Riverton is a town of 44,000 residents close to I-15 and the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and 7.4% of people who live there are 65 years or older. The nearest large metropolitan area is Salt Lake City, which has a population of 200,600. The cost of living in Riverton is 24% higher than the national average, but the crime rate is significantly lower.
Riverton has a dry season that lasts from June to mid-September, and daily temperatures range from the 50s to the 90s in the summer. In the winter, temperatures range from the 20s to the 40s, and there can be several inches of snow on the ground December through February.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Riverton features sharks, penguins and a full schedule of educational programs that seniors can enjoy. Gardner Village at the historic Gardener Mill is a unique and picturesque shopping center that offers shopping, dining and entertainment along winding brick pathways. Hospitals in Riverton include the South Jordan Health Center and Riverton Hospital.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Riverton is $3,835. This is higher than the $3,400 state average but below the $4,051 nationwide average, and costs vary according to the services provided.
NOTE: Data isn't available for Riverton, so data for the closest city, Salt Lake City, was used.
Here are our picks for the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Riverton area:
12894 South 1615 West
Riverton, UT 84065
Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood, Brighton House blends in with the surrounding private residences. This assisted living facility provides a homelike setting for sixteen seniors, and it's just a few blocks from the Riverton Library and the walking paths at Riverton City Park. A major road nearby is lined with coffee houses, restaurants, pharmacies and houses of worship. Brighton House has an all-inclusive pricing structure, and the trained staff develops caring relationships with residents. Family members can stay in touch with their loved ones through a social media account, and Brighton House is locally owned.
12416 South 3600 West
Riverton, UT 84065
One block from Riverton Hospital, The Lodge sits at the edge of a wooded neighborhood and across from all the amenities of the city. The luxury assisted living community is close to pharmacies, restaurants, parks, and houses of worship, and it's near I-15 for the convenience of visiting family members. The mission of The Lodge at Riverton is to treat seniors with care and compassion, and the friendly 24-hour staff assists seniors with the daily activities of life. Studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms are available, and seniors can enjoy getting a pedicure in the spa, socializing in the common room or relaxing in one of the courtyard gardens.
2011 W 4700 S
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Golden Living provides independent living, assisted living and memory care for seniors. Situated in a residential community north of Riverton, the facility is near the Vanity Fair Mall, restaurants, pharmacies, and a Walmart Supercenter. The landscaped grounds include a duck pond and walking paths, and pets are welcome. Seniors can choose between a small studio apartment and a deluxe studio apartment that includes a kitchenette, and chef-prepared meals are served in the dining room. The friendly staff arranges social activities and excursions, and there is an on-site beauty salon. We chose this facility because of the continuum of care, which allows seniors to age in place.
7235 S Union Park Ave.
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047
Northeast of Riverton, Canyon Creek Senior Living is an urban assisted living facility just minutes from a Walmart Supercenter and The Shops at Fort Union, a major retail outlet with several anchor stores. Perched next to Little Cottonwood Creek, it's one mile from Crestwood Park, the site of frequent special events. Local hospitals include St. Marks, Alta View, and Intermountain Medical Center. Friendly and caring staff oversee a calendar of social events for seniors, and residents can choose from one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. We included Canyon Creek in our top 10 list because of the beautiful natural surroundings.
10970 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070
Cedarwood at Sandy is located in the middle of a wooded residential area a mile from I-15, convenient for visiting family members. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium and a Walmart Supercenter are nearby, and there are several parks in the area. Cedarwood provides independent and assisted living and memory care. The residence is situated on 6 acres with mature trees, a landscaped courtyard, and a gazebo. Open seating allows seniors to dine when it suits them, and the caring staff arranges activities and outings for residents to enjoy. We chose to include this facility because of the beautiful grounds and abundant outdoor living spaces.
11289 S Oakmond Road
South Jordan, UT 84009
The 6-acre campus of Sagewood at Daybreak provides opportunities for seniors to explore, stay active and enjoy a wealth of amenities. Located 15 minutes west of Riverton, the facility borders the grounds of the South Jordan Health Center, close to West Beach Park. Sagewood offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care, and seniors can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Dining is available at any time of day, and residents can socialize at indoor and outdoor lounge areas, exercise at the state-of-the-art fitness center and walk to nearby shopping. We included Sagewood as a top 10 community because of its exceptional campus and convenient location.
6302 S Gold Medal Drive
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Legacy House is north of Riverton near the Jordan Valley Medical Center, and it offers luxury assisted living and memory care for seniors. Nestled in a suburban neighborhood, the facility is 2 miles from the shopping and dining at Gardner Village and the Jordan Landing Shopping Center. The staff at Legacy House maintains a calendar of events that includes games, crafts, social gatherings and movie nights. Seniors in independent living can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Fully accessible units are available, and laundry and housekeeping services are provided. The landscaped grounds include flower gardens and walking paths.
1928 West 9800 South
South Jordan, UT 84095
Carrington Court is an assisted living facility located in a residential neighborhood near Jordan River Family Medicine, and it's within walking distance to a post office branch and several houses of worship. Jordan Valley Medical Center is 10 minutes away by car, and shopping, dining, and entertainment are nearby. Seniors are treated to monthly parties that include family members, and major holidays are always celebrated. Excursions include dining out and visiting museums and gardens, and family members are always welcome to participate. Seniors can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranged around a large central courtyard. We included Carrington Court in our list because of the facility's family-friendly policies.
2130 East 9400 South
Sandy, UT 84093
Sunrise of Sandy is an assisted living and memory care facility located 20 minutes Northeast of Riverton in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. There are shops, restaurants, pharmacies, and houses of worship in the 2-square-mile area around the residence. Sunrise has various levels of care for seniors to help them age in place, including a program for those in the earliest stages of dementia. Seniors can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and companion suites. Three delicious meals are served daily, taking into consideration the menu requests of residents. We included Sunrise of Sandy for the award-winning quality of life there.
10569 River Heights Dr.
South Jordan, UT 84095
The Sheridan at South Jordan is located in a suburban neighborhood a mile from Hwy. 154 and close to a major shopping center and a multiplex theater. Riverton Hospital and South Jordan Health Center are both less than 10 minutes away by car. The Sheridan welcomes pets, and many regular activities are pet-friendly. The caring staff schedules fitness classes, crafts and social gatherings for seniors and assists them with the activities of everyday life. Residents can choose from a variety of studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes.