Nursing Homes in Meridian, ID- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of March 10, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The City 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 Meridian
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on March 10, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Meridian has a total of 23 active skilled nursing facilities and 1,856 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Meridian of 114,161, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 61.51 persons in Meridian. There were 1,439 residents in nursing homes as March 10, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 77.53 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, Meridian has added 0 new beds and lost 0 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 Meridian and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.77 0.86 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.42 2.46 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.86 0.78 / 0.88
All Staff 4.05 4.09 / 3.79

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for Idaho.

COVID-19 Infections in Meridian 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 Meridian there were a total of 10 new cases and 10 new deaths among residents for the week ending March 10, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Meridian

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Meridian Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Meridian, ID. 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 Meridian

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Meridian 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
Wellspring Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia
2105 12TH AVENUE ROAD
NAMPA, ID
36.00
Shaw Mountain of Cascadia
909 RESERVE STREET
BOISE, ID
36.00
Cherry Ridge of Cascadia
501 WEST IDAHO BOULEVARD
EMMETT, ID
40.00
Idaho State Veterans Home - Boise
320 COLLINS ROAD
BOISE, ID
43.33
River's Edge Rehabilitation and Living Center
714 NORTH BUTTE AVENUE
EMMETT, ID
38.67
Arbor Valley of Cascadia
8211 USTICK ROAD
BOISE, ID
41.33
Sunterra Springs Riverview
3550 WEST AMERICANA TERRACE
BOISE, ID
9.33
Life Care Center of Treasure Valley
502 NORTH KIMBALL PLACE
BOISE, ID
50.67
The Terraces of Boise
5301 E WARM SPRINGS AVE
BOISE, ID
95.33
Aspen Transitional Rehabilitation
2867 EAST COPPER POINT DRIVE
MERIDIAN, ID
56.67

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

Facility Rating
Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation
1140 NORTH ALLUMBAUGH STREET
BOISE, ID
265.50
/
Caldwell Care of Cascadia
210 CLEVELAND BOULEVARD
CALDWELL, ID
183.67
Skyline Transitional Care Center
1001 SOUTH HILTON STREET
BOISE, ID
151.00
/
Canyon West of Cascadia, LLC Dba Canyon West of Ca
2814 SOUTH INDIANA AVENUE
CALDWELL, ID
84.67
Karcher Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
1127 CALDWELL BOULEVARD
NAMPA, ID
103.33
Life Care Center of Boise
808 NORTH CURTIS ROAD
BOISE, ID
79.33
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Creekside Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
1351 WEST PINE AVENUE
MERIDIAN, ID
81.33
Sunny Ridge
2609 SUNNYBROOK DRIVE
NAMPA, ID
65.33
/
Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation
46 NORTH MIDLAND BOULEVARD
NAMPA, ID
54.67
The Orchards of Cascadia
404 NORTH HORTON STREET
NAMPA, ID
70.67

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