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Cost of Oklahoma Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Oklahoma is $3,345 per month.

The monthly base rate for Oklahoma assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Oklahoma is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Oklahoma. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Missouri$2,525
Arkansas$3,063
Oklahoma$3,345
New Mexico$3,500
Texas$3,545
U.S.$3,600
Colorado$3,750
Kansas$4,188

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Oklahoma Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Oklahoma require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Oklahoma may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Oklahoma. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Oklahoma. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Oklahoma probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Oklahoma - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Oklahoma?
    Oklahoma will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Oklahoma requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Oklahoma.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Oklahoma for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Oklahoma Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at okhca.org.

Helpful Oklahoma Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Oklahoma? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Oklahoma licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Protective Health Services, Long Term Care Services Division
ok.gov
(405) 271-6868
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Oklahoma? Your local Oklahoma long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Long Term Care Ombudsman of Oklahoma
okdhs.org
Local: (405) 521-6734
Tollfree: (800) 211-2116
Are you aware of all the Oklahoma health-based programs available to you? Your Oklahoma Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
ok.gov
Local: (405) 271-5600
Tollfree: (800) 522-0203
Are you familiar with the Oklahoma Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Oklahoma AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Oklahoma regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Oklahoma AAA below:

Grand Gateway Area Agency on Aging
Big Cabin, OK
(918) 783-5793
Eastern Oklahoma Development District AAA
Muskogee, OK
(918) 682-7891
KEDDO Area Agency on Aging
Wilburton, OK
(918) 465-2367
SODA Area Agency on Aging
Durant, OK
(580) 920-1388
COEDD Area Agency on Aging
Shawnee, OK
(405) 273-6410
INCOG Area Agency on Aging (Indian Nation Council of Gov'ts)
Tulsa, OK
(918) 584-7526
Long Term Care Authority of Enid- Aging Services
Enid, OK
(580) 234-7475
Areawide Aging Agency, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 942-8500
Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG )
Duncan, OK
(580) 252-0595
SWODA Area Agency on Aging
Burns Flat, OK
(580) 562-4882

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