2 Assisted Living Facilities in Muskogee, OK

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Muskogee, OK

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Country Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
611 South Country Club Road, Muskogee, OK 74403
"We were very pleased with our experiences with Country Gardens, both in the past and currently. Very friendly staff and they are always helpful. This is a clean environment, maintenance is kept..." More

Dogwood Creek Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
3230 E Shawnee Rd, Muskogee, OK 74403
"My parents are living at Dogwood Creek and my mother in law was also there several years ago. A quote from my mother in law was "I feel like a queen." My parents are enjoying living there. The..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Muskogee

    From golf courses and water parks to museums and fancy theaters, the town of Muskogee in eastern Oklahoma has plenty of activities for seniors to enjoy throughout the year. Nearly one in six people who reside in Muskogee are aged 65 and over. Some of these seniors require some help with daily living, and there are two assisted living communities in town that may be able to accommodate them. The official name for these locations in Muskogee and other parts of Oklahoma are Assisted Living Centers and Residential Care Homes. They are licensed and regulated by the state's Department of Health.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Muskogee

    • Seniors in Muskogee benefit from close access to many popular arts and culture destinations, including the Three Rivers Museum and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Live performances are hosted throughout the year at the Muskogee Little Theatre.

    • Seniors and their families looking for assisted living may be attracted to Muskogee due to its relatively low living expenses. The overall cost of living is 14 points lower than the Oklahoma state average and 24.9% lower than the national average.
       
    • Oklahoma has tax policies that may make it easier for seniors in Muskogee to afford assisted living. There is no state income tax on Social Security benefits, and anyone aged 65 and over can claim a $10,000 deduction on all other retirement earnings. 

    • The Muskogee area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Public transportation in the city of Muskogee is provided by the Muskogee County Public Transit Authority. There are several bus routes within the city as well as Cherokee Nation and on-demand services. 

    • Due to the high rates of crime in Muskogee, seniors may want to check on the security features at local assisted living facilities. The violent crime rate is nearly double the Oklahoma average of 25.5, and the property crime rate is 21.7 points higher than the national average. 

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


    Paying for Assisted Living in Muskogee

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Oklahoma

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,670.00 Claremore
    $3,536.00 Tulsa
    $3,346.00 Broken Arrow
    $3,145.00 Owasso
    $2,997.00 Fort Smith
    $2,990.00 Fayetteville
    $2,900.00 Muskogee

    Assisted Living costs in Muskogee start around $2,900 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee

    Seniors in Muskogee who are eligible for Medicaid may be able to benefit from the ADvantage Program Wavier which can help pay for services inside an assisted living facility, including disposable medical supplies, meal delivery and personal care.

    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 Muskogee

    Muskogee 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 Muskogee, please visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Muskogee

    Muskogee-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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    Assisted Living near Muskogee, OK

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Muskogee

    • Review of Dogwood Creek Retirement Center

      My parents are living at Dogwood Creek and my mother in law was also there several years ago. A quote from my mother in law was "I feel like a queen." My parents are enjoying living there. The f... Read more

      PraiseJesus
    • Review of Country Gardens Assisted Living

      Country Gardens was very good and clean. The personnel were very nice, forthcoming, and answered all our questions. They offer private and semi-private rooms, skilled nursing as needed, and activit... Read more

      rick554051
    • Review of Country Gardens Assisted Living

      We were very pleased with our experiences with Country Gardens, both in the past and currently. Very friendly staff and they are always helpful. This is a clean environment, maintenance is kept cu... Read more

      BillT
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