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Assisted Living in Utah

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in Utah

Utah assisted living communities provide residential living and personal care services in Type I and Type II facilities. Residents who live in Type I facilities are able to independently exit the building in an emergency. Those who reside in a Type II facility require mobility assistance and 24-hour supportive services and health monitoring.[01]

The median cost of assisted living in Utah is around $4,100 per month or $49,200 annually, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data from its assisted living partners in the state.[02] From dramatic desert landscapes to snowcapped mountains, Utah is home to affordable assisted living communities.

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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determined rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks. Read our full methodology

Top ranked Utah cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Utah

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Cogir of Lotus Park

2639 W 3520 S, West Haven, UT 84401
9.9
Review Score
39 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

My mom moved in on [date removed] into her own room and then my dad passed away on [name removed] During this difficult time the staff were great and they have been very helpful getting my mom to feel like...

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Legacy House of Park Lane

547 N. Station Parkway, Farmington, UT 84025
9.9
Review Score
38 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

Neighbors and workers are very kind and helpful. We have made lots of good friends. Activities are fun and enjoyable. Thank you to Legacy friends and neighbors for making our daily experience full of...

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Legacy House of Bountiful

79 E Center St, Bountiful, UT 84010
9.9
Review Score
23 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Roxanne T. - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The entire staff are kind and caring. They made Dad feel right at home and helped him to feel like he is a part of their large community.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Lehi

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Sunrise of Sandy

2130 East 9400 South, Sandy, UT 84093
9.8
Review Score
89 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Audrey M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We had our parents at another facility. The experience was not great, in fact, it was quite unpleasant and there was neglect involved. We had to move my parents quickly and chose to move them to Sunrise of...

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Twin Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

654 E 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84106
9.8
Review Score
25 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The value for money was very reasonable, especially compared to others we looked at. More CNAs would be good but that's the case everywhere now. We were involved as a close family to let them know what we...

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Legacy Village of Sugar House

1212 E Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
9.8
Review Score
44 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
John Dwan - I'm a current/former resident or client

Legacy Village is fun! Lot of activities. Lots of interesting people to chat with. Or, you can take a quiet nap! OR a walk through Sugar House. Or sit in the on the patio! No need to be alone. Enjoy life!

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in West Jordan

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Legacy House of Bountiful

79 E Center St, Bountiful, UT 84010
9.9
Review Score
23 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Roxanne T. - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The entire staff are kind and caring. They made Dad feel right at home and helped him to feel like he is a part of their large community.

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10 Photos available
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4 Floor plans available

Sunrise of Sandy

2130 East 9400 South, Sandy, UT 84093
9.8
Review Score
89 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Audrey M - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

We had our parents at another facility. The experience was not great, in fact, it was quite unpleasant and there was neglect involved. We had to move my parents quickly and chose to move them to Sunrise of...

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Twin Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

654 E 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84106
9.8
Review Score
25 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The value for money was very reasonable, especially compared to others we looked at. More CNAs would be good but that's the case everywhere now. We were involved as a close family to let them know what we...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Salt Lake City

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Twin Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care

654 E 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84106
9.8
Review Score
25 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The value for money was very reasonable, especially compared to others we looked at. More CNAs would be good but that's the case everywhere now. We were involved as a close family to let them know what we...

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Legacy Village of Sugar House

1212 E Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
9.8
Review Score
44 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
John Dwan - I'm a current/former resident or client

Legacy Village is fun! Lot of activities. Lots of interesting people to chat with. Or, you can take a quiet nap! OR a walk through Sugar House. Or sit in the on the patio! No need to be alone. Enjoy life!

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Capitol Hill Senior Living

76 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
9.8
Review Score
53 reviews
Edna A - I live or lived in this community

Capitol Hill was meant to be my home and the staff had me so excited to be a part of the friendly community. The staff mix their professional and personalities to ensure this is a place where at certain one...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in West Valley City

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Legacy Village of Taylorsville

5472 S 3200 W, Taylorsville, UT 84129
9.8
Review Score
19 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Brandon & Ali - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Dad has been at Legacy Memory Care for over 6 months now and we couldn't be happier with his care! If you have a loved one that needs memory care, you know how difficult things can be. The care he has...

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Legacy House of Taylorsville

6302 S Gold Medal Drive, Taylorsville, UT 84129
9.7
Review Score
35 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff at Legacy House of Taylorsville is amazing and is the main reason that we choose this facility. The facility is very inviting and friendly. My mother is already very fond of several of the staff....

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Truewood by Merrill, Taylorsville

2011 W 4700 S, Taylorsville, UT 84129
8.7
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63 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

When our loved one was moving into the community they had a big welcoming sign and the staff came up to our loved one and other residents and was introducing themselves which we thought it was really nice...

