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2019 Novel Coronavirus - Monday, March 23, 2020
2020 Assisted Living Training Courses Available - Monday, March 9, 2020

The following 2020 Assisted Living Training courses are now scheduled for 2020. When registering for a course, you will be placed on a wait-list and notified when your registration has been accepted and you may attend the course.

A "register here" link will be active when registration is available for a course.  We will not open registration up too far in advance to prevent "no shows".

If you do not have a FLARES account, follow any of the links below to create one. DO NOT REGISTER FOR SOMEONE ELSE. If you need any assistance, please contact the Assisted living team.

    • Licensing and Certification's Professional RCA training.

        • These courses are for licensed administrators who are currently working in an Idaho assisted living facility.  Each course is designed to enhance the professional RCA's knowledge and will be presented by topic expert speakers.  Dates and topics will be announced throughout the year.  All courses will be held in Boise unless otherwise noted.

          • March 27, 2020 - Behavior Management Planning - CANCELED

      • Licensing and Certification’s Assisted Living Nurse training.
        • This course is for licensed nurses and administrators currently working in an Idaho assisted living facility.  Nurses will be given first preference on available seats.  All nursing courses will be one day in length and conducted only in Boise now.

          • April 29, 2020 (Post Falls) - CANCELED
          • May 19, 2020 (Pocatello) - Registration Not Open Yet
          • August 21, 2020 - Registration Not Open Yet
          • October 6, 2020 - Registration Not Open Yet
      • Licensing and Certification’s Assisted Living Basic Administrator training.  If you have taken this course in the last two years, you are not eligible to register.  All basic administrator courses will be conducted only in Boise now.
        • This course is for newly licensed administrators.

          • May 12 & 13, 2020 - Registration Not Open Yet
          • October 19 & 20, 2020 - Registration Not Open Yet
Community Care Advisory Council (CCAC) Membership - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The CCAC will consider nominations for one (1) membership position at its next meeting on April 28, 2020. The open membership position is reserved for a resident/family member of a residential assisted living facility (RALF). The CCAC is a 20-member council established in Sections 39-3511, 39-3330, 39-3331, 39-3332, and 39-3333, Idaho Code, that meets quarterly and advises the Department regarding certified family homes and residential care or assisted living facilities in (1) matters of policy regarding licensing or certification and enforcement standards; (2) proposed rules; and (3) an annual report submitted to the legislature stating opinions and recommendations that would further the state’s capability in addressing issues within these care settings.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the CCAC, please submit a letter of interest to the Council Coordinator by March 31, 2020. You are also invited to attend the next meeting on April 28, 2020, to introduce yourself to the council and explain how you might be able to contribute as a member. The council meets at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room D East and D West at 3232 Elder Street, Boise, Idaho 83705.

Please include your name, qualifications, and contact information in your letter of interest and address it to:

Cindy Stevens, CCAC Coordinator
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0009

The Idaho Administrative Bulletin has been published - Monday, January 6, 2020

The Idaho Administrative Bulletin published January 2, 2020. It is important that you carefully review what was published as this rule making year was different than in years past.

  • Stricken language will not show in blue with strikeout – it will not show at all.
  • Language added at the proposed stage will show as plain red text – no underline.
  • Language added at the pending stage will show in italicized red text. 

Docket 0322-1901 Residential Assisted Living Facilities

Idaho Commission on Aging Dementia Skills Training Resource - Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Proposed Rule Summary - Friday, November 1, 2019
Proposed Assisted Living Rules Draft 6 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

September Administrative Bulletin Published

16-0322-1901 Residential Assisted Living Facilities

Negotiated Rule Making Comments - DOCKET NO. 0322-1901 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019
“Free DNA tests scam to steal identities from assisted living residents” - Friday, July 19, 2019
New Dietary Videos Available - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We are excited to announce there are new food training videos available on our website along with handouts. Please look at the far right-side of the website under resource links, then go to the plus sign by “Food Safety/Nutrition”. The videos will be listed, with the handouts below them. The videos are titled: Basic Food Safety, Menus & Recipes, Customer Service, Memory Care, Tips & Tricks and Potluck. We hope you and your staff learn new information and enjoy these videos.

Assisted Living Provider Portal - Friday, October 28, 2016

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Residential Care or Assisted Living Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009

Physical Address:
3232 Elder St
Boise ID 83705

Office Phone:
(208) 364-1962
Fax Number:
(208) 364-1888

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