For seniors looking for a great place to retire, Utah should be high on the list. The outdoor recreation opportunities found in Utah’s beautiful national parks and the clean air quality are beneficial, and the state has a higher-than-average life expectancy. Utah is one of the top 10 places to retire, according to Kiplinger. These perks may be why 11.4% of the 3.2 million people who call Utah home are age 65 and older.
Independent living communities provide independence without assistance with the activities of daily living. They have perks like community activities, low-maintenance housing and occasional wellness checks. Independent living is ideal for Utah seniors who can take care of their daily living needs but want to enjoy an active, low-stress retirement.
The cost of assisted living in Utah is lower than average compared to both nearby states and the United States as a whole. Based on data from the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, seniors can expect to pay $2,310 a month for independent living communities in Utah.
This guide explores the costs of independent living in Utah, how seniors can pay those costs and resources they can use to encourage independence throughout their retirement years.