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Cost of assisted living in Utah

In Utah, the median monthly starting cost of assisted living is around $4,100, which is lower than the national median by about $700. Monthly assisted living prices vary in Utah, ranging from $2,600 to $5,600, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data from its community partners.[02]

Assisted living costs in Utah tend to fluctuate by location, typically costing more in more populated areas such as Salt Lake City. However, there are several factors that can affect prices. For example, a senior who requires a higher level of care or round-the-clock supervision — like you may find in a Type II facility — should expect to pay more. The following factors may also influence assisted living costs in Utah:

  • Room or apartment size and number of bedrooms
  • Specialized therapeutic services or skilled nursing care
  • Luxury amenities
  • Transportation services

The price of assisted living can feel overwhelming, but keep in mind that assisted living will include many expenses, such as housing, food, utilities, etc. Also some seniors may be eligible for programs or benefits that can help offset some of the costs. Qualified seniors may use Medicaid, Medicare, or veterans benefits to pay for certain services provided in assisted living communities.

Compare costs of Utah vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

Utah

$3,739/mo

US National average

$4,554/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

Utah

$3,739/mo

Wyoming

$3,941/mo

Nevada

$4,175/mo

Idaho

$3,718/mo

Colorado

$5,022/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in Utah vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

Utah

$3,739/mo

Orem, UT

$3,701/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in Utah

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in Utah

Planning ahead for assisted living provides families with more payment options. Families usually combine several payment methods, such as public assistance, long-term care insurance, and their own savings and income. For additional tips and ideas, visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Most families use a combination of private pay methods to pay for assisted living. Examples of private pay includes money from a savings or retirement account and pension payments.

In Utah, selling a house is one method families use to fund assisted living.

A reverse mortgage allows a home owner in Utah to take out a loan based on their home’s equity to pay for long-term care.

Long-term care insurance can cover a wide range of medical, personal, and social services. In Utah, it may cover help with daily activities, home health care, nursing home care, or care in an assisted living community. Policies vary, so it’s important to understand what your loved one’s provider covers.

Some life insurance policies allow seniors in Utah to use their benefits to pay for long-term care while they are alive. While policies differ, your loved one’s insurance provider may offer a “long-term care rider” to be used for long-term care costs.

Health savings accounts (HSAs) can be used to pay for medical-related expenses, offsetting some costs of assisted living in Utah. HSAs vary so it’s important to check with your loved one’s provider to understand exactly what costs can be covered.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in Utah

Utah’s Department of Health and Human Services licenses two types of assisted living facilities (ALFs): Type I and Type II. These facilities are categorized by their size in the following way:[01]

  • Large: 17 or more residents
  • Small: 6 – 16 residents
  • Limited capacity: 2 – 5 residents

Both Type I and Type II facilities must provide support with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. They must also offer social programming, daily meals, laundry services, and housekeeping. The primary difference is that residents in Type I facilities must be able to independently exit the facility in and emergency. Type II facility residents must be able to exit with the assistance of one person.[01]

Here are some other important regulations for ALFs in Utah:[01]

  • Assessments must be completed before a resident is admitted and every six months after admission.
  • Unlicensed staff may assist a resident with self-administration of medication, but administration must be completed by licensed staff members.
  • There must be direct care staff on-site 24 hours.
  • No more than two residents are allowed to share one room.
  • A staff or contract registered nurse is required at all Type II facilities.

All assisted living facilities in Utah are required to be inspected annually to ensure compliance with state and federal safety regulations. Utah does not provide online access to inspection and violation records.

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Ease of access to Utah assisted living records

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.
States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to Utah assisted living records: Basic

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Utah is basic. Key findings that informed this rating include:

  • In Utah mandatory assisted living inspections occur once every three years.
  • No information about inspections, complaints, or survey results is available to consumers online.

How to look up Utah assisted living licenses and records

How we arrived at our Utah rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:
1.   Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
2.   If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? No
3.   If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
4.   Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? No
5.   If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No or N/A
6.   If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? No or N/A
7.   If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? Yes or N/A
8.   Is information about special licensing for care shown? No or N/A
9.   Is capacity shown? Yes
10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? Yes
11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? No
12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 36 months
14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. Utah Department of Human Services. (2019, August 20). R432-270.  Assisted Living Facilities

  2. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  3. Utah Department of Health. (2021). Utah medicaid member guide

  4. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Home and community based services authorities

  5. Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Aging waiver

  6. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Parts of Medicare

Top cities in Utah for assisted living

8.1
8.0
Salt Lake City, UT
30 facilities
7.9
Lehi, UT
24 facilities
7.9
St. George, UT
11 facilities
7.9
West Jordan, UT
40 facilities
7.6
Ogden, UT
22 facilities

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