2 Assisted Living Facilities in Altus, OK

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Altus, OK

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Tamarack Assisted Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1224 E. Tamarack Road, Altus, OK 73521
"My grandmother just moved in and already she is having a great time. Her new “apartment” was ready for move in and the staff was there to greet us with open arms. The building is well maintained..." More

Plantation Village Nursing Center & B...

Provides: Assisted Living
2610 Cedar Creek Drive, Altus, OK 73521
"My dad was in this facility for about 5 or 6 years. The facility is very clean and the staff is wonderful. They answer the call light quickly. I know because I spent many many days with my..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Altus

    A city in southwest Oklahoma, Altus is home to just over 18,700 people, and approximately 2,400 of them are senior citizens. The city is the site of the Museum of the Western Prairie, where seniors can learn about Oklahoma’s history.

    To care for the city’s large senior population as they age, there are two assisted living facilities in Altus. The state’s Long Term Care Service is responsible for licensing and inspecting these assisted living facilities, as well as facilities throughout Oklahoma.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Altus

    • Altus is much sunnier than the national average. The city receives a whopping 246 sunny days per year, almost six weeks more than the U.S. average of 205. Precipitation, such as rain and snow, only falls 67 days per year, so seniors who enjoy golf and other sports will have plenty of opportunities to get outside. 
    • Nationally, the violent crime rate is 4 per 1,000 residents, and statewide, it’s 4.56 per 1,000 residents. At only 2.81 per 1,000 residents, Altus’ violent crime rate is significantly lower than both of these averages. For seniors from areas of higher crime, Altus may be an appealing place to retire.
    • Seniors who retire in Altus may notice some savings at tax time, and these savings may help pay for assisted living costs. The state doesn’t tax seniors’ Social Security benefits. For other types of retirement income, such as IRAs and 401(k)s, a pension exemption of up to $10,000 per person is available. 
    • Altus has an array of community resources for seniors, including the WODA Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides legal advice, financial assistance, health screenings and other services to seniors, as well as one senior center.
    • On weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., seniors can use Southwest Transit’s demand-response service to get around the city. For residents’ convenience, some assisted living facilities may provide their own transportation services.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Altus

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Oklahoma

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,040.00 Chickasha
    $2,874.00 Weatherford
    $2,681.00 Wichita Falls
    $2,665.00 Altus
    $2,600.00 Elk City
    $1,940.00 Lawton

    Assisted Living costs in Altus start around $2,665 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Altus and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Altus

    Oklahoma’s ADvantage Medicaid waiver program is designed to help nursing-home-eligible seniors remain in their own homes. Through the ADvantage Assisted Living Service Option program, some waiver participants may qualify to receive services in assisted living facilities, instead. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Altus

    Altus and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Altus, please visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Altus

    Altus-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Oklahoma are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Altus

    • Review of Plantation Village Nursing Center & Bridges Skilled Rehabilitation

      great rooms. Cleanliness is hit and miss. My mom was happy there for six years. The place is understaffed and slow to respond to patients. Read more

    • Review of Tamarack Assisted Living Center

      My grandmother just moved in and already she is having a great time. Her new “apartment” was ready for move in and the staff was there to greet us with open arms. The building is well maintained an... Read more

      Jill E.
    • Review of Tamarack Assisted Living Center

      We have been so pleased with Tamarack Assisted Living. The staff is helpful, informative and caring. My mother-in-law is no longer isolated and lonely in her home, but is around people and has exc... Read more

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