Located in the southwestern corner of Utah, St. George is a haven for retirees, outdoor adventurers and travelers who flock to the area for its numerous resorts, spas and golf courses. The city is home to around 100,000 permanent residents, and seniors aged 65 and older represent nearly 24% of the population, which is well above the national average. In addition to offering older residents scenic surroundings and ample leisure opportunities, the cost of living in St. George is reasonable, and the climate is mild compared to other parts of Utah, especially when it comes to annual snowfall. Assisted living prices are also well below the national average at $3,500 per month. This type of care is for seniors who require help with some daily activities but are mostly independent.

This guide provides an overview of assisted living options in St. George. It includes information about local facilities, average assisted living prices and government services, along with other resources that can help to enhance seniors’ quality of life.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Saint George, UT

2016, 2017, 2021

Southgate Senior Living

134 W 2025 S, Saint George, UT, 84770

My mother fell in love with Southgate Senior Living and will be moving there. It’s got a very friendly atmosphere; it’s just a feeling you have when you walk in. They have a calendar of events, so she … (read more)
My mother fell in love with Southgate Senior Living and will be moving there. It’s got a very friendly atmosphere; it’s just a feeling you have when you walk in. They have a calendar of events, so she … (read more)

Sterling Court

324 North 1680 East, Saint George, UT, 84790

Sterling Court was fancy, gorgeous, and elegant. They had rooms where they had tables for games. It’s in a very big open area, so you don’t feel enclosed. They had an ice cream parlor and a salon. It’ … (read more)
Sterling Court was fancy, gorgeous, and elegant. They had rooms where they had tables for games. It’s in a very big open area, so you don’t feel enclosed. They had an ice cream parlor and a salon. It’ … (read more)

The Retreat at Sunbrook

359 North Dixie Drive, Saint George, UT, 84770

The Retreat at Sunbrook reached out to me before my tour. They followed up to make sure that I would be there and show up for my appointment, and I appreciated that. They let me tour the whole facilit … (read more)
The Retreat at Sunbrook reached out to me before my tour. They followed up to make sure that I would be there and show up for my appointment, and I appreciated that. They let me tour the whole facilit … (read more)

The Meadows at Escalante

950 S 400 E, Saint George, UT, 84790

My husband is scheduled to move here. He’s going to be evaluated next week. At that time they’ll tell me if he needs memory care or if he can live in assisted living. It’s a very nice community. I des … (read more)
My husband is scheduled to move here. He’s going to be evaluated next week. At that time they’ll tell me if he needs memory care or if he can live in assisted living. It’s a very nice community. I des … (read more)

The Retreat at SunRiver St George

4480 South Arrowhead Canyon Drive, Saint George, UT, 84790

I went to The Retreat at SunRiver St George. I had contacted them via email and set up a meeting time to include a tour, and the administrator was very pleasant. The meeting was punctual. She showed m … (read more)
I went to The Retreat at SunRiver St George. I had contacted them via email and set up a meeting time to include a tour, and the administrator was very pleasant. The meeting was punctual. She showed m … (read more)

Ridgeview Gardens of St. George

220 S 1200 E, Saint George, UT, 84790

I was not very impressed with Ridgeview Gardens of St. George. It’s a pretty small community. I think they only have like 50 people that live there. The building wasn’t kept up as nicely. The landscap … (read more)
I was not very impressed with Ridgeview Gardens of St. George. It’s a pretty small community. I think they only have like 50 people that live there. The building wasn’t kept up as nicely. The landscap … (read more)

Platinum Care Assisted Living

2046 N Tuweap Drive, Saint George, UT, 84770

My wife was in Platinum Care Assisted Living Center. It’s a very small facility with about 12 people. It’s quite homey and it fit my wife’s purpose just right. They have very few activities. They have … (read more)
My wife was in Platinum Care Assisted Living Center. It’s a very small facility with about 12 people. It’s quite homey and it fit my wife’s purpose just right. They have very few activities. They have … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of St. George

