A 2020 report by the Alzheimer’s Association revealed 6 million Americans have some form of the disease, which it projects to rise to 12.7 million by 2050. The report also found the deaths of 1 in 3 seniors are at least partly a consequence of having dementia. The findings support evidence published by the CDC that shows Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Oklahoma City rose by 22.32% between 2014-2018; a period when deaths from all causes rose by 7.34%. In Oklahoma City, where 12.4% of the 681,000 residents are seniors, the trend shows in any given year almost 0.5% will pass due to Alzheimer’s.

Oklahoma City’s memory care facilities provide comfortable, stimulating, and safe conditions for seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Each facility’s staff delivers round-the-clock care designed to mitigate the condition’s progress through custom therapies, medications, and counseling. Ambient environments help reduce stress, while the staff is specially trained to support residents should they experience moments of anxiety. This guide illustrates the average costs for memory care in Oklahoma City and the state, as well as potential costs for other senior care types. Also included are some free resources for seniors with Alzheimer’s and their families.

Memory Care Facilities in Oklahoma City, OK

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)

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)

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

Proveer at Quail Creek

12928 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

We moved our grandmother into Proveer at Quail Creek. She finally moved into memory care. Everybody inside was very helpful and very informative. The inside had pretty much all of the activities that … (read more)
We moved our grandmother into Proveer at Quail Creek. She finally moved into memory care. Everybody inside was very helpful and very informative. The inside had pretty much all of the activities that … (read more)

The Mansion at Waterford

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

We like The Mansion at Waterford because of the price. The reason why I wouldn’t give them a 5 is it’s an older facility even though it’s well maintained, but then on the positive points, it’s got a g … (read more)
We like The Mansion at Waterford because of the price. The reason why I wouldn’t give them a 5 is it’s an older facility even though it’s well maintained, but then on the positive points, it’s got a g … (read more)

2016

Legend at Council Road

11320 North Council Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73162

I visited Legend At Council Road, and it’s a nice warm place. I felt at home with it. They are too expensive for me, but it was a nice comfy place. The people were especially nice and friendly. Their … (read more)
I visited Legend At Council Road, and it’s a nice warm place. I felt at home with it. They are too expensive for me, but it was a nice comfy place. The people were especially nice and friendly. Their … (read more)

2014

Vitality Living Village

2333 Manchester Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120


Storey Oaks of Oklahoma City

8300 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

I was very impressed with Storey Oaks of Oklahoma City. The staff at the front desk was very cordial and friendly. I was greeted quite well. I went into the conference room with a lady, and she was ve … (read more)
I was very impressed with Storey Oaks of Oklahoma City. The staff at the front desk was very cordial and friendly. I was greeted quite well. I went into the conference room with a lady, and she was ve … (read more)

Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest

10001 South May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73159

I went to look at Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest. A lot of people were out wandering or sitting. There was no staff watching. The director who showed us around, I would give a four rating. The staf … (read more)
I went to look at Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest. A lot of people were out wandering or sitting. There was no staff watching. The director who showed us around, I would give a four rating. The staf … (read more)

Dorset Place Memory Care

12401 Dorset Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

Dorset Place is nice. My mother has been there for a little bit now, and it’s been very good. The staff is very nice. We can visit her now. She’s in a semiprivate room, and it’s nice. They made muffin … (read more)
Dorset Place is nice. My mother has been there for a little bit now, and it’s been very good. The staff is very nice. We can visit her now. She’s in a semiprivate room, and it’s nice. They made muffin … (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)

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

Was shocked at the way this place is ran for $11,000 a month. Lots of staff turnover. Short staffed and most don’t care. Don’t or can’t answer phones when you call. Night staff actually turn ringe … (read more)
Was shocked at the way this place is ran for $11,000 a month. Lots of staff turnover. Short staffed and most don’t care. Don’t or can’t answer phones when you call. Night staff actually turn ringe … (read more)

The Fountains at Canterbury

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

We chose The Fountains at Canterbury. It was recommended by a friend. My mom has only been there for three weeks now, but they have been good. I’ve seen her room. It’s nice and large, but it doesn’t h … (read more)
We chose The Fountains at Canterbury. It was recommended by a friend. My mom has only been there for three weeks now, but they have been good. I’ve seen her room. It’s nice and large, but it doesn’t h … (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

We’ve been to Heritage Point of Oklahoma City. We had a very good experience with the tour. I went on two different tours and both were very informative. The staff was very friendly and very nice. Som … (read more)
We’ve been to Heritage Point of Oklahoma City. We had a very good experience with the tour. I went on two different tours and both were very informative. The staff was very friendly and very nice. Som … (read more)

2016

Concordia Life Care Community

7707 W. Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73132

We chose Concordia Life Care Community for my mother-in-law because mainly they have a room while other places didn’t. She’s doing well there and it’s working out for her. They’ve been very attentive … (read more)
We chose Concordia Life Care Community for my mother-in-law because mainly they have a room while other places didn’t. She’s doing well there and it’s working out for her. They’ve been very attentive … (read more)

Jasmine Estates of Oklahoma City

2232 SW 104th St., Oklahoma City, OK, 73159

My mother-in-law moved in, and she’s doing really well, so far. The communication is done mostly with my wife, but so far it’s been really good. My wife has been able to talk to her on a daily basis w … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved in, and she’s doing really well, so far. The communication is done mostly with my wife, but so far it’s been really good. My wife has been able to talk to her on a daily basis w … (read more)

