The Idaho Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Idaho. With an aging population Idaho’s average cost of care averages between $22.50 an hour for home care to $8,562 a month for skilled nursing care. This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organisations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Idaho Key Statistics

  • 21.8% of the Idaho population is aged 60 or over with 10.4% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • Idaho taxes all income, except Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits. Residents pay an average of $796 in property taxes per $100,000, however there are tax benefits for seniors. 
  • 61.2% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for an Idaho senior (65+) is $40,881.
  • 27,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Idaho.

Choosing Long Term Care in Idaho

  • Idaho Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Idaho is $22.50, making Idaho the same cost as the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Idaho Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Idaho is $2,275 per month making Idaho more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Idaho Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Idaho is $3,728 per month making Idaho less expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Idaho Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Idaho is $8,562 per month making Idaho more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Idaho Senior Services

Idaho Commission on Aging

Address: 6305 W. Overland Rd., Ste. 110, Boise, Idaho 83709

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 83720 Boise Idaho 83720

Phone: (208) 334-3833

Toll Free: 1-877-471-2777

Fax: (208) 334-3033

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Idaho State Plan on Aging

Idaho Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse:

Idaho Support for Caregivers

Idaho Health Care Fraud

Idaho Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Idaho Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Idaho Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Idaho Department of Insurance

Address: 700 West State Street, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0043

SHIBA Medicare Helpline: 1-800-247-4422

Idaho Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Idaho Prescription Assistance

Idaho County Offices for Aging

Area I – North Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2120 N. Lakewood Dr. Suite B, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 1-208-667-3179 

Phone: 1-800-786-5536

Fax: (208) 667-5938

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Area II – North Central Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Address: 124 New 6th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 208.746.3351

Fax: 208.746.5456

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Area III – Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Address: 701 South Allen Street, Ste. 100, Meridian, Idaho 83642

Phone: 1-208-898-7060 

Phone: 1-844-850-2883

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Area IV – South Central Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Address: 315 Falls Ave, PO Box 1238, Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Phone: 208-736-2122

Toll Free: 800-574-8656 

Fax: 208-736-2126

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Area V – Southeast Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Address: 214 E. Center, P.O. Box 6079, Pocatello, ID 83205-6079

Phone: 208-233-4032

Toll Free: 800-526-8129

Fax: 208-233-5232

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Area VI – Eastern Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Address: P.O. Box 51098, 935 Lincoln Road, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Phone: 208-522-5391

Toll Free: 1-800-632-4813

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Idaho Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Idaho Senior Health Studies

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