Residential Assisted Living Facilities (RALF)

Residential Assisted Living Facilities, commonly referred to as RALFs, are group living arrangements in a facility or residence operated on either a profit or non-profit basis for the purpose of providing necessary supervision, personal assistance, meals, and lodging to three or more adults (18 years of age or older) not related to the owner. An assisted living facility is a senior living option for those with minimal needs for assistance with daily living and care.  Its purpose is to help adults live as independently as possible in a safe environment.  For any resident who has needs requiring a nurse, the facility must ensure a licensed nurse is available to meet the needs of the resident. 

About the RALF Team

The Residential Assisted Living Facilities (RALF) Team conducts surveys, or inspections, of residential assisted living facilities in Idaho to verify compliance with state rules. These surveys include initial licensures, regular (typically annually) licensure inspections, and complaint investigations. The RALF Team is available during business hours using any of the contact methods listed below.

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RALF Team Contact Information
Residential Assisted Living Facilities Program

PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009
United States

Adult Protective Services (APS) Online Reporting
Report concerns of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Idaho Commission on Aging Ombudsman Information
Find contact information for the ombudsman in your region.
Filing an Appeal of Involuntary Discharge
This link goes to the online form that must be completed to initiate an appeal of an involuntary discharge from a RALF.
Report Medicaid Fraud
Report the submission of false or fraudulent claims for payment of health care services.
Residential Assisted Living Facilities and Survey Results
Search Residential Assisted Living Facilities and review survey results.
Planning for Long-Term Care
This is a guide from AARP to assist in planning for long-term care.
Community Care Advisory Council (CCAC)
The Council is a forum for stakeholders in Residential Assisted Living Facilities (RALFs) and Certified Family Homes (CFHs).
Resident Rights Poster
A mandatory posting for Residential Assisted Living Facilities that highlights some resident rights.