Tulsa is a large city of more than 400,000 residents, just over 14% of whom are seniors. Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Tulsa County offers seniors a rugged natural beauty combined with a low cost of living and senior-friendly tax status. Additionally, the Tulsa area is a diverse, culturally active area that serves as an intersection point between southern and western influences, which gives seniors vibrant multicultural experiences.  

Seniors who live in Tulsa pay on average $3,855 per month for assisted living care. This cost is equal to the state average and below the national average of $4,500 per month for assisted living services. In an assisted living community, seniors live in semiprivate or private apartments that resemble those of a typical apartment complex, with the exception that they receive occasional assistance with household tasks such as cleaning or laundry and access to basic medical checkups, therapies and other health-related services to help them remain independent.  

This guide to assisted living in Tulsa provides an overview of the city and the benefits and drawbacks of living in Tulsa as a senior. It also offers a comprehensive comparison of the cost of assisted living in Tulsa and other cities in the region and a table of low- or no-cost senior resources where seniors can find more information on services available to them. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Tulsa, OK

University Village Retirement Community

8555 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74137

University Village Retirement community is a facility located in the outskirts of Jenks, Oklahoma. Loved ones enjoy that the facility is well-maintained and very clean so that the residents are living … (read more)
University Village Retirement community is a facility located in the outskirts of Jenks, Oklahoma. Loved ones enjoy that the facility is well-maintained and very clean so that the residents are living … (read more)

2015, 2016, 2018, 2022

The Parke Assisted Living

7821 East 76th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74133

The Parke Assisted Living is located in a prime location in Broken Arrow, just a short distance away from numerous entertainment venues, restaurants, shops and medical facilities. Visitors highly prai … (read more)
The Parke Assisted Living is located in a prime location in Broken Arrow, just a short distance away from numerous entertainment venues, restaurants, shops and medical facilities. Visitors highly prai … (read more)

Legend of Tulsa Hills

701 W 71st St South, Tulsa, OK, 74132

Legend at Tulsa Hills is located eight miles south of downtown Tulsa, close to the Arkansas River, Turkey Mountain Park and Highway 75. Residents and visitors admire the attractiveness of the facility … (read more)
Legend at Tulsa Hills is located eight miles south of downtown Tulsa, close to the Arkansas River, Turkey Mountain Park and Highway 75. Residents and visitors admire the attractiveness of the facility … (read more)

Bellarose

18001 E 51st St., Tulsa, OK, 74134

Bellarose is an assisted living community located in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Residents like that they are allowed to have small pets in their rooms and that the rooms feature modern decor. The f … (read more)
Bellarose is an assisted living community located in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Residents like that they are allowed to have small pets in their rooms and that the rooms feature modern decor. The f … (read more)

Aberdeen Heights

7210 S Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74136

Aberdeen Heights is a conveniently located senior community south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is easily accessible from 71st Street and Yale, and close to shopping, restaurants and St. Francis Hospital. Vi … (read more)
Aberdeen Heights is a conveniently located senior community south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is easily accessible from 71st Street and Yale, and close to shopping, restaurants and St. Francis Hospital. Vi … (read more)

Legend at Mingo Road

7902 S. Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK, 74133

The Legend at Mingo Road is located in the Tulsa suburb of Woodland just a couple of minutes off highway 64. Visitors to the senior community remark on the aesthetic beauty of the facility and rooms a … (read more)
The Legend at Mingo Road is located in the Tulsa suburb of Woodland just a couple of minutes off highway 64. Visitors to the senior community remark on the aesthetic beauty of the facility and rooms a … (read more)

Heatheridge Residential Care & Assisted Living

2130 S. 85th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74129

I really liked Heatheridge Residential Care & Assisted Living very much. I went to both independent and assisted living. I was impressed with just about everything: the rooms, the gathering rooms, … (read more)
I really liked Heatheridge Residential Care & Assisted Living very much. I went to both independent and assisted living. I was impressed with just about everything: the rooms, the gathering rooms, … (read more)

Brookdale Tulsa South

8231 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK, 74133

Brookdale Tulsa South is a senior community located off I-64 in the southeast corner of Tulsa, OK. Residents enjoy the freedom of a large cafeteria styled dining hall, and appreciate living in a woode … (read more)
Brookdale Tulsa South is a senior community located off I-64 in the southeast corner of Tulsa, OK. Residents enjoy the freedom of a large cafeteria styled dining hall, and appreciate living in a woode … (read more)

