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What to Consider About Memory Care in Kootenai County

Kootenai County, Idaho has an estimated population of over 157,637 residents; 18.4 percent of that population is aged 65 or older, equaling 29,005 senior citizens. The county has 4 memory care facilities for those people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and similar kinds of cognitive ailments. Memory care facilities are also known as Residential Care Facilities or Assisted Living Facilities, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Kootenai County has relatively nice weather for seniors. The area gets over 174 sunny days annually and has a high temperature of only 82 degrees in July, making it a good place for people who enjoy spending time in the sunshine. However, the county also gets relatively high levels of precipitation, including 38 inches of snow (compared to the national average of 26 inches), as well as a low temperature of 24 degrees in December, which may be tough for some senior citizens.
  • Housing in Kootenai County can make the cost of living pretty high for senior citizens. The median home price is $284,500, compared to Idaho's median price of $217,800.
  • Families of senior citizens may want to keep the tax rate of Kootenai County in mind when relocating. The sales tax is low at 6 percent compared to the national average of 7.3 percent. On the other hand, Kootenai also has an income tax rate of 7.4 percent while the U.S. has an average of 4.6 percent.
  • The area of Kootenai County has a few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Kootenai Clinic Neurology, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Kootenai County

Memory Care costs in Kootenai County start around $4,400 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kootenai County 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.

Counties in Idaho

Spokane County

$6,271

Whitman County

$6,200

US

$5,694

Kootenai County

$4,400

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Kootenai County

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 Kootenai County

Kootenai County 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 Kootenai County, please visit our Memory Care in Idaho page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kootenai County

Kootenai County-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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D. J.

I visited this facility

Review of Creekside Inn Memory Care Community

I toured Creekside Inn Memory Care Community. Everybody was very nice. They had a beautiful facility. The only big drawback I had was they had shared rooms where they had no space and that wasn't...

Provider response

HI D.J,Thank you for your kind words and review of Creekside. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and sad that it didn't work out for your mom but hope you find hte perfect space for her.

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Mona:0)

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

Review of Generations Assisted Living

My aunt has been living at Generations Assisted Living since 2018. The staff have been great at all levels of the facility. The work well with her and keep her as active as she wants to be....

Provider response

Hi, Mona. Thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We strive for 100% satisfaction and would like to discuss your concerns about dental care in more detail. Please call us at your...

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Rosemary Maloney

I visited this facility

Review of Creekside Inn Memory Care Community

I visited Creekside Memory Care on two separate unscheduled occasions with my sons and their wives. We all agreed that Creekside is the place we want for my husband when the time comes. All of...

Provider response

Thank you, Rosemary, for your heartfelt review of Creekside Inn. We are glad that our team members were able to connect with you and your sons and their wives and answer any questions you had. We...

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