many activities here. The ones I've participated in are the painting class and the ceramics class and that's been a lot of fun. I think it's a good value for what I pay. It seems like it's quite expensive, but anywhere I looked was very expensive at my age. I appreciated the walk-in shower. When I was looking at places, I wanted to have a walk-in shower and I wanted to be able to take my queen-size bed and this place could accommodate that. In a lot of the places we looked at, the bedrooms were so small I couldn't have taken my bed.

Linda

5

December 29, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom was first in an independent place and then she moved into an assisted living room at Garden Plaza of Valley View. I think the staff was very friendly, attentive, and paid a lot of attention to the residents. They have really good meals. You don't have to sit at the same table. They have so many places where they can move around. They have activities and a bus to grocery stores. The facility is really clean inside. The dining room is a nice size, and there's like four people to a table. They have an outdoor area where you can walk around outside, and some patios with gardens. They have a piano in there, and they bring in music. They have a big choice of rooms, a studio apartment all the way to a two-bedroom.

Winnie60503

5

August 2, 2017

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

This is a beautiful facility, but what impresses me is the personal touch that happens with your family member from the time you walk in the door. From the top down, this staff actually cares. Administration is hands on and fully committed to your best care.

Debra461753

4

August 2, 2016

I visited this facility

My overall impression of Garden Plaza of Valley View was very good. The rooms that I saw were remodeled so everything was new inside. It had new carpeting and was very clean. They had a lot of activities, like shopping tours, card games, bingo, and exercises for the residents.

Vicky22

5

October 30, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father-in-law went into Valley View a little over a month ago and had skilled care for a month, and then mom moved in about 10 days ago. They are in a one-bedroom assisted-care now. The staff is smiling, the place is clean, and my father-in-law says the food tastes fairly good. The dining room is more of a restaurant-type area, and the tables are round, so there is really no one at the head of the table, which puts everybody on a kind of equal footing. They do have a lot of activities, like planned bingo and that type of thing. My mother-in-law, with dad being kind of a shut-in for the last three or four years, was never able to go with friends or do anything, so now she says, “You’re OK now, and I am going to play bingo.” And I really think that that has really helped her immensely, because she is not his total caregiver when they’re at home. Not a lot of the facilities have the ability of skilled care, and this facility, even though it is costly, did have the option to have skilled care for that month when he got out of the hospital. Had we picked some other place, they wouldn’t have already established the rapport. When they have a vacancy, they go in the room and paint all the walls, and then they do a thorough cleaning, but also pad in all new carpet every single time, so you don’t have to question, “What’s on that carpet?” As you’re coming in the door, to the left there’s a little kitchenette with a microwave, a little freezer, and a little larger refrigerator, so they can eat breakfast in their room if they want to and have a little snack. If dad wants toast, they could make toast or that type of thing. They can’t do any major cooking, but they’re 86 and 87, so they kind of like other people cooking for them.

Caring8449

5

September 30, 2015

I visited this facility

My visit at Garden Plaza was extremely nice. The rooms were a little bit better than adequate, they have a living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom.

Carol90236650

5

July 31, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have visited Garden Plaza of Valley View and it's really great. I've eaten there; the food was great. I'd been in the rooms. The size of the rooms is very, very nice. We have two aunts there that each has an apartment of their own and they're both very adequate for what they need. They have a wonderful, wonderful area for television or puzzles or library. They have a room that even a great group of family can come and visit and eat in there if they need to. They have very, very nice facilities for dining. They have activities. It is a very nice place. There are several different buildings all on the same campus. They're clean and up to date. Everything is nice. It's not overly modern because it's older people there but everything is fresh, new and nothing run down, nothing dilapidated or needing repair. The staff has been very nice. My husband's uncle was having a problem and we were there trying to help and they were great. They had to eventually move my husband's uncle from the facilities because he became Alzheimer's that they couldn't handle at the assisted living place. When we were there and problems arose, they handled it very well. They were very kind and treated everybody with respect.

Caring78829050

5

February 28, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Grandpa was at Valley View. They're friendly and they welcome visitors. I think it is very comfortable and very friendly. You feel like you belong in a small community. The staff is very helpful and very concern. If grandpa didn't come down for lunch or if he missed a meal, they were there within half an hour knocking on the door using their pass key and check on him. They really try very hard to involve people in activities. Their activities are scheduled two days a week. They don't have it every day of the week. The dining room area is so much nicer. They have good food.

JB1

5

January 30, 2014

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My sister and my dad looked at different places, the nicest one they found is Garden Plaza Valley View. The whole facility is beautiful. The staff is very nice and friendly, very concerned of how he was and even the residents too. He likes his room a lot. They were able to get it at a better discount because it doesn't have a view of the mountain but sunshine still comes in. I did not try the food but my sisters did and my dad is very happy with it. He had a terrible appetite when he moved in but since then he has put on some weight. They have all kinds of activities. On Holidays, there's a choir and a band, the college foot ball team was there and they had snacks and drinks. For New Year's Eve there was a party. They also do trips once a week to different grocery stores, go to a local casino once every quarter, church services, flea shop, card games and an exercise room where he participates in. He always calls me and says "I've done this, I've done that". I'd go there if I'm old enough.

fransthebest

5

December 20, 2013

I am a friend or relative of resident

I have friends that live at Garden Plaza of Valley View. I come over at least once a month and we have lunch with our other friends and play Bridge there. Everyone seems so happy living there and we are always greeted so warmly by all the staff. We plan to be living there one day soon. It is important to me how other resident's and my friends feel about living there and they all just love it-especially the food which I will say is delicious with all the choices on the menu, and all the activities sound great too. My friend's apartment is lovely as well.

Lynda8

4

October 17, 2013

I visited this facility

Garden Plaza was beautiful and clean. The rooms were really big. The staff seemed really nice. However, it was out of our price range.

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Costs for Garden Plaza of Valley View in Boise, Idaho

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$4,860

Starting Price

Independent Living

Independent Living is for those who desire the feel of a private residence with the amenities and activities available in a planned community, such as fitness classes, game nights, and group excursions. Services such as cleaning and groundskeeping are often available.

$3,195

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Garden Plaza of Valley View in Boise, Idaho

Costs

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Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals

About Garden Plaza of Valley View in Boise, Idaho

RE-ENGAGE IN INDEPENDENT LIVING

A Tradition of Excellence at Garden Plaza of Valley View means a luxury retirement lifestyle with the classic Idaho Lodge appeal.

Our independent community is designed for older adults who want to remain active and engaged in life during retirement and are ready to relinquish daily tasks of home maintenance.

Now, residents can have more time and energy for the things they really enjoy. Our activities will provide ample opportunity to create new and lasting friendships, pick up new hobbies and explore the beautiful outdoors, in the City of Trees.

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