Assisted Living in Provo
Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living3352 North 100 East, Provo, UT
Cove Point Retirement1988 N Cove Point Ln, Provo, UT
Legacy Village of Provo4146 N University Ave, Provo, UT
Provo Assisted Living462 S 900 E St, Provo, UT
PROVO ASSISTED LIVING462 South 900 East, Provo, UT
BeeHive Homes2877 West Center Street, Provo, UT
Osmond Senior Living in Lindon175 N. State Street, Lindon, UT
Lake Ridge Senior Living960 S Geneva Road, Orem, UT
Covington Senior Living1925 N State St., Orem, UT
Summerfield Retirement911 N. 800 W., Orem, UT
At A Glance
There are 18 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Provo is $2,600 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Provo
Culture and business collide in Provo, where the nearby presence of Brigham Young University has created a demand for entertainment and a booming economy. For the more than 7,000 seniors who call Provo home, there are plenty of choices when considering their options for long-term care; the greater Provo area has 31 assisted living facilities, including six in Provo itself. Those assisted living facilities, or ALFs, operate under the watchful eye of the Utah Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Provo
- Seniors with respiratory conditions may find those conditions exacerbated in Provo. The American Lung Association ranked the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as one of the worst in the nation for ozone and short-term particle pollution.
Cost of living in Provo is only slightly above the national average, with a local score of 102 compared to 100 for the U.S. as a whole. Seniors can expect to save on utilities, but housing and transportation are slightly pricier.
- Seniors should feel relatively safe in Provo, where the violent crime rate is only slightly above the national average and the property crime rate is more than three points lower.
- Arts and culture abound in and around Provo. From the BYU Museum of Art to indie music venues like Muse Café to shows at SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in nearby Orem, the area offers tons of opportunity for seniors who crave entertainment.
- The Provo area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Utah Valley Hospital and Utah State Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Provo has an array of community resources for seniors, including extensive offerings from Provo’s Senior Programming department such as health fairs, holiday parties, tours, lunch services, wellness programs, computer classes, free legal services, bingo nights and a book of the month club.
Paying for Assisted Living in Provo
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Provo start around $2,600 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Provo and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Provo
Provo’s low-income seniors have two options for financial assistance that may be applicable toward their assisted living costs. Both the Utah Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver and the New Choices Waiver are Medicaid-based initiatives the seek to give seniors more choice, empowering those who would otherwise be subject to nursing home placement to get necessary services either at home or in an assisted living facility.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Utah page.
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 Provo
Provo and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Provo
Provo-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.