Oklahoma City, the most-populated city and capital of the Sooner State, is home to 681,054 residents, 12.4% of whom are seniors ages 65 and up. With a low cost of living, mild winters and plenty of resources for seniors, Oklahoma City is an ideal retirement destination for older adults.

Assisted living facilities support seniors who need additional help with the activities of daily living, including housekeeping, transportation and personal care. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who struggle to live independently but don’t need the advanced level of care provided by nursing homes. Seniors living in the Oklahoma City area pay an average of $4,800 per month for assisted living, about 25% higher than Oklahoma’s statewide average of $3,855 per month.

This guide covers the basics of assisted living in Oklahoma City. Keep reading to learn more about average senior care costs, the pros and cons of retiring in Oklahoma City and local resources available to help support seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Oklahoma City, OK

2016

Town Village

13000 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

I visited the assisted living and independent living of Town Village in Oklahoma City. The physical appearance of it was very well done. It’s very nice and clean, and very appealing to the eye. The st … (read more)
I visited the assisted living and independent living of Town Village in Oklahoma City. The physical appearance of it was very well done. It’s very nice and clean, and very appealing to the eye. The st … (read more)

2014, 2022

Legend at Rivendell

13200 South May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

Legend at Rivendell is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, nestled between Interstates 35 and 44. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility for its friendly and attentive staff and for cultiv … (read more)
Legend at Rivendell is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, nestled between Interstates 35 and 44. Residents and their loved ones praise the facility for its friendly and attentive staff and for cultiv … (read more)

2019, 2020

Sommerset Neighborhood

1601 Southwest 119th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

Sommerset Neighborhood is an assisted living facility located on the outskirts of Oklahoma City in Norman, Oklahoma. Family members appreciate that their loved ones are treated with dignity and respec … (read more)
Sommerset Neighborhood is an assisted living facility located on the outskirts of Oklahoma City in Norman, Oklahoma. Family members appreciate that their loved ones are treated with dignity and respec … (read more)

2023

Village on the Park – Oklahoma City

1515 Kingsridge Dr, Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

Village on the Park – Oklahoma City, welcomes residents with friendly staff members and comfortable, inviting apartments. Staffers encourage participation with residents’ family members for a full com … (read more)
Village on the Park – Oklahoma City, welcomes residents with friendly staff members and comfortable, inviting apartments. Staffers encourage participation with residents’ family members for a full com … (read more)

2023

Village at Oakwood

817 SW 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK, 73109

I live in Village at Oakwood. It’s the best assisted living facility in Oklahoma. I like the locked doors where you have to push the button and report who you are and what do you need there. We got a … (read more)
I live in Village at Oakwood. It’s the best assisted living facility in Oklahoma. I like the locked doors where you have to push the button and report who you are and what do you need there. We got a … (read more)

Quail Ridge Assisted Living

12401 Trail Oaks Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

Quail Ridge Assisted Living in Oklahoma City, OK, is located near Highway 74, close to shopping and dining venues and only a few minutes from scenic Lake Hefner. Visitors and family members give the f … (read more)
Quail Ridge Assisted Living in Oklahoma City, OK, is located near Highway 74, close to shopping and dining venues and only a few minutes from scenic Lake Hefner. Visitors and family members give the f … (read more)

2014

Vitality Living Village

2333 Manchester Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

My parents will be moving into Vitality Living Village. They were friendly and welcoming on the tour. The staff were great. They were just better. It’s a newer facility, and it’s only one level, so th … (read more)
My parents will be moving into Vitality Living Village. They were friendly and welcoming on the tour. The staff were great. They were just better. It’s a newer facility, and it’s only one level, so th … (read more)

The Mansion at Waterford

6110 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73112

I did a tour of The Mansion at Waterford. What I liked the best was the staff or the director. We thought the facility was aged. We’re afraid of our parents getting lost in the facility. The staff we … (read more)
I did a tour of The Mansion at Waterford. What I liked the best was the staff or the director. We thought the facility was aged. We’re afraid of our parents getting lost in the facility. The staff we … (read more)

2014

Proveer at Quail Creek

12928 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

I toured Proveer at Quail Creek. It was great. The staff was wonderful. The apartments were great. The dining area was great. I tried their food, and it was great. They have group activities. They hav … (read more)
I toured Proveer at Quail Creek. It was great. The staff was wonderful. The apartments were great. The dining area was great. I tried their food, and it was great. They have group activities. They hav … (read more)

