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April 25, 2018

Nursing Facilities (Consumers' Page)

A Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility‚Äôs 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. 


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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