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10 Best Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City, OK

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Oklahoma City’s Southern charm welcomes seniors into Oklahoma’s capital and largest metropolitan area. Here seniors find age-friendly opportunities mixed with a cowboy culture ambiance. Oklahoma City — or OKC — is home to a great deal of senior care communities, such as nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care facilities.

Many seniors and families use nursing home as an all-encompassing term for senior care facilities. But there are many different types of senior care communities to help accommodate every senior’s specific needs:

  • A nursing home provides 24-hour medical supervision.
  • An assisted living community assists with activities of daily living.
  • A memory care community helps seniors with dementia.

However, any senior care community may provide on-site nursing care, depending on resources.

While A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities, 20 of our 27 assisted living and memory care partners within a 10-mile radius of downtown OKC offer on-site nursing care services. This guide provides information on all three types of senior care communities in Oklahoma City. Read on to learn more about senior care costs, how families pay for senior care, what senior care provides, and how senior care communities are regulated. We also provide information on local senior benefit resources and OKC’s senior-friendly environment.

Nursing homes facilities near Oklahoma City, OK

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Photo of Village on the Park at Oklahoma City
77 Photos available
99 Floor plans available
9.8
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93 reviews
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I chose that place place because I had 3 or 4 relatives/friends whose parents/grandparents were there. I highly recommend their independent living but the assisted living I'm not so sure about & I have no...
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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Photo of Iris Memory Care of Nichols Hills
2020 Photos available
9.7
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45 reviews
9.7
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45 reviews
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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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55 Photos available
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9.6
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36 reviews
9.6
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36 reviews
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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
66 Photos available
9.6
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24 reviews
9.6
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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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9.5
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75 reviews
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75 reviews
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I recently moved my dad here from a different facility and I am so much happier now with Legends than I was at the other place. They made it so easy for me to transition here and I will definitely tell more...
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.
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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1313 Photos available
1414 Floor plans available
9.4
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85 reviews
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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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9.2
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53 reviews
9.2
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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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Photo of Homestead of Del City
1717 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.2
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36 reviews
9.2
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36 reviews
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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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Photo of Morada Southridge
99 Photos available
9.2
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23 reviews
9.2
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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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9.2
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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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Photo of The Harrison of Oklahoma City Assisted Living and Memory CareCommunity card badge
99 Photos available
9.1
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21 reviews
9.1
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21 reviews
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Stay on top of promises. Make sure your love one has someone verifying what is being done. I would recommend HarborChase of South Oklahoma City, just make sure to stay on top of things!
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.
As Oklahoma City’s premiere Assisted Living and Memory Care community, we are dedicated to providing a meaningful experience for residents who are ready to live their best days.Residents receive the care they need, convenient amenities and services, while only minutes away from historical...
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Photo of Quail Ridge Senior Living
66 Photos available
9.0
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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...
Photo of Glade Avenue Assisted Living
66 Photos available
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8.9
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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 Iris Memory Care Northwest Oklahoma City
1313 Photos available
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8.9
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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 The Mansion at Waterford
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8.5
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60 reviews
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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Photo of Proveer at Quail Creek
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8.5
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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...
Photo of Dorset Place Memory Care
88 Photos available
8.4
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31 reviews
8.4
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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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Photo of Morada Lake Hefner
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8.0
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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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Photo of Radiance Senior Living at the Village
88 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.0
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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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Photo of Homestead of Bethany
99 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.0
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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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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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Photo of Morada Midwest City
88 Photos available
9.4
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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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Photo of Southern Plaza Assisted Living and Memory Care
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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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Photo of Dorset Place Assisted Living
77 Photos available
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35 reviews
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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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Costs of nursing homes in the Oklahoma City area

Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities are usually more expensive than other senior care communities. This is due to the high level of care they offer through a specialized medical staff and 24-hour medical supervision. The average cost for a semi-private nursing home room in Oklahoma City is approximately $5,551 per month, according to Genworth 2021 data. This price increases for more privacy, with a monthly private room in a skilled nursing facility averaging $7,391.[01]

These monthly skilled nursing home costs commonly include the following care and services:

  • Room and board
  • 24-hour medical care and supervision
  • Personal care services (like help with bathing, eating, and dressing)
  • Medication management and administration
  • Wellness therapies (like physical, occupational, and speech therapy)
  • Rehabilitative services

How are assisted living and memory care costs different from nursing homes?

