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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Oklahoma City, OK

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Welcome to Oklahoma’s capital city and the largest metropolitan area in the state: Oklahoma City — also known as OKC. Southern charm, Western heritage, and cowboy culture are a few qualities that make up Oklahoma City’s charisma. Between these and plenty of senior care options, seniors are naturally drawn to OKC.

Every senior care community caters to specific needs, and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia likely need a memory care community. Memory care communities help seniors live with memory loss by assisting with activities of daily living, handling common dementia behaviors, and providing specialized therapies. A Place for Mom partners with 19 memory care facilities within 10 miles of downtown Oklahoma City. These communities span out to surrounding suburbs in OKC, like Norman, Del City, Bethany, and Midwest City.

This guide compiles information from our partnering memory care communities. Here seniors and their families can find answers to common questions regarding memory care:

  • How much does OKC memory care cost?
  • What type of care services will my loved one receive in memory care?
  • What health care benefits help cover memory care expenses?
  • Will my loved one be safe in memory care?
  • How will my loved one spend their day in memory care?

By the end of this guide, you’ll understand how to choose a memory care community that’s best for your loved one.

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Photo of Village on the Park at Oklahoma City
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This place is wonderful. My husband has dementia. Everyone treats my husband with respect and kindness. We had our last anniversary at the facility, provided my husband with a dozen red roses to present...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Embark on the best years of your life at Village on the Park. Enjoy active senior living at its finest and discover how to LIVE LIFE WELL! Our convenient location across from the scenic Stanley Medley Park on the south side of Oklahoma City, offers our residents a variety of ways to continue...
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Staff is wonderful. Move in was very easy. There is always an open line of communication. My father sometimes, most of the time, likes the food. But sometimes he doesn't. I think that's just a thing. The...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
ABOUT IRIS MEMORY CARE OF NICHOLS HILLSIris Memory Care is proud to be the premier home-like Assisted Living Community in Oklahoma City to specialize in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care. At Iris Memory Care, we believe that our expertise and specialized knowledge of Alzheimer’s and other forms of...
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From our first walkthrough to moving in to mom living there we have been very pleased with our experience. [name removed] and [name removed]have been very helpful and very welcoming. The facility is always...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
DININGResidents enjoy three nutritious meals, plus snacks, served restaurant style in our dining room. We believe that a resident’s lifestyle and daily social interactions with friends and neighbors contributes to their well-being.WELLNESSEmerald Square’s personalized care plan featuresservices...
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Photo of Sommerset Neighborhood Assisted Living and Memory Care
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My loved one was previously a resident at Sommerset Neighborhood Assisted Living and Memory Care and it was a very good experience. The staff were very helpful with the move in process. They are very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We Are Here to Care. Around the clock, seven days a week, residents of Sommerset Neighborhood Assisted Living & Memory Care receive access to the individualized attention they need in their daily lives - provided by Oklahoma City's finest licensed and certified nursing staff. With their own...
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9.6
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We were running out of choices for my Mom who has dialysis three times a week. I spoke with The Legends at Council Road, and they were willing to accept Mom. The Legends has a Caring Staff, great food...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Legend at Council Road is an assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in an inviting, caring environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their...
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The management of Rivendell is caring, concerned, communicative and focused on ensuring loving care of my father. I could not ask for better care from the unit staff. They know him and always go the extra...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other memory impairments is a very personal, loving dedication to service. It requires service for specific and individual needs. More often, the resident with memory loss needs assistance with life's daily activities including personal care, but the...
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At Raider Ranch, the high-speed internet and advanced communication services make my life easier and more connected. This modern, tech-friendly community suits my digital lifestyle, keeping me engaged with...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
While attending to the tasks of daily life may be increasingly difficult for you or someone you love, it doesn't mean giving up a sense of independence. Town Village offers the finest in Independent Living, along with Assisted Living for those needing additional support. Residents at Town...
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I haven't been there for meals, but the staff is awesome and it's always clean. I highly recommend this facility and have actually visited with others who have or has had someone in this particular facility....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
    Timberwood Senior Living is a modern community designed to free seniors from the burden of daily chores while offering them the level of assistance with day-to-day living they need or desire. Built in 2001 on a 5.7-acre site and expanded in 2004, Timberwood is tastefully...
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It was a great place for my Mom's final days. At times they were understaffed so calls weren't answered very promptly. Never experienced messes or bad odors. Mom loved those ladies. Way better than the...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Southridge Place is just one of our pet friendly senior living communities in Oklahoma City where helping our residents with their daily routines while balancing their need for independence comes naturally for our staff. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a...
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I moved mom to Legends this year so she would be closer to family. There are eight of us now within a few minutes drive to see her. One of the things I am most impressed with is the service and food quality...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Legend at Rivendell is an assisted living residence committed to providing quality services in an inviting, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their housing and...
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9.0
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My aunt has been here for 4 months now. I am so thankful we found Harbor Chase. She was in another facility that was supposed to be one of the best. However, they could not provide the higher level of care...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Surrounded by scenic parks and lakes — just 20 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City — is HarborChase of South Oklahoma City, where they offer high-quality care and hospitality. This stunning community features country-contemporary styled interiors and luxurious amenities, including putting greens,...
