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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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120 Independent Living Facilities near Salt Lake City, UT

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Salt Lake City area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Salt Lake City. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 120 independent living facilities in Salt Lake City, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Millcreek, Capitol Hill, and Canyon Rim. You may also consider nearby communities such as American Fork, Bountiful or Centerville.

Independent Living Facilities near Salt Lake City, UT

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Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek

777 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

4.6
(87 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek is a full-service retirement community. With close access to medical care, shopping, dining and entertainment, Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek is the home for you. From studios to two-bedroom apartment homes, we have several options to fit your lifestyle and...

Chateau Brickyard

3080 S Richmond St, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

4.6
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Listening. Serving. Caring. These things matter to you, and to us. At Chateau Brickyard you'll discover a beautiful community with breathtaking mountain views and a dedicated, compassionate staff who are committed to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations. Quality independent...

Olympus Ranch

971 E 5600 S, Murray, UT 84121

4.4
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Olympus Ranch provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds at the foot of Mount Olympus, you'll love our elegant facilities, breathtaking views and the convenience of nearby Salt Lake City. We're just minutes from shopping, healthcare,...

Truewood by Merrill, Taylorsville

2011 W 4700 S, Taylorsville, UT 84129

4.8
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Truewood by Merrill, Taylorsville is located in a well-established residential community with beautiful grounds in a lovely neighborhood just a short distance from Valley Fair Mall, numerous restaurants, and one of the largest and most respected community theatres in the country, Hale Centre...

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The Wellington

4522 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

4.2
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah with views of the Wasatch Mountains, The Wellington is an award-winning community that provides resort style senior living in a campus setting and has a reputation for being Salt Lake's preferred full service senior living community. The Wellington is...

Cottonwood Creek

1245 E Murray-Holladay Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

3.9
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Cottonwood Creek is an assisted living community in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake City is located in Salt Lake County and is the most populous city in the state. It offers a wide variety of cultural amenities, recreational opportunities and more, making it a wonderful place to live or visit. ...

Sunrise at Holladay

4650 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

4.3
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Sunrise at Holladay, home should be a place full of possibility, a place to grow and a place you feel truly comfortable. After all, that's what Senior Living should be: life on your terms. Nestled on Salt Lake City's East benches, you'll enjoy beautiful views of the valley and downtown in one...

The Ridge Foothill Senior Living

2363 S Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

4.3
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Capitol Hill Senior Living

76 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

3.9
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Capital Hill Senior Living offers premier retirement living options to seniors in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area. Salt Lake City offers an abundance of natural beauty from the snowcapped peaks of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains to the shimmering waters of the Great Salt Lake. Our...

Park Lane Senior Living

680 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

3.8
(20 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Retire in style at Parklane.  Located in beautiful downtown Salt Lake City, Parklane offers the finest in senior living.  Continue your education though our history, political science and specialty courses.  In addition, residents enjoy outings in the city including the symphony,...

Legacy Village of Sugar House

1212 E Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

4.6
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Wentworth at Coventry

6898 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

4.0
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Alta Ridge of Holladay

1009 E Murray-Holladay Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

4.0
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our lovely little 25-unit community in Holladay has provided excellent Memory Care to many over the past 30 years but we have recently opened to a broader scope of individuals and not limited to those with Memory Care needs. Still family owned and operated, Alta Ridge of Holladay continues to be...

Legacy House of Taylorsville

6302 S Gold Medal Drive, Taylorsville, UT 84129

4.0
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Why Choose Legacy?Caring for seniors and their families since 1996, Legacy House of Taylorsville is a premier provider of Assisted Living and Memory Care services.We believe that the more our residents can be independent, the healthier they are and the better they feel. No matter what stage of...

Highland Cove Retirement

3750 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

4.8
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

With its 14 park-like acres and levels of care from assisted living in our "Hotel" to personal care options in retirement living to our completely independent Lane Apartments where you can choose only the amenities you want, Highland Cove has all of your Retirement Living options. Our spacious...

The Wentworth of East Millcreek

1871 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

3.6
(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

We are Assisted Living Level II here at The Wentworth at East Millcreek. In a nut shell, this means, we can provide a lot of care! Our community has a total of 43 spacious private apartments that have kitchenettes (full size fridge and microwave provided), walk in closets, and large bathrooms....

Rosewood Assisted Care

464 E 3700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

4.5
(4 reviews)

Studio

Settle in at Rosewood, a South Salt Lake assisted living community offering full-time care in a homelike setting. Come, feel how comfortable our living and dining spaces are. This community was designed with home comfort and care in mind; with a smaller feel and specialized attention, caring for...

