A Healthy Living Option for Boise’s Independent Seniors

Boise and its neighboring communities are home to 61,602 amazing seniors aged 65 years and older.  And thanks to the baby boomers, by 2030 this number will increase to 145,732 or 20% of our population!  Seniors are everywhere, and there’s no denying their importance to our community.  So, as seniors become increasingly prominent and influential in Boise, where will they all live?

Many seniors will choose to remain in their private homes for as long as possible where they have happily lived for so many years.  But for others this option is difficult, either because they don’t want to live alone, or because they have some physical or medical needs and would feel safer if someone were nearby, or because they simply want to live in a place where they can enjoy the company and companionship of other like-minded friends.

Thankfully, wonderful housing alternatives are offered in abundance throughout Boise.  These are the Independent Living Communities, where active seniors are attracted by a host of pleasant amenities offered in beautiful, comfortable surroundings.  Seniors enjoy the privacy of their own affordable apartment where they can do their own cooking and entertaining, and they also have the option of using the community dining room.  Additionally, they may engage in a variety of fun activities offered within the community, or participate in community excursions to a variety of Boise’s many educational and pleasurable attractions.

One beautiful Independent Living Community that stands out among them all is Bonaventure Place, situated in a quiet residential neighborhood in Boise.  In addition to the many benefits that attract active and independent seniors, Bonaventure also extends the availability of healthcare services not offered at any other similar community in Idaho.  Bonaventure partners with House Calls (www.HouseCalls-LLC.com) who arranges regularly scheduled, on-site, state-of-the-art Primary Care to be delivered to their residents by a physician in the comfort and convenience of the community.  All residents are free to take advantage of this old fashioned ‘House Call’ whenever they choose.

Seniors appreciate communities who appeal to their needs – the desire to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible, to remain as healthy and active as possible, to socialize with good friends and not be isolated and lonely, the need to be surrounded by a trusted network of caregivers, the need for an affordable and comfortable home that doesn’t impose financial stress upon them, the need to have someone dedicated to helping them care for themselves when this is required, and the need for assistance with transportation.  Boise’s Independent Living Communities are thriving and have become a popular choice for seniors when selecting a home, because they address these essential needs in conveniently located, beautiful surroundings.

House Calls now offered in Boise!

House Calls has come to Boise! Old fashioned house calls with new fashioned ideas is now offered to Boise’s Retirement Communities. Complete Primary Care Services are now available to residents in the comfort and convenience of their own community or even their own apartment. Residents no longer have to struggle with negotiating burdensome scheduling and transportation arrangements for every doctor’s appointment. Instead, they now have the option of easily reserving a convenient and timely in-home appointment with the House Calls physician who will deliver state-of-the-art primary care services. Blood tests and most routine x-rays may also be performed in the resident’s apartment.
This breakthrough – bringing regularly scheduled healthcare services to retirement communities – has been developed by an innovative new healthcare company with the same name: House Calls (www.HouseCalls-LLC.com). Created and operated by 2 experienced Boise physicians – Steven Fuller DO/ PhD and Boise State University faculty member Uwe Reischl MD/PhD – House Calls was formed to bring in-home healthcare to seniors in order to help them maintain their health and independence. By making routine healthcare services easily accessible, seniors have a much better chance of remaining healthy, active, and happy.
Retirement Communities also benefit from availing their residents to on-site healthcare. Baby boomer children who are assisting their elderly parents with making choices about living options will naturally consider a community that offers the easy availability of essential healthcare services, like House Calls. Also, new residents from out of town who don’t yet have a local physician will prefer a community who has an easily accessible on-site physician readily available to continue their primary care. Retirement communities who offer these attractive benefits will prosper and, as a result, be able to offer even more wonderful amenities to their residents.

House Calls’ coordination services are not limited to delivering primary care, for it coordinates other on-site services that benefit the community, its residents, and their families. These additional services include weekly blood pressure clinics, educational classes and workshops for caregivers delivered by local nonprofit organizations, regularly scheduled Ask-a-Doc sessions, and student volunteer relationships with Boise State University. Any community service that would benefit the residents is a potential partner.
The Boise area and its 61,602 senior residents is blessed with over 67 Independent Living Communities. One community that stands out among them all is Heatherwood, located in a quiet residential neighborhood at 5277 Kootenai. This beautiful community is the first to partner with House Calls. Starting in October, Heatherwood residents will benefit from services not available at any other Independent Living Community in Idaho. Heatherwood welcomes inquiries, and Dr. Fuller would be happy to speak personally with families who are considering a retirement community among their home living options.

Community Partners

House Calls is forming partnerships with Primary Care Practitioners (MD/DO/NP) and community medical and social services. Our motto is simple: “Service”.

Our model is unique and creative. Please check back frequently to view and support our partners who are making a difference in the healthcare of our community!

Retirement Community Partners



Mobile Medical Home Partners





 Primary Care Providers

Dr. Hodges
     Dr. Timothy Hodges        

1st Site Identified for the House Calls Primary Care Program!

House Calls is proud to announce that we have identified our 1st Independent Living Community partner for our new Primary Care Program!  This privileged community will be among the 1st to offer regularly scheduled on-site Primary Care services to its residents.  Those residents who find it challenging to be transported to off-site providers can now elect to receive these routine services in the comfort and convenience of their own room!   On-site phlebotomy and routine x-ray services are also included.  And the residents’ cost for these medical services is the same as it would be if the care took place in their doctor’s office – most insurance policies are accepted, and there are NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

And there’s even more!  In addition to on-site medical care, this community will also benefit from free promotion, frequent on-site presence of Dr. Fuller who will personally meet with prospective residents and their families, regularly scheduled educational sessions featuring speakers representing community medical and social services, and affiliation with BSU student volunteers.  And perhaps most exciting of all, this community will be the FIRST to offer its residents the Mobile Medical Home!

The House Calls Primary Care Program will begin in this community in October.  Stay Tuned, as we will publically identify and feature the community on our website at that time.  We encourage all prospective residents of Independent Living Communities to visit this community when considering their Independent Living options.