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Page Reviewed / Updated – September 30, 2022

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Although the cost of living in Boise, ID is slightly higher than the national average as well as the Idaho average, the average cost of health care is lower than the state and national average, and the cost of utilities is below the national average. Social Security benefits are not subject to personal income tax in Idaho, and there are exemptions for some types of state and federal pensions. Senior citizens who meet income guidelines may be eligible for a tax credit called the Idaho Grocery Credit, which helps offset the cost of paying sales tax for food items at the supermarket cash register. At $3,586 per month, assisted living in Boise is significantly lower than the national average. 

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Boise, ID, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Boise, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living Care in Boise, ID

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living facilities in Boise average $3,586, which is nearly $1,000 less than the national average of $4,500. It’s also slightly less than $300 less than the overall average for the state of Idaho of $3,838. Within Idaho’s borders, costs range from a high of $4,675 in Coeur d’Alene to a low of $3,500 in Idaho Falls. Idaho residents near the Washington border in Lewiston average $4,419 in assisted living costs, while their counterparts in the east side of the state in Pocatello pay $4,206.

  • Boise: $3,586
  • State of Idaho: $3,838
  • United States: $4,500
  • Coeur d’Alene: $4,675
  • Idaho Falls: $3,500
  • Lewiston: $4,419
  • Pocatello: $4,206

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Boise, ID

With the exception of adult day health care at an average monthly cost of $2,167, assisted living is the most affordable senior care option in Boise. In-home care and home health care both cost $5,720 per month, while nursing homes are the most expensive option at $8,608 for a semiprivate room and $10,646 for a private room.  

  • In-home Care: $5,720
  • Home Health Care: $5,720
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,167
  • Assisted Living Facility: $3,586
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $8,608
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $10,646

Veranda Senior Living at Barber Station

Veranda Senior Living at Barber Station is located near multiple parks, including the Boise River Greenbelt, which offers seniors interested in spending time outdoors plenty of areas to explore. Its spacious assisted living apartments are equipped with individual thermostats and private baths to enhance comfort, and for safety, each resident receives an emergency pendant upon moving into the community. Medical care and beauty treatments are conveniently available on-site, and residents have full access to a gym and technology center. Friendly staff members help seniors tend to personal needs, and life enrichment programs are held regularly to add meaningful activity to residents' daily lives.

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MorningStar of Boise

As a 55+ retirement community, MorningStar of Boise offers assisted living and independent living apartments in a comfortable, homelike setting. Caregivers and a licensed nurse are on-site 24 hours a day to ensure seniors' personal and medical needs are met in a timely fashion.  The community grounds are filled with resident-accessible garden beds and walking paths for outdoor strolls, and seniors can enjoy reading in the library or joining their peers for fun activities in the billiards and game room. Residents are treated to delicious meals from a chef-inspired menu, and a private dining room is available for intimate meals with visiting family and friends.

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Edgewood Castle Hills

Edgewood Castle Hills focuses on helping seniors remain independent and active by providing around-the-clock assistance and on-site conveniences such as therapy services and beauty treatments. Trained caregivers monitor residents' overall health and help manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Housekeeping, laundry and linen tasks are also completed by the friendly staff so that seniors can relax and enjoy participating in the regularly scheduled activities and outings. Residents are invited to attend worship services in a beautifully decorated chapel or to go for a walk through the community's outdoor courtyards and gardens.

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  • Family-style dining room
  • Scheduled consultations with registered nurses

Regency Village Columbia

Regency Columbia Village hosts regular outings into the nearby community to help seniors remain engaged and fulfilled. Residents have plenty of recreational options thanks to the on-site games and programs designed by the staff, and the facility is conveniently located near several parks and walking trails so that seniors can enjoy outdoor leisure time with friends and family members. Healthy meals made from fresh ingredients are served daily, and seniors can pamper themselves with on-site salon services. Professionally trained caregivers assist with daily personal needs, and wellness programs focusing on improving residents' overall health are available.

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Brookdale Boise Parkcenter

Brookdale Boise Parkcenter helps seniors enjoy their retirement years in a safe, community setting. Assistance with personal needs, medication management and housekeeping chores is provided by a gracious staff, who are on-site 24 hours a day. The pet-friendly facility features landscaped grounds with walking trails, a sitting area around a cozy fireplace and recreational rooms such as a game area, theater and craft studio. Special dietary menus are available in the restaurant-style dining room, and seniors can cook their own treats in a community kitchen.

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  • On-site fitness center and therapy room
  • Electronic security system with keypad entry

Aspen Valley Senior Living Community

Aspen Valley Senior Living Community improves seniors' quality of life through a compassionate 24-hour staff and on-site services such as escort assistance, daily housekeeping and transportation assistance. Customized care plans are drawn up for seniors by professional caregivers, and in-house visits with therapists and doctors can be arranged. A chef prepares three delicious meals from a dietician-approved menu, with additional snacks served throughout the day. Entertainment and chapel services are provided, and residents are invited to join in engaging activities and outings with other members of the community, which offers plenty of opportunities for social interaction.

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  • Large apartments with personal bathrooms and kitchenettes
  • Library and technology center

Edgewood Plantation Place

Located next to a country club, the beautiful scenery surrounding Edgewood Plantation Place led to its inclusion in our top 10 list. Walking trails make it easy for residents to explore the water feature and gardens featured on the facility's property, and a comfortably furnished patio space is available for social gatherings and outdoor leisure time. Assisted living services are provided by a friendly team of caregivers, and on-site therapy, home health and hospice services are available as needed so that seniors can comfortably age in place.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment options
  • Decorated common area with fireplace

Arbor Village at Hillcrest

Arbor Village at Hillcrest has a full-time assisted living care team and concierge service, which makes it easy for seniors to relax while receiving personalized help with daily needs. Regular activities, educational classes and social events help enhance residents' overall well-being, and carefully designed common areas such as a game room, library, community garden and fitness center ensure that residents have the equipment they need to pursue their favorite hobbies. Meals are kept interesting and fun through educational presentations, resident cook-offs and themed meals made from scratch by staff members, who also take requests for family recipes shared by the community.

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Grace Street Assisted Living & Independent Living

Grace State Street Assisted Living & Independent Living specializes in providing seniors the support they need to maintain their independence and enjoy their golden years. We choose to include the community due to the interesting variety of daily recreational and social programs that help residents to relax and have fun with others in the community, including holiday celebrations, visits from musical performers and religious services. A fitness studio and full service salon are conveniently located on-site to help residents meet their wellness goals and enjoy being pampered. Nutritious, chef-prepared meals are offered in a tastefully decorated dining space, and residents are invited to host family parties in a private room.

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Willow Park Assisted Living

Willow Park Assisted Living has a professional 24-hour staff to help seniors with daily tasks and medication management, and on-site registered nurses monitor residents' overall health. Individualized wellness programs and optional memory care services gives residents the peace of mind that they can comfortably age in place if their needs change over time. The pet-friendly community uses an on-site beauty salon, private mail boxes and scheduled transportation to add convenience to seniors' daily lives. Social events, games and outings are planned by a full-time activities director, and seniors have access to a library, landscaped courtyard and basic cable in the personal residences for times that seniors wish to unwind and recharge in private leisure.

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