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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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With five National Parks within easy driving distance, Salt Lake City is a good retirement option for seniors seeking opportunities for outdoor recreation. As the largest city in Utah and the state capital, it also offers thriving art, culture and culinary scene. Although the overall cost of living in Utah is higher than the national average and Utah is among the handful of states that tax Social Security and other retirement income, assisted living in Utah is significantly lower than the national average.

The average assisted living facility in Salt Lake City costs $3,310 per month, which is slightly lower than Utah average of $3,500 per month and over $1,000 lower than the national monthly average of $4,500. Approximately 11.6% of Salt Lake City’s overall population of slightly under 200,000 are aged 65 or over. 

This guide explores the average monthly care costs of assisted living in Utah and local resources designed to support seniors. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Salt Lake City, UT

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Salt Lake City is $3,310.

Assisted living facilities in Salt Lake City cost less per month than the national and state average. The highest cost of assisted living in Utah is in Provo at $3,695 followed closely by Odgen at $3,663. The most affordable costs are found in Logan at $3,300, which is just $10 less per month than Salt Lake City. Those in St. George in the southwestern corner of the state pay an average of $3,500 per month.

  • Salt Lake City: $3,310
  • Utah: $3,500
  • United States: $4,500
  • Provo: $3,695
  • Ogden: $3,663
  • Logan: $3,300
  • St. George: $3,500

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Care in Salt Lake City, UT

Assisted living is the least expensive care option in Salt Lake City. In-home care comes with a monthly price tag of $5,625, while home health costs an average of $5,661 per month. The costs of staying in a nursing home are even higher, with a semiprivate room costing an average of $7,437 per month and a private room averaging $8,228.

  • In-Home Care: $5,625
  • Home Health Care: $5,661
  • Assisted Living: $3,310
  • Nursing Home (semiprivate room): $7,437
  • Nursing Home (private room); $8,228

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Salt Lake City, UT

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Salt Lake City, UT

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Utah.

Free Resources for Seniors in Salt Lake City, UT

Seniors in Salt Lake City can access a variety of free and low cost resources designed to help them live their best lives.




Columbus Senior Center (385) 468-3340  Columbus Senior Center offers classes and programs for those aged 60 and over who want to remain healthy and active as they grow older. The center hosts at least one exercise class per day and serves a hot, nutritious lunch starting at 11:30 each weekday. Other activities include bingo, cards, group outings, computer classes, line dancing and yoga. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 a.m.  
Utah Department of Human Services Aging and Adult Services  (801) 538-3910 As the local Area Agency on Aging, the Utah Department of Human Services Aging and Adult Services provides Utah residents aged 60 and over with a range of programs and referrals designed to promote independence and a good quality of life. Services include balance workshops, health screenings, seminars and individual counseling for understanding and applying for Medicare and Medicaid, administers the Senior Nutrition Program, assists seniors and their families in developing long-term care plans and helps them determine whether they qualify for relevant government programs. 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 

(801) 374-2588

Seniors seeking ways to become involved in their communities and make new friends can find plenty of volunteer opportunities through Utah’s RSVP program. Opportunities range from ongoing commitments at local libraries, schools and nonprofit organizations to project-based commitments involving one-time commitments. Volunteers are provided with supplemental insurance, mileage reimbursements and free tickets to local events such as live theater performances, ballet and ball games. 

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Salt Lake City, UT

Assisted Living Communities in Salt Lake City are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Salt Lake City, UT

Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek

At Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek, residents are empowered to remain independent and assured that assistance is readily available. We included this pet-friendly independent and assisted living facility in our top 10 list for its true homelike environment and convenient location near St. Mark’s Hospital. Its cozy family room has a fireplace, beverage station and plenty of comfortable seating, and there’s also a private dining room for intimate family gatherings. Other inviting amenities include an activity center, library, salon and resident-tended gardens. Exciting activities include music entertainment, cooking demos, family parties and group outings.

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  • Cascade Spring one-bedroom and Canyon Vista two-bedroom floor plans
  • Full-time licensed nurse on staff

The Wentworth at Coventry

Located in Cottonwood Heights, The Wentworth at Coventry offers a picturesque suburban setting against the Wasatch Mountains. This retirement community is in our top 10 list for its supportive independent living care option in addition to assisted living and memory care, catering to different senior lifestyles and needs. Its two two-level buildings share a central courtyard with pergola-covered sitting areas and raised gardening beds, and each building has front and rear second-floor patios for breathtaking mountain views. Other modern, elegant common spaces include fine dining rooms and fireside lounges with library shelves.