The Grove at Midtown Senior Living

5211 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74105

My tour was wonderful. We ate dinner in the dining room, and the food was very good. The one problem there is that in the independent living and assisted living quarters, the only water accessible to … (read more)
My tour was wonderful. We ate dinner in the dining room, and the food was very good. The one problem there is that in the independent living and assisted living quarters, the only water accessible to … (read more)

2015

Trinity Woods

4134 East 31St Street, Tulsa, OK, 74135

Oklahoma Methodist Manor Inc. is located on a landscaped 40-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a short distance from numerous restaurants and the Ranch Acres East Shopping Center. Visitors describe this … (read more)
Oklahoma Methodist Manor Inc. is located on a landscaped 40-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a short distance from numerous restaurants and the Ranch Acres East Shopping Center. Visitors describe this … (read more)

Country Club At Woodland Hills

6333 S 91st East Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74133

I really liked the Country Club At Woodland Hills. I would have encouraged my dad to go there, but they didn’t allow pets for their "residential care" — that’s what they call their assisted living — … (read more)
I really liked the Country Club At Woodland Hills. I would have encouraged my dad to go there, but they didn’t allow pets for their "residential care" — that’s what they call their assisted living — … (read more)

Montereau

6800 South Granite Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74136

Montereau is a non-profit assisted living facility nestled in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s located on top of a hill within a wooded area for privacy and is close to St. Francis Hospital and a sh … (read more)
Montereau is a non-profit assisted living facility nestled in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s located on top of a hill within a wooded area for privacy and is close to St. Francis Hospital and a sh … (read more)

The Villages at Southern Hills

5721 South Lewis Ave , Tulsa, OK, 74105

Mark this facility off your list. The rooms are okay. Staff members are cold. There are no activities especially since COVID.
Mark this facility off your list. The rooms are okay. Staff members are cold. There are no activities especially since COVID.

Leisure Village Health Care Community

2154 South 85th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74129


The Linden at Stonehaven Square

10802 E. 81st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74133

I only met the move-in coordinator at The Linden at Stonehaven Square because I went on a Saturday, so the salesperson was not available. She was friendly. She showed me the one room that they had ava … (read more)
I only met the move-in coordinator at The Linden at Stonehaven Square because I went on a Saturday, so the salesperson was not available. She was friendly. She showed me the one room that they had ava … (read more)

Disciples Village Apartment

9014 E 31st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74145

Disciples Village of Tulsa Inc. is located in the northwestern portion of the city, which is the county seat of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Residents may attend a church that is conveniently located across the s … (read more)
Disciples Village of Tulsa Inc. is located in the northwestern portion of the city, which is the county seat of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Residents may attend a church that is conveniently located across the s … (read more)

The Arbors

10201 South Yale, Tulsa, OK, 74137

When my mom moved into The Arbors I was a bit concerned because it is pretty small. But it has turned out to be just perfect. My sister lives in the Tulsa area but I am a plane flight away. The r … (read more)
When my mom moved into The Arbors I was a bit concerned because it is pretty small. But it has turned out to be just perfect. My sister lives in the Tulsa area but I am a plane flight away. The r … (read more)

Ambassadors’ Courtyard

1380 East 61st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74136

My friend is in Ambassador’s Courtyard. The whole atmosphere is very peaceful and calming. We chose it because it is an assisted living, and everything is provided in the sense that she has help with … (read more)
My friend is in Ambassador’s Courtyard. The whole atmosphere is very peaceful and calming. We chose it because it is an assisted living, and everything is provided in the sense that she has help with … (read more)

Saint Simeon’s Senior Community

3701 Martin Luther King, Jr, Tulsa, OK, 74106

Saint Simeon’s Senior Community is situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a few minutes away from Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa Zoo and Mohawk Park. Loved ones are impressed that the facility has a playgro … (read more)
Saint Simeon’s Senior Community is situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a few minutes away from Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa Zoo and Mohawk Park. Loved ones are impressed that the facility has a playgro … (read more)

Harvest Homes

7028 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74136


COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Tulsa

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 OK. 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 Tulsa

In Oklahoma, all assisted living centers and continuum of care facilities are licensed and regulated by the State Department of Health. Senior care residences in Oklahoma must renew their license every three years and are subject to regular visits to ensure compliance. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tulsa

