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Oklahoma City attracts aging seniors with its Southern charm, affordable cost of living, and abundance of activities, luxuries, and senior living communities. Known for its thriving cowboy culture and Native American heritage encapsulated in a modern metropolitan environment, Oklahoma City — also known as OKC — is a perfect fit for fun-loving retirees. Oklahoma City independent living communities enable seniors to live a vibrant social life, free of the worries of homeownership.

This all-inclusive guide highlights 14 of our independent living partners in a 15-mile radius of downtown Oklahoma City. This radius includes partners in surrounding suburbs like Del City, Edmond, Bethany, and Norman. Throughout this guide, you’ll learn about independent living in OKC with information on costs, ways seniors pay, apartment regulations, and resources for seniors in the area. You’ll have all you need to make an informed decision and get a sense of what it’s like to retire in OKC.

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I value expedient responses, they demonstrate CARE. From the first call, Front Desk Mgr answered, went back to the front desk and returned my call. She left a vmessage for Sales Representative, she...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Acclaim Living is an independent living residence. Acclaim Living provides seniors with their own private apartments, allowing residents to bring their treasured belongings for an easier transition to their new home. Senior living at Acclaim living frees residents from daily chores such as home...
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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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1616 Photos available
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9.8
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I’m a Mom and love living here at Albums Quail Springs! One of the most important things for me is to have my children and grandchildren visit and see the beautiful place where I live and the lovely...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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2626 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.7
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My mom is happy & has made new friends. She enjoys the activities & outings. She is happier than she has been in a long time. My mom has never been one to visit with others, go out to movies or to eat. I am...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
Live independently and worry-free at Southwest Mansions Senior Independent Living. Conveniently located within minutes of everything, including shopping, doctors, churches, restaurants and more.At The Mansions, for an affordable all-inclusive price, you’ll never have to lift a finger- It’s...
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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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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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Mom has lived here since April 2024. She was/is drawn to the friendly and fun atmosphere. The apartments are nice and the center has wonderful spaces and options for entertainment and activities. We have...
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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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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1717 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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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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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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I highly recommend quail ridge no retirement/assisted living places are perfect but Quail Ridge is the best one I know. Very clean good house keeping for residents very clean beautiful pool and dining...
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...
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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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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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The rooms are cleaned once a week. Housekeepers don't pay attention to details, like bathrooms behind toilet and reporting stains from residents accidents) The facility has been updated with new carpet,...
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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I think the community is pretty good, and overall it has been an amazing experience. I believe that the genuine kindness and care are the top things you don't find in to many communities. The ...
Provides: Independent Living
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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.
Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*Among many health precautions now available in our community, we will require all associates who work here to vaccinate for COVID-19. Learn about this and our overall approach to help bring an...
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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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The only one that is hard to evaluate is Activities. [name removed] has not joined any. Not sure if it's lack of choice or he just doesn't want to. He does invite us to the dinner events: bingo,...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
Hefner Mansions Senior Independent Living- Built and run with YOU in mind.Conveniently located within minutes of everything- shopping, doctors, churches, restaurants and more. No more long car rides.Enjoy the largest apartments in the area with plenty of storage space. Forget downsizing when...
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11 Photo available
33 Floor plans available
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Arbor House was a very nice facility. My mother enjoyed her time there. Unfortunately, she passed away in February. They were all very helpful and kind.
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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How we rank order the Oklahoma City community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Oklahoma City community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

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14,000+ communities

We collect proprietary data from our network of 14,000+ senior living communities in the U.S., with regular refreshes of data and information

350,000+ reviews

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Costs of independent living in the Oklahoma City area

The average rent in an Oklahoma City independent living community starts at $2,683 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data in 2022-2023.[01] The price only includes rental fees and doesn’t include any extra fees for add-on services.

Cost breakdown for Oklahoma City independent living

The price for an independent living community varies depending on add-ons, amenities, apartment size, services, and location. For example, our market median prices data shows that a private studio in an independent living community starts at about $2,400, while a two-bedroom is about $3,050 monthly.[01]

These starting baseline rental costs for independent living communities can include a lot. The following costs are typically rolled into the baseline monthly rent:

  • Rent and meals
  • Some or all utilities, like electric, trash, water, etc.
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation for off-site activities, grocery shopping, or errands
  • Concierge services
  • Scheduled activities and events
  • Access to all on-site amenities, like gyms, pools, game rooms, etc.

