Top of the line care provided in a quiet and comfortable country setting.

At Desert View Care Center, our commitment to excellence shows. Our mission is to partner with our residents and their families to provide a quality home environment conducive to healing, growth and fulfillment; one that empowers each resident, and celebrates each one’s life, accomplishments and personal goals for the future. Located in Buhl, Idaho, Desert View offers superior care in a beautiful rural setting.

Located in the scenic and rural community of Buhl, Idaho, Desert View Care Center is based around several core beliefs and values that we apply to our daily activities and personal interactions:

Compassion as we reach out to those in need, showing special concern for the vulnerable, dependent and underserved.

Effective Communication as honesty, trust, and listening skills are the key to serving.

Personal Growth as our residents are encouraged to maintain individuality and dignity at all stages of life.

Excellence as our staff strives to not only meet State and Federal guidelines, but exceed expectations.

Community as we act with responsibility and accountability in the community we serve.



  • Special Management Care for young adults
  • Skilled Nursing Care for short term or long term cares
  • Led by core values: compassion, communication, personal growth, excellence and community
  • Accepts most major insurance
  • Located in scenic Buhl, Idaho, heralded as the “Trout Capital of America

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Our Care

Skilled Nursing Care
The Skilled Nursing Facility at Desert View Care Center of Buhl offers a comfortable and caring home-like environment for residents who may require either a short-term stay, or for those who choose to make their permanent home with us. Our specially trained nursing staff assess, treat, and respond to all of your loved one’s needs, both medical and personal. A Certified Activity Director works daily to provide social activities which reflect the past and present social, cultural and spiritual interests of our residents. Our residents enjoy a wide range of social activities, from barbecues and Wii tournaments to quilting and outings. A Resident Services Coordinator is also available at all times for both resident and family advocacy. With experience in Medicaid and Medicare processes, we are available to assist with nearly every aspect of the transition to skilled nursing. Special therapies such as physical, occupational and speech are provided in-house. Transportation is also provided to and from any medical appointments for those services not provided at the facility. A fully staffed laundry team provides services seven days a week; however, families may choose to use or not use this service at their discretion.

Caring, Compassion, Courtesy for the following:

  • Huntington’s Chorea
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Head Trauma
  • Depressive and/or Mood Disorders
  • Psychological Factors
  • Schizophrenia & Related Disorders
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Organic Brain Syndrome
  • Psychosis
  • Severe Aggression
  • Amnesic Disorders
  • Other Disorders, both Medical and Psychiatric

Special Management Care
Desert View Care Center of Buhl offers a Special Management Care Center for brain-injured young adults. Our highly trained and specialized staff have thirteen years experience working with special needs adults. We understand the unique needs of these residents and have developed a highly specialized program to assist them in developing day to day skills and providing strong advocacy for their rights, especially for those who may be unable to advocate for themselves. Our caring and skilled registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurses’ assistants have attended intensive training to understand the needs of the special and very individual group of people they serve. Our activity staff provide daily structured social activities that reflect not only our residents’ present, but also past social interests. Our Special Management Care Center caters to those in need of both short and long term placement.

Short term placements are primarily, but not limited to, medication and behavior stabilization. Long term placements are accepted from the home setting, hospital, residential care, or skilled nursing facilities both within and outside the state of Idaho.


Our Staff

Cynthia Riedel – Administrator
Cynthia Riedel, Cindy  a Southern Idaho native has an expansive background stretching 30 years in  long term care.  She made her start as an Assistant Administrator to go on to being an Ombudsman, further yet to her achievement as an Administrator.  Cindy’s experience comes through big and small facilities, even to a more specialized setting such as a Geriatric Psychiatric hospital and a Transitional Care Unit.  Cindy’s accomplishments range from Best Practice Award State of Idaho for the team development of a manual for stroke victims.  Ten years worth of buildings winning L. Jean Schoonover Award for Excellence, as well as the 2010 Idaho Administrator of the Year award.

John Gies, M.D.
– Medical Director
Dr. John Gies is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is board-certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Gies has served our country since 1977, including working as a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard. Dr. Gies holds the title of Idaho State Surgeon General as well as several other prestigious titles within the medical community. He is the Chief of Medicine at North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, as well as the medical director of many other local facilities and physician offices. He is also a member of the American Geriatric Society.

Adrian Dean, M.D. – Psychiatric Director
Our contracted psychiatrist, Dr. Adrian Dean, is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Dean is also a member of the American Geriatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association. He consults for the regional Adult Mental Health Clinic and many other local facilities specializing in psychiatric treatment and care.


Desert View Location

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