30 Assisted Living Communities in Boise, Idaho
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,500 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 30 Assisted Living Communities in Boise and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $3,500
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $8,121
- In-home care: $3,813
- Adult day health services: $2,600
Assisted Living Facilities near Boise, Idaho
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Boise
August 8, 2020
We just moved my sister out of Chateau de Boise. I loved it there, they had wonderful people, and they had all kinds of programs. She made friends quickly there, and the staff was wonderful. The facility was three stories tall, they had activities on each floor, TV rooms, and they had the main room and dining room on the first floor. They also had cottages where a couple could retire. Every floor had an exercise room. I had lunch with her often, and they welcomed everybody. They had a nice variety of food, they had home cooked meals, and you had more than one option for each meal. They had a nice sized library that was used often. She liked the activities there. They had bingo, horse racing, and arts and crafts. I liked the Chateau because it was affordable.
March 28, 2020
I looked at Arbor Village at Hillcrest, and I was impressed with their staff. They were very thorough, very accommodating, and explained they're going through a little bit of remodeling. It was clean, the residents were nice, and all the staff that I met was really nice. The chef gave me a dessert to take home, which was really good. It needs some updating and they're working on that, but they're definitely very liveable. They showed me a lot of the activities that were going on, and they had quite a bit off of the campus.
March 28, 2020
They were very accommodating and very good at Chateau de Boise. They had a great menu and a lot of food choices. It's an older facility, but it's well kept. The staff who showed us around was friendly and professional all the way. It was definitely homey and very clean. The thing I appreciated most was they were not pushy at all. They had a schedule of things that they went over with me, and they would take residents out sometimes even just for a drive. There was a gym down the street that had a pool, and they had lots of activities going on when I was there. Some groups were doing chair exercises and some were playing Pinnacle. There was a lot of participation.
February 11, 2020
Brookdale Boise Parkcenter was a very nice place and I was very impressed with it. It was like a resort, you walked in and there's a huge fireplace which was very nice. The staff was great. However, they didn't have a private room for my mother. They had a big activities room with bingo, they had in-room entertainment, it was like you can take puzzles and crosswords back to your room, and you can check them out like in a library. I saw some people walking around and just hanging out. They also had sections, they had a 2 story section which was kind of neat, and some of them had balconies.
December 20, 2019
I wasn't quite as impressed with Brookdale Boise Parkcenter. There was a bit even less staff around than the other places I visited. The apartments were nice and well taken care of. They have a good layout and a good space for the value. The dining area was nice, large, and open. I didn't see any other common areas other than a sitting room.
December 20, 2019
The apartments at Chateau de Boise were large, and the layout was really nice. They had several 1-bedrooms that had a living room area. Even the studios were nice, big and open. The staff seemed friendly, but they didn't have a lot of staff because they're independent living. They had a craft activity going and quite a few different activities available. There was a movie room, a little exercise room, a laundry room, a dining room, and a hair salon.
June 29, 2019
Our visit with Chateau de Boise was wonderful. Everybody was so kind and so good to us. If I'm old enough, that's where I will go. The staff was extremely personable and very knowledgeable about his business, he loves his job, and he loves his people. It's a positive experience all the way around. We were able to talk to some of the guests and get some feedback, and that was all completely positive. All of the guests treated us like we were royalty. There was a welcome sign with our names on it to greet us. Everything was done very personal and very positive. I was very impressed. The rooms were beautiful and well appointed, well lit, with large windows looking out on pretty landscaping. They had a library, a gym, laundry, and transportation to take you where you need to go. You wouldn't have to leave the place. They have arrangements for paramedics and urgent care and different companies to do weekly checks if necessary. They have provided us with home healthcare information and a list of everything we need up until the time that we make a move. They've done everything for us. The manager just bent over backwards for us.
June 19, 2019
The staff at Chateau de Boise is a very caring and it's a good place to meet people. It's very different from any other locations that I helped my mom locate. This place is warm, friendly, and focused on meeting people's needs. There is lots to do so you won't get bored, and you can choose not to participate. I would rate the value for the money a five, because based on other communities I've looked at, they're comparable monetarily.
February 19, 2019
Salmon Creek is excellent. They have libraries, exercise rooms, games, outings, and somebody takes you to your appointments. My mom's apartment is bigger than the one she had, and the price is less. They have excellent food. They have a standard menu that they serve at each meal, you have a choice of two main dishes for supper or dinner, and you have your choice continually of soups or sandwiches if you choose not to have the hot meals that they're serving. They also have the typical cookies, fruit bowl, and tea and coffee available 24 hours a day. I chose this place because I personally liked the area, it has good medical care, and they respond quickly. They have a clinic outside that these people can go to. The staff seem very polite and helpful. The parking isn't the best though.
