Sandy is Utah’s sixth-largest city by population, with over 96,000 residents, nearly 14% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. The city has a small hometown look and feel, partially due to The Cairns, a large-scale urban renewal project to make downtown a more open and welcoming place for people of all ages. Seniors can navigate most of the revitalized downtown shopping and service centers on foot, but several rideshare and public transit options are available. Outdoor life in Sandy is lively and vibrant, especially for seniors, thanks to the city’s low crime rate and warm, dry climate.

Seniors who live in the Sandy area have many assisted living communities to choose from. Residents of these communities get daily check-in service and assistance from staff with the activities of daily living, such as personal care and meal preparation. Most assisted living communities also offer limited off-site transportation, and some even offer valet services from the front desk. Sandy seniors can expect to pay an average of $3,700 per month for assisted living services, which is $300 higher than the Utah state average of $3,400 per month and $600 lower than the U.S. median of $4,300. However, costs for individual facilities can vary, depending on the location and the amenities offered.

This guide includes information about assisted living costs in Sandy and compares those rates to costs in nearby cities, as well as alternative levels of care. It also provides a list of free senior support services in the Sandy area.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Sandy, UT

2020, 2022

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)

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)

Escalante at Willow Creek

8325 S Highland Drive, Sandy, UT, 84093

It was close to my house. So I went down, and I liked what I saw right off the bat. It was a very nice place, and I liked the people. They were very helpful, and they were great. They have a couple of … (read more)
It was close to my house. So I went down, and I liked what I saw right off the bat. It was a very nice place, and I liked the people. They were very helpful, and they were great. They have a couple of … (read more)

Alta Ridge Assisted Living

1360 East 9400 South, Sandy, UT, 84093

Alta Ridge Assisted Living in Sandy is good. The people that have helped me here have been very wonderful. The food and dining area are also good. They have different daily activities, starting at 10 … (read more)
Alta Ridge Assisted Living in Sandy is good. The people that have helped me here have been very wonderful. The food and dining area are also good. They have different daily activities, starting at 10 … (read more)

Crescent Senior Living

11052 S Grapevine Cove, Sandy, UT, 84070

We have some friend living in Crescent Senior Living And we visited and had a tour. It was very good. We went to the assisted living part, not the senior living. They seemed to be happy. They were all … (read more)
We have some friend living in Crescent Senior Living And we visited and had a tour. It was very good. We went to the assisted living part, not the senior living. They seemed to be happy. They were all … (read more)

Amity Assisted Living

8670 SOUTH 1325 EAST, Sandy, UT, 84070

Country Lane Assisted Living in East Sandy, Utah, is located between River Oaks Golf Course and Twin Peaks Wilderness Area. The small facility ensures seniors receive personalized care with services s … (read more)
Country Lane Assisted Living in East Sandy, Utah, is located between River Oaks Golf Course and Twin Peaks Wilderness Area. The small facility ensures seniors receive personalized care with services s … (read more)

Sego Lily Assisted Living

465 Sego Lily Dr, Sandy, UT, 84070

My mom is at Sego Lily Assisted Living and she likes the place because it’s just small. It’s more like an adult care home kind of feel with only 8 or 9 rooms. It was a different type of assisted livin … (read more)
My mom is at Sego Lily Assisted Living and she likes the place because it’s just small. It’s more like an adult care home kind of feel with only 8 or 9 rooms. It was a different type of assisted livin … (read more)

Hillcrest Care Center

348 E 8000 S, Sandy, UT, 84070

Hillcrest Care Center is located south of Salt Lake City in Sandy, Utah. This 60-bed care facility for special needs clients is located in a residential neighborhood and provides a clean, home-like at … (read more)
Hillcrest Care Center is located south of Salt Lake City in Sandy, Utah. This 60-bed care facility for special needs clients is located in a residential neighborhood and provides a clean, home-like at … (read more)

Country Lane Assisted Living West

115 WEST 9400 SOUTH, Sandy, UT, 84070

Country Lane Assisted Living West is a single-story care facility in the heart of Sandy, Utah. It is easily accessible from I-15 and close to numerous shopping centers, restaurants and a movie theater … (read more)
Country Lane Assisted Living West is a single-story care facility in the heart of Sandy, Utah. It is easily accessible from I-15 and close to numerous shopping centers, restaurants and a movie theater … (read more)

Sandy Health & Rehab

50 E 9000 S, Sandy, UT, 84070


2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

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)

2013

The Charleston at Cedar Hills

10020 North 4600 West, Cedar Hills, UT, 84062

The Charleston at Cedar Hills is nestled next to Heritage Park in Cedar Hills, Utah. Loved ones appreciate that the community engages residents by organizing plenty of recreational activities, includi … (read more)
The Charleston at Cedar Hills is nestled next to Heritage Park in Cedar Hills, Utah. Loved ones appreciate that the community engages residents by organizing plenty of recreational activities, includi … (read more)

Sagewood at Daybreak

11289 South Oakmond Road, South Jordan, UT, 84009

Backdropped by Oquirrh Lake, Sagewood at Daybreak is a newer facility nestled in the unique Utah topography. The 6-acre, 235,000 square foot campus is near the TRAX rail system, parks and the Universi … (read more)
Backdropped by Oquirrh Lake, Sagewood at Daybreak is a newer facility nestled in the unique Utah topography. The 6-acre, 235,000 square foot campus is near the TRAX rail system, parks and the Universi … (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)