Additional fees can increase your monthly rent. Common add-on fees for Oklahoma City independent living communities can include the following:

  • One-time community fee
  • Pet rent
  • Parking fee
  • Second-person fee

Below are independent living baseline monthly costs to help you compare with nearby cities. These costs don’t include additional fees for add-on services.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Oklahoma City, OK vs. nearby cities

Oklahoma City, OK
$3,773/mo
$3,773/mo

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

Oklahoma City, OK
$3,773/mo
U.S. national average
$3,998/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Oklahoma City vs. other types of senior living

$4,512/mo
Independent Living
$3,773/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Oklahoma City, OK by room type

Semi-Private
$3,803/mo
Studio
$3,892/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,002/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,090/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,098/mo

What families are saying about independent living in Oklahoma City

Recent reviews for independent living in Oklahoma City

Legend at Council Road in Oklahoma City, OK

4.9
We have had an exceptional experience and are grateful to this facility. My only suggestion would be for the kitchen to keep a board listing the residents food allergies so they do not have to make requests at each meal daily.

Touchmark at Coffee Creek in Edmond, OK

3.8
I toured a lot of places and they were all nice, but I really wanted a house which is why I chose Touchmark. I have 2 dogs and have a nice patio and yard so that works really well for them. They also have housekeeping twice a week too. The staff and residents are so welcoming and everyone knows ...
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Acclaim Living in Oklahoma City, OK

5.0
I chose Acclaim Living because of the price, everyone is friendly, and the facility is in a good location. I like that everything is all under one roof. The staff really cares about residents.

How people pay for independent living in Oklahoma City

Most retirees use a combination of private income sources — like savings — and public benefits — like veterans benefits — to help cover the cost of senior living. Medicaid and Medicare will not help cover independent living room and board costs, since independent senior living facilities are not senior care communities. However, you can use these benefits for medically necessary care costs. In this section, you’ll learn about different ways to pay for independent living and senior medical expenses through private pay, veterans benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Private pay methods

Initially, you should assess what type of private income sources you have that can help pay for some or all of your independent living costs. When deciding how to pay for independent living privately, many seniors start by looking at their savings, Social Security benefits, pensions, and investment returns. The following are other ways seniors typically pay for their ideal independent living community:

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Approximate number of veterans currently living in Oklahoma City

Percentage of Oklahoma City veterans aged 55 and older

If you’re a veteran or surviving spouse, you may qualify for veterans benefits, which can help pay for independent living. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extensive benefits, like the Veterans Pension and the Aid and Attendance benefit. These benefits can help senior veterans and their surviving spouses receive additional sources of income to help with anything that improves their quality of life. The Aid and Attendance benefit is a disability benefit that can be added to the Veterans Pension and can provide a significant amount of assistance. Additionally, Oklahoma has specific state veterans benefits that may help you save on taxes, with options for exemption of the following:

  • Property tax
  • Sales tax
  • Retirement benefits
Do I qualify for veterans benefits?

Before applying for veterans benefits, you should verify what type of assistance you’re eligible for. Since there’s an extensive list of eligible conditions, you’ll likely qualify for some benefits. Your local veterans service organizations (VSOs) can help you fully understand eligibility requirements and related disabilities that may help you qualify for benefits. These VA-vetted organizations will help you apply for benefits, file claims, and even appeal denied claims. The resources below can get you connected to these organizations.

You can also find other local resources through Oklahoma’s veterans assistance locator VALOR — also referred to as OKVALOR. At first, this system may be difficult to understand, so here is a step-by-step guide on how to operate VALOR:

  • First, click on OKVALOR.
  • Then, enter your community’s address on the OKVALOR Resource Proximity Search and adjust the radius to see closer resources.
  • Lastly, OKVALOR will create a list of resources near you, or you can click on the triangles on the map within that radius.

If you need additional help, you can click FEATURES anytime. This will help walk you through VALOR’s features and how you can find local resources.

Resources for Oklahoma City veterans

Oklahoma state veteran resources

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, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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

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

Medicaid

SoonerCare, Oklahoma City’s Medicaid program, helps low-income families and individuals receive health insurance coverage. SoonerCare can cover various medical services, from personal care services to diabetic supplies. While SoonerCare will not cover rental costs in an independent living community, it can help cover medically necessary in-home health care services through home and community based waiver programs.

What services are covered by home and community based waivers?