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Photo of Iris Memory Care Northwest Oklahoma City
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We have had a good experience (so far) and although it was a very hard decision to make, it is what was best for my mother. She is encouraged to participate in daily activities that provides a stimulating...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
*We are currently undergoing a renovation. Representative photo of an Iris Memory Care Community.WELCOME TO IRIS MEMORY CARE OF NW OKLAHOMA CITYIris Memory Care is proud to be the premier home-like Assisted Living Community in Oklahoma City to specialize in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care. At Iris...
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Photo of Glade Avenue Assisted Living
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We chose Glade Avenue mainly due to the great value for the money. Based off of our experience, I would recommend them to others looking.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Photo of Quail Ridge Senior Living
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I would recommend. But they need to work on billing and invoices. Also, they need better maintenance management so paint gets fixed, appliances not working get fixed and there is a schedule like a home for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
You will feel at home from the very start at Quail Ridge. We are privately owned and not a part of those corporate chains where you will get lost in a number. We care ! Friendly faces, activity filled days and delicious home-cooked meals are all a part of our comfortable lifestyle. You'll...
Photo of The Mansion at Waterford
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8.5
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Reasons we chose The Mansion at Waterford: Care needs Location Activities Friendliness Size Very updated Areas for improvement: Weekend staffing is challenging
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Assisted Living at The Mansion at Waterford is designed for senior adults who wish to maintain their independent lifestyle but may need some additional assistance to do so.  The Mansion features studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments.  It is located near medical facilities and...
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I would rate them a 5 all the way down. They did a good job all around and kept a clean facility with good people, food etc. Highly recommend
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Dorset Place is just one of our pet friendly assisted living communities in Oklahoma City where providing compassionate assistance with daily routines comes naturally. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed nurse is available 24 hours a day...
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My loved one was a resident at Proveer at Quail Creek. Proveer was great! The food, the care, etc were super. I would recommend this facility to others.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Quail Creek is a memory care and assisted living community located in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Oklahoma City is the thriving capital of Oklahoma and is the largest city in the state, boasting an abundance of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. Our community is vibrant and fun...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Morada Lake Hefner and the experience was not too bad overall. The value for cost was good. Based on our experience, I would recommend Morada Lake Hefner to others.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
At Northhaven Place, one of our pet friendly senior living communities in Oklahoma City, we work hard to offer quality care in assisting our residents with their daily routine, while respecting their independence. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a...
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My mother fell and broke her hip 6 weeks ago. We knew it would not be safe to go back home for awhile. My brother , husband and I looked at several places Iare so blessed to have found Vitality. The staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
When you’re here, you’re home. Are you looking for a senior living community where you can redefine your independence? With our Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care community in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you can do just that. You’ll have the care you need when you need it all on...
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The care services were good. The food was good. We picked this community because, it was close to our home, and we liked the apperance of the facility. My loved one was here was respite care. They were very...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Exceptional Senior Living for Exceptional SeniorsYou have a lot of options for senior living in Oklahoma, but not many of them feel like this. Our seniors live life well, with a huge range of activities to keep them busy throughout the day, and a huge social circle to help them enjoy their life...
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My Aunt moved into Epworth Villa in Independent Living in 2011 and progressed to Assisted Living, Long-Term Nursing Care and Hospice where she passed away in 2024. She made a ton of friends and participated...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Epworth Villa is a senior living community located in beautiful Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Explore the 40 acres of walkways and natural scenery surrounding our community in a relaxing environment. Rest in our gazebo or stroll by our community lake. We are richly settled near a...
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I would definitely recommend. Love the staff so much! I love how they operate the place! It was close to home and the staff is wonderful!
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Arbor House of Midwest City, A Legend Senior Living residence, offers three senior living solutions all on one campus: independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Here, all residents have the chance to meet new neighbors and enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle. Residents always have a...
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Their director of celebrations [name removed] is amazing and very dedicated to making the residents happy and feel safe. She plans and leads activities and goes beyond the call of duty. The other staff is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Blue Ridge Place, our pet-friendly assisted living community in Midwest City Oklahoma, we work hard to provide the highest standard of care in helping our residents with their daily routine. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed nurse is...
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My mom loves to read, in the common room while others are watching TV, the memory care staff will ask her to read to them. The staff are also experts at redirection. For example, a resident is trying to get...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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[name removed] has been invaluable to me. I toured the facility several months ago. My dad was in a different facility halfway across the state. I was not ready when I did the tour to move him yet but she...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Dorset Place is just one of our pet friendly assisted living communities in Oklahoma City where providing compassionate assistance with daily routines comes naturally. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed nurse is available 24 hours a day...
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Iris Memory Care of Edmond