Southridge Place

2500 South West 89th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73159

Southridge Place is a senior care facility that also offers assisted living and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Southridge Place takes pride in providing quality care and a host of enjoyable ac … (read more)
Southridge Place is a senior care facility that also offers assisted living and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Southridge Place takes pride in providing quality care and a host of enjoyable ac … (read more)

2016

Legend at Council Road

11320 North Council Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73162

The best part of Legend at Council Road was that it is a new facility. It looked very modern. It looked like they cared a lot about their people that were in there. The tour was very good and very inf … (read more)
The best part of Legend at Council Road was that it is a new facility. It looked very modern. It looked like they cared a lot about their people that were in there. The tour was very good and very inf … (read more)

2015

Northhaven Place

7535 West Hefner Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73162

We chose Northhaven Place for dad because we felt like the staff there were people we could trust. The executive director and the other person I met were easy to work with. They were friendly, and my … (read more)
We chose Northhaven Place for dad because we felt like the staff there were people we could trust. The executive director and the other person I met were easy to work with. They were friendly, and my … (read more)

Emerald Square Senior Living

701 N. Council Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73127

I toured Emerald Square Senior Living. They have assisted living and independent living, too. They have cottages out in the back. I didn’t try the food there, but they had the menu out. They even had … (read more)
I toured Emerald Square Senior Living. They have assisted living and independent living, too. They have cottages out in the back. I didn’t try the food there, but they had the menu out. They even had … (read more)

Dorset Place Assisted Living

2435 NW 122nd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

Dorset Place Assisted Living was great. I sat down with Priscilla, and then they had someone else there with her. The conversation was good, and they gave us a detailed description of what it’s like t … (read more)
Dorset Place Assisted Living was great. I sat down with Priscilla, and then they had someone else there with her. The conversation was good, and they gave us a detailed description of what it’s like t … (read more)

Arbor House of Midwest City

9240 E. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73130

Arbor House of Midwest City offers independent and assisted living options and memory care for seniors in the beautiful Midwest City area of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Residents and their loved ones lik … (read more)
Arbor House of Midwest City offers independent and assisted living options and memory care for seniors in the beautiful Midwest City area of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Residents and their loved ones lik … (read more)

Epworth Villa

14901 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73134

I loved Epworth Villa, but the whole campus was very large. It could be overwhelming for my dad if we did assisted living. His own area was small though, and my neighbor’s parents go there too. They s … (read more)
I loved Epworth Villa, but the whole campus was very large. It could be overwhelming for my dad if we did assisted living. His own area was small though, and my neighbor’s parents go there too. They s … (read more)

The Fountains at Canterbury

1404 NW 122nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73114

We chose The Fountains at Canterbury for mom. They’re easy to work with and the facility seemed real nice and clean. We’ve known other people that have taken their parents there. The staff we worked w … (read more)
We chose The Fountains at Canterbury for mom. They’re easy to work with and the facility seemed real nice and clean. We’ve known other people that have taken their parents there. The staff we worked w … (read more)

Homestead of Del City

5020 Southeast 44th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73135

Timberwood is a mid-size facility with a capacity of 60 residents, located southeast of Oklahoma City just a short drive off the 240, 40 and 35 interstates. The surrounding area has several large golf … (read more)
Timberwood is a mid-size facility with a capacity of 60 residents, located southeast of Oklahoma City just a short drive off the 240, 40 and 35 interstates. The surrounding area has several large golf … (read more)

Wickshire Oklahoma City

12310 S Western, Oklahoma City, OK, 73170

Rambling Oaks Courtyard is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma near 119th Street and restaurants. Friends of residents positively note the clean, attractive and homey apartments and common areas. They … (read more)
Rambling Oaks Courtyard is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma near 119th Street and restaurants. Friends of residents positively note the clean, attractive and homey apartments and common areas. They … (read more)

Heritage Point of Oklahoma City

12000 N MacArthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73162

After looking at several places for my Auntie a friend at church said we should check this place out, I’m glad we did, nice and friendly from the moment we walked through the door, staff was extrem … (read more)
After looking at several places for my Auntie a friend at church said we should check this place out, I’m glad we did, nice and friendly from the moment we walked through the door, staff was extrem … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Oklahoma City

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Oklahoma. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Oklahoma City

The Long Term Care Service, a subagency of the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Protective Health Services department, oversees the well-being and safety of seniors living in licensed long-term care facilities, which include assisted living communities, nursing homes and independent living facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Oklahoma City

