Assisted living is very different from a nursing home where people are deprived of their independence and are required to be under constant supervision and care resulting in an enormous monthly cost for insurance and family members to pay. Assisted living is a place where your loved one can live independently in a senior apartment style living while maintaining the level of care that they need. This type of care may include personal hygiene and bathing as well as other activities of daily living and housekeeping and meal services. Most facilities have a highly trained staff of nurses’ aids’, LPN’s or RN’s and a full housekeeping and culinary staff. These facilities also have buttons in each room that allow the resident to call for help if they need to. Establishments that provide assisted living facilities also provide transportation services so your loved one can still enjoy the activities they always have, without the need to drive them or rely on public transportation.
Living in Idaho Falls is a typically active spot for seniors and young people alike. The area is surrounded by all types of nature that promotes outdoor activities for people of all ages. When your loved one lives in an assisted living community in Idaho Falls, they can expect to have daily transportation to medical facilities in Idaho Falls as well as the zoo, the opera and shopping in the local shops as they enjoyed when they lived on their own. Just because this is in Idaho does not mean that it is roughing it, it is a very cultured community that provides residents with just about anything they want to do whether they enjoy the arts, nature or shopping.
One of the key benefits to living in Idaho Falls is the cost of living. While the cost of living in this town may be slightly higher than other parts of the state, it is considerably less than the rest of the country. When your loved one lives in an assisted living facility in any state, they can expect to pay an average of 45,000 per year for the care they received at the facility. In Idaho Falls, the average yearly cost for those who require the services in assisted living facilities is about $38,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.