Overland Court Senior Living has a very positive atmosphere whenever I go and visit my sister Jennifer Saxton-Heidemann. She always has a smile on her face and she always tells me about the great experiences he has with her residents. I know from first hand how much she loves and cares for every single individual she...
Nestled among the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boise, the capital and most populous city in Idaho, is located on the Boise River in a tree-lined valley from which it derives its nickname, “The City of Trees.”
This city of just over 200,000 has won numerous accolades for its livability including being named “A Top Retirement Spot” by Where to Retire Magazine. A combination of scenic natural beauty and a variety of services and amenities make assisted living in Boise a great choice for seniors.
Assisted living in Boise provides many opportunities to enjoy arts and culture as the city is a regional hub for jazz and hosts a symphony philharmonic, opera, ballet, several theater companies and over 13 museums and galleries.
Home to one the largest Basque populations outside of Spain with approximately 15,000 residents, Boise’s “Basque Block,” includes two Basque restaurants, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, and a Basque market. Boise residents enjoy several annual Basque festivals and every five years hosts the world-famous Jaialdi International Basque Cultural Festival, the city’s largest cultural event.
Boise Senior Activities
The Boise Senior Activities Center is a popular gathering place for residents of assisted living in Boise and other local seniors. The Center offers a range of programs including classes on everything from arts to computers and activities such as dancing, card games and Bingo. Legal services, health screenings and exercise classes are also provided.
Seniors who want to stop and smell the roses will enjoy a trip to the Idaho Botanical Garden. The Garden features 14 settings including native, exotic, theme and display “rooms” on its 15 acres, nearly all of which accessible by wheelchairs, walkers and canes. The Garden is also host to a summer concert series welcoming a variety of acts.
Boise Medical Facilities
The Boise metropolitan area offers advanced medical technology and a wide-range of specialists to those in assisted living. Boise has several major hospitals including Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise’s first and oldest hospital. In addition to its 381-bed acute care and surgical facility, Saint Alphonsus also operates The Saint Alphonsus Medical Group of more than 70 board-certified physicians who provide primary care throughout the region.
Saint Luke’s Regional Medical Center, which has been serving Boise for over 100 years, is known as a center of excellence in cancer, heart and women’s care. St. Luke’s is also a designated Magnet hospital, the gold standard in nursing care.
Boise’s Valley Regional Transit operates the ValleyRide bus service six days a week within Boise and its immediate suburbs at a discounted rate for seniors 65 and older. ValleyRide also offers the ACCESS paratransit curb-to-curb service, available for seniors whose mobility issues impede the use of regular public transportation.
Cost of Assisted Living in Boise
The median cost for a single-occupancy, one-bedroom assisted living apartment in Boise is $3,270 a month,* which is just a few dollars more than the national average. Depending on the type of facility, the size of the apartment and the quality of services provided, assisted living in Boise can cost as little as $2,250 or up to $4,337. Overall, seniors and their families should expect budget $39,240 annually.
Find Assisted Living in Boise
Assisted living in Boise offers metropolitan city living in a beautiful natural setting. For a list of assisted living communities in the area, visit our Boise Assisted Living page.