Sarah Daft Home

737 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

3.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Sarah Daft Home, the only not-for-profit assisted living community in Salt Lake City. Sarah Daft Home is committed to providing high-quality care in a homelike setting. Our 24-hour community is staffed with compassionate, skilled professionals devoted to meeting the individual needs...

St Joseph Senior Living

425 E Bishop Federal Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

St Joseph Senior Living is an independent living community that is located in Salt Lake City, UT. Those who choose to make this community their own will enjoy all that the city of Salt Lake City has to offer. Located in Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City provides residents and guests with much to...

Truewood by Merrill, Cottonwood Heights

7235 S Union Park Ave, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047

4.2
(72 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Truewood by Merrill, Cottonwood Heights is a lovely residential community nestled beside Little Cottonwood Creek, within walking distance of the Fort Union Shopping district.Our gorgeous natural surroundings are a big draw to our community. Residents get all the benefits of living in a quiet,...

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Cost of independent living in Salt Lake City, UT

The average cost of senior living in Salt Lake City is $2,962 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Murray, UT with an average of $2,748 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Independent Living in Salt Lake City, UT

Independent living communities in Salt Lake City are housing arrangements designed exclusively for older adults. While residents live independently, most communities offer various amenities, activities, and other services.

Cost of Independent Living in Salt Lake City, UT

The median monthly cost for an independent living community in Salt Lake City is $2,017 for the city proper and $2,601 for the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for the state of Utah is around $3,600.

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Learn More About Salt Lake City, UT

Cost of Living

Since the city is both the capital of the state and Utah’s most populous city, the costs associated with living in Salt Lake City are rated over 25 points more expensive than the national average. However, compared to the overall cost of living in Salt Lake City, the cost of groceries and other necessities are much cheaper, with a rating nearly ten points below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
127 91 $1,174 17.6% spend over 30% of their income on rent $266,711 $54,009 There are no estate or inheritance taxes

Local Hospitals

There are 9 general hospitals in the city that provide emergency care and other medical services. The top hospitals in Salt Lake City include:

  • Utah Valley Hospital – A 395-bed, full-service tertiary and acute care referral center which offers level II trauma care to the surrounding Utah County.
  • LDS Hospital – This general hospital and surgical center offers care to a total of 262 staffed beds.
  • Lakeview Hospital – This acute care community is a 128-bed community hospital which provides orthopedic care, chest pain care, women”s health services, behavioral health services, wound care, and emergency care.

Weather and Climate

Salt Lake City has a humid continental climate type. This means that the city experiences warm, temperate summers and snowy winters, with temperatures often dropping to freezing. On average, the humidity level for Salt Lake City is roughly 53%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at about 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
78°F 96°F (July) 57°F (July) 32°F 47°F (February) 20°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
63 (Moderate) 94 in December (Moderate)

During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that people who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
1” 2” (April) 54”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Salt Lake County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
41.5% 32.6% 25.9%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
1,098,400 200,544 696 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.01%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
32 20% 9% 4% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17% 45% 20%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
5.4% 2.3% 21.6% 1.4% 1.5% 65.4% 3.4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
17,984 81 9

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
5% 71% 11% 18% 4% 5%

Salt Lake City is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can actively participate in public life without fear of discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As both the capital of the state and its most populous city, Salt Lake City has much to offer in terms of sightseeing and entertainment. One popular destination is Temple Square which is home to the largest LDS church in the country. The towering temple dominates the city skyline and is an iconic piece of American architecture. For those interested in the performing arts, the nearby Salt Lake Tabernacle is home to the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. There are also a number of museums in the city to satiate any curious mind. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of its kind in the state and houses over 17,000 permanent works of art. The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is located in downtown Salt Lake and showcases exhibitions from local, national, and international artists. The museum has 6 gallery spaces that change periodically based on which artist is being showcased. For those interested in the environment there is the Natural History Museum which contains exhibits on the biodiversity of Utah and the Intermountain West. If your interests fall among the stars then look no further than Clark Planetarium which houses both Imax and laser light shows within its large domed theater. Fans of local history may enjoy the Fort Douglas Military Museum which is housed in a 19th century barracks. The museum has a number of exhibits on the history of Utah and the West. The museum also includes an outdoor cannon and military vehicle park. For outdoor recreation there is the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Gardens, and the Redbutte Gardens which is a one hundred acre arboretum.

Transportation

Public transportation in Salt Lake City is operated by the Utah Transit Authority. The transportation services offered include commuter trains, buses, and a light-rail known as TRAX, which provides access between the airport and the ski resorts on the other side of town. The commuter train is called FrontRunner and it provides transportation all the way from Ogden to Provo with limited stops.

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Beacon Crest Senior Living, Fort Lane Senior Apartments and Bellaview Assisted Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Salt Lake City, Utah. See full list of communities.

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