Assisted Living in Oklahoma

Known for its wide-open landscape and distinctive red dirt, Oklahoma is an ideal retirement destination for seniors looking for a calming, relatively inexpensive lifestyle. The Sooner State’s two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, grew during the oil booms of the early 1900s and today feature popular art museums, zoos, and botanical gardens. On Route 66, which crosses the entirety of the state from east to west, travelers can catch a glimpse of the Old West while stopping at old-fashioned restaurants and roadside attractions.

Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 90 senior living facilities in Oklahoma that provide assisted living. Our Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of assisted living communities in Oklahoma to help you find the ideal fit for your needs and budget.

The median monthly cost of assisted living in Oklahoma is about $3,500, according to Genworth.

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Oklahoma Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living communities are regulated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Public access to assisted living records and violations history in Oklahoma is rated as exceptional. You can use the state’s facility locator to research the violation history of an assisted living community.

In Oklahoma, an assisted living facility — or assisted living center — is any home or establishment offering, coordinating or providing services to two or more persons who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include but are not limited to: bathing, dressing, eating, walking, physical transfer, giving medications, or helping residents give themselves medications.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Oklahoma is considered to be more affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 88
  • Groceries: 95
  • Housing: 72
  • Utilities: 94
  • Transportation: 90

Demographics

About 16% of Oklahoma’s population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Oklahoma leaned heavily conservative.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 29% voted Democratic
  • 65% voted Republican
  • 6% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 37
  • Over the age of 55: 28%
  • 2018 population: 3,943,079
  • 2020 population: 3,964,040
  • Estimated 2025 population: 4,016,932

Miscellaneous

  • 43% regularly attend a religious service
  • 29% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 7,057 congregations
  • There are 352 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Oklahoma’s climate is divided into two classifications: humid subtropical for the majority of the state, and cold semi-arid in the “panhandle” toward the west. In general, Oklahoma has extreme temperatures, with hot summers, cold winters, and not much rainfall. As part of Tornado Alley, Oklahoma often has severe weather in the spring and summer months, and it has one of highest annual rates of tornadoes in the world.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 64%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 3”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 7” (May)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 39 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 52 in July (Moderate)

Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 60°F
  • Average summer temperature: 80°F
  • Typical summer high: 98°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 58°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 39°F
  • Typical winter high: 60°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 17°F (January)

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