Other senior care communities are more affordable since they offer a lower level of care. For example, the average starting rent for an assisted living community in OKC is about $4,106 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data. Assisted living with memory care can cost slightly more than assisted living alone, with an average monthly starting rent of $5,562.[02]

Assisted living and memory care facilities generally include the following care and services in their monthly rental costs:

  • Room and board
  • A 24-hour awake caregiver staff
  • Dining plan with three daily meals plus snacks
  • Care services (like assistance with activities of daily living and medication management)
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Errand and concierge services
  • Transportation services (may be complimentary or as an add-on fee)
  • Access to on-site amenities (like social lounges, gyms, libraries, movie theaters, etc.)
  • Specialized memory care staff, therapies, and activities (if a memory care community)

Suppose your loved one only requires the above mentioned senior care services and doesn’t require 24-hour medical attention. In that case, you may benefit from reading our guide to assisted living or memory care in Oklahoma City.

Senior care community expenses can vary due to floor plan, amenities, and location. Depending on their on-site resources, many senior care communities also offer additional add-on service options. Some common additional costs can include the following:

  • One-time community fee (deposit)
  • Pet-care fees or deposits
  • Second-person fee
  • Advanced care fees (like nursing care)
  • Medication fees
  • Transportation fees (if not complimentary)

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City, OK vs. nearby cities

Oklahoma City, OK
$4,515/mo
$4,515/mo

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

Oklahoma City, OK
$4,515/mo
U.S. national average
$4,758/mo

Average monthly cost of Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City vs. other types of senior living

$4,515/mo
Nursing Homes
$4,515/mo

Median monthly costs of Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City, OK by room type

Semi-Private
$4,347/mo
Studio
$4,448/mo
1 Bedroom
$4,436/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,431/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,098/mo

What families are saying about nursing homes in Oklahoma City

Recent reviews for nursing homes 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.

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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Rivermont Assisted Living Memory Care in Norman, OK

5.0
Our family had a great experience when our loved one as at Rivermont. The resident director and healthcare director and staff went above and beyond. We will forever be grateful for this team.

How people pay for a nursing home in Oklahoma City

Like most seniors and families, you and your loved one may wonder whether a senior care community is within your budget. Luckily, many find senior care costs attainable by combining private income sources and senior benefits. In this section, we’ll guide you through the different ways seniors and their families pay for long-term senior care.

Private pay methods

Most seniors and families cover some or all long-term care costs with their own income sources like savings, pensions, and investment returns. However, there are many other ways a senior can add money to their personal funds to help cover nursing home or senior care costs:

VA benefits
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Number of veterans who live in Oklahoma City

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

Senior veterans or surviving spouses may be eligible for financial benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Can VA benefits help with nursing homes or senior care costs?

Many veterans benefits can help cover the senior care costs in a nursing home, assisted living, or memory care community. Income from benefits like the Aid and Attendance benefit and Veterans Pension may be used toward anything that improves a senior’s life, like a senior care community. Most veterans find Aid and Attendance the most generous disability benefit since it’s a monthly stipend on top of their Veterans Pension.

How does a veteran qualify for benefits?

The VA has a considerable amount of eligible service-connected disabilities, so a disabled senior or surviving spouse will likely qualify for benefits. However, this list is not exhaustive, so contacting a local veterans service organization (VSO) is essential to determine what benefits a senior veteran is eligible for, and ensure their application gives them access to all the benefits they’re eligible for.

Where can veterans find benefits assistance in OKC?

Oklahoma City helps accommodate senior veterans or surviving spouses with several local resources. Veteran service officers at your local VSOs can guide seniors through benefits, the application process, and how to file claims properly. They can even help appeal denied claims in some instances. It’s highly recommended that seniors and their families reach out to local VA-vetted, nonprofit VSOs and speak to a veteran service officer. We’ve provided specific local contacts and websites in the resources section below.