5.0
When it became clear mom needed memory care I began a search for the best solution I could find. I had visited three places but they all seemed so cold and sterile I was not comfortable with them. My daughter suggested a place near her that had just opened. I felt such a relief when I talked to ...
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Tealridge Assisted Living and Memory Care in Edmond, OK

5.0
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Town Village in Oklahoma City, OK

5.0
Living independently at Town Village, I enjoy a perfect balance of luxury and autonomy. My residence, with its high-end amenities, provides a comfortable and elegant lifestyle, while I maintain my independence in this vibrant community.

Oklahoma City review score based on 271 family reviews

8.8
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This proprietary review score is based on 271 reviews of 46 Oklahoma City memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Oklahoma City review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Oklahoma City review score compared against nearby cities

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Review subcategories for Oklahoma City memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 271 reviews of 46 Oklahoma City memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Oklahoma City resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Oklahoma City, OK averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.6
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
4.5
Care services
4.3
4.2
Staff
4.6
4.4
Meals & dining
4.2
4.0
Activities
4.2
3.9
Value for cost*
4.2
4.0
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Costs of memory care in the Oklahoma City area

Our memory care partners’ average starting rent is $5,562, according to A Place for Mom proprietary data from 2022 to 2023.[01]

Breakdown of memory care costs

Usually built into the prices of monthly costs are numerous services, such as the following:

  • Room and board
  • 24-hour supervision and caregiver assistance
  • Meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

The services listed below can mean add-on fees, sometimes increasing monthly costs:

  • Medication management fees
  • Specialized memory care therapies
  • Transportation to medical appointments (if not complimentary)
  • One-time community fee
  • Advanced care fees, like nursing care
  • Second-person fee
  • Pet care fee

Likewise, memory care community rates vary by floor plans, amenities, services, and location. In fact, the cost difference between different floor plans is quite extensive. For example, according to our price data, a private studio starting rent costs about $1,400 more than a semi-private studio.[01]

The chart below features baseline costs for memory care communities across the greater OKC area. This information can help you and your loved one compare memory care costs by location.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Oklahoma City, OK vs. nearby cities

Oklahoma City, OK
$4,508/mo
$4,508/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Oklahoma City, OK vs. the state and national average

Oklahoma City, OK
$4,508/mo
U.S. national average
$4,886/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Oklahoma City vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$4,508/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Oklahoma City, OK by room type

Semi-Private
$4,347/mo
Studio
$4,438/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,413/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,431/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,098/mo

How people pay for memory care in Oklahoma City

Since memory care can be expensive, many seniors and their families take time to think through how to afford it. With careful planning, many find it attainable. Most families use at least some private income sources to afford an ideal community, but it’s still important to understand whether your loved one qualifies for additional assistance in paying for care. In fact, many seniors combine private funds and public benefits to help pay for memory care.

Here we guide you through the different options that seniors find helpful when looking to pay for memory care.

Private pay methods

Initially, seniors and their families assess their private income sources like savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. Then, other ways are assessed to add more money to private pay methods, as mentioned in these articles below:

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VA benefits
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Number of veterans who live in OKC

Around 15% of Oklahoma City veterans are age 75 and older.

If your loved one is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran, they may qualify for income and care benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Can VA benefits help with memory care costs?

Yes, some veterans benefits can cover some or all of memory care community costs. Veterans can use benefits like the Veterans Pension and the Aid and Attendance benefit toward anything that improves their quality of life, like memory care. Veterans often find the Aid and Attendance benefit is the most substantial payment, especially since it’s added on top of a pension payment.

Does my loved one qualify for VA benefits?

There’s an extensive and ever-growing list of service-related conditions that qualify disabled veterans or surviving spouses for benefits. Not all eligible conditions are on this list, so contacting local veterans service organizations (VSOs) is vital to understand what benefits your loved one qualifies for. Before your loved one applies, they should speak with a VSO to ensure they receive all the assistance they can. We’ve included contact information for several local veteran resources below.

You can also find help through Oklahoma’s veterans assistance locator, VALOR or OKVALOR. This locator can be difficult, so we created a step-by-step guide on how to operate the system:

  • First, follow the OKVALOR link and click on GO TO OKVALOR.
  • Enter the community’s address into the OKVALOR Resource Proximity Search, and adjust the radius to see nearby results.
  • A list will appear of local resources. While the list may be easier to understand, there are also clickable triangles on the map within the nearby radius.

