2 Assisted Living Facilities in Elk City, OK

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Elk City, OK

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Elkwood Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1000 Elkwood Blvd, Elk City, OK 73644
"Elkwood was a new facility, but they refused to take my mother. The rooms were adequate and clean, and the food looked good, but I didn’t try it. " More

Baptist Village of Elk City

Provides: Assisted Living
1500 W. Country Club Blvd, Elk City, OK 73644
"We got my mother-in-law in Baptist Village of Elk City. It's beautiful, clean, and friendly. I couldn't say enough good things about it. She's doing very well in there. They take really good care..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Elk City

    Elk City, located about 110 miles west of the state capital, has nearly 11,525 inhabitants, including approximately 1,450 seniors. These seniors receive discounted admission at the city’s Elk City Museum Complex, which contains five museums, including the National Route 66 Museum.

    Some seniors may require assistance with daily tasks, and there are two assisted living communities in Elk City. Like other assisted living facilities in Oklahoma, they’re regulated by the state’s Long Term Care Service.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Elk City

    • Seniors on a fixed income may appreciate Elk City’s affordability. The city’s overall cost of living is 7.3% lower than the Oklahoma average and 17.4% lower than the U.S. average. Housing costs are the main driver of the city’s affordability, but residents can also expect below-average prices for utilities and transportation.
    • Elk City has an array of community resources for seniors, including the SWODA Area Agency on Aging, which provides information about programs and services that benefit seniors, as well as two senior centers in Beckham County.
    • Elk City has a number of senior-friendly attractions. At the city’s 220-acre Ackley Park, seniors can play tennis or miniature golf. For more outdoor fun, they can visit Elk City Lake for camping, fishing or swimming. They can also stop by the yearly Fall Festival, which is western Oklahoma’s largest crafts show.
    • Elk City enjoys mild winters and hot summers, making it an ideal retirement destination for seniors who dislike the cold. In January, the average high temperature is 49.2 degrees, and seniors only see about seven inches of snow annually. Each year, there are about 70 days with highs in the 90s.
    • A rural public transit service, Red River Transportation, is available in Beckham County. Its accessible vehicles have lifts or ramps, and seniors get a 25% discount for in-city trips. Senior discounts are also available for inter-city trips of more than 50 miles.
    • With a very low violent crime rate, Elk City is a relatively safe place to retire. In this city, these crimes occur at a rate of only 0.78, which is significantly lower than the Oklahoma rate of 4.56 per 1,000 residents.

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


    Paying for Assisted Living in Elk City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Oklahoma

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,095.00 Yukon
    $3,040.00 Chickasha
    $2,925.00 Kingfisher
    $2,874.00 Weatherford
    $2,665.00 Altus
    $2,600.00 Elk City
    $1,940.00 Lawton

    Assisted Living costs in Elk City start around $2,600 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 Elk City 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 Elk City

    Seniors who need help with assisted living costs in Elk City may qualify for Oklahoma’s ADvantage Medicaid waiver. This waiver may pay for the personal care services provided by these facilities, though seniors remain responsible for their own room and board.

    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 Elk City

    Elk City 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 Elk City, please visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Elk City

    Elk City-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 Elk City

    • Review of Baptist Village of Elk City

      We had a loved one, in the memory care. We got a call that our loved one wouldn’t make it the week. We went and got her and she’s doing well, that was a month, ago. I learned while my loved one was... Read more

      Guard
    • Review of Baptist Village of Elk City

      We got my mother-in-law in Baptist Village of Elk City. It's beautiful, clean, and friendly. I couldn't say enough good things about it. She's doing very well in there. They take really good care o... Read more

      Catherine
    • Review of Elkwood Assisted Living

      Elkwood was a new facility, but they refused to take my mother. The rooms were adequate and clean, and the food looked good, but I didn’t try it. Read more

      Anonymous113657750

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