Heatherwood Senior Living

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13 Reviews
5277 W. Kootenai St., Boise, ID 83705
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October 31, 2017

By Roberta

I visited this facility

Heatherwood was the first place we went to, and I was impressed with them. It was beautiful, the entryway had beautiful mirrors on the wall, and the next section had a grand piano in the middle. Overall, it was majestic. It was definitely in our budget. The people were so nice, they even gave us lunch. You can order from the menu if you don't like what's being served, which impressed me. They also have a salad bar. Everything was nice, until we got to the rooms. They were small, and that stopped us right there. They were very clean, and the housekeeping staff was respectful.

August 24, 2017

By Norma

I am/was a resident of this facility

I lived at Heatherwood for a year and a half. I didn't like the new owners, they didn't care, and they increased the rent, so I left. The staff was outstanding. We had dances, Bingo, card games, painting, and we went on trips. They had an activity room, friendship room, church service on Sundays, and a treasure valley room. However, the new owners put a restriction on the lobby. I do not recommend this place.

July 25, 2016

By Chris077836

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in Heatherwood. The staff is great, and the facility is very good. They're very attentive, and everybody is very generous and pleasing to work with. The apartment is very basic, but it meets her needs. It's a studio, but they do have one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms as well. They're very well maintained. The layout is very easy. They have elevators to get up to the second floor as well as stairs. The grounds are very well kept. She loves the food, and it's always available.

February 25, 2015

By Caring97322750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We placed dad at Heatherwood Retirement Community four months earlier, not really realizing how quickly he as declining, so it was pretty obvious around the second month that he was in the wrong place. However, I would say they were fantastic. Everybody loved the staff. They had lots of activities. Insofar as a retirement, they were not upscale because they were on the lower end of the price range, so they were not really fancy. The building was older and so on, but those things I don't really consider important. I thought he would have been happy there had he gone like a year earlier. The room was nice, clean, and freshly painted. He was in a studio which was the smallest room that they offered. They also had one bedroom and two bedroom units for more money. He had a fairly large room with a small kitchenette, a small closet, and a large bathroom. They had lots of music and people coming in performing for the group. More than once a week, they had a group talk where someone would be leading a conversation, and other people would be part of it. They had bingo, games, and they also had outdoor activities where you could sign up and go to a movies, go swimming, go outside the community and do things with other members on a bus that they had. My dad complained a lot about the food, and I attempted to eat one meal. I would say 50% of their food was wonderful, but they had specific things that were good, and a lot of the other foods I would say were subpar like the chicken was really dry or the steak was hard to cut. For a picky eater, it was not a good place.

July 22, 2014

By Caring76216250

I visited this facility

Heatherwood was nice and clean. They have a private bathroom. I don't think they had a kitchen in there because you eat down in the main lunchroom three times a day, but I think there's a little place where you make coffee in each room. The dining area was a like a restaurant. It was more open and good-looking food. I probably would get involved in a couple of activities, like card-playing and pool shooting. They have outings on the bus.
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Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Heatherwood Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Heatherwoods’ average age is roughly 75 and they love the price combined with the luxury of new updates. At Heatherwood, it is all about the lifestyle! Our community is living life to the fullest between activities, outings, dances, wine and live music and games taking place in our redesigned common areas. Heatherwood is transforming with completely new remodeled rooms and common areas! The new room features include LED lighting, new heating/cooling units, new windows, granite counter tops, walk-in showers and new carpet. All remodeled common areas include: lobby, dining room, fitness room, pub, movie theater room, salon, library, and puzzle room.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Heatherwood is situated centrally on top of the bench between Boise Airport, Boise Town Square Mall, and downtown Boise making its’ location optimum for almost any activity. It is roughly 10-15 minutes to both major hospitals, BSU and the VA hospital and surrounded by many parks.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Heatherwood Senior Living has organized?

We’re always happy to be caught in an adventure. This summer we attended Boise Hawk baseball games, the hot air balloon fest, car shows, the Eastern Idaho Fair, Bruneau Sand Dunes and several vocal performances. We also go to a local restaurant for lunch and happy hour a few times per month on top of doctors’ appointments, errands and shopping weekly.

What transportation services does Heatherwood Senior Living offer to independent living residents?

We have a large and small bus depending on the need and activity. The new bigger bus seats 22 with seat belts for safety as well as a lift. We offer doctors’ appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, shopping on Mondays and Fridays; errands and activities are packed around those necessities.

What makes the chef or dining program at Heatherwood Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

We have an exceptional Director of Culinary Services and extremely dedicated team. Make menu suggestions and watch this culinary team at their finest! In addition, Heatherwood has an all-day soup and salad bar, an all-day grill menu, several hydration stations, artisan tea station and coffee and snack bar. We offer restaurant style dining with a baker who makes fresh bread and desserts daily. We also have the availability to box up your meals for pick-nicks or deliver to your room when you’re feeling under the weather.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Heatherwood has wireless internet throughout the building and cable in each room. Additionally, we have a lobby with piano, dining room, fitness room, pub, movie theater room, full-service salon with a stylist who has been here for 20+ years, a library, activities room, and puzzle room with a gorgeous view of the Boise foothills.

What safety features or security measures does Heatherwood Senior Living offer to independent living residents?

We have an emergency and intercom system in each apartment for safety. We have concierge on site 24/7 to answer any calls and they make round every couple of hours. We have a security team that checks the perimeter routinely every night and our courtyard in secured by the building.

If Heatherwood Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Yes, we do accept pet and are very pet friendly. We have a very large property to walk animals and are situated ion a great neighborhood.

Does Heatherwood Senior Living work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Yes, we believe in aging in place as long as possible. We utilize several resource teams across the valley who accommodate our residents’ needs. We will refer to In-home care, home health, and hospice companies.

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Services and Amenities of Heatherwood Senior Living


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1999/month

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  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Detached Homes


  • Resident Capacity: 144
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About Heatherwood Senior Living

Heatherwood Senior Living is one of the original senior living communities in the Treasure Valley. We are the desired retirement community with all of the latest amenities. We offer spacious unique apartment homes in a fun loving environment. At Heatherwood you will be treated to home made breads, fresh fruits and fabulous meals prepared by our Executive Chef. We are a community committed to fun. We are living life to the fullest, packed with exciting and unique opportunities.

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