The home and community based waiver, ADvantage waiver program, helps eligible seniors aged 65+ and individuals with physical disabilities. This program helps cover health care services in the senior’s home or residential setting of your choice, like a senior living community. It enables Medicaid to provide the following types of health care services in a home or community living setting:

  • Personal caregiver services
  • Skilled nursing care services
  • Adult day health services
  • Case management services
  • Rehabilitative services like occupational, physical, and speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Hospice care
  • Respite care
  • Medical equipment
  • Environmental modifications for the home

The ADvantage waiver program is made to keep those requiring nursing home care from moving into a nursing facility. You must need a nursing home level of care to qualify.

What is a nursing facility level of care?

The definition of nursing home level of care varies from state to state. An Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) nurse must complete a Uniform Comprehensive Assessment Tool (UCAT) III assessment to determine whether you need a nursing facility level of care. For you to be eligible, you must meet UCAT criteria, which include but is not limited to the following:[03]

  • You have a physical, mental, or functional impairment.
  • You need professional nursing care and supervision.
  • You need care to prevent the deterioration of your physical health.
What other types of services are available to seniors?

SoonerCare recipients may be eligible for the Medicaid service State Plan Personal Care, which helps seniors receive in-home assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). If you don’t qualify for ADvantage, Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services (OKDHS) provides several other options for assistance through their Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services (CAP) programs. For example, adult day services are available for eligible seniors aged 60+ and those with disabilities who don’t qualify for ADvantage Waiver Program or are waiting for coverage.

How do I know if I am eligible for SoonerCare?

Since there’s an extensive list of SoonerCare programs, it can take time to understand what you may qualify for. Therefore, before you start the application process, you should contact local resources like the Department of Medicaid offices and the local areawide aging agency to help you fully understand SoonerCare benefits. You can also use OKC’s community resource line to find Medicaid help. Below you can find links to additional information on potential Medicaid benefits.

Oklahoma City resident Medicaid resources

Oklahoma Medicaid — SoonerCare

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

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

Help with Medicaid questions and finding resources
Call 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898-211

Medicare

Medicare is a federal program that helps seniors aged 65+ and disabled individuals receive health insurance coverage. Like Medicaid, Medicare doesn’t cover independent living room and board costs. Instead, Medicare can help cover medical expenses, such as the following:

  • In-home health care
  • Hospital stays
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Hospice care
  • Rehabilitative care
How can the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) help cover independent living?

Eligible seniors aged 55+ can access low-cost health care services through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE is offered through both Medicaid and Medicare. This program can provide the following kinds of services:

  • Home care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Hospice care
  • Medically necessary transportation
  • Prescription drugs
  • Wellness therapies
  • Meals and nutritional counseling
  • Adult day care
  • Nursing home care, if needed
What type of assistance is available for Medicare costs?

Oklahoma assists with Medicare premium costs through the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). MIPPA helps low-income Medicare recipients with the following programs:

  • Extra Help, for Medicare Part D, prescription coverage, costs
  • Medicare Savings Program, for lower Medicare premium costs, as well as diabetes supplies and services
How do I apply for Medicare?

Similar to other benefits, Oklahoma has local resources to guide you through Medicare benefits and the extensive application process. The local Social Security and Department of Medicaid offices offer a helping hand to Medicare recipients. The Oklahoma Insurance Department can also help seniors understand their Medicare benefits with their nonprofit organization — Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program. The local long-term care ombudsman also supports seniors by advocating for their rights to access their long-term care benefits. You can also use the local community resource line to find more information on benefits and other helpful services in OKC.

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, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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

Help with Medicare questions and finding resources
Call 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898-211

Understand Oklahoma laws and regulations for independent living communities

Since independent living facilities are not considered senior care facilities, the state doesn’t regulate them. Instead, independent living communities in Oklahoma City typically follow general apartment laws and regulations.

What are independent living age requirements?

All of our independent living partners in Oklahoma City have a minimum age requirement. This means independent living communities may require you to be above a certain age, typically 55, 62, or 65. Keep in mind the age requirement varies between communities.

What are apartment regulations in Oklahoma City?

