Located just next to Utah’s Great Salt Lake, Tooele is a small, pleasant city that’s home to 36,015 people. It has a relatively low population of seniors compared to the national average, at 9.2%. Residents can take advantage of low crime rates, good air quality and low average health care costs. Tooele also has good numbers of physicians and hospitals compared to many small cities.

For seniors seeking a little help with daily activities, there are several assisted living facilities. Staff at these facilities take care of tasks like housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care. Assisted living communities also offer entertainment and enrichment to promote socialization and wellness among residents. On average, it costs around $3,700 per month for a room in one of Tooele’s assisted living facilities.

The following guide discusses the costs of assisted living in Tooele and elsewhere in the state. It also lists free resources that may be of value to those considering a transition to assisted living.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Tooele, UT

Cottage Glen

1892 Aaron Dr, Tooele, UT, 84074

Cottage Glen was absolutely marvelous and I love it. Ultimately, in all of the places that we looked at, Cottage Glen would be the one that we would like for my sister. It is about a mile away from my … (read more)
Cottage Glen was absolutely marvelous and I love it. Ultimately, in all of the places that we looked at, Cottage Glen would be the one that we would like for my sister. It is about a mile away from my … (read more)

Beehive Homes Of Tooele

464 S Main St, Tooele, UT, 84074

We moved my mother to BeeHive Homes. She’s done really well, they’re really attentive, and they keep in contact with us. She’s always really happy when we go there, and she seems pretty happy with eve … (read more)
We moved my mother to BeeHive Homes. She’s done really well, they’re really attentive, and they keep in contact with us. She’s always really happy when we go there, and she seems pretty happy with eve … (read more)

Our House Assisted Living of Tooele

251 East 1000 North, Tooele, UT, 84074

My mom Janet has passed away, but my father David is now in Our House Assisted Living of Tooele. It’s a brand-new facility, and we were able to get him a nice little apartment unit. His apartment has … (read more)
My mom Janet has passed away, but my father David is now in Our House Assisted Living of Tooele. It’s a brand-new facility, and we were able to get him a nice little apartment unit. His apartment has … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tooele

In Tooele and the rest of the state, assisted living facilities are overseen by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment. This body ensures that staff are qualified and constantly delivering high-quality care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tooele

  • Tooele is a very safe city; its violent crime rates are much lower than the national average.
  • Although the overall cost of living here is slightly higher than the national average, health care costs in Tooele are lower than the U.S. median.
  • Residents have access to an average number of Medicare-registered physicians and two hospitals, making health care easily accessible in this small town. Tooele’s Mountain West Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.
  • The city has much better air quality than much of the United States, making it ideal for those with allergies or respiratory issues. Tooele’s water quality is also much better than the national average, indicating a clean overall environment.
  • Utah is relatively tax-friendly toward retirees. Although it fully taxes retirement income, it does offer a few tax credits for seniors and additional exemptions for veterans.

  • Tooele County offers a senior transportation program and a medical shuttle, making it easy for elderly and disabled adults to get to appointments and go on errands.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tooele

Because of its location next to the capital Salt Lake City, Tooele likely shares the area’s average cost of assisted living, which comes to $3,700 per month. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this price is higher than the state average of $3,400. However, assisted living in Tooele is cheaper than the national average cost of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Within Utah, assisted living prices vary depending on the city, facility and care plan chosen. Seniors living in the Tooele area pay some of the state’s highest assisted living prices. At $3,650, Logan has a similar average cost. Nearby Ogden is a little cheaper, at $3,588 per month. Provo has the lowest assisted living costs in the state, averaging $3,200.

$3700

Tooele

$3400

Utah

$4300

The United States

$3200

Provo

$3588

Ogden

$3650

Logan

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors considering assisted living in Tooele might also be interested in comparing the costs of other types of care. Those who can get some help from family at home might prefer an adult day health care program, which costs only $1,127. Homemaker and home health aide services are more expensive, both at $5,100. Nursing homes are the costliest type of long-term care available in Tooele, 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 Tooele

Utah, in cooperation with the federal Medicaid program, offers two need-based waivers to low-income seniors. The Utah Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver and the New Choices Waiver were launched to help individuals, who would otherwise be relegated to nursing homes and other forms of institutionalized care, exercise their choice for alternative living arrangements, including assisted living and home-based services.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tooele

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 Tooele

Tooele has a range of free social and charitable services available to its older citizens. These services can help seniors plan and pay for retirement and long-term care.

ResourceContact Service
Tooele County Aging Services

(435) 277-2300Serving seniors aged 60 and up, this Area Agency on Aging offers education and supportive services such as health insurance counseling and a transportation program. Its Ombudsman initiative helps residents of assisted living facilities advocate for their welfare, and its evidence-based educational programming helps seniors stay healthy as they age.
Salt Lake City Vet Center

(801) 266-1499

Run by the U.S. government, this vet center is a central access point for federal veterans’ services. These include mental health care, financial aid and housing assistance. Service members can also access referrals to the VA health care system, which offers physician and specialist services.

Utah Legal Services(800) 662-4245This non-profit law firm offers assistance to seniors, veterans and low-income adults. Elders can get professional help securing access to health care and appealing Supplemental Security Income and benefits denials. ULS offers assistance to victims of fraud, elder abuse and identity theft. This organization also offers a range of self-help information and clinics.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tooele

Tooele-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.