Known as the “Hub of Salt Lake County,” Murray is a suburb of Utah’s capital city and home to just under 50,000 people. Seniors represent 16.4% of that population, a percentage that’s almost perfectly in line with national averages. Residents of Murray are within close range of Salt Lake City’s high-quality health care services, which include Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the University of Utah Hospital. Area seniors can also enjoy a variety of elder-friendly leisure options. These include historical and cultural museums as well as a range of natural attractions, such as gardens and state parks.

In Murray, seniors can expect to pay $3,700 per month for assisted living. In assisted living facilities, residents have access to around-the-clock care delivered in a secure and supervised setting. Basic daily tasks, such as cooking and cleaning, are handled by staff. In addition, some of these facilities offer on-site medical care and rehabilitative therapy.

This guide is designed to help seniors find their ideal retirement community by comparing the costs of long-term care in Murray and throughout the state. It also offers free resources that can support elders in a transition to assisted living,

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Murray, UT

Murray Senior Living

5350 Allendale Dr, Murray, UT, 84123


The Abbington at Murray

5377 State St, Murray, UT, 84107


2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek

777 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84107

Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek is conveniently located in a suburb 15 minutes south of Salt Lake City. It is only a block from St. Mark’s Hospital and is close to shopping centers, restaurants and p … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek is conveniently located in a suburb 15 minutes south of Salt Lake City. It is only a block from St. Mark’s Hospital and is close to shopping centers, restaurants and p … (read more)

The Wellington

4522 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

The Wellington is a senior living facility located outside Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. It’s conveniently located between I-15 and I-215 close to shopping centers, restau … (read more)
The Wellington is a senior living facility located outside Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. It’s conveniently located between I-15 and I-215 close to shopping centers, restau … (read more)

2015

Sunrise at Holladay

4650 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

Sunrise at Holladay is located south of Salt Lake City, off I-215. The location is convenient to shopping centers, restaurants and St. Mark’s Hospital. Visitors love the warm and elegant decor, clean … (read more)
Sunrise at Holladay is located south of Salt Lake City, off I-215. The location is convenient to shopping centers, restaurants and St. Mark’s Hospital. Visitors love the warm and elegant decor, clean … (read more)

Cottonwood Creek

1245 E Murray Holladay Road, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

Cottonwood Creek senior living facility is located in beautiful Holladay, Utah. It is less than 20 minutes from Salt Lake City, and easily accessible from I-215. Residents enjoy the park-like surround … (read more)
Cottonwood Creek senior living facility is located in beautiful Holladay, Utah. It is less than 20 minutes from Salt Lake City, and easily accessible from I-215. Residents enjoy the park-like surround … (read more)

Capital Hill Senior Living

76 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84102

Capital Hill Senior Living is one of the places I went to visit. It’s assisted living but if you need more care, they have that too. I saw a studio, a one-bedroom, and a two-bedroom. I was not interes … (read more)
Capital Hill Senior Living is one of the places I went to visit. It’s assisted living but if you need more care, they have that too. I saw a studio, a one-bedroom, and a two-bedroom. I was not interes … (read more)

2020

Cedarwood at Sandy

10970 South 700 East, Sandy, UT, 84070

Cedarwood is located in downtown Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. It sits just a block away from three bus stops, providing residents with easy connections to the entire Salt Lake metropolitan area. … (read more)
Cedarwood is located in downtown Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. It sits just a block away from three bus stops, providing residents with easy connections to the entire Salt Lake metropolitan area. … (read more)

2016

The Ridge Cottonwood

5600 S. Highland Dr., Holladay, UT, 84117

The facility is beautiful and clean. The food is very good and the staff extremely attentive. They have been very good to work with particularly with the Covid challenge. We feel very grateful for the … (read more)
The facility is beautiful and clean. The food is very good and the staff extremely attentive. They have been very good to work with particularly with the Covid challenge. We feel very grateful for the … (read more)

