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Cost of Idaho Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Idaho is $2,519 per month.

The monthly base rate for Idaho adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Idaho is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Idaho. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Idaho Adult Day Care Information

In Idaho, adult day care is defined as a structured day program that provides individually planned care, social interaction, supportive services and supervision for frail, older persons in a protective, safe group setting. Adult day services are meant to meet the needs of eligible participants whose functional or cognitive abilities have deteriorated. In addition, it provides a significant relief and support opportunity for caregivers.

Idaho Adult Day Care Minimum Standards

Idaho does not require either licensure or certification of adult day care programs. However, the Idaho Commission on Aging has established a set of guidelines titled the Rules Governing Senior Services Programs and requires adult day care programs to operate under those guidelines. They were modeled after the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilitiesí guidelines. The regulations allow participants to be served by an adult day care program for no more than 13 hours per day and requires at least two responsible persons to be at the center at all times when clients are in attendance with at least one of these people being a paid staff member. A site administrator is required for the program, but if that person is responsible for more than one site, then a program manager must be designated for each site. If the Adult Day Services program does not have its own freestanding facility and occurs in a nursing facility or assisted living facility, then the rules governing that facility must, also, be followed. Idaho's Adult Day Care Services regulations can be found here.

Idaho Adult Day Care Medicaid Waiver

Idaho provides Adult Day Care under the Aged and Disabled Waiver. Waiver providers are governed by the Department of Health and Welfare Division of Medicaid, the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Guide and Provider Handbook.

Idaho Adult Day Care Resources

Idaho Commission on Aging
341 W. Washington
Boise, ID 83702
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0007
Phone: 208-334-3833
Fax: 208-334-3033

Area Agencies on Aging

Southwest Idaho, Sage Community Resources 322- 7033 or 1-800-859-0321
South Central Idaho College of Southern Idaho 736- 2122 or 1-800-574-8656
Southeastern Idaho (Pocatello areas) Southeast Idaho Council of Governments 233-4032 (Ext 16) or 1-800-526-8129
Eastern Idaho Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership 522-5391 (Ext 1014) or 1-800-632-4813
Northern Idaho Aging and Adult Services 667-3179 or 1-800-786-5536
North Central Idaho Community Action Partnership 743-5580 or

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