Apartments, or rental complexes like independent living communities, have strict requirements to ensure the safety and health of residents. State apartment regulations require that landlords provide residents with a safe, clean, and habitable living environment and access to the following utilities:[04]

  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Running water
  • Hot water
  • Trash removal
  • Smoke detector(s)

In addition to maintaining the above utilities, Oklahoma landlords must keep the following in good condition:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Sanitary
  • Ventilation

Landlords must repair any issues in the apartment and provide a 24-hour notice before entering your unit unless it’s an emergency.[04]

Are storm shelters required in independent living facilities?

No, storm shelters are not required in residential buildings like independent living communities.[05] However, since Oklahoma City is in tornado alley, some independent living communities may have storm shelters, emergency drills, and/or safety protocols to help guarantee your safety. Inquire with your prospective community to learn more about their storm preparedness.

Do independent living communities offer accommodations for seniors with disabilities?

If an independent living facility was built after March 13, 1991, and has more than four units, they’re required to meet accessibility standards like the following:[06]

  • Accessible common areas
  • Doors and hallways wide enough for wheelchairs
  • Accessible routes in the unit
  • Reachable outlets, light switches, thermostats, etc.
  • Reinforced bathroom walls in case grab bars need to be installed
  • Wheelchair-friendly kitchens and bathrooms

Federal law requires landlords to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Some examples of reasonable accommodations that landlords make for residents with disabilities can include the following:

  • Providing reserved, accessible parking
  • Installing wheelchair ramps
  • Installing grab bars in bathrooms
  • Allowing service or therapy pets even when a no-pet policy is in place
  • Adjusting rental due dates to fall in line with monthly disability checks

That being said, the facility doesn’t have to comply with accommodations if doing so will alter the community’s programs or create a financial or administrative burden on the facility.

Do regulations change for independent living communities with multiple care types?

Yes. Where an independent living facility shares areas with an assisted living or memory care unit, the area must follow the state rules and regulations for assisted living or memory care. Visit our guides to OKC assisted living or memory care for more information on the specific regulations for those types of units.

COVID-19 regulations for Oklahoma City independent living communities

The governor of Oklahoma ended all COVID-19 restrictions after terminating the public health emergency.[07] However, the Oklahoma Department of Health (ODOH) still recommends following current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

While Oklahoma City has no specific COVID-19 regulations for independent living facilities, individual facilities may have their own guidelines. Therefore, contacting your prospective independent living community is essential to understand their current COVID-19 guidelines. If you are homebound, you may also benefit from contacting the ODOH about their in-home COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters service.

What to expect from independent living in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City independent living communities provide a worry-free lifestyle in a resort-style setting. Whether you’re looking for a stand-alone independent living community or a campus with multiple health care services, OKC has an equal amount of each. No matter the community, our partners offer an abundance of amenities and activities right on-site. Some even host religious services. Read on to learn more about what it’s like to retire in an independent living community in OKC.

Stand-alone vs. continuum of care: What’s the difference?

Our independent living partners in Oklahoma City are either stand-alone facilities or communities that offer multiple care types on the same campus. Half of our independent living partners in OKC offer multiple care types on one campus.[01] Many independent living communities offer comparable amenities and activities for active and social seniors. However, communities with multiple care levels have additional on-site health care services, like assisted living or memory care.

Senior care communities providing a continuum of care on the same campus can help you or your loved one age in place. This means that if you ever need assisted living or memory care in the future, you won’t need to change communities. Instead, you can move to a different unit on the same campus. These multitiered care communities are also beneficial for couples with varying care needs. For example, if one partner is independent and the other has advanced care needs, they can live together in the same community.

Live a life of luxury with extra amenities

Resort-style independent living in OKC combines relaxation with multiple opportunities thanks to its extra amenities. In these senior living communities, seniors experience a life of luxury where they can explore hobbies, maintain physical health, and relax. You can expect communal leisure areas like the following at our independent living partners in Oklahoma City:

  • Arts and crafts centers
  • Beauty salons
  • Barbershops
  • Outdoor courtyards and walking paths
  • Raised gardens
  • Fitness centers
  • Billiards and game lounges
  • Movie theaters
  • Libraries and business centers
  • Pools and Jacuzzis

Promoting active living

Most independent living communities promote active living through activities. In fact, 100% of our independent living partners offer on-site activities. While the types of activities depend on the community and residents, below are some of the most common pastimes at our OKC partners:

  • Live musical performances
  • Educational speakers
  • Lifelong learning opportunities
  • Stretching and yoga classes
  • Art classes
  • Happy hours
  • Game nights
  • Dances and holiday parties

