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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $2,898 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 22 assisted living facilities in Utah County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Utah County, UT
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Offering spacious accommodations and an incredible atmosphere, Courtyard at Jamestown provides both independent and assisted living and memory care options to Provo seniors.
Harmony Hills at Lehi is the ideal place to call home. With 62 private apartments our assisted living facility is filled with good neighbors, but is also intimate enough to feel like family. Amazing Amenities which include: One-bedroom and Studio…
Lake Ridge Senior Living is a welcoming retirement community offering both independent as well as assisted living accommodations, amenities and services to Utah seniors.
Cove Point has been meeting the needs of seniors for over twenty-five years. We strive to make this a real home for our residents, one where they feel independent, respected and cared for. At Cove Point, you can have the…
Want to live independently but don’t want to worry about maintaining a house? In the Summerfield's Independent Senior Living Utah community you’re able to hold on to the freedom you desire while enjoying the convenience you deserve. Summerfield has all…
Located in a vibrant residential neighborhood near country clubs and premier medical care, Legacy Village of Provo offers assisted living and memory care with a personal touch, enabling older adults to live with dignity and independence.
Located in a vibrant residential neighborhood, Legacy House of Spanish Fork offers assisted living and memory care with a personal touch, enabling older adults to live with dignity and independence.
A vibrant community that is reminiscent of home yet with the safety that comes with having on-site staff who are available 24/7 is what you will discover when you tour BeeHive Homes of Payson.
A vibrant community that is reminiscent of home yet with the safety that comes with having on-site staff who are available 24/7 is what families will discover when they visit BeeHive Homes of Salem.
Beehive Homes Of Spanish Fork, located in Spanish Fork, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
Residents of Hearthstone Manor have access to a full range of assisted living services and includes a separate and secure memory care wing for those suffering from memory loss associated with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
Highland Glen is an elegant, intimate memory care community that delivers the personalized care that seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia require to continue living engaged and fulfilling lives.
Provo Assisted Living is a community that provides a caring and comfortable homes for seniors who needs assistance but do not require intensive, 24-hour medical care.
Welcome to Osmond Senior Living. We are grateful to be able to introduce you to our beautifully designed community. We take great pride in knowing that it is designed to provide the highest level of assisted living in Lindon, Utah.…
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The Orchard Assisted Living, located in Santaquin, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
We started Covington Senior Living with one goal in mind: to take their decades of experiences of caring for their own loved ones and create a place where seniors are revered, loved, and celebrated! We know it’s all about the…
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Park Place of Pleasant Grove is an inviting home offering a selection of amenities and supportive services for Pleasant Grove seniors to consider.
The Abbington at Mapleton is a Home unlike any other. Relax in your own private paradise the minute you arrive at our community with majestic views of Maple Mountain, a cozy ice cream parlor, gourmet restaurant-style dining, a garden walking…
My dad has been in Courtyard since the end of April, and for the most part, we're happy with it. The staff is nice, the food is excellent, and they have a lot of activities for the residents, including trips to different places. They should have a level between assisted living and memory care because the residents ther...Read more Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living reviews
I was very impressed with Courtyard at Jamestown. It was extremely nice. My mother was very impressed also. The staff seemed very capable and ready to take care of all the people that live there. They have anything a person would want. For example, if your mother wants to get her hair done, they have a shuttle bus that...Read more Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living reviews
Courtyard at Jamestown is a first-rate place and that's where we probably want to go. It's really well managed. We were very impressed. There were a lot of amenities. We have three friends that are there and the way they serve their food, the activities they have, and the living environment is just really first rate. W...Read more Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living reviews
Courtyard at Jamestown impressed me the most of all of the places I visited. I liked it. I met some people there, and they loved it. The person who gave me the tour was exceptional. She called me several times to see how I was doing. They were more attentive and interested in me. They had a beauty parlor and went to th...Read more Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living reviews
We visited Courtyard at Jamestown and were on a waiting list. It was great and we really felt good there. The meals are excellent and they have a very good chef. The rooms are very nice, they have a lot of activities, they have a family center where you can do genealogy, and our friends are very interested in that. Th...Read more Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living reviews
I was impressed with Courtyard at Jamestown. I was able to speak to some other people who lived there, and they seemed happy, so it sounded great to me. It was very clean, had modern amenities, and it looked like they'd be comfortable. They have on-site nursing staff, a barber and beauty salon, and laundry services. It...Read more Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living reviews
According to the Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Utah County is $2,898 per month, which is substantially lower than the state and national averages. Utah County’s assisted living costs are, in fact, the lowest in the state. The cost in Logan comes in just slightly higher at $2,950, while in larger cities, such as St. George and Salt Lake City, the average cost is more than $500 higher than in Utah County.