Villagio Senior Living

14300 North Portland, Oklahoma City, OK, 73134

We decided to go to Villagio Senior Living for my husband’s care because it was the closest place to me and the least expensive one, as well. We moved him in two weeks ago. They were clean, it was ni … (read more)
We decided to go to Villagio Senior Living for my husband’s care because it was the closest place to me and the least expensive one, as well. We moved him in two weeks ago. They were clean, it was ni … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Oklahoma City

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care 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 Memory Care 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 Memory Care in Oklahoma City

The State Department of Health’s Long Term Care Service licenses memory care facilities in Oklahoma. After a facility has satisfied the terms and issued a license, Long Term Care Service will conduct an annual survey to determine if the facility is abiding by the terms under which it was granted. The department revokes licenses from underperforming facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Oklahoma City

  • Health care costs can be expensive in Oklahoma City — as indicated by a health cost index of 117.2, which is above the national average of 100. However, looking at overall costs in general, the city is more affordable, as its average cost of living index is 85.4, while the nation’s is 100.
  • The climate in Oklahoma City is generally favorable for seniors. They can expect around 231 sunny days every year and comfortably warm temperatures of around 93 degrees in summer; although 27 degrees in January isn’t uncommon, so seniors should prepare for the cold and up to 6 inches of snow.
  • The statistics for property and violent crime in Oklahoma City seem to contradict the general view among residents that they live in a safe city. The statistics show higher levels of crime than average for the state and the country. Oklahoma City has neighborhoods with high and low rates of crime. For example, a resident is less likely to be a victim of a crime in Surrey Hills and Norman, to name just two of the safer neighborhoods.
  • RSVP Provide-a-Ride transports low-income adults aged 60+ to their medical appointments for free. The service operates throughout Oklahoma County. EMBARK administers a mobility management service for seniors, working with partner agencies to provide free transportation within Oklahoma City for several purposes, including shopping and visiting senior centers.
  • There are 26 hospitals within Oklahoma City providing a wide range of medical treatments for older residents. AMG Speciality Hospital is a long-term acute care facility with a good reputation and the Integrsit Baptist Medical Center is rated as high-performing in multiple specialties, including colon cancer surgery and stroke care.

Paying for Memory Care in Oklahoma City

Memory care communities are units within assisted living facilities with specially-trained staff providing 24/7 care. Consequently, rates are usually 20-30% higher. The fees listed here come from adding 25% to the average costs published in the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This reveals the median to be $6,000 in Oklahoma City, which is significantly more than the state average of $4,819 and above the norm for the country by around $375 per month.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Families looking for more affordable cities in Oklahoma shouldn’t find it difficult as the others included in the survey are all more affordable. Enid’s average is $4,975, Tulsa’s $4,819 and Lawton’s $4,451.

$6000

Oklahoma City

$4819

Oklahoma

$5625

The United States

$4819

Tulsa

$4975

Enid

$4451

Lawton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who aren’t in need of institutional care can get homemaker services in Oklahoma City for approximately $4,957, while those who also require basic medical support can pay an additional $48 per month for a home health aide. Adult day care is the most affordable option, at around $1,593 per month, although families may need to factor transportation costs into their budgets. Assisted living’s typical rate is $4,800, while nursing home costs begin at $5,551 for a semiprivate room, rising to $7,391 for a private one.

$4957

Homemaker Services

$5005

Home Health Aide

$1593

Adult Day Health Care

$4800

Assisted Living Facility

$5551

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7391

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Oklahoma City

In Oklahoma City there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Oklahoma page.

More Ways to Pay 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 Oklahoma City

Seniors in Oklahoma City can benefit from several free resources administered by nonprofit organizations. The ones listed here can help families concerned about the quality of care given to their loved ones in senior living communities and educate them about Alzheimer’s and prepare for a future that includes the disease. There is also help for seniors in need of legal advice and support for caregivers struggling to help loved ones with dementia.

Resource

Contact

Service

(405) 319-0780

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association educates and supports elderly individuals with the condition and the families dealing with its effects. The chapter's staff is highly trained and can assist people on every stage of their journey. As well as helping seniors manage medications and evaluate other forms of care, they also refer them to legal and financial advisors who can assist with estate planning.

(405) 521-2281

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman can assist senior citizens and their families who have concerns about care providers. The state-sponsored advocate for seniors' rights will investigate and attempt to resolve the situation with the provider on the senior's behalf. Ombudsmen may recommend changes within a facility and do not reveal information that could identify the complainant.

(405) 942-8500

Areawide Aging Agency is grant-funded to support all adults aged 60 and older throughout Oklahoma County, although it will prioritize those below the Federal Poverty Line. It manages a wealth of resources suitable for seniors at home and in some care communities. It also supports their caregivers and can arrange for respite care services to provide seniors' loved ones with some time to recuperate.

(918) 308-5295

OK-SPLASH is a free service in Oklahoma City administered by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. that helps seniors get help with issues specific to aging. The service only handles civil law cases, so it can't assist with criminal matters. Seniors may be able to get advice and counseling on a range of issues, such as preparing tax returns and accessing public benefits, such as Medicaid, and areas within elder law relating to long-term care planning. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City 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 for Memory Care in Oklahoma