In addition to these activities, a majority of our independent living partners have senior-friendly programs to help promote health and engagement. Here are a few examples:

  • Live Well programs
  • Pet-therapy programs
  • Community service programs
  • Intergenerational programs

Independent living communities also promote socialization to help prevent isolation or loneliness. About 57% of our independent living partners have resident-led clubs to help encourage friendships and hobby building. Here are a few examples of popular clubs at our local partners:[01]

  • Book club
  • Gardening club
  • Bridge club
  • Cards club
  • Cooking club
  • Walking club

Faith-based options in Oklahoma senior living

Located in the center of the Bible Belt, Oklahoma City has a very devout population. You can find Christian churches of various denominations on almost every corner of the city. Independent living communities in OKC understand that their residents appreciate worship services, so many have on-site religious or devotional activities and services.

Of our partners, 92% report that they offer some type of on-site devotional activities, with many including religious services for Catholics, Protestants, and various denominations. Additionally, some of these communities also have a visiting chaplain, pastor, or priest.[01] Some communities may also provide access to off-site devotional activities. Or, depending on the transportation services available, you may be able to use on-site transportation to attend your current church’s service.

Oklahoma City independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Oklahoma City independent living 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 dietary accommodations in Oklahoma City independent living

Independent living 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
27.5%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
21.7%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
20.3%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
20.3%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
11.6%
7.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Oklahoma City independent living

Our independent living 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
21.7%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
30.4%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
31.9%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
14.5%
16.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Oklahoma City independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living 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
40.6%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
30.4%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
27.5%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
43.5%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
39.1%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
44.9%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
33.3%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
29%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
33.3%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
40.6%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
39.1%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
33.3%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
20.3%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
39.1%
45.3%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Unfamiliar with Oklahoma City? Highlights for seniors

169,373

Number of seniors over the age of 55 currently living in Oklahoma City

25%
Percentage of seniors 55 and older within the Oklahoma City population[02]
$26,322

Mean retirement income for Oklahoma City seniors 60 and older[08]

Health care for seniors in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City seniors have nearby access to quality health care systems where specialized care is available.

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INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Find quality care at Integris Baptist Medical Center, which holds a 75% recommendation rating from patients. The hospital offers specialized care with a heart hospital, stroke center, home health agency, and diabetes education team.

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SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital — Oklahoma City

Another distinguished hospital in OKC is the SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital — Oklahoma City, which is recommended by patients with a 69% approval rating. The hospital has optimal care for common conditions in seniors thanks to the SSM Health Neurosciences and SSM Health Heart and Vascular Care office.

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University of Oklahoma Medical Center

Find innovative care at the University of Oklahoma’s medical teaching hospital, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, where 63% of patients recommend the hospital. It’s part of Oklahoma’s Healthy Aging Initiative, a statewide network that works to help seniors age healthily. In fact, the hospital is home to the Oklahoma Center for Gerosciences and Healthy Brain Aging.

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Transportation for seniors in Oklahoma City

Transportation provided by an independent living community is the safest option for seniors, which is why about 85% of our OKC partners have on-site transportation services. Keep in mind these may be complimentary or at-cost, depending on the community.

On the other hand, many independent seniors use their own means of transportation to get around OKC, so almost all — 92% to be exact — of our independent living partners also offer parking to residents.[01] Some properties even have covered parking options to help protect your vehicle from storms or sun exposure.

Public transportation options in Oklahoma City

If you don’t have your own means of transportation, you can find helpful public transportation options conveniently located near many of our independent living partners in OKC.[01] The following public transportation options are run through EMBARK, the largest local transit system:

  • Local buses travel along different routes with various schedules. Most buses run Monday through Sunday.
  • EMBARK Plus is the local paratransit van that helps those who cannot use other transportation options due to a disability.
  • OKC Streetcar has two options. One is in the downtown area and is available daily. The other is in Bricktown and is only available on the weekends. Note: If you’re 65+ or have a disability, ask about reduced rates.
  • Oklahoma River Cruises offer scenic ferries to five landings in Bricktown, Regatta Park, Exchange, Stockyards, and Meridian.

Additionally, if you’re a SoonerCare recipient, you may be eligible for transportation services through SoonerRide.

