Frequently Asked Questions
Are resident's diets regulated at Lenity?
Lenity believes you should have free choice in your diet options. We encourage that freedom to be used in a healthy and wholesome manner to balance medical needs with individual desires to effectively manage or treat conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.
Menus in long-term care facilities are generally consistent in calories, served at consistent times, and portions are controlled, which is a good thing. If desserts are served, the portions are typically small. However, a fat restriction in not included for most because of the risk of malnutrition.
Are pets allowed at Lenity?
Yes, we do accept pets in designated areas. The resident must be able to maintain their own pet. There is a limit of one pet per apartment. A monthly pet fee will be charged.
How affordable is life at Lenity?
It is very cost effective to live at Lenity. Everything is included in room and board plus level of care. Room and board is determined by apartment choice and a level of care will be assessed by our nurse.
How do we know how much care will be needed?
An assessment will be conducted by our nurse and administrator. You will know right away what your level of care will be.
How do we know when to consider assisted living?
Assisted Living is wonderful for people who are ready to have help with meals, snacks, cleaning, laundry, and medication management. Assisted Living also gives the opportunity to participate in activities and allows you the enjoyment of relaxation. We provide 24/7 care and and practice safety precautions.
Does Lenity keep specific visiting hours?
We want Lenity to be your home! We do not hold visiting hours, but we do lock our doors at night. We have a doorbell that can be rang for after-hours.
Visitors are verified on arrival.
What is the cost of housing at Lenity?
Monthly fees vary from resident to resident depending on their choice of apartment and their level of care. The total cost of care is determined by two factors:
Room and Board
Room and board are a fixed fee for all residents that varies only according to a resident’s choice of apartment. The cost includes the apartment rental and services such as meals, cleaning services, laundry services, and other building and service amenities. This portion of the monthly fee does not fluctuate often but may be adjusted annually to reflect the cost of living. See our floor plans and read more about our Apartment Options.
Each resident will require a unique mix of clinical services. In order to determine the cost of clinical services several preliminary steps must be completed. First, a Care Assessment is conducted, then a Care Plan is created, and finally a Physician Care Assessment is also conducted. Once these steps have been completed the cost of clinical services can be determined. These costs will be discussed before admission with the resident and/or their charge during a meeting in which we review the resident’s admission packet. A resident’s clinical service level may change over time based on their individual needs.
How will I pay for my care?
Residents may pay for our services out of pocket (private pay), they may use programs and subsidies such as the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefit, long-term care insurance, family contributions, Medicaid, or a combination of these options. Payment methods accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover, ACH direct withdrawal from a bank account, and checks.
Most residents and their families have questions or concerns about affordability so we suggest that you arrange a confidential consultation with us to review your options. Use this form to Contact Us.
As with many senior care facilities Medicaid does not cover the full cost for residency at Lenity without some supplementation. In some cases, one year of private pay is required before rolling over to Medicaid.
To reduce the cost of living a resident may choose to live in a double occupancy room.
Lenity strictly adheres to regulations from the State of Idaho that guide our responsibilities for resident move in and move out, written contracts (admission and discharge), record keeping, mandatory resident care, and service and resident rights. If you have questions about these regulations please ask us for more information and you may also visit The State of Idaho Health and Welfare site.
Why do we need to sign in?
Signing into Lenity when you come to visit your loved ones is very important for many reasons. First and foremost it is a state requirement. Also, in case of emergencies and for fire safety we need to know who is in our building.