Veterans in OKC can also utilize the local veterans assistance locator — called VALOR or OKVALOR. This system helps local veterans find a wide range of nearby resources, from VSOs to support groups and food pantries. While VALOR is extremely helpful, it can be confusing to navigate, so here’s a step-by-step guide on how to operate the system:

  • Start by going to the OKVALOR link and click on GO TO OKVALOR.
  • On the left-hand side, there are five clickable options — LAYERS, NAVIGATION, FILTERS, FEATURES, and CONTACT. Start by clicking “LAYERS.” Then, toggle on the resources you’re looking for. If you’re looking for VSOs, click the toggle-on button for Veteran Support.
  • Then, go to the NAVIGATION filter. Select the county or city where your loved one’s community resides.
  • Next, go to the FILTERS tab. This tab helps filter any resources you’re looking for. For VSOs, toggle on Veterans Assist and select Veteran Service Organization.
  • Lastly, a list of resources (in this case VSOs) will appear on the right-hand side. Click on the resource name or the map’s clickable triangles for more details on that specific location, like hours, fees, and services.
  • Veterans can also click the “FEATURES” button on the left at any time to receive more information on how to use VALOR and its different features.

Note: There’s a spot to enter an address, but unless this is an exact address for your search, it can cause confusing results or errors.

Resources for Oklahoma City veterans

Local governmental offices

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.

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

SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s state health insurance program, helps low-income families and individuals receive coverage for certain medical and long-term care expenses.

SoonerCare doesn’t cover room and board costs in private senior care communities, but it will cover skilled nursing homes contracted with Medicaid. However, to receive coverage for nursing facility services, a Medicaid recipient must have a treatment plan created by a physician and undergo an assessment that finds they meet the following requirements:[04]

  • They need nursing supervision.
  • They need medical care provided by a nursing facility to prohibit the deterioration of their physical health.
  • They have a physical impairment or a physical and mental impairment.
  • They cannot care or communicate for themselves.

SoonerCare can also cover certain in-home health care services at the senior’s residence — like their assisted living or memory care community — through home and community based services (HCBS) programs. One example of an HCBS program for seniors in OKC is the ADvantage waiver program.

What senior care costs does the ADvantage waiver program help cover?

The ADvantage waiver program covers skilled nursing care, as well as senior care services provided in a residential community. Here’s a general list of the types of care services that the ADvantage waiver program can help cover:

  • Rehabilitative care (like physical, respiratory, occupational, and speech therapy)
  • Hospice care
  • Personal caregiving services
  • Nursing facility respite care
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • RN assessments and evaluations

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.

Before applying to specific Medicaid programs, it’s important to seek advice to ensure you’re receiving all the coverage you qualify for. This will ensure your loved one receives all the coverage they can when needed. We’ve included several resources below, including agencies specifically established to assist the aging population with Medicaid.

Oklahoma City 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 program that helps seniors aged 65+ and those with disabilities receive health care coverage.

Does Medicare cover skilled nursing care?

Medicare may help cover short-term stays in a Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility if it’s medically necessary. Short-term coverage means Medicare will cover at least part of the costs for the first 100 days. Skilled nursing coverage varies as the stay goes on:

  • A senior pays a $0 copay for the first 20 days.
  • A senior pays a copay of up to $200 between days 21 and 100.
  • A senior pays 100% of skilled nursing costs starting day 101.

During the stay, Medicare may cover all nursing home costs, including but not limited to the following:

  • Rent in a semi-private room
  • Meals
  • Skilled nursing care services
  • Medications
  • Rehabilitative services (physical, occupational, and speech therapy)
Does Medicare cover assisted living or memory care costs?

Medicare doesn’t cover room and board costs in a private assisted living or memory care community. However, Medicare may cover on-site care services at the facility, like hospice or rehab care, doctor visits, medical supplies, prescription drugs, and more. Additionally, seniors with dementia may qualify for extra coverage through Special Needs Plans (SNPs).

