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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,600 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 27 assisted living facilities in Salt Lake City and 30 in surrounding areas.
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Ideally located close to many amenities, Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek provides accommodations and services for independent and assisted living.
With our lavish amenities, innovative technologies and upscale setting, The Ridge is a senior living community unlike any other and our motto is that our residents will be able to “Live it Up!” every day.
Within easy access to all points in the Salt Lake Valley, Sunrise at Holladay is close to shopping, fine dining and medical services as well as golf and abundant outdoor activities.
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Welcome to Legacy Village of Sugar House a Premier Senior Living in Salt Lake City, Utah. With breathtaking views of both city lights and the Wasatch Mountains, Legacy Village is Salt Lake City, Utah’s newest senior living community and is…
The Wentworth at Coventry sets the standard for supportive independent living, assisted living and memory support in a community setting. Our focus is on your well being, so you can enjoy better quality of life - your own way. Living…
In the heart of the city just minutes from downtown, surrounded by historical sites, Brighton Gardens of Salt Lake City provides a complete continuum of senior care.
There's nothing more personal than home - because you created your home. This same philosophy was used to create The Wentworth, an assisted living community personalized to each individual. Intentionally smaller in size, The Wentworth at East Millcreek is intimate…
Since 1979, when Highland Cove first opened its doors, we have thrived on the notion of community, the strength of neighborhood, the comfort and warmth of extended family, and the hospitality befitting good friends. Both our residents and associates embrace…
Here at Sarah Daft Homes we aim to provide care and comfort to our residents while treating them with respect and dignity. Residents live a carefree and worry free lifestyle
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Located in the heart of Salt Lake City not far from beautiful Mount Olympus, Alta Ridge’s Assisted Living community in Holladay is a 27-bed specialty center. Our home-like atmosphere fosters maximum independence while providing monitored care and security for your…
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The Avenues Courtyard, an assisted living community intimate enough to understand not only our residents' needs but their individual preferences as well.
Summit Senior Living is a 2-story, senior housing community which consists of 75 independent and assisted living apartments and 36 memory support suites within a 94,000 square foot building. Within this building there are 44 different and unique floor plans…
Settle in at Rosewood, a South Salt Lake senior 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;…
My brother is in Sunrise at Holladay. It is excellent and better than others. The rooms are more than adequate. They have several activities. He is in hospice now, and they take him out once in the morning and once in the afternoon. They have everything on four floors of different kinds of amenities. They have a librar...Read more Sunrise at Holladay reviews
My brother-in-law is at Cotton Creek. He's recovering, enjoying the food, taking part in the activities, and he's happy as a cloud. The marketing staff went above and beyond to get my brother in-law in. The billing staff was really good at explaining what the cost was. The food is good and he really likes it. He has no...Read more Cottonwood Creek reviews
I toured Cottonwood Creek, and we loved the atmosphere. It's very neat and clean, and we enjoyed the visit. The people living there were very happy and friendly, and they had a lot in common with my dad. They were great. There was a gentleman who brought in and played his piano. We joined in and my dad danced for a whi...Read more Cottonwood Creek reviews
Cottonwood Creek was nice and clean. The residents seemed to be pretty nice and the rooms were very big. The studio apartments were too small for me though. They have Bingo and different activities during the week. The staff was good and answered all my questions. They have sidewalks going out in different directions s...Read more Cottonwood Creek reviews
We enjoyed Cottonwood Creek. The rooms were very nice, very clean, and very well kept. It's one of the places that we're thinking of taking my parents if they choose to go. From what I saw in the calendar, the activities looked very nice. They have outings once a week. The dining area looked very nice, very clean, and ...Read more Cottonwood Creek reviews
The staff member at The Wellington who assisted me during my visit was very professional, and I felt very comfortable with her. I liked the whole comfortable feel of the community, and it was so clean. Everybody was so friendly. The rooms were a little smaller than what I wanted.Read more The Wellington reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Salt Lake City is approximately 10 percent below the national average. When compared to the state average and most major cities in Utah, Salt Lake City’s assisted living costs are slightly higher. However, costs in Provo and Logan are substantially lower.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The cost of senior care in Salt Lake City depends on the type of care provided. When compared with the average monthly cost of assisted living, nursing home care costs are nearly double, and the cost of home care is more than $800 higher. In addition to the cost of home care, it’s important to think about other expenses associated with remaining at home, such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities and general upkeep, all of which are typically included in the cost of assisted living.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
The state of Utah offers financial assistance with the cost of living through its Aging Waiver. This waiver program is designed to help elderly individuals delay or avoid the need for nursing home care by providing a range of services that can help the recipient remain in their community. This waiver program is available to seniors residing in their own homes and to those in assisted living. Services offered under this program include senior companion services, specialized medical equipment, respite care, transportation, case management and assisted living or home care services.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must be 65 years of age and meet the financial requirements for Medicaid. As of 2019, individuals cannot have income above $12,490 per year ($16,910 for couples) or assets totalling $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples. Applicants must also be assessed and require a nursing level of care. Seniors can apply for this waiver in person at the Division of Aging and Adult Services office or by calling (801) 538-3910.
