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Cost of Idaho Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Idaho is $3,240 per month.

The monthly base rate for Idaho assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Idaho is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Idaho. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Utah$3,000
Nevada$3,238
Idaho$3,240
Montana$3,560
U.S.$3,600
Oregon$3,880
Wyoming$3,900
Washington$4,625

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Idaho Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Idaho require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Idaho may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Idaho. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Idaho. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Idaho probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Idaho - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Idaho?
    Idaho will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Idaho requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Idaho.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Idaho for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Idaho Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.

Helpful Idaho Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Idaho? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Idaho licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health and Welfare
assistedliving.dhw.idaho.gov
(208) 364-1962
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Idaho? Your local Idaho long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Commission On Aging of Idaho
idahoaging.com
Local: (208) 334-3833
Tollfree: (800) 926-2588
Tollfree TDD: (800) 926-2588
Are you aware of all the Idaho health-based programs available to you? Your Idaho Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
healthandwelfare.idaho.gov or facilitystandards.idaho.gov
Local: (208) 334-5500
Are you familiar with the Idaho Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Idaho AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Idaho regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Idaho AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho
Coeur d'Alene, ID
(208) 667-3179
Area Agency on Aging of North Central Idaho
Lewiston, ID
(208) 743-5580
Area 3 Senior Services Agency- Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging
Meridian, ID
(208) 898-7060
College of Southern Idaho Office on Aging
Twin Falls, ID
(208) 736-2122
Southeast Idaho Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging
Pocatello, ID
(208) 233-4032
Area Agency on Aging of Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership
Idaho Falls, ID
(208) 522-5391

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