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See full list of all 277 licensed assisted living facilities in Idaho for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to locate every licensed assisted living facility in Idaho. If you or your loved one are trying to find a facility in any part of Idaho with loving and caring staff who will assist with daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating, moving around or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living community in Idaho that is close to you.
In Idaho, Assisted Living is referred to as assisted living or as Residential Care. The licensing is overseen by The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. As of several years ago, some of the rules pertaining to who gets to interact with the resident and who receives information about the resident have changed. This concerns the improvement of background checks and criminal checks as well as improved application process for all professionals. This is reserved for those in direct contact with the resident to provide optimal safety and care at any senior living facility.
Room Requirements for Assisted Living in Idaho
Idaho assisted living facilities must allow single occupants a 100 square foot living space not counting bathrooms, closets or alcoves. For double occupancy of the assisted living facility apartment unit, there must be at least 80 square feet of floor space per resident.
The bathroom requirements are one toilet facility for every 6 residents shared. However, full bath, sink and shower must be provided in each Idaho assisted living facility unit. A bathtub or a shower must be provided for every 8 residents. A residential Assisted Living facility must be fully sprinklered for every 16 beds.
Medicaid And Waivers for Idaho Assisted Living Residents
The state of Idaho Medicaid programs will accept seniors with limitations. The resident must not need more than 16 hours of personal care assistance for in home care. The waiver benefit will reimburse for personal care services. The HCBS Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver would be a waiver to go with to help pay for Idaho assisted living, adult daycare and foster senior facilities.
The statewide average cost in Idaho for assisted living is $3,475 per month. Lewiston is the most expensive area in Idaho when it comes to assisted living facilities. The range within the state fluctuates very little and stays in a tight range not often higher than $4,306 per month.
Unlike most states, Idaho will include assisted living under the Medicaid waiver program. Generally, the programs are all in place to keep the senior independent and out of the skilled nursing center; however, they rarely will cover an assisted living facility. This waiver does also cover at home care, adult daycare and foster care or personal services care.
There are other ways to be able to pay for assisted living in Idaho. Do you have a reverse mortgage? You may be able to cash out the equity on your home even though technically it’s no longer yours. Do you have a home to rent? If your mortgage is paid off you could rent it out and supplement your income. There is always long-term-care insurance up to your early 70’s depending on the company. What about annuities? The point here is that there’s everything from non-profit organizations to your own benefits you’ve paid into or earned all your life. Use them, be creative and you’ll have a more seamless time moving your loved one to an assisted living facility in the state of Idaho.
List of assisted living facilities in Idaho:
- Ada County
- Bannock County
- Bingham County
- Bonners Ferry
- Bonneville County
- Canyon County
- Coeur d'Alene
- Garden City
- Idaho Falls
- Kootenai County
- Mountain Home
- Nez Perce County
- Post Falls
- Twin Falls
- Twin Falls County