2018, 2021

Highland Glen

10322 North 4800 West, American Fork, UT, 84003

Highland Glen is located in American Fork, Utah, just moments from Highland Trails Park and Walmart Supercenter. The facility’s apartment-style rooms are complimented by visitors, who note that reside … (read more)
Highland Glen is located in American Fork, Utah, just moments from Highland Trails Park and Walmart Supercenter. The facility’s apartment-style rooms are complimented by visitors, who note that reside … (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)

2016

The Ridge Cottonwood

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

My mom will be moving into The Ridge Cottonwood. It had a view of the mountains, which she loved. I like the common outdoor area. It was larger and more inviting. They have a little garden area for th … (read more)
My mom will be moving into The Ridge Cottonwood. It had a view of the mountains, which she loved. I like the common outdoor area. It was larger and more inviting. They have a little garden area for th … (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)

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)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Sandy

All of Sandy’s assisted living communities are licensed at the state level by the Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Preparedness. This executive agency oversees the operation of long-term residential care communities across the state and publishes guidelines for senior care. Agents of the division also conduct site visits to monitor compliance with the law and best practices for senior living.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Sandy

  • Sandy’s climate is very warm and dry for most of the year. The city gets less than 16 inches of rain annually, and exceptional amounts of sunlight keep the city warm through the winter and give the area average daily highs of 95 degrees in the summer months.
  • The cost of living in Sandy is higher than the U.S. average. Prices for common goods and services in the area are roughly 25% above the national average, with healthcare expenses between 1% and 2% above the nationwide median. Home energy costs are somewhat below average in Sandy; the typical utility bill in the city is 5% lower than the national average.
  • Sandy’s crime rates are low and stable. In most categories of crime, and in every category of violent crime, Sandy is an exceptionally safe place for seniors to live. Theft is the only category of crime where Sandy’s numbers are higher than the national average, although the difference is small.
  • The state of Utah taxes Social Security benefits, along with other types of retirement income, at the flat 4.95% rate. However, seniors may get a partial break from this tax since state law includes several exemptions for certain types of retirement income and property ownership arrangements.
  • Seniors in Sandy are exceptionally well served by bus and light rail service. The UTA bus system runs more than 100 regular routes through the area, along with a high-capacity light rail system. A daily round of commuter trains, known as FrontRunner, carry residents to the nearby communities of Ogden and Provo, with a few stops at various communities in between.
  • Seniors in Sandy are surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Utah landscape. One trail through Bell’s Canyon runs from a gently tumbling waterfall to a small pedestrian bridge. Assistance on the trail is available for seniors with limited mobility. Back in the city, seniors can take in a show at Hale Center Theatre or enjoy a ball game at Rio Tinto stadium.

Paying for Assisted Living in Sandy

The average cost of assisted living in Sandy is $3,700 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This is $300 more than the Utah average of $3,400 and $600 lower than the national median of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $3,700 per month, Sandy’s average cost of assisted living is higher than the state average but well below the typical cost for similar services nationwide. Sandy’s costs are an outlier in Utah, where most cities have lower average prices. Seniors in Ogden pay about $3,588 per month for assisted living, while their counterparts in St. George pay $3,400. Provo has some of the lowest costs in the state at $3,200 per month.

$3700

Sandy

$3400

Utah

$4300

The United States

$3400

St. George

$3200

Provo

$3588

Ogden

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Sandy have other senior care options besides assisted living available to them. Depending on how much or how little supervision a senior needs, they can opt into either homemaker or home health aide services, both of which cost $5,100 per month. Adult day health care, which offers activities and supervision Monday through Friday for seniors who live on their own, costs an average of $1,127 per month. For seniors who need more support than assisted living can offer them, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs an average of $6,996 per month, while a private room costs $9,125.

$5100

Homemaker Services

$5100

Home Health Aide

$1127

Adult Day Health Care

$3700

Assisted Living Facility

$6996

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9125

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Care cost data for Sandy was not available, so data for the closest city, Salt Lake City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Sandy

Seniors in Sandy can cover assisted living expenses with the Aging Waiver for Individuals Age 65 or Older or the New Choices Waiver. The latter is reserved for current facility residents only.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Sandy

Seniors who live in Sandy have access to a wide range of support services that are provided through local government and nonprofit agencies. These services provide information, as well as financial and social resources, so seniors can live independent lives in or outside of assisted living communities in the area. These programs are all offered at no cost to area seniors aged 55 and over.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(385) 468-3200

The Salt Lake County Department of Human Services operates Aging & Adult Services as a senior-focused division to help older adults in the county find appropriate benefits and get the help they need to remain independent. Services include legal and financial education about the needs of seniors, caregiver support classes, counseling and bereavement groups, Meals-on-Wheels and Medicare counseling. Seniors may contact a county intake worker to access services.

(385) 468-3410

The Sandy Senior Center is a social and senior support institution that is open to seniors throughout the area who are aged 50 and over. Programs supported by the center include daily meal service, home-delivered meals, volunteer engagement and check-ins and social events that welcome seniors for community lunches and senior mixers on some evenings. 

(800) 827-1000

The Veterans Administration helps honorably discharged veterans and their eligible dependents find and apply for benefits they may qualify for. The center offers case manager assistance with filing and appealing claims for financial assistance, emergency help with bills, locating health services and referrals for counseling and mental health issues.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Sandy

Sandy-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 Utah