3 Memory Care Facilities in Idaho Falls, ID
Also serving communities of Rigby.
The average cost of memory care in Idaho Falls is $3,697 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is located in eastern Idaho and has roughly 61,000 residents. Alzheimer's disease is becoming increasingly prevalent among the state's senior population. Currently, 25,000 seniors are diagnosed with the disease, and that number is expected to increase by more than 30 percent in the coming years. The senior community in Idaho Falls makes up nearly 13 percent of the total population.
There are two memory care facilities in Idaho Falls located within assisted living facilities. In Idaho, assisted living facilities that offer dementia care must provide staff with specialized training and provide secured indoor and outdoor areas for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.
- In Idaho, Social Security income is not subject to state income tax, and public pensions qualify for tax deductions for citizens aged 65 and over. Income from private pensions and retirement savings accounts are fully taxable. This may impact how much money can be put into the memory care budget.
- Idaho Falls is a relatively affordable place to live, with overall living costs in general, and health care expenses in particular, coming in below the national average. This may benefits families and seniors who have restrictive memory care budgets.
- On a scale of one to 100, with 100 indicating high crime, Idaho Falls' violent crime rate is 18.6, which is considerably lower than the national average of 31.1. The property crime rate is roughly on par with the national average at 40.0. This may make the city appealing for safety-minded families who are researching memory care options.
- Idaho has a fairly comfortable climate throughout the year. In the summer, highs reach into the mid-80s, and there is virtually no humidity, making the city well-suited for seniors who are sensitive to heat. Winters are cold and snowy, however, with lows in the teens and an average of 44 inches of annual snowfall, versus the overall national average low of 23 degrees and 26 inches of snowfall.
Paying for Memory Care in Idaho Falls
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Idaho
Memory Care costs in Idaho Falls start around $3,895 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Idaho Falls 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 Memory Care in Idaho Falls
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our 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 Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Idaho Falls, please visit our Memory Care in Idaho page.
Directory of Winners in the Idaho Falls Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Idaho are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Idaho page for more information about these laws.