Part of the Provo-Orem metro area, Spanish Fork is a city in Utah County with 42,602 residents, 6.5% of whom are aged 65 and over. Protected by the Wasatch Mountain range, the city’s appeal includes stunning scenery, exceptionally low levels of crime, excellent air quality and easy access to high-quality medical services. In addition to several popular parks, Spanish Fork is less than 20 minutes from Lincoln Beach, a convenient location from which to explore Utah Lake’s shoreline.

The city’s assisted living facilities offer a compromise for seniors holding on to their independence while acknowledging some daily tasks are becoming more challenging. They provide safe and comfortable homes with staff to take care of cleaning and cooking duties, freeing up seniors’ time to enjoy Spanish Fork’s amenities. Some facilities also provide convenient services, such as on-site beauty salons. Residents can expect to pay around $3,200 per month for assisted living in Spanish Fork, a $200 saving on the state average and $1,100 when compared to the national average.

This guide looks into senior living costs in more detail and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of living in Spanish Fork. It also lists some helpful senior-friendly resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Spanish Fork, UT

Hearthstone Manor

1424 S. 1700 E., Spanish Fork, UT, 84660

Hearthstone Manor is located in Spanish Fork, Utah, which sits 117 miles below the Wasatch mountain range. The community is a short drive away from Veteran’s Memorial Highway, which has a large strip … (read more)
Hearthstone Manor is located in Spanish Fork, Utah, which sits 117 miles below the Wasatch mountain range. The community is a short drive away from Veteran’s Memorial Highway, which has a large strip … (read more)

Legacy House of Spanish Fork

1449 East 150 South, Spanish Fork, UT, 84660

Legacy House of Spanish Fork is located on East 150 South in Spanish Fork, Utah. It’s convenient to U.S. Highway 6 and a short drive from Intermountain Health Care and Centennial Park. Residents’ … (read more)
Legacy House of Spanish Fork is located on East 150 South in Spanish Fork, Utah. It’s convenient to U.S. Highway 6 and a short drive from Intermountain Health Care and Centennial Park. Residents’ … (read more)

Beehive Homes of Spanish Fork

858 East 100 South, Spanish Fork, UT, 84660

Beehive Homes of Spanish Fork is on East 100 South in Spanish Fork, Utah. It’s near U.S. Highway 6 and within driving distance of Costco Wholesale and Walmart Supercenter. Community members live in … (read more)
Beehive Homes of Spanish Fork is on East 100 South in Spanish Fork, Utah. It’s near U.S. Highway 6 and within driving distance of Costco Wholesale and Walmart Supercenter. Community members live in … (read more)

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Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living

3352 North 100 East, Provo, UT, 84604

Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living is situated just above Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Outside the facility, residents are delighted by two ponds with ducks and a stream where deer dri … (read more)
Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living is situated just above Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Outside the facility, residents are delighted by two ponds with ducks and a stream where deer dri … (read more)

Lake Ridge Senior Living

960 S Geneva Road, Orem, UT, 84058

Lake Ridge Senior Living is located in Orem, Utah, near Polaris High School and next door to the Health Professions facility. Residents describe a comfortable atmosphere with great activities and a fu … (read more)
Lake Ridge Senior Living is located in Orem, Utah, near Polaris High School and next door to the Health Professions facility. Residents describe a comfortable atmosphere with great activities and a fu … (read more)

Legacy Village of Provo

4146 N University Ave, Provo, UT, 84604

Legacy Village is located in Provo, Utah near Interstate 189. Visitors praise the facility for its clean, modern amenities and comfortable-sized apartments with kitchenette, a sizable closet and a pri … (read more)
Legacy Village is located in Provo, Utah near Interstate 189. Visitors praise the facility for its clean, modern amenities and comfortable-sized apartments with kitchenette, a sizable closet and a pri … (read more)

Spring Gardens Mapleton

1483 West 800 South, Mapleton, UT, 84664

My mother has moved into Spring Gardens Mapleton. It’s very nice and clean. All of the workers are very friendly and helpful. She has gone to a few activities, and she enjoyed them. The food is really … (read more)
My mother has moved into Spring Gardens Mapleton. It’s very nice and clean. All of the workers are very friendly and helpful. She has gone to a few activities, and she enjoyed them. The food is really … (read more)

Elk Ridge Assisted Living

218 W. Olympic Lane, Payson, UT, 84651

I toured Elk Ridge Assisted Living. I liked the closeness, the humor, and how they like to cater to everybody. They took a group to the temple and stuff like that, ’cause most places don’t do that. An … (read more)
I toured Elk Ridge Assisted Living. I liked the closeness, the humor, and how they like to cater to everybody. They took a group to the temple and stuff like that, ’cause most places don’t do that. An … (read more)

Rocky Mountain Care Spring Hollow Assisted Living and Memory Care

92 S. 800 E., Orem, UT, 84097

We chose here for my sister-in-law because of the location, and she has been now for three months now. They are very good to her, they have very good cooks, and she is enjoying the food. The staff is … (read more)
We chose here for my sister-in-law because of the location, and she has been now for three months now. They are very good to her, they have very good cooks, and she is enjoying the food. The staff is … (read more)

River Pointe Assisted Living

462 S. 900 E. St., Provo, UT, 84606

It seemed very homey and had a lot of activities for residents to do. I ate a good meal there. The residents seemed happy. The staff was very informative.
It seemed very homey and had a lot of activities for residents to do. I ate a good meal there. The residents seemed happy. The staff was very informative.

