Nestled in the Salt Lake Valley between the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges to the east and southwest, Salt Lake City is Utah’s biggest city and capital. Laid back and down-home, Salt Lake City is also Utah’s cultural center, with numerous theaters, museums, and restaurants, set against a striking mountain-ringed backdrop. Of the city’s 191,180 inhabitants, more than 9 percent are seniors aged 65 and over, according to the latest census data. So naturally, the area is home to dozens of assisted living communities. More...
Salt Lake City, Utah
has at least 45 Nursing Homes within 15 Miles
"the facility is beautiful, but woefully understaffed, Falls are frequent compared to other facilities, and so is undiagnosed UTI, and dehydration. I would not recommend this place, as the staff..." More
"I have occasion to visit many assisted living facilities throughout Utah since my family all works within the health care system. My Aunt and cousin work in many assisted living facilities and my..." More
"There are many conflicting things with this facility. The staff seem very kind and say all the right words, but they all seem to say the same words, as if they're rehearsed. I have a friend who..." More
"My grandma lost her husband 5 years ago to lung cancer, and ever since then she hasn't been quite right. As a family, we toured several facilities in the area and ultimately decided on admitting..." More
"The facility is great! I hear from her friends that have been there to see her. The physical therapists are doing an outstanding job and are very cordial. They go out of their way to try to help..." More
"Arlington Hills is Medicaid-approved. It is under construction and it was supposed to be completed November 1 but they're not. I don't have much that I can say about the place because I don't know..." More
"My mom was moving into Salt Lake City, and Hillside Rehabilitation Center was the place we found for her. The room was OK, but there was a problem there. It was old at that time -- they actually..." More
"The staff was absolutely wonderful and patient. They kept me updated on everything going on. They recommended an in-house physician so we didn't have to take her out. I appreciated everything; it's..." More
"I am currently in this facility and have been for about three weeks. I am recovering from surgery resulting from an accident. My stay here has been frustrating. I have tried not to be a burden on..." More
"My husband was in the hospital, and the social worker found Canyon Rim Care Center for me. They are very good with him. They are very sweet, and they are trying hard to find ways to comfort him. He..." More
"My father spent time at Garden Terrace for about the last 2 weeks of his life. He was afflicted with Pancreatic Cancer and only lived about 5 weeks after his initial diagnosis. So the stay at..." More
"I thought the person that I dealt with at Willow Wood Care Center was extremely professional and extremely friendly. I saw the rooms. It was a typical nursing home. It was very institutional. It..." More
"I liked the staff, and they had nice meals at Holladay Healthcare Center. They will allow them to bring some of their own things to make it homier, like their own television and decorations. The..." More
"Aspen Ridge was very good. I like it. As far as I can tell, they had the best ratings in the county. They're good except my mom couldn't go there. It was a skilled nursing facility and Medicare..." More
"This is an extremely small facility with only two beds, and those beds are well-used and the two residents are very well taken care of. It is an assisted living facility and the facility is an..." More
Weather and climate
Salt Lake City’s climate can be described as semi-arid. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are typically cold and very snowy. July is the hottest month with temperatures of 90 Fahrenheit on average. January is the coldest month with average temps of just 38 Fahrenheit.
The city enjoys over 200 days of sun each year. It receives only 18 inches of rain per year, but during its snowy winters, the area’s assisted living residents can expect 47 inches of snow on average.
Assisted Living Prices
The cost of assisted living in Salt Lake City starts around $2,000 a month, and typically includes rent, meals and transportation, as well as varying levels of assistance with medication management or other care. Other cost factors to consider include the state income tax, which is 5% across all incomes. Utah taxes Social Security benefits, but the state offers up to a $450 tax credit for citizen over age 65 which can be used to offset these taxes.
Salt Lake City Healthcare
The Salt Lake City metropolitan area offers some excellent healthcare facilities. The Intermountain Medical Center in nearby Murray, Utah is a general medical and surgical hospital, and is ranked number one in the region by U.S. News and World Report. Tied for first is the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, a care system that comprises one hospital, 10 neighborhood health facilities and 200 medical specialties.
Local Assisted Living Outings
Salt Lake City’s assisted living communities organize a number of outings for their residents. These include scenic drives to check out fall foliage and other natural sights, as well as trips to museums and parks. Some assisted living communities in the area arrange drives to nearby outdoor recreational areas, such as the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum on the University of Utah campus or the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, which is a haven for bird watchers.
Most assisted living residents in Salt Lake City can also go on their community’s regular organized outings to local restaurants and movie theaters, and shopping trips at stores like Target and Walmart.
Transportation in Salt Lake City
Most of the Salt Lake City-area assisted living communities offer some form of transportation to their residents. Salt Lake County also provides the Rides for Wellness program for seniors with no other means of getting to doctor’s appointments. For visitors, it’s worth noting that Salt Lake City also has a strong public transportation system that makes use of commuter rail, buses and light-rail transit known locally as TRAX.