Sunrise of Sandy

2130 East 9400 South, Sandy, UT, 84093

Sunrise of Sandy is in Sandy, Utah, near Alta Canyon Park as well as a variety of restaurants and shopping centers. Loved ones are impressed with the caring staff. They also praised the facility for i … (read more)
Sunrise of Sandy is in Sandy, Utah, near Alta Canyon Park as well as a variety of restaurants and shopping centers. Loved ones are impressed with the caring staff. They also praised the facility for i … (read more)

Carrington Court

1928 West 9800 South, South Jordan, UT, 84095

Carrington Court is located in the Draper area of South Jordan, Utah. Residents and visitors consistently give high praise to the kind and patient treatment of residents. The facility receives high ma … (read more)
Carrington Court is located in the Draper area of South Jordan, Utah. Residents and visitors consistently give high praise to the kind and patient treatment of residents. The facility receives high ma … (read more)

2015

Legacy House of Taylorsville

6302 S Gold Medal Dr, Taylorsville, UT, 84129

Legacy House of Taylorsville is located in West Jordan, Utah, close to restaurants, shopping and Jordan Valley Hospital. Visitors note the facility’s comfortable, cheery private rooms, and appreciate … (read more)
Legacy House of Taylorsville is located in West Jordan, Utah, close to restaurants, shopping and Jordan Valley Hospital. Visitors note the facility’s comfortable, cheery private rooms, and appreciate … (read more)

The Ridge Foothill

2363 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84109

The Ridge Foothill is an exceptionally well-reviewed independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Salt Lake City, Utah near Highway 186 by Parleys Historic Nature Park. In their re … (read more)
The Ridge Foothill is an exceptionally well-reviewed independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Salt Lake City, Utah near Highway 186 by Parleys Historic Nature Park. In their re … (read more)

Legacy House of South Jordan

1617 Temple Lane, South Jordan, UT, 84095

According to residents and their family members, Legacy House, located in South Jordan, Utah, is a warm, loving community with kind staff. Meals are prepared on-site and served in the community dining … (read more)
According to residents and their family members, Legacy House, located in South Jordan, Utah, is a warm, loving community with kind staff. Meals are prepared on-site and served in the community dining … (read more)

The Wentworth at East Millcreek

1871 E. 3300 S., Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

The Wentworth at East Millcreek is nestled in South Salt Lake City, Utah. The facility offers residents 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and studios to suit their living needs. Family and residents give Wentwor … (read more)
The Wentworth at East Millcreek is nestled in South Salt Lake City, Utah. The facility offers residents 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and studios to suit their living needs. Family and residents give Wentwor … (read more)

Anthology of South Jordan

10569 River Heights Drive, South Jordan, UT, 84095

The Sheridan at South Jordan is outstanding. It is very positive and very responsive. It’s upgraded. It’s the newest of the facilities I visited. It felt like a professional environment. The marketing … (read more)
The Sheridan at South Jordan is outstanding. It is very positive and very responsive. It’s upgraded. It’s the newest of the facilities I visited. It felt like a professional environment. The marketing … (read more)

Legacy Village of Sugar House

1212 E. Wilmington Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105

I would recommend Legacy Village of Sugar House. I was able to visit their assisted living. They’re very friendly. It’s also a beautiful location, with lots of activities. It’s a bigger facility, very … (read more)
I would recommend Legacy Village of Sugar House. I was able to visit their assisted living. They’re very friendly. It’s also a beautiful location, with lots of activities. It’s a bigger facility, very … (read more)

The Wentworth at Draper

11631 South 700 East, Draper, UT, 84020

The Wentworth at Draper is located in Draper, Utah, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. The assisted living facility is small and provides personalized individual care in an activity-oriented sett … (read more)
The Wentworth at Draper is located in Draper, Utah, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. The assisted living facility is small and provides personalized individual care in an activity-oriented sett … (read more)

