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Cost of Utah Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Utah is $3,000 per month.

The monthly base rate for Utah assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Utah is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Utah. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Utah$3,000
Nevada$3,238
Idaho$3,240
Arizona$3,420
New Mexico$3,500
U.S.$3,600
Colorado$3,750
Wyoming$3,900

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Utah Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Utah require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Utah may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Utah. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Utah. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Utah probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Utah - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Utah?
    Utah will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Utah requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Utah.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Utah for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Utah Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at medicaid.utah.gov.

Helpful Utah Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Utah? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Utah licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Bureau of Health Facility Licensing and Certification
health.utah.gov
(801) 273-2994
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Utah? Your local Utah long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP)
hsdaas.utah.gov
Local: (801) 538-3910
Tollfree: (800) 541-7735
Are you aware of all the Utah health-based programs available to you? Your Utah Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Utah Department of Health
health.utah.gov
Local: (801) 538-6155
Tollfree: (800) 662-9651
Are you familiar with the Utah Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Utah AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Utah regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Utah AAA below:

Bear River Area Agency on Aging
Logan, UT
(435) 752-7242
Mountainland Area Agency on Aging
Orem, UT
(801) 229-3804
Six County Area Agency on Aging
Richfield, UT
(435) 893-0700
Five County Association of Goverments (Area Agency on Aging)
Saint George, UT
(435) 673-3548
Weber-Morgan Area Agency on Aging
Ogden, UT
(801) 625-3770
Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services
Salt Lake City, UT
(385) 468-3200
Davis County Department of Family Health and Senior Services
Clearfield, UT
(801) 525-5050
Tooele County Aging and Adult Services
Tooele, UT
(435) 277-2462
Uintah Basin Area Agency on Aging
Roosevelt, UT
(435) 722-4518
Council on Aging and Golden Age Center
Vernal, UT
(435) 789-2169
Southeastern Utah Area Agency on Aging
Price, UT
(435) 613-0036
San Juan County Area Agency on Aging
Monticello, UT
(435) 587-3225

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