Residential Assisted Living Facilities can find helpful resources and information on this site that will support licensing requirements as well as improve quality of care in your facility.

Resources and Training Materials

There are many resources available for Residential Assisted Living Facilities to ensure safe and quality care is possible. Review the information below to become familiar with important considerations as you open and operate your Assisted Living Facility.

Agency Grid
Anti-Kickback Information

Should you want to submit an appeal related to either a core or non-core deficiency found during your annual state survey, there are forms available for the appeal process. 

Informal Dispute Resolution Process (Core): This document describes how to submit an appeal after the facility receives the formal written survey report. 

Informal Dispute Resolution Request Form (Core)

Non-Core Dispute Process: Once the facility has received the formal written survey report and the facility would like to dispute a non-core issue found during survey, a dispute must be submitted within 30 days from the exit conference. For more details on the non-core Dispute Resolution Process, review the following document.

To apply to be a member of the Informal Dispute Resolution Panel, complete and submit the: IDR Panel Member Application.

Behavior Management Plan Flow Chart

To assess when a behavior plan is required for individuals residing in a Residential Assisted Living Facility, we provide a flow chart to help with decision making.



There are consultants in the Residential Assisted Living Facilities Program that can help with licensing, development of plans, professional development, and other critical items related to operating a safe and effective facility. 

Consultant List

COVID-19 Toolkit

Idaho's COVID-19 Website - LTC Page

Protocols for Long-Term Care Facilities - Idaho Rebounds

COVID-19 FAQs for Assisted Living Facilities (November 9, 2020)

Temporarily-Waived RALF Rules (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19: How to Put On and Remove Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (A World Health Organization (WHO) Training Course)

Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19 Virus (A WHO Training Course)

Obtaining PPE for Idaho (Survey123 from Idaho Emergency Operations Center (IDEOC))

Idaho Resource Tracking System (IRTS) Instructions for Weekly PPE Status

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster

Communication Plan for Families and Media (Optional Resource)

Facility Ventilation

Contact Information for Concerns Related to Transfer of Patients with COVID-19

Local COVID-19 Ordinances

Counseling for Frontline Workers

Counseling for Frontline Workers (Spanish)

How to Develop a Staff Contingency Plan

Idaho PPE Exchange

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Information

Long-Term Care Strike Team (May 19, 2020)

Visitation Guidelines (October 23, 2020)

Mandatory Use of Face Coverings (October 28, 2020)

Antigen POC Test Result Reporting (November 10, 2020)

Testing and Visitation for Idaho's Assisted Living Facilities (November 10, 2020)

Holiday Visitation Guidance (November 23, 2020)

Guidance and Checklist for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities (December 16, 2020)

Infection Prevention and Control Protocol for Assisted Living Facilities Survey Outcome (January 14, 2021)


COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Test Site Finder

Crush the Curve Idaho Free Testing Program

COVID-19 Test Positivity Rates (Excel file - rates listed by US County, State)

Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) Testing Update for Idaho Public Health Districts and Idaho Long-Term Care Facilities (May 26, 2020)

Notice of Change: Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) Testing for Long-Term Care Facilities (June 30, 2020)

Testing Strategy for Long-Term Care Facilities in Idaho (June 3, 2020)

Use of Rapid Antigen Tests in Idaho's Long-Term Care Facilities (October 20, 2020)


Vaccine Information

Employment Laws and Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine Information from St. Luke's (January 21, 2021)


COVID-19-Approved Facilities and Units

List of Approved COVID-Exclusive Facilities (January 7, 2021)

Twin Falls Manor Information

Veranda Senior Living


CDC Information

Sparkling Surfaces: Stop COVID-19's Spread

Clean Hands - Combat COVID-19

Closely Monitor Residents for COVID-19

Keep COVID-19 Out!

PPE Lessons

PPE Burn Rate Calculator

Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions

Answering Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

Facility Fire Safety and Construction

As part of your licensing and licensing renewal process, you will need to meet all Fire Safety and Construction Standards. 

Unsprinklered Facilities

FAQs for Fire Life Safety

Pocatello Fire Department Guidance for When to Call EMS

Fire Safety for Older Adults

Wildfire Safety

Living with Memory Loss: A Basic Guide
Nursing in Assisted Living

An Assisted Living Nurse Reference Guide has been developed for nurses who work in assisted living facilities in Idaho.

Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

The Idaho Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Frequently Asked Questions can help answer questions regarding POST in Idaho. 


RALF Informational Letters

Informational letters sent to Residential Assisted Living Facilities.

Reportable Incident Guidelines

It is important that you report specific incidents to either the Department of Health and Welfare, Commission on Aging (Adult Protection), or Law Enforcement depending on the severity of the incident. We have provided a guide to help you know what to report and to whom. 

Reporting Requirements

Best Practices

Resources in this section provide examples of facility practices which have been recognized as rising above the level of expectation and quality. 

Resources Reflecting Best Practices

Caregiver Code of Ethics

The Caregiver Code of Ethics is a great guide to help create a quality of life by sustaining an environment that humanizes and individualizes each resident in your facility. 

Sample Comprehensive Assessment Form

Example Forms for Residential Assisted Living Facilities

Behavior Management

Below are example forms that can be used to assess and monitor behaviors: 


    Forms related to Medication variance and psychotropic medication review: 

    Multi-Facility Administrators

    If you have one Administrator who will serve over multiple facilities, you will need to fill out and submit this form. 

    Variance Request Form

    If you are requesting a variance for your facility, you will need to submit a Variance Request Form: 

    Consumer forms

    Here are a list of forms that your residents may need access to.  These forms can also be found on the Programs and Services Section of this website: 

    Residential Assisted Living Facilities Program

    PO Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720-0009
    United States