213 Assisted Living Communities in Utah

Golden Living

$2,200/month
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2011 W 4700 South, Taylorsville, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care
At Golden Living in Taylorsville seniors are able to make the transition from living at home to Assisted Living with support and encouragement. The re

Heritage Place Bountiful

$3,100/month
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1150 South Main, Bountiful, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Heritage Place is a senior living community serving North Salt Lake City and Bountiful. It’s desirable location is surrounded by beautiful mountain

Canyon Creek

$3,200/month
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7235 S Union Park Avenue, Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care
Canyon Creek, a senior community offering Assisted Living and Memory Care services, is located in Cottonwood Heights, near the Fort Union shopping cen

Harmony Hills Of Lehi

$2,700/month Not Yet Rated
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564 West Main Street, Lehi, UT
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Carrington Court

Estimated $3,760/month
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1928 West 9800 South, South Jordan, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Brookdale Salt Lake City

Estimated $3,841/month
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76 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Highland Glen

Estimated $2,717/month
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10322 North 4800 West, American Fork, UT
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The Wentworth At Willow Creek

Estimated $4,024/month
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8325 South Highland Drive, Sandy, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care

Legacy Village Of Provo

Estimated $2,544/month
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4146 North University Ave, Provo, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Cottonwood Creek

Estimated $4,039/month
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1245 East Murray Holladay Road, Salt Lake City, UT
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Apple Village Assisted Living

Estimated $3,297/month
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2600 East Hobbs View Circle, Layton, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Bel Aire Senior Living

Estimated $2,849/month
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1088 E 390 South, American Fork, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Sagewood At Daybreak

Estimated $3,472/month
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11289 South Oakmond Dr, South Jordan, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care

Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek

Estimated $3,688/month
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777 E 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living
Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek. Don’t settle for ordinary. Escape to Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek, a Salt Lake City senior living

Highland Cove Retirement Community

Estimated $3,587/month
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3750 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, UT
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living

Utah is the Beehive State, partly as a nod to its LDS founders, but also as a symbol of the hard work and good fortune that has made this patch of the Great Basin such a livable home for so many seniors. Set down in some of the most serene terrain the American continent has to offer, Utah is a land of snow-tipped mountains and high desert, where about 11 percent of Utah's 3.1 million people are over the age of 65.

Utah has its oddities. For example, the state bird is named for another state: the California gull. The state flower, the Sego Lily, blooms all over the open fields in the well-watered parts of the state, though it can be hard to come by at the high elevations of some of Utah's bigger mountains, and years can pass in the desert without a single bloom showing.

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a residential care option for seniors who need long-term help with their normal activities of daily living (ADLs). These are usually the daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation and taking some medications, which can become a challenge for aging citizens with reduced mobility or other disabilities.

What does Assisted Living Cost in Utah?

In Utah, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $3,350, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

Assisted living costs about $3,350 a month in Utah. This is somewhat less than the national median monthly cost of $3,750. This can represent serious savings for many aging citizens with disabilities since home health aides in Utah can cost an average of $4,195 a month and are often the biggest expense a senior has before moving into an assisted living community. Salt Lake City and Ogden are two of the biggest urban areas in the state of Utah, and assisted living in these places is predictably a bit more expensive than the state average. In the capital city, single rooms can run to $3,600 a month, while Ogden assisted living costs an average of $3,893.

How is Assisted Living Regulated in Utah?

The state of Utah regulates assisted living communities through the Department of Health, Facility Licensing and Certification. This unit publishes guidance for properties regarding staff training and quality of care standards, as well as maintaining an active database of licensed facilities and regular reports on the communities it oversees. The state inspects properties for health and safety issues, and regular reports must be filed with authorities as part of the recertification process. Results of these inspections and investigations are available on a limited basis to the public, which can be a valuable resource for seniors and their loved ones when looking into assisted living options in Utah.

How is Assisted Living in Utah Affected by Laws and Taxes?

Utah's tax code has a few unwelcome provisions for seniors on a fixed income. Social Security income, for instance, is taxed in Utah. Other types of pension, both public and private, are also subject to the state's 5 percent income tax. Revenue drawn from an IRA or 401(k), as well as any other form of senior income, including wages from work, are likewise subject to the state income tax, though seniors can usually claim an exemption of either $450 or 6 percent, whichever is less.

Politics in Utah

Utah is as solidly red as any state in the Union. The six votes Utah swings in the Electoral College routinely go for the Republican candidate for president, and state-level offices are generally also held by conservative politicians. It is not unheard of for liberal candidates and causes to carry the day in a few of the more built-up areas of the state, but this political trend is mostly confined to city or county level ballots, rather than statewide or national politics.

Utah's constitution developed from the long, hard struggle for statehood. Adopted a year after Utah's 1894 admission to the Union, the document was ratified by the popular vote of state residents and accepted by the U.S. Congress in 1895. The final version creates a state government with three branches, just like most of the other state constitutions, but with a few interesting quirks of its own. Article XV, for example, creates a state militia and enrolls all male citizens under age 45, a legacy of Utah's Old West heritage and early range wars.

Fun Facts

  • The Transcontinental Railroad came together in Provo, Utah, in 1867. Today, the site is known as Golden Spike National Historic Site, and it's open to the public for tours. Seniors over 62 may get half off admission with an America the Beautiful Senior Pass from the National Park Service.
  • The town of Levan, UT, got its name from its location near the exact middle of the state. "Levan" is "Navel" spelled backward.
  • The world's longest natural rock span can be found in Rainbow Bridge National Monument, which is administered by the National Park Service. It reaches an impressive 278 feet wide, and it rises 309 feet high. The site is open to the public most of the year.