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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Norman, OK for 2024

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Norman, Oklahoma
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Norman
  • Paying for Memory Care in Norman
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Norman
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Norman
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Norman

What to Consider About Memory Care in Norman

The Long-Term Care Service of Protective Health Services section of the Oklahoma State Department of Health is responsible for licensing and regulating memory care facilities in the state. It conducts annual inspections, investigates complaints and offers provider training throughout the year.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Norman

 

  • Seniors living in Norman have access to numerous health care facilities, including the Norman Regional Hospital and Norman Regional HealthPlex Heart Hospital. Additionally, Norman’s close proximity to the state’s capital provides access to even more options, such as the INTEGRIS Health Community Hospital - Moore and the AMG Specialty Hospital.
  • The cost of living in Norman is lower than the national average but slightly higher than the state average. Based on a 100-point scale, the cost of living in Norman is 87 compared to the national average of 100 and the state average of 82.
  • The violent crime rate in Norman is significantly lower than the national rate. Using a 100-point scale, Norman rates 14.7 in comparison to the national average of 22.7. On the other hand, the property crime rate in Norman of 40.9 is slightly higher than the national average of 35.4, though it has decreased over the last few years. Memory care facilities have abundant security measures to help keep residents safe.
  • The average temperature in Norman is a pleasant 61 degrees, with average summer highs of 93 and winter lows of 27. While the city sees an average of 237 sunny days during the year compared to the national average of 205, it also experiences an average of 40 inches of rain, which is slightly more than the average U.S. city receives. Snow is minimal in Norman, averaging only 5 inches per year.
  • While the Oklahoma income tax rate of 5% is slightly higher than the national average state tax rate of 4.6%, Social Security income and a portion of pension and retirement payments are exempt.

 

Paying for Memory Care in Norman

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

While exact costs vary based on services and amenities, the average cost of memory care services in Norman, OK, is $6,000 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Monthly memory care costs in Norman are $375 higher than the national average and $1,181 higher than the state average. In fact, Norman and the surrounding area have some of the highest memory care costs in the state. For example, monthly memory care costs are lower in Enid, Tulsa and Lawton by $1,025, $1,181 and $1,549, respectively. 

Norman

$6,000

Oklahoma

$4,819

United States

$5,625

Enid

$4,975

Tulsa

$4,819

Lawton

$4,451

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Due to the high level of care, memory care services are typically more expensive than assisted living care. For instance, assisted living costs in Norman are $1,200 per month lower than memory care. The most affordable senior care option is adult health day care, which averages $1,593 per month. Seniors who wish to remain in their homes may benefit from in-home care or home health care, both of which are about $1,000 per month more affordable than memory care. Seniors requiring round-the-clock skilled nursing care may need nursing home services, which average $5,551 per month for a shared room.

Memory Care

$6,000

In-Home Care

$4,957

Home Health Care

$5,005

Adult Day Health Care

$1,593

Assisted Living Facility

$4,800

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$5,551

Note: Data for Norman was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oklahoma City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Norman

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

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Oklahoma

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Oklahoma page.

Free Memory Care 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 a memory care 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 memory care resources in Norman, please visit our Memory Care in Oklahoma page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Norman

 

Norman Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Oklahoma are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oklahoma page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Oklahoma

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Denene

I visited this facility

Review of Sooner Station University North Park

I toured Sooner Station University North Park. I've been watching it being built. I thought it was student housing because it said Sooner Station. I thought it was student housing until they put up...

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Memory Care

Denene

I visited this facility

Review of Rivermont at the Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care

I toured Rivermont at the Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care. It was clean. I walked in and there was no smell, and everything just looked clean. The place was very nice. I walked around and...

Provider response

Thank you Denene for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad that you had a good experience during your visit!

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Denene

I visited this facility

Review of Arbor House Reminisce

I toured Arbor House Reminisce. There wasn't that smell, unlike when you walk in other places it usually smells of urine and stuff. It was all clean. Everything looked clean, and that's what really...

Provider response

Thank you Denene for sharing your experience at the residence! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have the privilege to serve you and your family.

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