For further information on how to use VALOR, click the “FEATURES” button on the left at any time.

Resources for Oklahoma City veterans

State veteran service organizations

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
2132 NE 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Local phone: 405-523-4000
Toll free phone: 888-655-2838
Fax: 405-523-4008
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Appointment and walk-in hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Other VA-vetted veteran service organizations

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Mid-America Chapter PVA
6108 NW 63rd St., Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73132-7526
Direct Number: 405-721-7168
National Service Number: 866-734-0857
Email: midamericapva@yahoo.com

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
VVA Chapter #291
Phone: 405-608-0449
Email: chris.chaney1@hotmail.com

Medicaid

Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, helps low-income families and individuals receive health insurance coverage. SoonerCare doesn’t cover memory care room and board costs, but home and community based services waivers may cover certain medical services in the community.

What are home and community based services waivers?

Home and community based services waivers, like the ADvantage Waiver program, can help cover care services in a memory care community. ADvantage helps cover many additional services that may be useful to seniors with dementia. Here are some of the services that can be covered in a person’s home or community setting:

  • Hospice care
  • Personal care, such as meal preparation
  • Personal care in adult day health
  • Rehabilitative services like physical, respiratory, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Skilled nursing

If your loved one doesn’t qualify for ADvantage, the Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP) portal can direct you to additional Medicaid- or Medicare-related programs. Through that page, you’ll also find the local area agency on aging (AAA) contact information, which assists seniors with finding and accessing any Medicaid and Medicare programs.

How do seniors apply for SoonerCare?

Before your loved one applies for SoonerCare, it’s important for them to fully understand what benefits they qualify for and whether those programs cover memory care services. Resources through the local Department of Medicaid office are available to help guide seniors and their families through SoonerCare benefits, the application process, and filing for claims.

Additionally, your loved one has access to the Areawide Aging Agency and Oklahoma’s community resource line. These resources help seniors understand what they’re applying for. The 24-hour Heartline, Inc. also helps locals access health and human services programs. Heartline offers phone, text, and online chat communication options. All of the resources mentioned above, with additional links, are provided below.

Oklahoma resident Medicaid resources

Oklahoma Medicaid — SoonerCare

Department of Medicaid office
Oklahoma Health Care Authority
4345 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Find a local Oklahoma Department of Human Services office
401 W. Commerce St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Phone: 405-644-5700
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Medicaid-related services and help

Areawide Aging Agency, Inc.
4101 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 310
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-5910
Phone: 405-942-8500

Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP)
Phone: 405-521-2281
Fax: 405-521-2086

Heartline, Inc. Oklahoma resource line
Phone: 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211

Medicare

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for seniors aged 65+ and individuals with disabilities. Health care coverage varies depending on the type of Medicare plan:

  • Medicare Part A, or hospital insurance, helps cover hospice care, short-term skilled nursing facility care, and hospital stays.
  • Medicare Part B, also known as medical insurance, helps cover doctor visits, medical supplies, and preventive services.
  • Medicare Part D helps cover prescription drug costs.
  • Special Needs Plans (SNPs): This type of Medicare Advantage Plan covers both Part A and Part B services and adds coverage for extra services to help those in particular groups. Seniors with dementia fall under chronic conditions, so they may be eligible for this extra coverage.

While Medicare doesn’t cover custodial costs (i.e., room and board) in a private memory care community, it does help cover medical costs associated with memory care, like the ones listed above.

Are there ways to make Medicare more affordable?

Oklahoma’s Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) lends a hand to low-income Medicare recipients through programs that help cover benefit expenses, like the following:

Additionally, if your loved one is over the age 55, they may be eligible for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE, a dual Medicaid and Medicare program, helps seniors find various low-income health care services, from prescription drugs to hospice care.

What are ways to learn more about Medicare?

Like with Medicaid, it’s essential to understand what your loved one is eligible for and what those benefits cover before applying for health insurance. Luckily, Oklahoma City helps Medicare recipients through the application process by offering several local resources.

Start by contacting the local Social Security office, the Department of Medicaid office, or the community resource line. If your loved one still needs clarification, the Oklahoma Insurance Department offers a Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program to help break down coverage, benefits, and premium costs. Additionally, every area supports seniors with a local long-term care ombudsman dedicated to advocating for local seniors’ Medicare and Medicaid rights.

For assistance after normal business hours, seniors can use the 24-hour Oklahoma resource line through the nonprofit organization, Heartline, Inc. You or your loved one can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898-211, or contact a representative on the online 2-1-1 chat.