  • Compared to the rest of the country, Tulsa’s cost of living is quite low, 16.8% lower than the U.S. average. This can be a big benefit for seniors living on a fixed income since it means that their monthly checks will go further to pay for food, medicine and utility bills. Transportation costs are also less here, so seniors can afford to go out and enjoy all the city has to offer.  
  • Tulsa’s climate is mostly pleasant, with average temps that range between 38-42 degrees in winter and 79-82 in summer. The city has more than 200 sunny days each year. Like other Oklahoma cities, Tulsa is prone to severe storms in the spring and summer months, but most homes are equipped with storm shelters or other evacuation options.
  • Oklahoma is generally considered a tax-friendly place for seniors. There are no estate or inheritance taxes, making it easier for seniors to leave property to their loved ones. In addition, Social Security benefits and other government benefits are untaxed, and prescription medications are as well. The state is generous in allowing seniors to claim up to $10,000 off any asset taxes, and they’re often eligible for a tax refund even if they don’t pay income tax through the state’s sales tax relief allowance.
  • Tulsa is a vibrant place for seniors to live, with a variety of parks, museums and gardens to explore. The Art Deco district downtown provides an easy-to-walk neighborhood of small restaurants, retail shops, and cultural events that attract diverse visitors. Additionally, seniors can take advantage of regular social and community events in Chapman Green Park, also located downtown.
  • Seniors in Tulsa have access to high-quality medical care and treatments that can help them stay healthy longer. St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa was voted high-performing in heart attack treatment, COPD and stroke treatment options. Tulsa also has a higher-than-average physician-to-senior ratio with 111 physicians per 100,000 residents, compared to the U.S. average of only 82 per 100,000 residents.

Paying for Assisted Living in Tulsa

Seniors who live in Tulsa pay an average of $3,855 per month, which is at the lower end of the cost scale when compared with the national average and mid-range when compared with other cities in the area. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Seniors who live in Tulsa pay approximately $125 less than those in Enid and $945 less than seniors who live in Oklahoma City. Compared to cities that lie within a 100-mile radius, Tulsa’s assisted living costs are slightly higher, representing a difference of just over $1,000 more per month than Joplin, Missouri, and just over $200 more than Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

$3855

Tulsa

$3855

Oklahoma

$4500

United States

$3980

Enid

$4800

Oklahoma City

$2805

Joplin, MO

$3650

Fayetteville Area, AR

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cost of assisted living care can differ widely from that of other types of senior care. In Tulsa, the cost of assisted living services amounts to $3,855 per month. This price is approximately $2,300 more than the supervisory care seniors receive in adult daycare centers but around $900 less than what seniors pay for in-home care or home health care in the Tulsa area. Finally, seniors who find they need more advanced care than they can receive in an assisted living facility might find the need to enter a nursing home. For seniors who live in Tulsa, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $5,323 per month on average, almost $1,500 more per month than assisted living services.

$4767

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1517

Adult Day Health Care

$3855

Assisted Living Facility

$5323

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tulsa

Tulsa seniors who need help with the costs associated with assisted living can apply for one of Oklahoma’s two Medicaid programs: the Personal Care Program or the Advantage Program Waiver.

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 Tulsa

Seniors in Tulsa city and the surrounding area have numerous nonprofit and government assistance programs available to them that make their lives easier and help improve their physical and mental health. Many of these programs offer a diverse range of services, so seniors should call and inquire about just what each organization can do for them.

Resource

Contact

Description

(918) 664-9000

LIFE works within the Tulsa area to promote the healthy aging of seniors, so they can continue to live in their own homes as long as possible. Its services include access to a Medicare assistance program, case management and a tax assistance program, and help enroll in the LIFE PACE program.

(918) 742-6241

Revitalize T-Town is a 503(c) organization that offers free home repairs for low income seniors who live in Tulsa, with priority given to those who are over the age of 60 or disabled. They provide roof repair/replacement, the installation of handicap-accessible features and weatherization services, as well as other services.

(918) 579-9477

The Indian Nations Council of Government region of the AAA covers Tulsa, Creek and Osage counties. This agency provides comprehensive senior services, including nutrition programs, caregiving options, support groups and transportation, as well as assistance with health care planning and program enrollment. 

(800) 435-4711

The ADvantage Program offers seniors an assisted living option through a Medicaid Waiver. This program helps seniors pay for the personal care and other services available in an assisted living community, but does not pay for room and board. Seniors with an income above 150% of the SSI Federal Benefit rate may have to pay a copay for additional services. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tulsa

Tulsa Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in OK are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in OK page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oklahoma