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Assisted Living Costs in Boise
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Study, Boise’s average monthly cost of assisted living is only slightly above the state average ($3,475) and $500 less than the national average ($4,000). Most major cities in Idaho have assisted living costs that are within a few hundred dollars of the state average, including Idaho Falls ($3,213), Coeur d’Alene ($3,750) and Pocatello ($3,350). The only exception being Lewiston ($4,306), where the average monthly cost of assisted living is about $800 more than in Boise.
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Care Cost Comparison
The type of care needed is one of the biggest factors influencing monthly costs, and this is certainly true in Boise. The average monthly cost of nursing home care is $8,121, making it more than double the cost of assisted living. The cost of home care ($3,813) is also more expensive than assisted living. Home care costs don’t take into account the added expenses associated with continuing to live in the home, such as rent, groceries and utilities, all of which are typically included in the cost of assisted living. Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Boise
Medicaid in Idaho
HCBS Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver
Idaho’s Aged and Disabled Waiver is intended to dissuade elderly and disabled individuals from entering into full-time nursing facilities by providing nursing level home care and supportive services to those who can remain safely in their own home or in an assisted living community. This program provides seniors with the option to direct their own care, which means they’re not restricted from choosing care providers from a specific network and may choose who provides their care in some cases. However, participants of this program must use a designated third party financial manager to manage their medical expenses.
To be eligible for the Aged and Disabled Waiver, seniors must be 65 years of age or older and require a nursing level of care. The financial requirements of this program stipulate that seniors must not earn more than $27,756 in income each year and the value of their assets, excluding their home, must not exceed $2,000.
To apply or to learn more about the application process, seniors can contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare or call (877) 456-1233.
Personal Care Services Program
The Idaho Personal Care Services Program (PCSP) is a Medicaid funded program that provides elderly residents of the state with covered assistance with activities of daily living. This program was created to take pressure off of the Medicaid system by providing alternative services to seniors who may otherwise be institutionalized in a nursing home. The PCSP is available to seniors who reside in their homes or assisted living facilities.
Applicants must be 65 years of age or older and require daily supportive care services. To be eligible for the PCSP, seniors must not earn more than $824 in income each month and may not own more than $2,000 in countable assets, excluding home value, home furnishings and life insurance policies.
To apply or to learn more about the application process, seniors can contact their local Idaho Department of Health and Welfare office or call (877) 456-1233.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Optional State Supplement
Seniors who already receive federal supplemental security income (SSI) may be eligible to receive an optional state supplement, which is intended to aid seniors with the cost of room and board in assisted living facilities. The amount of the OSS benefit is determined by the senior’s needs, and for those living in an assisted living facility, the supplement is paid out to a maximum of $473 per month.
To be eligible for this benefit, seniors must be aged 65 or older and receiving SSI. Seniors may apply by contacting the Boise US Social Security Administration office at (800) 772-1213.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
Seniors who don’t qualify for financial assistance through state programs or Medicaid programs can apply for a bridge loan through Elderlife Financial Services. These loans are paid directly to the senior’s assisted living facility and can be paid back in monthly installments by the borrower and any co-applicants on their application. Interest rates for these loans are low, and terms are flexible.
Seniors who are concerned about approval may apply with up to six cosigners to increase the likelihood that they’ll qualify for a loan and reduce their monthly payments.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance exists to cover the cost of assisted living or other long-term care services. Seniors who purchase these policies prior to the need for long-term care are eligible to have the cost of assisted living covered by their insurance provider. In most cases, policyholders will be required to pay an annual deductible.
Eligibility and costs depend on the insurance provider and the plan purchased. Premiums and deductibles are often calculated based on the age and health history of the policyholder, and policies aren’t typically available to those with severe health problems.
Assisted Living Resources in Boise
Senior Centers in Boise
Senior centers offer those aged 55 and older access to a range of programming including day trips, social activities, classes and congregate meals.
Dick Eardley Senior Center
690 Robbins Road Boise, Idaho 83702
Commission on Aging Office
The Idaho Commission on Aging provides Boise residents with access to community resources and offers senior advocacy programs, including a long-term care ombudsman and benefits assistance. Idaho Commission on Aging Office
341 West Washington Street Boise, Idaho 83702
Seniors who served their country in the military and in some cases their immediate family are eligible to receive financial and medical assistance from Veterans Affairs (VA). They may also receive health care services in VA Medical Centers. To receive further information about benefit programs and eligibility, seniors can contact a VA office.
VA Boise Medical Center and Regional Office
444 Weast Fort Street Boise, Idaho 83702
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