Salt Lake City Utah Assisted Living Facilities
The State of Utah licenses Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) through the Utah Department of
Health and classifies ALF's into two main categories:

Type I: A Utah Type I Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is required to provide clean living
accommodations, three meals per day and 24-hour general monitoring of residents 7 days per
week. Residents of a Type I ALF may require minimal assistance with Activities of Daily Living
(ADL); residents requiring significant assistance with as many as two ADL's are allowed to
reside in Type I ALF's.
Additionally, Type I ALF residents must be able to evacuate the facility under their own power;
have stable health and be free of any communicable diseases; and participate in developing a
care service plan. Residents may also receive assistance with medications or have
medications administered by a nurse. Type I ALF residents are permitted to contract with
independent home health agencies to provide them ancillary services at the facility.
Type II: A Utah Type II Assisted Living Facility (ALF) can
accommodate residents needing full assistance with Activities of Daily
Living (ADL). Type II ALF's are permitted to provide an "aging in place"
environment and general nursing care dispensed by facility staff. A
Type II ALF is required to provide residents with a clean living
environment, three meals per day, and 24-hour individualized personal
and health related services 7 days per week.
In addition, Type II ALF residents must be free of communicable
diseases transmittable during normal courses of activity. Residents
may be semi-independent, requiring the assistance of one person for
transfers or evacuation of the facility. Residents may also receive
assistance with medication or have medications administered by a nurse. Residents may
receive home health services at the ALF which they contract through an independent Home
Health Agency.

Assisted Living Facility Capacity Classifications

The State of Utah assigns a secondary classification ranking for Assisted Living Facilities
(ALF), regardless of type:

  • Limited Capacity: 2 - 5 Residents
  • Small Capacity:    6 - 16 Residents
  • Large Capacity:   17 or more Residents

Type I or Type II facilities, regardless of capacity classification, are required to provide
separate living quarters for each individual resident; two residents are permitted to share
quarters if a written request - signed by both residents - is submitted to the ALF.

Assisted Living Facility Administrator Requirements

Administrators for all categories of Utah Assisted Living Facilities must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be knowledgeable of applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • have the ability to deliver, or direct delivery, of appropriate care to facility residents
  • be of good moral character
  • submit to a criminal background check
In addition, the unique administrator prerequisites for the various State of Utah ALF
classifications are:

Type I Facility Administrator: Must possess an Associate's Degree or 2 years of health care
facility experience.

Type II Facility Administrator (Small or Limited Capacity): Must possess at least one of the
following: Associate Degree in a health care field; 2 years or more management experience in
a health care field; 1 years experience in a health care field as a licensed health care
Type II Facility Administrator (Large Capacity): Must possess at least one of the following: a
State of Utah health facility administrator license; a Bachelor's Degree in any field, to include
management training or one or more years of management experience and one year or more
experience in a health care field; a Bachelor's Degree in a health care field, to include
management training or one or more years of management experience; an Associate's Degree
and four years or more management experience in a health care field.

Assisted Living Facility Personnel

All personnel working at a licensed State of Utah ALF must meet the following prerequisities:
  • Receive a health screening
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Received full orientation for both the facility and their specific job responsibilities

In addition, the State of Utah requires certain prerequisites for personnel providing personal
care to residents of the various sub-classifications of Assisted Living Facilities:

Type I ALF - Personnel must have related job experience or job training
Type II ALF - Personnel must either be a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) or complete a state-
certified nurse aide program within 4 months of their date of hire

For more comprehensive information and details about ALF rules and regulations in the areas
of Administrator Duties; Areas of Personnel Training; Resident Rights; Admission Standards;
Food Services; and many other related subjects, consult the State of Utah Department of
Health website at www.health.utah.gov.





Featured Assisted Living Facilities
The Wellington Senior Residence of Salt Lake City is a Type I
Assisted Living Facility in operation for over 12 years. The
Wellington Senior Residence achieved a Zero Deficiency
Score on their 2010 Utah State License Survey and their facility
currently boasts a BBB "A+" rating.
The Wellington Senior Residence has developed a guiding
philosophy for its residents; it is called the "Spice of Life". The
Wellington fashions its facility, amenities and other programs
around the premise that every resident has core needs in five
areas: Spiritual - Physical - Intellectual - Cultural - Emotional. Continually working towards
enhancing each component of their SPICE tenet for residents, their families and the Wellington
staff is the overarching mission of The Wellington Senior Residence.
The Wellington services and amenities include 3 restaurant-style meals per day; a wide array
of programs, entertainment and events; 24-hour emergency response system; weekly
housekeeping and linen service; a comprehensive variety of community rooms; Independent
Living a'la carte services; assisted living services; respite stay accommodations; and much,
much more.
 4522 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84117     |     (801) 281-3477
The Coventry at Cottonwood Heights is a Salt Lake City
Assisted Living Facility offering residents both Independent
Living and Assisted Living options.
The Coventry at
Cottonwood Heights
' recent Utah State License Survey
resulted in a Zero Deficiency Score and The Coventry's BBB
rating is currently "A+".
Services and amenities at the Coventry at Cottonwood
Heights include 3 prepared meals daily; a great theater;
weekly housekeeping and linen service; free personal laundry facility; scheduled
transportation; a private dining room; rich offering of social and recreational programs and
activities; a Whole Person Wellness Program; a Lifetime Heritage facility; 24-hour security
assistance; a staff Registered Nurse and highly-trained CNA's; and much, much more.
Independent Living: 6898 South 2300 East, SLC, UT 84121    |     (801) 943-5858
Assisted Living: 6895 South Whitmore Way, SLC, UT 84121     |     (801) 943-3909