8 Assisted Living Facilities near Norman, OK
Also serving communities of Purcell, Pauls Valley.
There are 8 Assisted Living Facilities in the Norman area, with 6 in Norman and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Norman is $4,370 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 75 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Norman. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Norman 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Del City with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Norman find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Norman, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Norman, OK
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norman
Home to Oklahoma's largest public university, Norman is a local hub of history, culture and the arts for people of all ages. It is also the state's third largest city, with an estimated population of 120,284, 21.3 percent of whom are over the age of 55.
Seniors considering a move into assisted living in the Norman area, have 15 different facilities to choose from, 4 in Norman and 11 in nearby communities such as Edmond and Oklahoma City. The state's Long Term Care Service of Protective Health Services licenses assisted living facilities as residential care homes (RCHs) and assisted living centers (ALCs). RCHs provide accommodations, personal care, housekeeping and medication assistance to residents who don't need regular skilled nursing care. ALCs offer similar benefits but provide additional services, including nursing supervision.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norman
• Located in Tornado Alley, Norman's climate is prone to hot summers (with an average high of 93 degrees), high winds and severe storms that may spawn hail, flash floods and tornadoes.
• Norman is affordable, with a cost of living 17 percent below the national average. Seniors can expect to pay about 10 percent less than the U.S. median for groceries and 15 percent less for health care.
• The Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) bus system serves Norman and offers seniors transportation through its CART Special Services program. OKC EMBARK and Amtrak service outlying areas. The Kiwanis Kruiser and the Aging Services vans also help seniors reach their desired destinations.
• Norman's streets bustle with restaurants, parks and shopping centers. With museums, sports events, casinos and theaters also close by, the possibilities for senior outings are endless.
• The Norman area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Norman Regional Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
• Norman has an array of community resources for seniors, including Aging Services, Inc. (ASI), an organization that provides programs to promote healthy independent living, as well as a senior center.
Paying for Assisted Living in Norman
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Norman start around $4,283 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 Norman 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 Norman
Soonercare, Oklahoma's Medicaid, has three waiver programs to help qualifying individuals pay for assisted living. The Sooner Services Program (for adults age 65 and up) and the My Life My Choice Program (for persons age 19-64 with physical disabilities) are for Medicaid clients who have moved to the community from nursing facilities as part of the Living Choice program. The Advantage Program is for adults age 65 and older (and those 21-64 who have physical disabilities).
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.
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 Norman
Norman 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 Norman, please visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Norman
Norman-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 Norman
Review of Arbor House of Norman
My dad has been in Arbor House of Norman for a week now. So far, we've been very happy. We have been very satisfied. They've been very helpful. He needed the medical component, and they are able to... Read more
Review of Arbor House of Norman
Arbor House of Norman has been very supportive and cooperative. It's certainly very clean and well-appointed. My friend tells me that the food is particularly good. They've been very flexible in as... Read more
Review of Rivermont Assisted Living and Memory Care
Rivermont Assisted Living and Memory Care was a very nice facility, just more expensive. The rooms were smaller, there was less storage capacity and less closet space. However, it was certainly a w... Read more