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.