How Medicare Savings Programs can help with Medicare premium costs

Low-income Medicare recipients may be able to receive financial assistance with Medicare premiums through Oklahoma’s Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). The following MIPPA programs may help cover premium and prescription costs:

Additionally, seniors over age 55 may be able to access low-cost health care services through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) — a dual Medicaid and Medicare program. PACE can help seniors find low-cost nursing home care and may cover medical care services like the following:

  • Rehabilitative care
  • Wellness therapies
  • Hospice care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Meals and nutritional counseling
  • Medically necessary transportation
Find help with Medicare benefits

Thanks to the Oklahoma Insurance Department Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program, seniors can receive additional clarification on their Medicare benefits, the application process, and premium costs. Additionally, the nonprofit organization Heartline, Inc. helps Oklahoma recipients understand their benefits through a 24-hour phone resource line or the online 2-1-1 chat. Below are more local resources that can guide seniors through Medicare benefits.

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 a.m. – 4 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

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

Understand Oklahoma laws and regulations for nursing homes

All senior care communities — nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care facilities — are licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Below is a brief explanation on how regulations differ between skilled nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care communities.

Facility requirements

Skilled nursing facilities in OKC have slightly different facility requirements than assisted living and memory care communities. A skilled nursing home can place up to four seniors in a room and no more than four people per bathroom. Additionally, your loved one’s room must have a clothes rod, an adjustable shelf, and at least one of the following spaces for personal items:[05]

  • Wardrobe
  • Locker
  • Closet

Oklahoma has additional requirements for areas that extend services by adding different wellness therapies and dining. For further information on these areas, visit the Nursing and Specialized Facilities guidelines.

Assisted living and memory care facilities can only have up to two residents per bedroom and four residents per bathroom. Neither type of facility is obligated by law to allow private unit options. However, many of our partner facilities offer private room options. Assisted living and memory care facilities are required to let residents bring personal furnishings and belongings into their living spaces.[06]

Staffing requirements

Skilled nursing facilities have a staff of nurses and doctors with more extensive staffing requirements than other senior care communities that provide 24-hour medical supervision. Oklahoma law specifically requires nursing facilities to staff certain types of specialized staff members:[05]

  • The nursing facility administrator should be licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.
  • An Oklahoma licensed medical doctor or osteopathic physician should serve as the facility’s medical director.
  • A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse should serve as the director of nursing.
  • Licensed nurses must be on duty for a sufficient number of hours to meet every resident’s needs.
  • A registered or licensed dietician or qualified nutritionist should oversee meal plans.
  • Designated activity staff members should be available at least 20 hours per week.

Assisted living and memory care facilities have a less specific list of staffing requirements. However, these senior care communities must staff the following types of specialists:

  • Nurses
  • Staff qualified to administer medications
  • A facility administrator
  • A licensed dietician or qualified nutritionist

At least two staff members must be on-site around the clock to limit residents’ access to certain community areas. And at least one of those must be a direct staff member who can work individually with residents. All direct care staff must undergo first-aid and CPR training. Additionally, specialized memory care units must ensure caregivers receive specialized training.[06]

Inspection reports

Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities undergo inspections conducted by a Quality Assurance Officer from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) at least every six months. Assisted living and memory care communities undergo annual inspections. These inspections ensure facilities meet current building codes, State Fire Marshal rules, and local fire safety requirements. If a facility is deficient in any area, they must create a plan of correction within 10 business days of receiving notice of a violation.[05,06]

Seniors and their families can access detailed inspection reports for any licensed senior care facility on the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Long Term Care Provider Survey/Inspection Search. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to find inspection reports through this search engine:

  • Start by going to the OSDH Long Term Care Provider Survey/Inspection Search.
  • Once you reach the page, go to the top left-hand corner, where there are three drop-down bars — Home, Search, and Contact Us. Hover over “Search,” and click on the respective senior community type you’re trying to find. Note: Memory care communities fall under “Assisted Living Centers.”
  • You’ll then be redirected to a search page, where you can search by facility name, city, county, or zip code. Click on any of these search bars to either type in or pick from drop down menus to find your location or facility. Then, click “Search.”
  • Next, a list of senior care facilities will load, and you can click on any you’re interested in.
  • After you click on a facility, you’ll find detailed information about that community with a list of documents.
  • You can click on any survey documents or licenses from there. We recommend looking at the most recent survey documents for details on applicable complaints, investigations, deficiencies, and plans of corrections.