Cove Point Retirement

1988 N Cove Point Ln, Provo, UT, 84604

Cove Point Retirement is located off of State Street in Provo, UT and is a homey senior community that offers its residents many activities and opportunities to socialize with each other. Each spaciou … (read more)
Cove Point Retirement is located off of State Street in Provo, UT and is a homey senior community that offers its residents many activities and opportunities to socialize with each other. Each spaciou … (read more)

Treeo Orem

250 E Center Street, Orem, UT, 84057

Treeo – Orem got my sister in immediately. It is a wonderful and very welcoming place. One of the things that we loved was when we brought her there, the general manager spoke to my sister, not to me … (read more)
Treeo – Orem got my sister in immediately. It is a wonderful and very welcoming place. One of the things that we loved was when we brought her there, the general manager spoke to my sister, not to me … (read more)

Ashford Assisted Living and Memory Care

333 South 950 West, Springville, UT, 84663

Ashford Assisted Living and Memory Care is nestled in the Utah Valley in the city of Springville. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its cleanline … (read more)
Ashford Assisted Living and Memory Care is nestled in the Utah Valley in the city of Springville. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its cleanline … (read more)

Beehive Homes of Payson

661 East 700 South, Payson, UT, 84651

I went to the Beehive Homes of Payson. They really work hard, and they try to keep the patients very happy. Considering the fact that they have Alzheimer’s and dementia, it’s hard to keep them happy. … (read more)
I went to the Beehive Homes of Payson. They really work hard, and they try to keep the patients very happy. Considering the fact that they have Alzheimer’s and dementia, it’s hard to keep them happy. … (read more)

Reid’s Park Place

554 SOUTH 400 EAST, Springville, UT, 84663

Reid’s Park Place is an assisted living community located approximately one block east of South Main Street in Springville, Utah. There’s plenty of nature to enjoy in the area between Utah Lake and th … (read more)
Reid’s Park Place is an assisted living community located approximately one block east of South Main Street in Springville, Utah. There’s plenty of nature to enjoy in the area between Utah Lake and th … (read more)

Bel Aire Assisted Living

436 East 700 North, Orem, UT, 84097

Bel Aire Assisted Living is located just northeast of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Residents are fond of a computer room where they can check emails and sync their phones with computers. The … (read more)
Bel Aire Assisted Living is located just northeast of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Residents are fond of a computer room where they can check emails and sync their phones with computers. The … (read more)

Seasons of Santaquin Assisted Living & Memory Care

785 E 150 S, Santaquin, UT, 84655

I went to Seasons of Santaquin in person. I haven’t lived there yet. It was very clean and very well organized, and from what I saw it looked like a great place. It’s modern and I believe the building … (read more)
I went to Seasons of Santaquin in person. I haven’t lived there yet. It was very clean and very well organized, and from what I saw it looked like a great place. It’s modern and I believe the building … (read more)

Canterbury Assisted Living East

198 South 1300 East, Springville, UT, 84663

I’ve volunteered at Canturbury assisted living for many years. I have always enjoyed my time there. The staff are very friendly and helpful; they also interact with the residents very well. The buildi … (read more)
I’ve volunteered at Canturbury assisted living for many years. I have always enjoyed my time there. The staff are very friendly and helpful; they also interact with the residents very well. The buildi … (read more)

Beehive Homes of Salem

1015 South 550 West, Salem, UT, 84653

Beehive Homes of Salem was a smaller facility with a country home atmosphere. I really liked that. The only thing that was keeping me from going there was that the rooms were not quite big enough. Oth … (read more)
Beehive Homes of Salem was a smaller facility with a country home atmosphere. I really liked that. The only thing that was keeping me from going there was that the rooms were not quite big enough. Oth … (read more)

BeeHive Homes of Santaquin

409 S. 300 W, Santaquin, UT, 84655

I went to BeeHive Homes of Santaquin. What I’ve seen of them is very good. They try to keep their residents entertained with games, and it’s like people coming in and playing an instrument, singing fo … (read more)
I went to BeeHive Homes of Santaquin. What I’ve seen of them is very good. They try to keep their residents entertained with games, and it’s like people coming in and playing an instrument, singing fo … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Spanish Fork