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  • Multiple studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans
  • Life2.0 holistic program of activities

Sunrise at Holladay

The convenient location and upscale environment of Sunrise at Holladay make it one of our top picks for retirement living. This independent and assisted living community is close to Cottonwood Square Shopping Center, Mt. Olympus Senior Center and two Big Cottonwood Regional Park areas. While its two connected three-level buildings have their own main and private dining rooms, bistros and front porches, they share a landscaped rear garden and upper-floor patio areas that provide stunning mountain views. Other shared features include a gym, activity room, movie theater and salon.

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  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Nutritious restaurant-style dining with pureed diet options

Capitol Hill Senior Living

Ideally situated in the northern portion of the Central City neighborhood, Capitol Hill Senior Living is our top recommendation for seniors who want to stay close to Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the Downtown area. This Stellar Living community accommodates independent, assisted living and memory care residents in spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments. It has a fitness and therapy room, multiuse activity room, library and indoor gardening station. The secured outdoor garden has a barbecue grill and pergola-covered sitting area, and the on-site salon is open daily for hair and nail treatments.

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  • All-day dining
  • Activities include painting, chair yoga, meditation and aromatherapy, bingo and weekly outings

Rosewood Assisted Care

Accommodating only 29 residents, Rosewood Assisted Care is our top pick for seniors who prefer a small community with a family-like atmosphere. This two-level homelike facility is in a peaceful residential neighborhood next to Lincoln Elementary School. Its cozy fireside living area has a flat-screen TV, piano and mini library, while the adjacent dining area offers a casual restaurant-style ambiance. There’s also a private dining room for special gatherings with visiting loved ones. The facility’s Super Caregivers are state-certified, carefully screened and continually trained to provide compassionate care and quality services that give residents a WOW experience.

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  • Three levels of care based on the extent of assistance with activities of daily living
  • Full-time Super RN on duty

The Wentworth at East Millcreek

The Wentworth at East Millcreek is a 49-bed assisted living community in a pleasant residential neighborhood near the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, and it’s conveniently situated across from a fire station. We included this two-level facility in our top choices for its peaceful suburban setting and homelike environment. Its fireside lobby has a fish tank, flat-screen TV and snack and beverage station, while the second floor has a cozy fireside library. The landscaped backyard has a pavilion and barbecue area, and there’s a private dining room for special family gatherings. Residents can participate in group exercises, arts and crafts, poetry reading, devotionals and afternoon socials.

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Golden Living Taylorsville

We recommend Golden Living Taylorsville to seniors who prefer an accessible single-floor assisted living facility. This Blue Harbor Senior Living community is a block from Taylorsville Town Center and close to a major Interstate 215 junction, providing a convenient route to Salt Lake City. Its large parklike backyard features a private duck pond, and most apartments have private patios with access to the facility’s surrounding gardens. Residents have easy access to the fitness center, activity room, library and full-service salon. The facility is pet-friendly and has on-site RN and LPN staffing.

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  • Bungalow Suite, Terrace Suite and Garden Suite floor plans
  • Activities include cooking, arts and crafts, live entertainment, outings and family events

The Wellington

Winning Utah’s Best of State awards in the senior living category multiple times, The Wellington exemplifies excellence in providing quality care. This MBK Senior Living facility in Millcreek is among our top recommendations for its luxurious amenities and person-centered Home 2 Stay rehospitalization prevention program. It has two landscaped courtyards and a patio area with a barbecue station. Sunday brunches are enjoyed monthly at the restaurant-style dining room, and there’s a casual bistro for all-day snacks. Other well-appointed common areas include a fitness center, art studio, recreation room and salon.

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  • Pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • MBK Mind+Body Wellness activities include morning exercises, arts and crafts, bingo, courtyard concerts and scenic drives

The Ridge Foothill

Thoughtfully designed as an eco-conscious facility with contemporary five-star amenities, The Ridge Foothill made it among our top picks for carefree retirement living. This pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community has an attractive elevated location in the southwest portion of the Sugar House neighborhood, offering great views of Mount Olympus. Its main courtyard has an outdoor kitchen, fire pit lounge and raised gardening beds. The state-of-the-art fitness center has a massage room, while the main dining area has a demo kitchen with a pizza oven. Other upscale common areas include a multipurpose function room, movie theater, salon and spa, art studio and game room.

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  • Campus-wide solar-generated power
  • Sagely Family App and LifeLoop connect the residents, families and staff

Sarah Daft Home

The Sarah Daft Home is in the University neighborhood, keeping seniors close to George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the University of Utah Hospital. Its historic Colonial Revival building is surrounded by landscaped gardens and provides a true homelike setting for up to 39 residents. We added this nonprofit Type I assisted living facility for its affordable quality care and warm, tight-knit community. Its private and shared apartments have personal telephones and service alarm systems. In addition to on-site activities, residents can join scheduled trips to senior centers, shops, restaurants and local events.

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  • Community engagements with local schools, churches and volunteers
  • Salon and podiatry services available