2397 S River Road, Saint George, UT, 84790

Beehive Homes of River Road/Little Valley was awesome, well taken care of, very well managed, and I felt very comfortable. It gives the independence that I need, but there’s always someone to give you … (read more)
Beehive Homes of River Road/Little Valley was awesome, well taken care of, very well managed, and I felt very comfortable. It gives the independence that I need, but there’s always someone to give you … (read more)

Beehive Homes

2041 S. Mesa Palms Drive, Saint George, UT, 84770

It was easy to get my mom checked in at Beehive Homes of St George. They had a room available. It’s clean, and we had a good feeling about it. My mom is there for assisted living. They’re very caring, … (read more)
It was easy to get my mom checked in at Beehive Homes of St George. They had a room available. It’s clean, and we had a good feeling about it. My mom is there for assisted living. They’re very caring, … (read more)

Rosecrest Manor

48 West 700 South, Saint George, UT, 84770

Rosecrest Manor is a beautiful retirement home. Is is very architecturally and aesthetically pleasing as well as roomy. It is a 2 floored house with what I believe to have 9 rooms on each. It original … (read more)
Rosecrest Manor is a beautiful retirement home. Is is very architecturally and aesthetically pleasing as well as roomy. It is a 2 floored house with what I believe to have 9 rooms on each. It original … (read more)

Spring Gardens of St. George

2654 East Red Cliffs Drive, Saint George, UT, 84790

My Aunt choose to move to Spring Gardens on her own. We helped her move in and were pleasantly happy with the look of the facility. Her suite was roomy and comfortable and she settled in their well … (read more)
My Aunt choose to move to Spring Gardens on her own. We helped her move in and were pleasantly happy with the look of the facility. Her suite was roomy and comfortable and she settled in their well … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of St. George (Snow Canyon)

1542 West 1170 North, Saint George, UT, 84770

Beehive Homes is okay. The rooms were like oversized bedrooms. The staff and the ones I dealt with were competent and informative. I like the location.
Beehive Homes is okay. The rooms were like oversized bedrooms. The staff and the ones I dealt with were competent and informative. I like the location.

Ovation Sienna Hills

1525 East Ovation Place, Washington, UT, 84780

Ovation Sienna Hills was wonderful. I showed up early and they were ready to give me the tour. They took the time to sit down with me at length over the needs that we require for my mom. After that, t … (read more)
Ovation Sienna Hills was wonderful. I showed up early and they were ready to give me the tour. They took the time to sit down with me at length over the needs that we require for my mom. After that, t … (read more)

Primrose Retirement Community of Washington

5190 S Washington Fields Rd, Washington, UT, 84780

We went to Primrose Retirement Community of Washington, it was beautiful and brand-new. It was a gorgeous place, and more expensive than the others we’ve visited. We had their food and did a full tour … (read more)
We went to Primrose Retirement Community of Washington, it was beautiful and brand-new. It was a gorgeous place, and more expensive than the others we’ve visited. We had their food and did a full tour … (read more)

Southern Comfort Care

2658 E 620 N, St George, UT, 84790

This is a fantastic home. Unlike a large facility this is a private home which allows 1-1 care. There is a caregiver which lives there fulltime and helps with all care needs. There is a private roo … (read more)
This is a fantastic home. Unlike a large facility this is a private home which allows 1-1 care. There is a caregiver which lives there fulltime and helps with all care needs. There is a private roo … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of Coral Canyon

1078 North Coral Canyon Boulevard, Washington, UT, 84780

I had a tour of Bee Hive Homes several months ago. It was newer, very clean and very orderly. The staff was very polite and very nice.
I had a tour of Bee Hive Homes several months ago. It was newer, very clean and very orderly. The staff was very polite and very nice.