The Wentworth at Coventry

6898 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121

We’ve placed our mom in an assisted living facility called The Wentworth at Coventry. Our experience has been positive so far, although the Coronavirus has made it a little less so in the 1st two week … (read more)
We’ve placed our mom in an assisted living facility called The Wentworth at Coventry. Our experience has been positive so far, although the Coronavirus has made it a little less so in the 1st two week … (read more)

The Wentworth at Willow Creek

8325 S Highland Drive, Sandy, UT, 84093

The Wentworth at Willow Creek is located in Sandy, Utah, 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City. This beautiful senior facility is centrally located near shopping centers and restaurants and is adjacent t … (read more)
The Wentworth at Willow Creek is located in Sandy, Utah, 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City. This beautiful senior facility is centrally located near shopping centers and restaurants and is adjacent t … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Murray

Murray’s assisted living facilities are governed by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Facility Licensing and Certification. This body upholds state law regarding cleanliness, safety and quality of care in long-term care homes.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Murray

  • Residents of Murray have access to a selection of high-quality health care providers that include the Intermountain Medical Center, ranked by U.S. News as the third-best in the state.
  • Seniors who need help getting around can count on a transportation service offered by the county. The local senior center also has free pickup and drop-off services on Wednesdays.
  • Utah is ranked one of the best states for retirees because of its affordability. It offers a range of tax credits for seniors and has some of the lowest property tax rates in the country.
  • Property crime rates in Murray are very high. Fortunately, long-term care communities institute security measures to ensure the safety of residents and their property.
  • Murray gets relatively extreme temperatures, with hot, dry summers and a higher number of sunny days than the national average. Winters in Murray are cold and very snowy, with snowfall levels almost two times the national average.

Paying for Assisted Living in Murray

According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors living in Murray pay more than the Utah average of $3,400 per month but less than the national average of $4,300 per month for assisted living. Due to Murray’s proximity to Salt Lake City, Genworth’s data shows the cities as sharing a similar average assisted living price of $3,700 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

While actual prices vary by location, the Murray area has high assisted living prices compared to many Utah cities. Logan is just a little more affordable, at $3,650. Costs in St. George are on par with the state average of $3,400. At $3,200, Provo has the lowest assisted living costs in the state and is $500 per month more affordable than Murray.

$3700

Murray

$3400

Utah

$4300

The United States

$3200

Provo

$3400

St. George

$3650

Logan

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the most affordable types of long-term care in Murray. Only adult day health care is more affordable, at $1,127. Homemaker services and home health aide services share an average cost of $5,100. Nursing homes are even more expensive, with a semiprivate room averaging $6,996 and a private room averaging $9,125.

$5100

Homemaker services

$5100

Home health aide

$1127

Adult day health care

$3700

Assisted living

$6996

Nursing home, semiprivate

$9125

Nursing home, private room

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Murray

Seniors who reside in assisted living facilities in Murray may be eligible for funding assistance under the Medicaid 1915(c) New Choices Waiver program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Utah page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Murray

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

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

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Utah page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Murray

The following resources are designed to provide information, guidance and assistance to seniors living in Murray.

ResourceContact Service
Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services


(385) 468-3200 In addition to operating senior centers throughout the county, this department provides social services to elders. An active adult program promotes health with indoor and outdoor exercise classes. An ombudsman is available to assist seniors resolve concerns about their care or conditions. Medicare counseling services help older adults access insurance and benefits and a transportation initiative helps elders get around the city.
Salt Lake City Vet Center(801) 266-1499Veterans can get help submitting claims and appeals for a variety of entitlements and assistance programs at this vet center. These include pensions, disability benefits and financial aid for medical care. Mental health care, including support groups and individual counseling, is also available.
Nonprofit Legal Services of Utah(385) 419-4111Seniors throughout the state can get help with accessing health care and benefits as well as with creating wills and estate plans. This nonprofit also offers assistance with civil issues such as housing disputes and consumer matters.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Murray

Murray-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Utah are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Utah page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Murray