Oklahoma City resident Medicare resources

Local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices

Oklahoma City Social Security office
12301 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Phone: 866-331-2207
TTY Phone: 800-325-0778
Fax: 833-950-3005
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Appointment and walk-in hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Oklahoma long-term care ombudsman

Current long-term care ombudsman contact
Name: Bill Whited
Phone: 405-521-2281
Fax: 405-522-6739

General information and assistance for seniors
Phone: 800-211-2116

Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

Local MIPPA coordinator
Name: Debra Shadid
Phone: 405-212-7910
Email: Debra.CTR.Shadid@okdhs.org

Additional Medicare-related services and help

Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP)
Phone: 405-521-2281
Fax: 405-521-2086

Understand Oklahoma laws and regulations for memory care facilities

Oklahoma doesn’t have a specific legal definition for memory care communities, so, depending on the community, they may be licensed as assisted living centers or nursing homes.[03] Memory care units may be part of a larger licensed facility.

A majority of A Place for Mom’s partners in Oklahoma City offer both assisted living and memory care services on-site. And most are licensed as assisted living communities. If the facility is qualified to provide specialized care for dementia, it must comply with the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Special Care Disclosure Act.[03]

Alzheimer’s Disease Special Care Disclosure Act

The Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders Special Care Disclosure Form must include information, including, but not limited to, the following:[03]

  • Criteria for placement
  • Staff-to-resident ratios
  • Staff training
  • Types and frequency of activities
  • Families’ involvement in care planning

No matter the license, all long-term care facilities in Oklahoma that provide memory care services must submit a memory care disclosure to the following:

  • The state licensing agency
  • Any person looking for memory care
  • The state long-term care ombudsman

The Oklahoma Department of Health (ODSH) also reviews the disclosure when renewing a license.

What type of facility requirements are there for assisted living centers?

Oklahoma requires assisted living facilities to meet current building codes, State Fire Marshal rules, and local fire safety requirements. All long-term care facilities’ annual inspection reports are available on the Oklahoma State Department of Health Long Term Care Provider Survey/Inspection Search. However, navigating this search engine can be difficult, so we’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to find detailed inspection reports:

  • First, go to the OSDH Long Term Care Provider Survey/Inspection Search.
  • In the top left-hand corner, there are three drop-down bars — home, search, and contact us — hover over “Search” and click “assisted living centers” on the drop-down list.
  • You will be redirected to a search page, where you can search by facility, city, county, or zip code. Click on any of these search bars based on your preference and find your location or facility. Then, click “Search.”
  • Next, a list of assisted living centers will load, and you can click on any you’re interested in.
  • Finally, you will see detailed information about the community and a list of documents.
  • Click on any survey documents or licenses you want to view. We recommend looking at the most recent survey documents for details on applicable complaints investigations, deficiencies, and plans of corrections.

Assisted living and memory care communities must meet certain standards for living spaces to help ensure it’s safe and feels like home. For example, residents won’t feel overcrowded since bedrooms are limited to two residents and bathrooms to no more than four residents.[04] Oklahoma also helps your loved one feel at home by requiring their facilities to allow personal furnishings in assisted living spaces. On the other hand, Oklahoma doesn’t require assisted living or memory care communities to have private units available to rent. However, many of our OKC partners still offer private unit options.

How do staffing requirements keep your loved one safe?

Your loved one’s facility must strive to keep them safe with an adequate number of staff members. Oklahoma specifies what’s considered “adequate” with the following rules for available staff members:

  • At least two staff members must be on-site around the clock if the community has a secured unit, like a memory care unit, that limits residents’ access to certain areas.
  • At least one of those staff members must be part of the direct care staff, meaning they’re qualified to work 1-1 with residents.

However, there are a few ways a community may only have one direct staff member on duty. This may occur if there has been a recent change in the number of employees or if the facility is smaller and has fewer residents. If a community only has one direct care staff member, residents and their families must be notified of such staff limitations before the senior moves in. The community must also have a department-approved plan for how they handle emergencies with one staff member.

Assisted living facilities are required to staff the following types of staff members:

  • Nurses
  • Qualified staff to administer medications
  • An administrator responsible for the facility
  • A licensed dietician or qualified nutritionist

All direct care staff must undergo first-aid and CPR training to further ensure residents’ safety. And assisted living centers with specialized units, like dementia care neighborhoods, must ensure staff members receive specialized training.[04]

Oklahoma Department of Health contact information

Further information on Health Facility Systems

123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-426-8175
Fax: 405-900-7571
E-mail: HealthResources@health.ok.gov