Comfort Cottage

155 North 300 West, Washington, UT, 84780

This is a nice, very small facility with only a few residents. I love the feel of the facility, just like a real home, minus the chores, which is how it should be. The staff treat the residents exce … (read more)
This is a nice, very small facility with only a few residents. I love the feel of the facility, just like a real home, minus the chores, which is how it should be. The staff treat the residents exce … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Saint George

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in UT. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Saint George

Although each assisted living facility is different, all providers must follow state and federal licensing requirements that are enforced by the Bureau of Health Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment, which is part of the Department of Health. This agency is responsible for licensing facilities, conducting background checks and performing inspections, among other activities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Saint George

  • St. George is best known as a resort destination, so there are a variety of fun activities and attractions for retirees to enjoy. Golfing and hiking are at their best in the area, and the city is a short distance from incredible sights within Zion National Park and other protected natural areas.
  • The climate in St. George is milder than in other parts of Utah, and its low humidity and annual precipitation make it very senior-friendly. January lows are just below freezing, and summer highs top out at around 100 degrees. Fortunately, most assisted living facilities provide individual climate controls for year-round comfort.
  • Despite the area’s reputation as a resort community, the cost of living in St. George is just slightly higher than the national average, but it’s cheaper than the state as a whole. Transportation, food and utilities are all more affordable than average, which can help seniors extend their savings.
  • St. George is a very safe community, which contributes to its high quality of life. The number of violent crimes is about half the national average, and property crimes are less common when compared to other parts of the state and the nation. For added peace of mind, assisted living facilities provide integrated security.
  • One drawback of living in St. George is the area’s limited health care. Fortunately, the Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital, which is the only medical center in the area, is highly ranked in nearly a dozen specialties. The community also has a below-average number of physicians.
  • Washington County operates a lively senior center in St. George, and it provides transportation to local residents who need help getting around. Seniors aged 60 or older who need help getting to medical appointments, grocery stores or other destinations may qualify for low-cost transportation through the county’s Dial-A-Ride service.

Paying for Assisted Living in Saint George

Assisted living facilities in St. Georgie charge $3,500 per month. However, costs may vary from facility to facility, depending on their offerings and pricing structure.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living prices in St. George are on par with the state median of $3,500 and $1,000 lower than the national average of $4,500. As expected, some metropolitan areas in the Beehive State are more expensive than average, and some are more affordable. Salt Lake City and Logan are about $200 cheaper. Seniors in Ogden pay about $165 more than their counterparts in St. George. Provo also has above-average rates of $3,695, although this is still well below the national average.

$3500

St. George

$3500

Utah

$4500

United States

$3310

Salt Lake City

$3300

Logan

$3663

Ogden

$3695

Provo

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care 

Older adults in St. George have several senior care options to choose from, depending on their needs and budget. Assisted living is the most affordable option at $3,500 per month. In-home assistance costs roughly $5,148, while home health care, which includes light medical services, costs slightly more at $5,196. Adult day health care programs provide meals, recreational activities and physical therapy for $3,792 per month. Nursing homes provide skilled nursing services and are the costliest senior care option in St. George at $6,464 per month.

$5148

In-Home Care

$5196

Home Health Care

$3792

Adult Day Health Care

$3500

Assisted Living Facility

$6464

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Saint George

In St. George, the state of Utah pays for residential services in ALFs under the Medicaid New Choices 1915(c) Waiver program for qualifying seniors. 

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

Paying for Assisted Living in Utah

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 Saint George

Seniors in St. George can take advantage of a variety of free services that are designed to enhance their health and well-being. Contact the following organizations to get started.

Resource

Contact

Description

(435) 673-3548

This Area Agency on Aging provides a wealth of resources to help seniors maintain their independence and stay active in the community. It offers senior volunteer opportunities through RSVP, and its long-term care ombudsman can answer questions about assisted living.

(435) 673-3548

Sponsored by Washington County, the St. George Active Life Center offers meals, transportation and more than 100 monthly activities. The calendar of events includes afternoon movies, poetry workshops, support groups, health screenings and monthly birthday parties.

(435) 652-7500

Thanks to Utah Housebill 60, seniors aged 62 and older can audit regular credit courses at Utah Tech, Dixie State University and other institutions of higher learning across the state. Seniors must apply as non-degree seeking students, pay a one-time application fee and submit an HB60 application.

(435) 673-4494

Operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this local Vet Center provides confidential counseling and mental health services, as well as non-medical support and referrals. Veterans and their spouses or dependents have access to an extensive network of services, including programs that cover long-term care.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Saint George

Saint George Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in UT are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in UT page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Utah