Memory Care in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Coeur d’Alene, located in the Idaho panhandle, is home to breathtaking outdoor scenery, lakes, fine dining and pristine golf courses. This lake-side city is home to 54,628 residents. Seniors 60 and older make up 23% of the population, and many live with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Alzheimer-related deaths in Coeur d’Alene rose from 37% in 2014 to 40% in 2018, an 8.11% increase versus 25.47% for all deaths.
When seniors with dementia need the services of memory care, Coeur d’Alene offers assisted living communities that employ specially trained staff, offer activities to help slow memory loss associated with dementia and have security systems to ensure the safety of residents with memory loss. This guide includes information about memory care in Coeur d’Alene, the benefits and drawbacks of living in the area and a list of free or low-cost resources.
Memory Care Facilities in Coeur d’Alene, ID
840 E Dalton Avenue, Coeur D Alene, ID, 83815
2100 E Sherman Avenue, Coeur D Alene, ID, 83814
240 E. Kathleen Avenue, Coeur D Alene, ID, 83815
2772 W. Avante’ Loop, Coeur D Alene, ID, 83815
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COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Coeur d’Alene
Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Idaho. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Coeur d’Alene
Long-term care facilities in Coeur d’Alene are licensed and monitored by The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s, Residential Assisted Living Facilities Program. The agency provides licensing, surveys, inspections and complaint investigations to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations for long-term care facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Coeur d’Alene
- Idaho is a tax-friendly state for retirees. Social Security income is not taxed, and other retirement income such as from a 401(k) or IRA are taxed at the state income tax rate, which is 1.00% to 6.50%. Public and private pension income is partially taxed in Idaho.
- Seniors living with Alzheimer’s and their families have easy access to many resources concerning dementia. The Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho is located in Coeur d’Alene and is an established Aging and Disability Resource Center. The agency is active in the community and is always adding more services and programs for elderly residents.
- Coeur d’Alene weather offers four distinct seasons. Summers are glorious with plenty of sunshine, moderate temperatures and dry conditions. The summer high temperature averages a mild 82 degrees making a day on the lake pleasant and relaxing. Winters can be challenging, with an average low in January of 25 and seasonal snowfall of 42 inches, making it a great time to have a warm beverage at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
- Kootenai Health is an award-winning health center and hospital providing health care in numerous specialties, including stroke, heart disease and dementia. Seniors living in Coeur d’Alene will find excellent care at Kootenai Health. Spokane, Washington, is only 23 miles west, offering several large hospitals, such as Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center if higher-level medical care is needed.
- Coeur d’Alene sits along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, surrounded by pine-covered hills, mountains and parks where seniors can walk along the lake to enjoy the region’s beauty. Seniors who enjoy golf can take a swing on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course’s floating green. The movable island makes up the 14th hole and is responsible for the golf course being designated as one of the most beautiful in America by Golf Digest.
Paying for Memory Care in Coeur d’Alene
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey does not provide average monthly costs for memory care in Coeur d’Alene. However, most assisted living communities offer memory care units that average from 20 to 30% more than the monthly rate. This guide includes memory care costs based on the average assisted living cost with an added 25%.
The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities
Spokane, Washington, is 23 miles to the west and has the highest monthly cost in the area at $6,110. Southwest of Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston averages $5,524, and further southwest, Walla Walla in Washington costs less, averaging $4,014. Less than three hours east, Missoula, Montana, memory care averages $5,813 monthly and continuing to the northeast, the average monthly cost for memory care in Great Falls is $5,188.
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The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care
Home care is an option for seniors who prefer to remain at home but need care and supervision during the week. The average monthly cost for adult home health care in Coeur d’Alene is $2,080. Homemaker services provide everyday living assistance and housekeeping, and home health aides provide the same services with some added medical care. Both services average $5,815 monthly. If seniors need higher-level, around-the-clock medical care, a nursing home provides 24/7 care and averages $8,806 for a semiprivate room and $9,581 for a private room.
Adult Day Health Care
Home Health Aide
Assisted Living Facility
Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)
Nursing Home Facility (private room)
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Coeur d’Alene
In Coeur d’Alene there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Idaho page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Idaho page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene local, state and government agencies, along with nonprofit groups, provide resources for seniors and their families whose lives are affected by dementia. The listings below include information about memory care services and resources for seniors living with dementia.
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Idaho Chapter provides educational materials, support and resources for those living with dementia and their families. The organization advocates for the rights of those living with Alzheimer’s and provides a 24/7 helpline for information, referrals and support.
(208) 667-3179 x4076
The Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho Ombudsmen are volunteers who advocate for residents of long-term living communities, acting as a mediator to solve problems between residents and the facility. Ombudsmen educate residents and their families about their rights and investigate all complaints. Residents' concerns ombudsmen help may include care, personal rights, nutrition or safety concerns. Volunteers also help residents find information about benefits, Medicare and Medicaid and additional subjects that impact seniors.
Post Falls Senior Center provides a place for seniors to fellowship, partake in activities such as bingo, arts and crafts and exercise, share a meal and attend classes.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Coeur d’Alene
Coeur D Alene Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Idaho are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Idaho page for more information about these laws.