OKC can be difficult to get around even with these transportation options since it’s such a sprawling, car-dependent metropolitan area. The city has pretty low walk and transit scores. But the downtown area is more accessible, with a higher Walk Score of 72 as compared to the overall city. Below are Oklahoma City’s overall scores, out of 100, to help you understand the city’s accessibility.[10]

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34

Walk Score

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17

Transit Score

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40

Bike Score

Senior activities in Oklahoma City

Between its authentic Southwestern culture and vibrant metropolis, the Oklahoma City area has evolved to be a dynamic scene with something for everyone. There are endless opportunities in OKC that people from all walks of life can enjoy, whether you’re visiting or choosing a place to retire. Check out the Visit OKC city guide to learn more about popular activities and what you can expect to find when you retire there. We’ve highlighted some popular spots below.

Learn more at many museums

Oklahoma City has many museums that encompass a wide range of cultures, hobbies, and interests. You’ll be able to find something for everyone, from Western heritage to artistic appreciation. Here are a few of the several museums in OKC:

Explore Stockyards City

Since Oklahoma City is known for its cowboy culture, a must-see is the local Stockyards City, where you can explore Western heritage. You can not only see local livestock walking the streets, but also explore local Western outlets and businesses. Plus, Stockyards City is home to Oklahoma Opry where local bands and entertainers play every Saturday.

Cheer on local sports teams

Residents in OKC rally around for their local sports teams. The biggest in the area are the local professional and collegiate teams:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Oklahoma’s professional basketball team plays in the wheelchair-accessible Paycom Center.
  • Dodgers: The local minor league baseball team plays in the ADA-accessible Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Enjoy the outdoors

Between water activities and the local parks, Oklahoma City is also full of endless outdoor activities:

  • Golf courses: OKC is home to several golf courses, with those linked only being a few of the endless options.
  • OKC trails: Oklahoma City has over 80 miles of multiuse trails where you can walk or bike.
  • Riversport: This nonprofit foundation helps visitors and locals experience a variety of river sports like tubing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.
  • Lakes: This landlocked state has Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser, and Lake Stanley Draper in OKC. Here you can boat, kayak, canoe, fish, and more.
  • Will Rodgers Gardens: This garden is located in one of OKC’s parks with a conservatory, 2-acre garden, 10-acre arboretum, and exhibition center.
  • Oklahoma City Zoo: Stretching across 130 acres and housing over 1,900 animals, the local zoo has a variety of habitats.

Gamble at nearby casinos

Locals in Oklahoma City can not only play casino games but also place horse racing bets. Remington Park combines both of these types of gaming in one area. There are a few casino options in the greater Oklahoma City surrounding areas. The most popular nearby options include Riverwind Casino in Norman and Newcastle Casino in Newcastle, all under 25 miles from downtown OKC.

Eat at local restaurants

If you’re a meat lover, Oklahoma is the state for you. OKC is known for its hearty foods such as steak, chicken fried steak, and barbeque. Oklahoma, also known as the Sooner State, has a lot of beef cattle, so Oklahoma restaurants and stores offer fresh, quality, and locally sourced steaks, what some even call “Sooner Steaks.” Oklahoma even designated the ribeye as its state steak.

As a Southern state, trying Oklahoma’s local barbeque is obligatory. Regardless of your preference, you can find a wide range of restaurants in OKC, from formal steakhouses to country-like barbeque joints.

Find local street art

While exploring Oklahoma City, visitors and locals can find beautiful murals painted throughout the city. In fact, USA Today readers ranked OKC as No. 1 for street art in the United States. The Visit OKC page has a guide to local street art, so you can explore every district of the city to find all the colorful murals in the area.

Experience a wide range of music venues

Oklahoma City is the birthplace of many famous country music stars, so many country music venues exist. However, OKC’s local music venues go beyond country music by exploring other genres with a variety of year-round performances, from smooth jazz to upbeat pop music.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average cost of Independent Living in Oklahoma City is $3,773 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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

  3. Level of care medical eligibility determination, Oklahoma Health Care Authority Oklahoma Administrative Code § 317:35-17-2 (rev. 2012, June 25).

  4. Landlord and Tenant, Oklahoma Senate § 41 (2022).

  5. State of Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission. (2009). Minimum state requirements for storm shelters.

  6. Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Section 1: Disability laws and complaint procedures.

  7. Oklahoma State Department of Health. (2021, June 22). Long-term care facility.

  8. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 60 years and over in The United States: Oklahoma City city. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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

  10. Walk Score. Living in Oklahoma City.

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

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