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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 10, 2024

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Utah’s capital city, Salt Lake City, is a vibrant retirement destination with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. While the city’s overall cost of living is higher than the U.S average, items such as groceries and transportation are comparatively affordable.

Assisted living costs ($4,368) are also lower than the national median ($4,459), though they’re higher than the state average ($4,129). Retirement benefits are taxed in Utah, but at a rate just under 5%, which is marginal compared to many other states. Utah also offers a retirement tax credit to further offset this loss of income.

This guide explores more about assisted living costs in Salt Lake City, local support resources and some of the city’s top assisted living communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Salt Lake City, UT

When determining how to finance Assisted Living, it’s essential to first know the expense involved for your loved one to join a reputable community. With the ongoing increase in costs, having current information is crucial when budgeting for senior care. To help highlight the influence of inflation on senior living expenses, has collected cost data from its extensive network of over 75,000 senior living communities. This data represents the average cost of Assisted Living in Salt Lake City and in 23 other cities in Utah.

Inflation & the Cost of Assisted Living in Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City’s assisted living costs have risen due to inflation, jumping from $3,987 to $4,368 between 2022 and 2023. This increase of nearly 10% is consistent with the percentage increase seen across the U.S. However, Salt Lake City’s rate of increase was lower than Utah’s state average of 12%.

By 2024, the city’s costs are estimated to increase again to $4,704. Costs are also projected to rise to about 8% in Provo, St. George and Ogden. Strategic planning can help ensure seniors are financially prepared for long-term care.


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The Cost of Other Types of Care in Salt Lake City, UT

Seniors can expect to see a range of pricing between different types of senior care. Independent living is the lowest at $2,895, as it’s geared toward seniors who don’t require much assistance. This is one of the key reasons that assisted living and memory care costs are higher. For $4,368, assisted living residents receive personalized daily support. Memory care is a bit more expensive at $4,431, as the care is specialized for individuals with dementia.

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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