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Utah tends to slip under the national radar when it comes to skilled nursing. It is probably because the state borders Nevada and California to the west, where many seniors prefer these two states (though they are far more expensive). The same can be said about the east, where bordering Colorado charges more for semi-private or private rooms.

Utah, meanwhile, ranks seventh in terms of monthly average, where long term care in Utah is about $5,600 per month. The state boasts a remarkably high standard of living that is also low in cost. All forms of housing, including short term care and long-term care in Utah are reasonable.

Utah Nursing Home Costs

Utah skilled nursing facilities average just over $200 per day for a private room and nearly $170 per day for a semi-private room. The major difference between a semi-private and private room is one will present the resident with a room completely to their own, while a semi-private room has another resident living in the room and is generally divided by some kind of screen or barrier.

The national average for a semi-private retirement home room is $225 per day, which makes Utah far cheaper compared to not only other states on the west coast, but the bulk of the country. Only the nearby Midwest can compete with affordable nursing homes in Utah.

The price you or a loved one will spend on a semi-private or private room is based on location. Salt Lake City, by far the biggest metropolitan area in the state, has retirement homes for approximately $225 per day (private room). The rest of the state, meanwhile, averages $190 per day for a private setting.

After Salt Lake City (population nearly 200,000), the next largest cities include: West Valley City (135,500), Provo (116,000), West Jordan (111,000) and Sandy (94,000). The communities of Orem and Ogden are also exceptional for Utah retirement and nursing homes.

St. George, one of the fastest growing cities in the last ten years, has also witnessed a rise in high-quality long-term care facilities in Utah.

Utah Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Utah nursing homes provide a nice balance of activities, well prepared food, skilled nursing, safety and security for short term care, rehabilitation and long-term care. Semi-private and private rooms in Utah nursing homes are often extremely clean and well taken care of.

Staff in this conservative state is known for being remarkably polite, generous, kind hearted, helpful and courteous. Staff typically treats residents with the utmost respect and dignity. Privacy is respected and residents are allowed to make all important decisions regarding their health and daily lifestyle habits.

Some advanced amenities at the best nursing homes in Utah include a day-use area, activity or entertainment room, chapel, outdoor seating area and community garden.

Utah nursing homes offer competitive rates for the most affordable skilled nursing care in the United States. Whether you are seeking long term care, short term care or rehabilitation in Utah, contact a retirement home to discover how they can help you or a loved one out today.

There are a total of 103 nursing homes in Utah that Utah senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Utah nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Utah will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Utah nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Utah state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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