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 nursing homes

Oklahoma City no longer enforces COVID-19 restrictions since the governor terminated the public health emergency in May 2021.[06] Senior care communities may still implement their own COVID-19 guidelines.

Before a senior moves into a facility, their family should ask about COVID-19 policies. Regardless, Oklahoma prohibits long-term care facilities from eliminating visitation. However, facilities are allowed to limit visitation for up to 72 hours based on their emergency-preparedness plans.[08]

While there are no state-wide restrictions, the Oklahoma Department of Health (OSDH) still recommends following current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

What to expect from nursing homes in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City can accommodate a slew of senior care needs, with plenty of nursing home, assisted living, and memory care facilities. On-site amenities and services vary depending on what care the facility specializes in. For instance, nursing care can be provided at any senior care facility, but skilled nursing care might require a skilled nursing facility or skilled nursing unit within a senior care facility. Nursing care services are light nursing care for daily needs, while skilled nursing care usually involves 24/7 medical observation.

Read on to learn more about what you can expect from a nursing home or skilled nursing facility versus our partner senior care communities in Oklahoma City.

What do nursing home or skilled nursing facilities provide in OKC?

Skilled nursing facilities in Oklahoma City have a staff of nurses and doctors who provide 24-hour medical care and observation. In Oklahoma City, skilled nursing facilities or units are equipped to provide the following types of medical services:

  • Rehabilitative care (like for post-operation care or illness)
  • Rehabilitative therapies (like physical, occupational, and speech therapy)
  • Pain management
  • IV therapy
  • Tube feeding
  • Catheter or colostomy care
  • Wound care
  • Respiratory care
  • Dialysis

Skilled nursing care helps people recover properly from hospital stays, severe illnesses, and surgeries. Many skilled nursing facilities also offer advanced rehabilitative services for conditions like strokes, cardiac issues, post-surgery care, and other conditions. Most of these long-term care facilities also provide similar services to other senior care communities, such as meals, religious services, housekeeping, and enrichment activities.

What does assisted living and memory care provide in OKC?

A majority of assisted living and memory care communities occupy the same campus. Only 30% of our senior care partners are stand-alone assisted living or memory care facilities.[02] Most assisted living communities have similar ambiances and amenities, while specialized memory care facilities offer dementia-specific care, amenities, and activities.

Both assisted living and memory care communities support your loved one’s complete well-being by providing personalized care services like those listed below:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • 24-hour caregiver oversight
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Meals and snacks
  • Transportation services
  • Concierge services

Additionally, many of these senior care communities safeguard your loved one with staff supervision and the following facility features:

  • Secured entrances and exits
  • Wheelchair-accessible showers
  • Handicap-accessible grounds
  • Emergency call systems
  • Storm shelters or safe rooms

All of our OKC senior care partners go beyond secure living environments and care services by organizing the following types of on-site activities:[02]

  • Art classes
  • (Chair) yoga exercises
  • Educational speakers/lifelong learning opportunities
  • Live musical performances
  • Trivia games
  • Happy hours
  • Devotional activities

These facilities also entertain seniors with on-site amenities for socializing and convenience, like enclosed outdoor courtyards, gardens, theaters, social lounges, and libraries.

How are assisted living and memory care communities different than nursing homes?

Assisted living and memory care communities aren’t designed to provide medical care, so they don’t always offer advanced nursing care services. Advanced nursing or skilled nursing care involves 24/7 medical supervision by a staff of nurses and doctors. Unless an assisted living facility is home to a skilled nursing unit, the on-site nursing services are not round-the-clock and are meant to provide general daily assistance.

Many of our assisted living and memory care partners offer access to some general nursing care services on-site to accommodate resident needs.[02]

How do on-site nursing services help accommodate senior needs?

While our senior care partners in OKC don’t always have on-site skilled nursing care, many cater to daily needs with on-site nursing care through third-party care services. Approximately 73% of our senior care partners can arrange on-site nursing care for current residents if the need arises.[02] Keep in mind nursing care differs from skilled nursing in that it’s not 24-hour medical attention.