COVID-19 regulations for Oklahoma City memory care facilities

Oklahoma’s governor ended the COVID-19 public health emergency in May 2021, which terminated all COVID-19 restrictions.[05] However, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) still recommends following the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Similarly, memory care facilities in OKC don’t have to follow specific COVID-19 regulations, but individual communities may have their own guidelines. So, before moving in or visiting, it’s important to ask about their policies. Luckily, you won’t be prevented from visiting your loved one, thanks to Oklahoma’s prohibition on eliminating visitation in long-term care facilities. However, there’s a chance for a temporary suspension of visitation rights for up to 72 hours if emergency-preparedness plans call for it.[06]

What to expect from memory care in Oklahoma City

It may be difficult for your loved one to transition into memory care, but it can really pay off. There’s much more to a memory care community than daily support. Memory care communities are dedicated to providing specialized dementia care and various stimulating therapies in a safe, secure living environment. These facilities are also committed to creating an enjoyable life for seniors with dementia through specialized activities and amenities.

Your loved one can find a memory care community that fits their needs and preferences. Read on to learn more about OKC’s memory care communities — like their specialized care services, safe environments, rewarding daily activities, and comfortable amenities.

What are the different types of memory care communities in OKC?

Oklahoma City is home to stand-alone memory care facilities and memory care communities that offer a continuum of care. A Place for Mom partners with five stand-alone memory care communities and 14 continuum of care communities. Both of these types of facilities offer memory care services. However, memory care facilities with additional care types on the same campus can benefit couples with different care needs. For example, if one partner needs dementia care but the other only needs assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) in assisted living, they can still live on the same campus together.

What can your loved one expect in a memory care community?

Some seniors are reluctant to move into a memory care facility, but these communities can be life changing in a good way. These communities not only provide care, but they provide fulfilling activities and amenities within arm’s reach. Your loved one can continue their hobbies, develop new pastimes, and enjoy other residents’ company. All our memory care partners in OKC offer the following types of daily on-site activities:[01]

  • Art classes
  • BBQs or picnics
  • (Chair) yoga exercises
  • Educational speakers/lifelong learning opportunities
  • Live musical performances
  • Trivia games
  • On- and off-site devotional activities

Besides the typical senior care activities, our memory care partners focus on memory care programs ideal for those with dementia. Some of the memory care-specific activities common to our memory care partners in OKC include the following:

  • Brain training programs like Dakim BrainFitness
  • Sensory-based programs and therapies
  • Reminiscence therapies
  • Pet therapies
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Live Well and other wellness programs

And your loved one won’t be forced to stay cooped up in the community, as 79% of our memory partners offer off-site activities like day trips and outings.[01] Depending on the community’s location and activity schedule, outings to the following locales may be organized:

  • Local parks
  • Nearby museums
  • Shopping errands
  • Restaurants

When seniors are not out exploring the local area, they can enjoy the various on-site amenities our partner memory care facilities incorporate into their facilities:

  • Arts and crafts centers
  • Beauty salons
  • Barbershops
  • Enclosed outdoor courtyards, patios, and gardens
  • Indoor and/or outdoor walking paths
  • TV lounges and movie theaters
  • Libraries

Will my loved one feel safe in their memory care community?

Memory care communities strive to keep your loved one safe, so families can have peace of mind. Approximately 84% of our memory care partners in OKC have secured entrances and exits to help your loved one remain safe and prevent wandering.[01] Many of these communities also install emergency call systems, so your loved one can quickly alert staff in an emergency.

You may also be concerned about Oklahoma’s severe weather, since it’s part of tornado alley. While there are no legally required precautions a facility must take, many communities are equipped with storm shelters or safe rooms to help ensure your loved one’s safety in severe weather.

Are caregivers required to have specialized memory care training?

In compliance with Oklahoma state law, our memory care partners have staff members on duty around the clock. And since specialized training is required in memory care communities, many of our OKC partners report that staff can easily handle common dementia behaviors like the following:[01]

  • Disorientation
  • Restlessness
  • Pacing
  • Wandering
  • Exit-seeking
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations

What type of additional care is available on-site at our partner memory care facilities?

Many memory care communities also provide on-site medical care, with a doctor on-call and on-site nursing services.[01] Nursing care may mean a community has nurses on staff or that they offer hospice or rehabilitative care on-site. Oklahoma City memory care facilities cater to many care needs, thanks to extensive on-site services like the following:

  • Full medication management
  • Bowel or urinary incontinence care
  • Diabetes care
  • End-of-life care
  • Nonambulatory care like assisted transfers or standby assistance
  • Concierge care services

To add to the specialized care memory care communities offer, nearly all (about 94%) of our partners arrange regular visits from medical professionals:[01]

  • Nurses
  • Podiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists

Oklahoma City memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Oklahoma City memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Oklahoma City, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Oklahoma City memory care