  • Oklahoma City’s overall cost of living is low — 14.6% below the national average — helping seniors stretch their savings. This can be especially helpful and important for seniors who are living on fixed incomes from retirement or Social Security.
  • Integris Baptist Medical Center, the third-best hospital in Oklahoma according to U.S. News & World Report, calls Oklahoma City home. It’s considered high-performing in six procedures. However, health care in the city costs around 17% more than the national average.
  • Oklahoma City’s violent crime score is 40.4, which is nearly twice the U.S. average of 22.7, where lower is better. Property crime is also high in Oklahoma City, earning a rating of 60 compared to the national average of 35.4. Fortunately, many assisted living facilities offer security measures such as 24-hour video surveillance and entrances that require key cards.
  • Oklahoma City has relatively mild winters, with average lows reaching just 27.1 degrees Fahrenheit in January, 5.4 degrees above the U.S. average. OKC also sees little snowfall, averaging just 6 inches of snow per year, which is significantly less than the national average of 28 inches.
  • Oklahoma City is frequently included in lists of best U.S. cities for military retirees. Military.com awarded OKC the No. 2 ranking on its Best Places for Military Retirement list. With its low cost of living and a strong senior population, Oklahoma City is a great retirement destination for retired military members.

Paying for Assisted Living in Oklahoma City

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, seniors living in Oklahoma City pay an average of $4,800 per month for assisted living care. This rate is nearly 25% above Oklahoma’s statewide average of $3,855 per month and roughly 7% above the U.S. average of $4,500. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Oklahoma City is by far the most expensive city for assisted living in Oklahoma. According to the Cost of Care Survey, seniors living in other major cities in the Sooner State pay anywhere from $3,561 per month (Lawton) to $3,980 per month (Enid). In Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second-largest city, seniors pay an average of $3,855 per month for assisted living care. 

$4800

Oklahoma City

$3855

Oklahoma

$4500

The United States

$3980

Enid

$3855

Tulsa

$3561

Lawton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the most affordable types of senior care in Oklahoma City. Adult day care, which only provides weekday care for seniors, is the least expensive option at just $1,593 per month. Assisted living is next at $4,800 per month. Home care ($4,957) and home health care ($5,005), which are ideal for seniors who want to live at home, cost slightly more. Nursing home care costs average $5,551 per month for a semiprivate room and $7,391 per month for a private room. 

$4957

Home Care

$5005

Home Health Care

$1593

Adult Day Care

$4800

Assisted Living

$5551

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$7391

Nursing Home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Oklahoma City

The Medicaid Waiver programs in Oklahoma provide senior citizens with financial assistance for assisted living. For example, applicants 65 years and older are eligible for the OK Sooner Services program.

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City area is home to many resources that help seniors who live in or are considering assisted living facilities. Local nonprofit organizations and government agencies provide a variety of free services, including free legal assistance and assisted living facility complaint resolution.

Resource

Contact

Service

(405) 942-8500

One of 11 area agencies on aging in Oklahoma, the Areawide Aging Agency represents seniors who live in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma Counties. It runs an aging helpline that links local seniors with emergency resources and medical items not covered by Medicaid, including dentures, hearing aids and glasses. The Areawide Aging Agency also runs the Information and Assistance Program, which connects seniors with helpful local resources. 

(405) 521-2281

A service of Oklahoma's Community Living, Aging, and Protective Services department, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program dispatches ombudsmen to assisted living facilities throughout the state to resolve issues about the care residents are receiving. Long-term care ombudsmen take complaints from residents, family members, friends and staff members, resolving them with the goal of improving residents' quality of life.

(405) 521-2281

The Aging Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services develops and promotes resources that help seniors live independently for as long as possible. It offers a wide range of supports and services for seniors living in Oklahoma City, including age-appropriate senior employment placement and transports seniors to local medical appointments. 

(405) 557-0020

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that operates 18 legal offices across the Sooner State, provides no-cost legal assistance to seniors in Oklahoma CIty. The organization handles a wide range of civil legal matters, including senior-specific tax issues, health care directives, consumer fraud protection and probate. LASO also runs OK-SPLASH, the Oklahoma Sixty-Plus Legal Aid Services Helpline, which connects seniors with practicing attorneys who assess seniors' situations, provide free legal advice and counsel seniors about their best legal options. 

(405) 456-5184

The Oklahoma City Vet Center is a mental health and social service provider run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, assisting veterans with PTSD, couples and family counseling, grief and bereavement counseling and more. The OKC Vet Center holds several peer support groups and connects participating seniors with local veterans service organizations. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oklahoma