The Bureau of Health Facility Licensing, a division of the Utah Department of Health, is responsible for monitoring, regulating and licensing assisted living facilities in the state. Its work includes conducting announced inspections to ensure facilities continue to honor the conditions in their licenses. It also uses data acquired from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman when considering re-licensing facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Spanish Fork

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, the average cost of living index for Spanish Fork is 109.4, which is above the national average but not as high as Utah’s average. Health costs are a little below the state average, which should benefit seniors in assisted living, as will the city’s below-average transportation costs. 
  • Spanish Fork’s residents experience much less crime than their peers across the state and the country. The chances of being a victim of property crime are 1 in 123, while the state average, which is similar to the national average, is 1 in 46. Violent crime figures are lower still, with the chances of being a victim in Spanish Fork at 1 in 5,845, a significantly better figure than the state average of 1 in 424 (which itself is almost half the national average). 
  • Summer and winter temperature differences are significant, with January typically around 21 degrees and July, 93 degrees. Snowfall is almost double the national average at 51 inches, so seniors need to be extra careful in colder months. However, rainfall is below average but high enough to freshen the air and enrich the landscape. Residents can also enjoy 21 more sunny days than the national average of 205.
  • Spanish Fork Hospital is the primary medical facility in the city. There are also several clinics and Spanish Fork is only minutes from additional health care centers in Provo, including the high-performing Utah Valley Hospital, ranked #4 in the state by U.S. News & World Report. There are 12 doctors in the city who accept Medicare insurance, with most working in family medicine. 
  • Water quality in Spanish Fork is a little below the national average of 55/100, but perfectly safe and fresh. The city’s seniors enjoy significantly better air than their peers across the country, scoring 79/100, which is 21 points above the national average. The air is particularly beneficial to seniors with respiratory conditions.

Paying for Assisted Living in Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork is one of the most affordable locations in Utah for assisted living. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey found the city’s seniors save an average of $200 monthly when compared to others in the state and $100 compared to the typical American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Spanish Fork is at the more affordable end of the assisted living cost scale. Its seniors typically pay $388 less per month than their peers in Ogden. The difference is even greater when compared to Logan and Salt Lake City, where seniors usually pay another $450 and $500, respectively.

$3200

Spanish Fork

$3400

Utah

$4300

The United States

$3700

Salt Lake City

$3588

Ogden

$3650

Logan

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is an affordable option in Spanish Fork when compared to home and home health care. Seniors receiving basic home care typically pay $1,162 more per month than those in assisted living. Home health care, which includes limited medical support, costs even more at an additional $1,424. Adult day care is the most affordable option, at $1,928. The most expensive is nursing home care, with seniors typically paying $7,604 for a private room — although semiprivate rooms are available for $6,388 per month.

$4362

Home care

$4624

Home health care

$1928

Adult day health care

$3200

Assisted living

$6388

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7604

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Spanish Fork was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Provo, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Spanish Fork

Seniors in Spanish Fork 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.

Financial Assistance 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 Spanish Fork

Seniors in Spanish Fork can access a wide range of free and subsidized resources designed to enhance their lives. The following examples provide medical support, help when in dispute with a care provider and show how to give back to the community by passing on life skills and experience to younger residents.

Resource

Contact

Service

(801) 229-3809

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman looks after the interests of seniors residing in Utah's assisted living communities. In addition to ensuring seniors are fully aware of their rights as residents, the ombudsman also investigates complaints made by them, their families and third parties and seeks to resolve them with the facilities' owners and managers. Seniors comparing assisted living communities for their long-term care needs can apply for copies of inspection reports held by the ombudsman.

(801) 235-0953

Located less than 20 minutes from Spanish Fork, Orem VA Clinic cares for the medical needs of the community's U.S. military veterans and their families. Its physicians specialize in primary care services. The facility also helps seniors dealing with mental health issues and includes a social work department. Patients who need treatments that are unavailable at the clinic are transferred to the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Salt Lake City.

(801) 229-3800

Mountainland Area Agency on Aging is a nonprofit organization that manages multiple resources for Utah County's seniors. They include arranging free or low-cost transportation for seniors with no other means of travel, helping seniors plan for their long-term care and counseling them on matters concerning Medicare. The organization is also the local RSVP hub, helping seniors who want to help their community connect with nonprofits who rely on the assistance of volunteers.

(801) 850-5568

Ability 1st Utah is a Provo-based nonprofit that loans donated and newly-purchased medical equipment to seniors throughout the state. Availability is subject to the donations made and loans are typically for 90 days, although it's possible to extend the period if the equipment hasn't been booked for another senior. Spanish Fork residents can apply for an array of medical equipment, such as manual and powered wheelchairs, commodes, shower benches, walkers and scooters.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Spanish Fork

Spanish Fork-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