New Choices Waiver Program
The New Choices Waiver assists seniors who are residing in a nursing facility and wish to move to an assisted living facility or return to their community. The program offers social and financial assistance as well as case management and transition counseling services. Its purpose is to reduce financial stress on the Medicaid system that’s the result of the high cost of nursing care.
To be eligible for this program, seniors must be residing in a nursing home and able to safely live in a facility that provides a lower level of care or within the community. To apply or to obtain more information about the waiver, seniors can contact 1-800-662-9651.
Optional State Supplement
Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income can apply for Utah’s OSS, which is a cash benefit that’s meant to help seniors who are residing in long-term care facilities or receiving home care to pay for associated costs. The senior’s income determines OSS benefit amounts, and income limits change annually.
Seniors who are applying for OSS benefits must not possess assets valued higher than $2,000 ($3,000 for couples) and must meet the specified income limits. To apply, seniors can contact their local Social Security Administration Office or call 1-800-772-1213.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
In some cases, seniors may be ineligible for Medicaid but still require financial assistance with the cost of assisted living. Elderlife Financial Services provides elder bridge loans to support seniors who find themselves in such a situation. These loans are paid directly to the senior’s assisted living facility and can be repaid in installments.
Seniors must meet minimum credit and income eligibility requirements or have a cosigner who does. A single application can include up to six cosigners, and the applicants can split the installments. Seniors applying for a bridge loan must reside in or be moving into an approved facility.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Insurance providers such as Bankers Life and Genworth Financial offer long-term care insurance policies that can cover up to 100 percent of the cost of care in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The price of these policies depends on a variety of factors, including the type and amount of coverage purchased and the insurance company chosen. The policyholder’s age and health are also factors that affect the cost of premiums.
Although each company has its own guidelines and policies in place, most won’t allow an individual to purchase a long-term care insurance policy after they’ve been diagnosed with a condition that may require long-term care, so it’s important for anyone considering these policies to plan in advance.
Senior centers in Salt Lake City provide programs and classes that are available to those age 55 and older. Programs may include congregate meals, social activities, games such as cards or bingo, day trips, fitness classes and educational classes for those who wish to learn more about computers, nutrition, health or finance.
10th East Senior Center
237 South 1000 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Liberty Senior Center
251 East 700 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Columbus Senior Center
2531 South 400 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Friendly Neighborhood Senior Center
1992 South 200 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84190
Some seniors may be eligible for medical, social or financial assistance from their local Veterans Affairs office. Seniors can visit or call their local office to receive more information about available benefits and eligibility requirements.
VA Salt Lake City Regional Benefit Office
550 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
The Aging and Adult Services Division operates as a branch of the state government and provides a variety of senior assistance programs, including benefits assistance and senior advocacy programs.
Aging and Adult Services Division
195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
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