Find detailed information, including costs, photos, services, and contact information for more than 274 assisted living and senior care providers in Idaho. Enter an address, city, or zip code below to search:
Idaho offers a mountainous state interior containing large heavily forested areas. Boise has the largest community and is the state's capital. The main locations for assisted living facilities come from the southern and northwest sections of Idaho. The interior of the state does have towns with healthcare centers, but most of this area remains a remote national forest.
Most people will relate potatoes to Idaho, and they should. Idaho produces over one third of the potatoes grown in the USA. Agriculture and tourism represent the main commerce producers in the state. The new businesses coming to Idaho now belong to technology and science industries. These have now overtaken mining as a leading economic producer. Idaho does have the nickname of the "Gem State," for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper mining, and many different gems or other minerals. The state forests have the largest stand of white pine trees in the nation.
Idaho's, current census shows a total population of 1,517,291 and of this, 181,416 where seniors over the age of 65. The total tax burden for Idaho ranks thirteenth highest in the country. The income tax rate on the topside runs 7.8%. Sales tax adds 6% on purchases, food, but no tax on prescription drugs.
The yearly average cost for assisted living facilities come to $39,500 and nursing homes annual cost average $70,000. All senior care facilities receive licensing and are overseen by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The largest selections of assisted living housing where spread across the Boise - Nampa municipal area. Other main towns offering assisted health care providers will be Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene. Many smaller communities in less populated areas do offer senior housing and retirement communities.
The climate in Idaho varies slightly from north to south, but overall has hot and humid summers. The northern Pacific storms influence the winters, which do provide heavy snow at times, but semi dry weather does prevail through most of the cold months. A location that does make use of the snow would be Sun Valley Ski Resort, which attracts many tourists from their popular skiing adventures.
Seniors looking to retire in Idaho will find an endless selection of natural wonders to visit. Most assisted living facilities are within driving distance of a recreation or wilderness areas. Idaho's, Hell's Canyon, measures deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Snake River's, Shoshone Falls, drops farther than Niagara Falls. From fertile farmland to granite mountain ranges with streams and lakes galore. Idaho does offer unlimited choices for retiring seniors to find relaxing adventures.