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The state is nicknamed “The Gem State” which fits well with its quality health care and nursing home facilities in Idaho. Idaho nursing homes, along with the rest of housing costs in the state, are cheaper than the national average which is appealing to a number of seniors.

Skilled nursing facilities in Idaho present the opportunity to live in a more rural, quieter setting yet with access for you and your family to nearby states or attractions. Skilled nursing staff are known here for their politeness and professionalism.

Idaho Nursing Home Costs

Idaho long term care ranks in the lower half in terms of cost. The average price for a semi-private room is $212 per day, just below the national average of $225 per day. Private rooms are slightly higher at $225 per day. At the median cost, the average Idaho nursing home (for a semi-private room) will cost each resident $77,380 per year.

Boise, Idaho’s capital, has a slighter higher than average cost of living for the elderly. However, Boise also has the best selection of nursing homes in Idaho so you can definitely locate some affordable options in the city as well. Other parts of the state are more rural, though no sections of the state are really that crowded.

Idaho Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Among the residents surveyed at Idaho nursing homes, the frequent trend was that residents appreciate the value and dignity staff treated them with. Residents attributed the professional nature of staff as a primary contributor to a higher quality of life. Residents also noted that staff respected privacy, allowed them to make all conscious decisions, and provided plenty of recreational opportunities.

The best skilled nursing facilities in Idaho are known to introduce a variety of activities scheduled throughout each day of the week. Staff mixes group exercise with games and crafts. On Sundays, religious services are offered. Idaho long term care is known for providing a nice list of activities in general.

Short term care in Idaho and rehabilitation is also offered for those recovering from an injury or serious operation. Sometimes the rates for a semi-private or private room are slightly lower for short term care in Idaho but you will need to inquire with the Idaho nursing homes that you are considering.

Other amenities of some of the Idaho nursing homes include day rooms, activity centers, fenced patios and garden areas and more. Internet access is also provided at some skilled nursing facilities in Idaho for email and basic web surfing.

Who are Idaho Retirement Homes for?

Long term care facilities in Idaho provide 24/7 nursing care and monitoring for residents that need assistance with daily activities or monitoring of meds and food intake. The premises are secured to avoid residents leaving the facility without notice. Furthermore, Idaho nursing homes encourage residents to get to know other residents, creating new opportunities for socialization.

Idaho nursing homes offer a wide range of services, whether the facility is available for long term care, rehabilitation, or short-term care. Each skilled nursing facility in Idaho has its own rules and regulations so inquire within, including information about family visitation hours.

There are a total of 79 nursing homes in Idaho that Idaho senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Idaho nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Idaho will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Idaho nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Idaho state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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