An assisted living facility that provides on-site nursing care means nurses are on staff and residents may have access to the following types of services:

  • Rehabilitative care
  • Wound care
  • Diabetic care
  • IV therapy
  • Ostomy care
  • Incontinence care
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Medication administration
  • Hospice and palliative care

Oklahoma City nursing homes services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Oklahoma City nursing homes 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 nursing homes

Nursing homes communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of nursing homes 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
53.4%
2.4%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
46.6%
9.5%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
81%
26%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
81%
26.6%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
56.9%
9.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
22.4%
0.8%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
81%
22.8%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
46.6%
7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
48.3%
17.3%
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 nursing homes

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 Nursing Homes partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Oklahoma City, OKNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
55.2%
3.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
39.7%
0.2%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
48.3%
5.4%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
24.1%
1.2%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Oklahoma City nursing homes

Nursing homes 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
41.4%
0.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
34.5%
1.4%
No sugar
No sugar
31%
1.4%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
31%
3.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Oklahoma City nursing homes

Our nursing homes 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
27.6%
0.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
36.2%
0.4%
Room service
Room service
41.4%
0.4%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
15.5%
0.7%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Oklahoma City nursing homes

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered nursing homes 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
50%
0.4%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
37.9%
0.2%
Community service programs
Community service programs
29.3%
0.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
51.7%
6.4%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
48.3%
0.4%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
53.4%
6.5%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
39.7%
0.4%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
37.9%
0.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
39.7%
0.3%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
48.3%
0.4%
Live performances
Live performances
46.6%
0.4%
Dances
Dances
41.4%
0.2%
Fitness center
Fitness center
15.5%
0.3%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
46.6%
0.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

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Unfamiliar with Oklahoma City? Highlights for seniors

93,172

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Oklahoma City

13%
Approximately 13% of Oklahoma City population are seniors 65 and older.
$27,076

Mean retirement income for Oklahoma City seniors 65 and older

82%
About 82% of the disabled population are age 65+.[03]

Health care for seniors in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is full of distinguished hospitals with specialized care services. Here are a few of Oklahoma City’s health care systems that patients highly recommend.

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INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Integris Baptist Medical Center is highly recommended, with a 75% patient-approval rating. The hospital system has specialty care for common conditions in seniors like strokes, diabetes, and heart issues.

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SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital — Oklahoma City

About 69% of patients recommend the local SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital — Oklahoma City. Here, seniors can find specialized care thanks to clinics like SSM Health Neurosciences and SSM Health Heart and Vascular Care.

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University of Oklahoma Medical Center

The local university’s medical teaching hospital, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, is recommended by patients with a 63% approval rating. The center offers geriatric care services through the Oklahoma Center for Gerosciences and Healthy Brain Aging.

This hospital is part of the statewide initiative towards helping seniors age healthily — Oklahoma’s Healthy Aging Initiative.

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Transportation for seniors in Oklahoma City

The safest option for seniors to get around Oklahoma City is transportation services provided by their senior care community. Thankfully, all of our OKC senior care community partners offer some form of on-site transportation options to residents.[02] While a majority of these are complimentary services, some communities require additional fees if it’s outside scheduled times or destinations.

Accessible public transportation options in OKC

If your loved one needs additional ways of getting around, there are a couple of accessible options for transportation in the area. These options are for Medicaid recipients or individuals with disabilities:

  • SoonerRide: SoonerCare recipients may be eligible for transportation services through SoonerRide.
  • EMBARK Plus: This shared-ride paratransit service is for people with disabilities. The individual must have a disability that prevents them from using other public transportation options.

Family members and friends from out of town may need to rent a car when visiting their loved one since the city can be difficult to navigate without your own means of transportation. For local visitors and those unable to rent a car, here are the general public transportation options:

  • Local buses: Most local buses run daily, with different schedules and routes.
  • OKC Streetcars: The ADA-accessible streetcars with low platforms stop in 22 areas. One streetcar travels downtown daily, while the other is available on weekends in Bricktown.
  • Oklahoma River Cruises: This is the most scenic option, but it’s also limited since there are only has five landings in OKC, which are along Bricktown, Regatta Park, Stockyards, Exchange, and Meridian.

