2022 Top Idaho Senior Living Communities

Living in Idaho certainly has its perks. Low population density, breath-taking scenery, and great neighbors make the Gem State a popular pick. The same could be said for moving on to a senior living community in Idaho. Those same perks exist, but taking this next step in life does come with some concerns. How do you measure the quality of one senior living provider to another? What services and amenities will you need? Is transportation available to arrive at your primary medical provider?  

Questions like this are normal. We want to make sure the search is a stress-free process which is why we’ve put together the following list of 8 communities that are the highest rated in Idaho. While Idaho is not an overly large state, not all cities and towns will be represented on the list. If none of these providers are in your area, please consult our senior living directory. You can also contact us and a professional senior living advisor will assist you.

Tip for Paying for Idaho Senior Living: Reverse Mortgages
There are numerous ways to finance a senior living facility. But one of the more popular, and relatively easy, is taking out a reverse mortgage. If you are moving out of your home and into a senior living community, and your spouse will still reside in your home, you can convert a portion of your home’s equity into cash via a reverse mortgage. These types of mortgages have been increasing over the past decade and the process is streamlined and easy. 

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Idaho

The good news is Idaho has several top-notch elderly housing facilities to choose from. Narrowing down the list to our top 15 was certainly not easy. We looked up all the reviews on Facebook and Google and then compared them with reviews left on our own site. The Idaho Department of Health website was also helpful as we wanted to ensure that our final list of 15 did not have any outstanding violations or warrants.  

There are senior living communities in Idaho that cost as little as $1,300 per month. On average, most of the facilities on this list cost in the range of $2,700. The level of care required by the senior resident will affect the final sticker price. Memory care and skilled nursing care can push the price to over $3,000, while independent living is typically the cheapest. 

Top Rated Idaho Senior Living Facilities

4.88 stars

4.88/5 Average Rating of Facilities
358 Total Reviews


The Gables of Idaho Falls

3400 South 5th
West Idaho Falls ID 83402

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
8 Total Reviews

the gables assisted living and memory care of idaho falls id

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Gables of Idaho Falls:

The Gables is fantastic! They have smaller facilities than those 100+ Assisted Living hotels (as I like to call them) which gives it a more home-like atmosphere. And the staff are SO helpful! I’ve got nothing but good things to say about The Gables.

-Chandler Williams

Generations Assisted Living

13400 N Meyer Rd
Rathdrum ID 83858

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

generations assisted living rathdrum id

What residents and loved ones have to say about Generations Assisted Living:

This is to give a very positive evaluation of the Generations that provides the very best support and care for residents. The staff is composed of qualified and caring people. It is clear that this home is a place for quality life even in these most difficult. I know that this will continue to be 5 star.

-Bruce Simon

Creekside Transitional Care & Rehabilitation

1351 W Pine Ave
Meridian ID 83642

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.5/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

creekside transitional care and rehabilitation meridian id

What residents and loved ones have to say about Creekside Transitional Care & Rehabilitation:

I was in Creekside for many weeks following a horrible illness. From the first moment I arrived until the day I left, I was treated so well by everyone. I healed up and looked forward to each day because I knew very professional, caring, doctors, RN nurses, LPN nurses, CNA Aides, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Dietary, House Keeping, Transportation, Social Services and Office Staff were there to make sure myself and other patients were well tended to. I heard how kindly the patients were spoken to by the the entire staff. They spoke to me the same way. Thank you Dr. Walker, Dr. Ward, Jaime. Juan, Selma, Jay, Lisa, Brin, Josh, Shawna, Rosalinda, Keith, Eileen, Cathy, Brent, Wendy, Maddie, Michael, Gretchen, Riley and Cam. I hope I remembered everyone’s names. If I did not, please know you are as special as everyone I mentioned. I would recommend this place to any friend or loved one.

-Loriann Ringgold

Heritage of Boise

1777 S Curtis Rd
Boise ID 83705

Living Types Available: Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.3/5 Average Rating
9 Total Reviews

What residents and loved ones have to say about Heritage of Boise:

My dad chose Heritage Assisted Living, and so far, it has been a very pleasant experience. The community is clean, I really love that. The staff is friendly and pleasant, and the food is really good for an institution. I like that the community itself has lots of trees and grass and that it’s tucked away in a quiet, residential area. However I don’t like that they charge $15 extra per ride for trips to the doctor and other places, and I feel that their activity schedules could use some help. There aren’t that many activities for the men. Overall though, dad is generally happy here.

-Resident

MorningStar Senior Living of Idaho Falls

4000 South 25th East
Idaho Falls ID 83404

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
24 Total Reviews

morningstar senior living of idaho falls id

What residents and loved ones have to say about MorningStar of Idaho Falls:

MorningStar Memory care is the best place I could have selected for my mothers care. MorningStar has been amazing for the last 1.5 years with my mother who suffers from dementia. They go above and beyond to see to her daily needs. I have an amazing relationship with the Nicole and her staff and cant imagine anywhere else for my mothers happiness.

-Rick A

Meridian Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care

2584 E Magic View Dr
Meridian ID 83642

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

meridian meadows assisted living and memory care id

What residents and loved ones have to say about Meridian Meadows:

We placed Mom in Memory Care at Meridian Meadows in Nov. 2020. It was a difficult decision during the pandemic, but we have been so very pleased in every way. We expected Mom to have a rough transition, but the one on one time the staff spent with her and the loving attitudes of all the staff we have worked with, put us at ease and Moms smile every time we visit has made us so grateful we found Meridian Meadows. We would gladly and highly recommend them ??

-Amy Brumlow

Lincoln Court Retirement Community

850 Lincoln Dr
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
42 Total Reviews

lincoln court retirement community idaho falls id

What residents and loved ones have to say about Lincoln Court:

Top assisted living facility in South East Idaho. Lincoln has a family friendly atmosphere while consistently winning top awards for resident care. Highly recommend!

-Dwayne Coburn

The Gables of Caldwell

917 E Ustick Road
Caldwell ID 83605

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
18 Total Reviews

The Gables of Caldwell ID

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Gables of Caldwell:

The Director of The Gables, Derek, was extremely helpful and supportive of my Mom while she lived there. When I would visit she would say how nice he was to her and how she enjoyed his dog. The food was excellent as I was even able to enjoy a lunch with my Mom when she first arrived and we had seconds! Kathryn RN is first class as my first career was in the medical field and she knew what to say and more importantly what to do to make my Mom comfortable. All the nurses aides were friendly and encouraged my Mom to participate and would take the time to talk with her and learn more about her wonderful full life. Thank you everyone at The Gables for an extraordinary experience and helping my Mom.

-Name

More Highly Rated ID Senior Living & Care Facilities

Grace Assisted Living at Twin Falls

Fairwinds – Sand Creek

Edgewood Spring Creek Memory Care

Aspen Valley Senior Living

Edgewood Spring Creek Eagle Island

Grace Assisted Living at Caldwell

FirstLight Home Care – Coeur d’Alene, ID

Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village

The Gables Assisted Living & Memory Care of Pocatello

The Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene