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Nursing Facilities (Consumers' Page)

A Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility’s design and function is to meet the health needs of two or more elderly or disabled individuals who, at a minimum, require inpatient care and services, for twenty-four or more consecutive hours.   

Inpatient care is necessary for unstable or chronic health problems requiring:

  • Daily professional nursing supervision and licensed nursing care
  • Restorative care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Assistance in meeting daily living needs  

Medical supervision is necessary on a regular, but not daily, basis. 


Payment Source Types:

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) - Medicare-only and/or private pay
  • Nursing Facility (NF) - Medicaid-only and/or private pay
  • Skilled Nursing Facility & Nursing Facility (SNF/NF) - Both Medicare & Medicaid and/or private pay

In order to help determine if/when care for an elder may be appropriate, and the type of setting, please visit the Elder Care Checklists or LeadingAge web sites. 


Provider Lists & Survey Results

State Licensed-Only Providers

Federal Certification and State Licensure Providers

Schoonover Awards

Education & Update Information

Provides a link to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Surveyor Training Website (ISTW) where provider training is also available.  Provider site access is not restricted.  Issues relating to site access may need to be addressed to either the help desk for ISTW or with the facility's IT staff.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
Attn: Long Term Care Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009
Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder St
Boise ID 83705
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 2
Office Fax:
(208) 364-1888
MDS Help Desk:
(800) 263-5339 or
(208) 378-5898



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