Senior activities in Oklahoma City

Besides senior care communities, Oklahoma City accommodates the senior population with age-friendly activities and environments. Here are a few diverse activities scattered throughout the city that seniors and their families can enjoy when they visit. You can also check out the Visit OKC page for more highlights of local favored attractions.

Shopping in OKC

Seniors and their families all love OKC shopping opportunities. There are shopping centers within driving distance from nearly any neighborhood. And, the city is home to the only outlet center in the state, OKC Outlets. There are numerous shopping malls and districts in OKC:

Restaurants in OKC

You can find a variety of good eats and treats in OKC restaurants. The area is famous for both chicken-fried and traditional steak, BBQ, and other meat-lover dishes. In addition to various upscale steakhouses, OKC is home to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, a chain restaurant dedicated to the famous Oklahoma native, where you can enjoy one of his favorite dishes —Cowboy Ribeye. In fact, Oklahoma even designated the delicious ribeye cut as the state steak. And as a Southern state with a local cattle-ranching industry, trying out the local barbeque joints is a must.

Stockyards City

Both visiting family members and local senior residents must visit the well-known Stockyards City in Oklahoma City. In this area, you’ll experience the authentic cowboy culture of Oklahoma City, with livestock walking the streets during weekly cattle auctions. Additionally, the area is full of local businesses, restaurants, stores, and the music venue, Oklahoma Opry.

Museums in OKC

Oklahoma City features a multitude of museums, from Western heritage to artsy displays. In addition, several museums in OKC accommodate everyone. The following museums offer accessibility features, like free wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum — or The Cowboy — is a well-known wheelchair-accessible museum with local cowboy culture information.
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum is a wheelchair-accessible museum dedicated to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building.
  • First Americans Museum Oklahoma tells nearly 40 stories about the First American Nations. The museum also helps provide a senior-friendly environment with guides to help seniors avoid bright lights and loud audio.
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art features various artworks, from portraits to sculptures. The museum helps with different accessibility options, like sighted guides and OKCMOA Sensory Booster Packs.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma is the first science museum in Oklahoma with a dome-screen theater. Your loved one can reserve a sensory kit to help them enjoy this feature.

Note: Seniors and their families should ask about accessibility and discounts before visiting the museum since some features may need reservations.

Sports teams in OKC

Oklahoma City is the stomping ground for two primary OKC sports teams — the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dodgers. Whether locals are basketball or baseball fans, they fiercely support their local teams. Luckily, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dodgers play in accessible stadiums — the Paycom Center and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark — with accessible seating options. The Paycom Center provides various accessibility features:

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

Outdoor areas across OKC

Oklahoma City goes beyond the standard city environment with its robust outdoor opportunities. There are many outdoor areas full of different activities to watch and amenities to enjoy, plus some areas come with accessible features:

  • Scissortail Park is nearly 70 acres of outdoor features, with ADA-accessible parks and accessible pedal boats.
  • OKC lakes: Lake Hefner, Lake Overholser, and Lake Stanley Draper are the three lakes in OKC. These lakes offer accessible fishing areas available year-round.
  • Oklahoma City Zoo: This wheelchair-accessible zoo offers wheelchair and electric vehicle rentals to help everyone get around the 130-acre zoo.
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens lies on 15 acres of visually stimulating greenery, complete with a botanical garden and conservatory.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average cost of Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City is $4,515 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. Genworth. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

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

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

  4. Services in a Nursing Facility (NF), Oklahoma Health Care Authority Oklahoma Administrative Code § 317:35-19-3 (rev. 2012, June 25).

  5. Nursing and Specialized Facilities. 63 Oklahoma State Department of Health §§ 1-104 and 1-1901. (1991, Dec. 31).

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

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

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

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

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

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1.

Genworth. (2021). Cost of Care Survey.

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Services in a Nursing Facility (NF), Oklahoma Health Care Authority Oklahoma Administrative Code § 317:35-19-3 (rev. 2012, June 25).

5.

Nursing and Specialized Facilities. 63 Oklahoma State Department of Health §§ 1-104 and 1-1901. (1991, Dec. 31).

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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