Note: Specific senior care cost data isn’t available for Utah County. Data for the nearest major city, Provo, has been used instead.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs vary quite a bit depending on the type of care required. In Utah County, assisted living costs are considerably less than home care services and nursing home care. Homemaker services in the area cost over $1,000 per month more than assisted living, while the average cost of a home health aide is more than $1,500 higher. Seniors who choose to live at home can expect to pay additional expenses as well, such as housing costs and groceries, while assisted living costs are usually all-inclusive. When compared with nursing home care, assisted living is less than half the price.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid provides health insurance to vulnerable individuals, including low-income families, pregnant women, disabled persons and senior citizens. Medicaid covers the cost of a range of medical expenses, including physician care, dental care, optician services and prescription medications. Assisted living services are covered under waiver programs that amend the standard state plan.
To qualify for Medicaid, senior Utah residents must be:
Exempt assets include the applicant’s home, provided they or their spouse continue to live in it, as well as household furnishings and a single vehicle.
Seniors can apply for Medicaid online or call (866) 435-7414 for assistance.
Utah’s Aging waiver provides assistance to elderly individuals who require a nursing level of care, yet wish to delay moving to a nursing home. It covers services that can help seniors remain in their home or assisted living facilities, such as nurse visits, housekeeping, personal care, specialized medical equipment and transportation.
To qualify, applicants must be 65 years of age or older and meet the financial requirements of the state Medicaid plan. All applicants are also required to undergo a full assessment to determine their care needs.
To apply for this waiver, seniors can contact the Division of Aging and Adult Services at (801) 538-3910.
New Choices Waiver Program
The New Choices waiver is available to seniors who are transitioning from a nursing home back into the community. This program pays for various services, including assisted living, home care, transitional counseling, transportation and physical and occupational therapy. The program was created to encourage seniors to consider receiving a lower level of care within the community provided it doesn’t hinder their health or quality of life.
To qualify for this waiver, seniors must be at least 65 years of age and currently receive assisted living or nursing home care. Financial requirements for this program are slightly more generous than the state plan. Applicants are permitted to earn up to $2,313 per month. Asset limitations are the same as for the state Medicaid plan.
To apply, or to find out more details about this program, seniors can contact (800) 662-9651.
Optional State Supplement
Utah’s Optional State Supplement (OSS) is available to low-income senior citizens who require additional help beyond what Medicaid can provide. The OSS is a cash benefit that’s paid out on a monthly basis. In most cases, seniors are expected to use the benefit to pay for the cost of room and board in long-term care facilities.
To be eligible for the OSS, seniors must be receiving Supplemental Security Income and aged 65 years or older. Individual applicants are restricted to $2,000 in countable assets, and married couples are restricted to $3,000.
To apply, seniors can contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 771-1213.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit
The Aid and Attendance benefit may provide financial assistance with the cost of long-term care to veterans and their spouses provided they meet the program’s eligibility guidelines. For those who qualify, it covers the cost of care in assisted living facilities, as well as home care or nursing home care. The benefit is paid in cash to the recipient each month in addition to their pension.
To qualify, the applicant must be a U.S. veteran or the spouse of one and fall under one of the following categories:
Those who already receive VA disability benefits don’t qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit.
For more information or assistance with the application, seniors can call the Provo Veterans Center at (801) 377-1117. To apply, seniors living in Utah County can write or fax the St. Paul VA Regional Office at:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: St. Paul Pension Center
PO Box 5365 Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Fax: (844) 655-1604
In Utah County, there’s an array of senior centers that are open to elderly persons aged 55 and older. While specific programming varies between senior centers, those who attend can expect to spend time with their peers to enjoy activities, such as games, outings and meals.
Lindon City Senior Center
25 North Main Street, Lindon, UT 84042
Orem Senior Center
93 400 East, Orem, UT 84097
American Fork City Senior Center
54 East Main Street, American Fork, UT 84003
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for a range of benefits, including free health care services, provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Seniors in Utah County can seek medical attention at the Orem VA Clinic. Those who require assistance applying for benefits or other programs can contact or visit the Provo Veterans Center.
Provo Veterans Center
Building C 103 360 State Street, Orem, UT 84058
Orem VA Clinic
1443 West 800 North, Orem, Utah 84057
The Utah County Area Agency on Aging provides elderly individuals with free services, including benefits assistance and mediation, transportation and nutritional counseling. Seniors can contact the Area Agency on Aging to obtain more information about available programs and resources throughout the Utah County area.
Area Agency on Aging
586 800 North, Orem, Utah 84097
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