Memory care communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of memory care partners in Oklahoma City that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Oklahoma City, OKNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
67.4%
65%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
58.7%
47.8%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
100%
82.5%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
71.7%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
28.3%
28.1%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
100%
89.5%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
58.7%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
60.9%
72.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Oklahoma City memory care

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Oklahoma City Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Oklahoma City, OKNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
69.6%
73.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
50%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
60.9%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
30.4%
26%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Oklahoma City memory care

Memory care communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Oklahoma City partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Oklahoma City, OKNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
52.2%
27.2%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
43.5%
43.6%
No sugar
No sugar
39.1%
40.9%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
39.1%
49.4%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
28.3%
15.6%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Oklahoma City memory care

Our memory care communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Oklahoma City communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Oklahoma City, OKNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
34.8%
31.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
45.7%
39%
Room service
Room service
52.2%
36.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
19.6%
22.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Oklahoma City memory care

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered memory care communities in Oklahoma City offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Oklahoma City, OKNational
Activity director
Activity director
63%
45.1%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
47.8%
33%
Community service programs
Community service programs
37%
27.7%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
65.2%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
58.7%
51%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
67.4%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
50%
38.9%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
45.7%
34%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
50%
35.6%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
60.9%
46.6%
Live performances
Live performances
58.7%
47.1%
Dances
Dances
52.2%
30.3%
Fitness center
Fitness center
19.6%
21.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
58.7%
45.8%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Unfamiliar with Oklahoma City? Highlights for seniors

31,990

Number of seniors aged 75 and older living in Oklahoma City

4%
About 4% of Oklahoma City's population are seniors aged 75 and older.
38%
Approximately 38% of seniors aged 65 and older in OKC have a disability.[02]

Health care for seniors in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is full of several distinguished health care systems where seniors with dementia can access specialized care. Here are a few patient-recommended hospitals in OKC that also have dementia-focused care.

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INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Your loved one can find expert care provided by board-certified neurologists qualified to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia at the INTEGRIS Health Medical Group Neurology and INTEGRIS Neuroscience Institute. The hospital offers quality care with 75% of patients recommending their facilities.

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SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital — Oklahoma City

SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital — Oklahoma City is a distinguished hospital in the area, with 69% of patients recommending it. Your loved one can find specialized dementia care thanks to neurologists focused on dementia treatment at SSM Health Neurosciences.

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University of Oklahoma Medical Center

The Oklahoma Center for Gerosciences and Healthy Brain Aging’s memory care clinic provides access to quality dementia care. This teaching hospital also offers resources through the statewide Oklahoma Dementia Care Network, which works to improve care for seniors with dementia. The entire health care system receives a 63% patient approval rating.

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Transportation for seniors in Oklahoma City

Since public transportation isn’t the safest option for seniors with dementia to get around the city, all our memory care partners in OKC offer on-site transportation options.[01] While most of these services are complimentary, if a senior needs to use the service outside the scheduled times, it may cost extra. Additionally, depending on the community, some may restrict on-site transportation to errands and medical appointments. If your loved one is a SoonerCare recipient, they may also be eligible to receive additional transportation services through SoonerRide.

While Oklahoma City isn’t easy to get around, there are many public transportation options available for visiting family members and friends:

  • Local bus stops are available along different routes and times, but most run daily.
  • OKC Streetcars serves the area with daily downtown routes and weekend routes in Bricktown.
  • Oklahoma River Cruises arranges ferries to accommodate five different landings in Bricktown, Regatta Park, Exchange, Stockyards, and Meridian.

Senior activities in Oklahoma City

Many of our partner memory care communities schedule outings for residents to enjoy. Day trips typically include dining, shopping, museums, and other local destinations. You and your loved one can explore these opportunities together when you visit. Below are a few of the many senior-friendly and accessible options for you and your loved one to enjoy together in OKC. You can also take a look at the VisitOKC webpage for a comprehensive list of activities for the whole family to enjoy in Oklahoma City.

Shop with your loved one in OKC

Since Oklahoma City is a large metropolis, you and your loved one will find several shopping centers with various stores, from local boutiques to well-known mall chains. You and your loved one can purchase souvenirs or more necessary items in nearby stores, like those listed below:

You and your loved one can also find well-known stores in local malls, like Penn Square Mall and Quail Springs Mall. These malls also have AMC theaters, so you and your loved one can take in a film.

Taste savory food at local restaurants

Oklahoma is known for its beef cattle, so visitors and locals can enjoy fresh, farm-to-table options in restaurants and grocery stores. The state is a meat lover’s paradise, to the point where many people call locally sourced steaks “Sooner Steaks,” after the Sooner State.

Besides steak — both traditional and chicken-fried — the area also offers delicious barbeque options. As a Southern state, trying the local barbeque is customary, whether you’re a visitor or a resident. However, don’t worry if you or your loved one are not meat lovers. OKC features something for everyone, with restaurants galore.

