Salt Lake City Assisted Living Advisors

Assisting Living

Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Independent Living Options

Let us visit with your family to explain the differences and details associated with choosing the perfect community for your loved one. We have the most senior care experience in the Salt Lake Valley. It can be stressful to navigate the healthcare world, and each community offers different accommodations and services.

Assisted living prices are structured in numerous ways, and pricing can be deceptive. Pricing is never cut and dry. The two basic structures are “All inclusive” or “Al-a-carte”. Many communities use “a la carte” pricing because it makes their baseline price seem low, but after you add up the cost of “optional” services, the price of residency and care can be staggering. These services include the very basic needs of assisted living, such as help with personal hygiene, toileting, showering, and other necessary needs like laundry services, incontinence fees, or transportation to physician appointments.

Many communities will charge an additional fee if your loved one requires excessive amounts of medications to be administered. Do some research in your state and see if you’re loved one qualifies for Medicare or Medicaid, as well as veteran’s benefits. Some assisted living communities accept Medicare as a payment option, while others only accept private payments.

When you tour a community with an “all-inclusive” fee schedule, the initial cost baseline is going to look much higher, but most basic services are included in the price; this way, you have a better idea of how much you will be paying each month. Be aware that there will still be services not included in the price. These services are generally implemented when basic services become excessive, such as meals being taken to your loved one’s room on a regular basis in case he or she has declined to the point that they cannot dine in the dining room. This is not an issue in isolated circumstances. If incontinence becomes an issue and the maintenance department needs to clean your loved one’s apartment carpet continually, you may be charged extra, as well. 

Our advisors have the most experience navigating senior care in Utah

We use our years of assisted living management knowledge to help you find the assisted living that is tailor made for your loved one. Let us tour communities with you to ensure all important questions are asked and to make sure you are paying a fair price.