There are 74 memory care facilities in Oklahoma that provide a home for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of memory loss. Since Oklahoma is largely a rural state, its number of memory care communities reflects a relatively low population. These communities are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health as special care providers in assisted living centers. 

Memory Care Communities in Other States

While many of Oklahoma’s memory care communities are centrally located, families living near borders may be able to access facilities in neighboring states. Families in southern Oklahoma may be close enough to northern Texas to utilize some of that state’s 710 memory care locations. Seniors in northern Oklahoma may be closer to facilities in Wichita, KS, than they are to those in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. In northeast Oklahoma, memory care communities in Joplin, MO, or Fayetteville, AR, may be ideal. 

Where Are Memory Care Facilities in Oklahoma?

A large number of Oklahoma seniors live in the state’s two most populated metro areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. In Oklahoma City, there are 20 memory care communities, more than any other location in the state. Tulsa has 11 facilities, and Edmond comes in third with 6 communities. In more rural areas, there are a few communities with 2 memory care facilities each, including Lawton, Stillwater and Mustang. Families who live in towns with no memory care may have to travel a few hours to find a community.