Explore the well-known Stockyards City

To truly experience OKC’s cowboy culture, you and your loved one must visit Stockyards City. Livestock wander the streets during various events and weekly cattle auctions. While enjoying the Western heritage, visitors and locals can find various local businesses, restaurants, and shopping options lining the streets.

Learn more at local museums

The area features many museums with the metropolis’s focus on culture. Some memory care communities help seniors uncover OKC culture through outings to local museums. When your loved one isn’t visiting museums with their community friends, they can explore with you when you visit. Many of these local museums prioritize accessibility. For example, the following museums lend free wheelchairs to those in need on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum: This well-known wheelchair-accessible museum, known as ‘The Cowboy,’ highlights cowboy culture and Western heritage.
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum: This wheelchair-accessible museum educates visitors and locals on the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building.
  • First Americans Museum Oklahoma: OKC explores its Native American culture with 39 different historical stories on the First American Nations. The museum also offers sensory-friendly areas, with guides who help sensitive individuals avoid bright lights and loud audio.
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art: This large museum consists of various mediums, from portraits to sculptures. The museum also offers accommodations such as OKCMOA Sensory Booster Packs for those with sensory issues or sighted guides for those with limited vision.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma: This science museum is home to Oklahoma’s first dome-screen theater. It also offers accommodations like wheelchair reservations and sensory kits.

Note: Before your visit, ask about accessibility and discounts. Some museums may require reservations for accessible features or offer senior discounts.

Appreciate the outdoors in the city

While Oklahoma City is the largest metropolis in Oklahoma, it still has a great deal of green spaces. Many communities take advantage of this by setting aside time to visit local parks. Depending on the community’s location, there are many parks and popular destinations that local residents have to choose from:

  • Scissortail Park is an ADA-accessible park spread across nearly 70 acres. The park is senior-friendly with accessible features, including parking, restrooms, pedal boats, pathways, and a limited amount of golf tours.
  • Will Rogers Gardens is a 30-acre garden located in one of the oldest parks in OKC. It  has an ADA-accessible trail through the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum, so seniors with low mobility can easily explore the beautiful outdoor areas.

OKC goes beyond picnics in the park, with lakes, gardens, and zoos for you and your loved one to enjoy:

  • OKC is home to three lakes: Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser, and Lake Stanley Draper. Each of these lakes allows year-round fishing in its accessible designated areas.
  • Oklahoma City Zoo is a wheelchair-accessible zoo spread across 130 acres. The zoo offers accessible features with limited wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicle rentals.
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 15-acre garden with select accessible areas, including paths in the conservatory.

Cheer on local sports teams at accessible stadiums

Visiting families and friends can enjoy supporting local sports teams with their loved ones. The professional sports teams — the NBA team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the minor league baseball team, the Dodgers — play in stadiums where your loved one can purchase tickets in accessible seating sections. Additionally, the Paycom Center, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, offers additional accessibility features like the following:

  • Wheelchair escorts
  • Sensory inclusion room
  • Assisted drop-off at entrances closest to elevators
  • Assistive listening devices

Frequently Asked Questions

Rivermont Assisted Living Memory Care, Village on the Park at Oklahoma City and Arbor House of Midwest City are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Oklahoma City, OK. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Oklahoma City is $4,508 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 46 memory care facilities near you in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ranges from $1 to $9215. The average Memory Care cost in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is $4,508. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma typically starts at $1. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Oklahoma City city. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. Alzheimer’s Dementia and Other Forms of Dementia Special Care Disclosure Act. 63 Oklahoma State Courts Network O.S. § 1-879. (2023).

  4. Continuum of Care and Assisted Living. 63 Oklahoma State Department of Health § 1-890.1. (1997).

  5. Oklahoma State Department of Health. (2021, June 22). Corbett visitation guidance.

  6. Oklahoma Legislature. (2021, April 21). House Bill No. 2566.

  7. Health Grades. (2023). Hospitals near Oklahoma City, OK.

  8. Donovan, L. (2023, April 28). Personal communication [Phone interview].

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2022). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Oklahoma City city. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

3.

Alzheimer’s Dementia and Other Forms of Dementia Special Care Disclosure Act. 63 Oklahoma State Courts Network O.S. § 1-879. (2023).

4.

Continuum of Care and Assisted Living. 63 Oklahoma State Department of Health § 1-890.1. (1997).

5.

Oklahoma State Department of Health. (2021, June 22). Corbett visitation guidance.

6.

Oklahoma Legislature. (2021, April 21). House Bill No. 2566.

7.

Health Grades. (2023). Hospitals near Oklahoma City, OK.

8.

Donovan, L. (2023, April 28). Personal communication [Phone interview].