Nursing Homes in Idaho- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Idaho- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Idaho has a total of 80 active skilled nursing facilities and 5,388 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 1,939,033, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 359.88 persons in Idaho. There were 3,921 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 72.77 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Idaho has added 64 new beds and lost 20 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Idaho and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.86 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.46 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.78 0.88
All Staff 4.09 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Idaho:

COVID-19 Infections in Idaho Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Idaho there were a total of 17 new cases and 17 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Idaho

Idaho added 1 new skilled nursing facilities and 64 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Idaho State Veterans Home - Post Falls 64

Idaho lost 1 skilled nursing facilities and 20 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
St Luke's Rehab - Elks Sub Acute Rehab Unit 20

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Idaho Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Idaho. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Idaho

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Idaho based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Sunterra Springs Riverview
3550 WEST AMERICANA TERRACE
BOISE, ID
9.33
Mountain Valley of Cascadia
601 WEST CAMERON AVENUE
KELLOGG, ID
11.33
Mccall Rehabilitation and Care Center
418 FLOYDE STREET
MCCALL, ID
14.00
Cascadia of Lewiston
2852 JUNIPER DRIVE
LEWISTON, ID
16.80
Valley Vista Care Center of Sandpoint
220 SOUTH DIVISION
SANDPOINT, ID
17.33
Serenity Healthcare
1134 CHENEY DR WEST
TWIN FALLS, ID
19.20
St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care
895 NORTH 6TH EAST
MOUNTAIN HOME, ID
21.33
Owyhee Health and Rehabilitation Center
108 WEST OWYHEE
HOMEDALE, ID
21.33
Life Care Center of Lewiston
325 WARNER DRIVE
LEWISTON, ID
22.67
Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center
1071 RENEE AVENUE
POCATELLO, ID
23.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Idaho based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation
1140 NORTH ALLUMBAUGH STREET
BOISE, ID
265.50
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Royal Plaza Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia
2870 JUNIPER DRIVE
LEWISTON, ID
256.67
Cascadia of Boise
6000 W DENTON ST
BOISE, ID
240.67
Rating Not Available
Idaho State Veterans Home - Lewiston
821 21ST AVENUE
LEWISTON, ID
238.33
Silver Ridge Care
210 WEST LACROSSE AVENUE
COEUR D'ALENE, ID
224.17
Silverton Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia
405 WEST SEVENTH STREET
SILVERTON, ID
211.83
Life Care Center of Post Falls
460 NORTH GARDEN PLAZA COURT
POST FALLS, ID
193.67
Caldwell Care of Cascadia
210 CLEVELAND BOULEVARD
CALDWELL, ID
183.67
Prestige Care and Rehabilitation - The Orchards
1014 BURRELL AVENUE
LEWISTON, ID
169.67
Twin Falls Transitional Care of Cascadia
674 EASTLAND DRIVE
TWIN FALLS, ID
166.17
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Skilled Nursing Homes in Idaho Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Idaho nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Idaho performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.20 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.60 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.50 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 5.00 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 10.20 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 4.50 Higher
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 50.40 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.46 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.78 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.86 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.63 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 4.09 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.47 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.58 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.12 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 52.80 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 42.50 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.50 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.37 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.11 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.20 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 27,731.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 13.34 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 4.75 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 46.45 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.54 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.25 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 9.28 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.12 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.05 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 97.02 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 18.07 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 87.39 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.22 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 16.39 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 15.53 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 5.39 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 96.33 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 78.29 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 81.74 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 16.57 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 11.48 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.09 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.10 Lower