27 Memory Care Facilities in Salt Lake County, UT
The average cost of memory care in Salt Lake County is $4,489 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Davis County with an average starting cost of $4,108.
To help you with your search, browse the 37 reviews below for memory care facilities in Salt Lake County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Salt Lake County 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Salt Lake County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Salt Lake County, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County is the biggest county in Utah, a state where there are an estimated 31,000 people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. By 2025, this number is expected to be around 35 percent higher at 42,000. Of the 1,100,000 or so residents of Salt Lake County, just over ten percent of them are aged 65 and over. While this is a relatively low demographic in comparison to other parts of the country, there's still a definite need for appropriate facilities to care for seniors with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. There are 27 of these facilities located throughout Salt Lake County that are regulated by the Bureau of Health Facility Licensing and Certification.
- Salt Lake County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as St. Mark's Hospital and the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors with a respiratory condition may find that their illness is aggravated by the air in Salt Lake County. The American Lung Association has rated the air the 18th worst in the country, with ratings of "F" in its ozone and 24-hour particle pollution categories.
- The overall cost of living in Salt Lake County is around 25 percent more expensive than the national average. This is mostly due to the cost of housing, which is 80 percent more expensive than national averages. Healthcare, which may be a priority for seniors requiring memory care treatment, is almost five percent more expensive than the national average.
- In Salt Lake County, like the rest of the state of Utah, Social Security benefits are taxed. This is something seniors and their families should keep in mind when budgeting for a memory care facility.
Paying for Memory Care in Salt Lake County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Salt Lake County start around $4,489 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Salt Lake County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Salt Lake County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Utah page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Utah page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Salt Lake County, please visit our Memory Care in Utah page.
Directory of Winners in the Salt Lake County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Utah are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Utah page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Salt Lake County
Review of Alta Ridge Memory Care Sandy
Alta Ridge Memory Care Sandy has a very nice room that we went in, but there was absolutely nobody there to help us. Then a girl finally came in and when we told her that we were scheduled for a to... Read more
Review of Legacy Village Memory Care of Taylorsville
My father has moved into Legacy Village Memory Care of Taylorsville. We've been really impressed with the staff and the community there. They are really nice. So far, so good. Everything is very pr... Read more
Review of Legacy House of South Jordan
Seven weeks in Legacy and mom fell & broke her hip. Roving NP prescribed mom meds that caused her to be unstable and imbalanced. Family described the meds as making her 'high' 'doped up' & ... Read more