The city of Norman offers a suburban environment for seniors who want the attractions of all-year-round good weather and a historic downtown district packed with boutique stores. The city’s estimated population is 124,880, of whom 12.3% are aged 65 and over. They have easy access to a wide range of medical facilities, such as the Norman Regional Hospital, rated as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report. Seniors who need nursing home services have seven within the city and many more in the neighboring communities to choose from. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a semiprivate room in Norman costs, on average, $5,247 per month, significantly below the national average of $7,756.

Nursing home services provide levels of care approaching that of a hospital while ensuring their residents live in a homelike environment. The services are delivered by trained staff and professionals, which usually means nursing home costs are above those of other forms of care. However, assisted living and home health care are also options for seniors who may not need nursing home care. 

This guide discusses the costs of alternative forms of care in greater detail and lists some of the resources Norman offers its seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Norman, OK

Grace Living Center-norman

201 48TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST, Norman, OK, 73072

My mother is in Grace Living Center for a couple of months. It’s a really nice place, and the people have been very kind. I do not have any problems. The rooms are basic, clean, and well maintained. … (read more)
My mother is in Grace Living Center for a couple of months. It’s a really nice place, and the people have been very kind. I do not have any problems. The rooms are basic, clean, and well maintained. … (read more)

Medical Park West Rehabilitation

3110 Healthplex Drive, Norman, OK, 73072

My father has been in Medical Park West Rehabilitation for 10 days now. Care is good to very good. The place seems bright and clean and meal preparation seems more than adequate. The rooms are a good … (read more)
My father has been in Medical Park West Rehabilitation for 10 days now. Care is good to very good. The place seems bright and clean and meal preparation seems more than adequate. The rooms are a good … (read more)

Brookhaven Extensive Care

1050 RAMBLING OAKS DRIVE, Norman, OK, 73072


24th Place

600 24th Ave SW , Norman, OK, 73069



Noble Health Care Center

1501 NORTH 8TH STREET, Noble, OK, 73068

Please do not put your family member in this care home.  My mother was admitted with a caged broken ankle with a wound that needed to heal for surgery.  She is completely competent and able to com … (read more)
Please do not put your family member in this care home.  My mother was admitted with a caged broken ankle with a wound that needed to heal for surgery.  She is completely competent and able to com … (read more)

Hillcrest Nursing Center

2120 N Broadway St, Moore, OK, 73160


Nursing Home Costs in Norman, OK

In Norman’s nursing homes, the average cost of a semiprivate room is $5,247, while a private room costs approximately $5,779.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When comparing nursing home costs in Norman with other locations, it’s worth looking at the cost of a typical semiprivate room. In Norman, they cost on average $5,247, which is below the state average of $5,323. When compared to the national average of $7,756, Norman residents pay $2,509 less per month than the average American.

The city is also more affordable than others in Oklahoma. Tulsa comes closest in cost terms, with fees in the region of $5,323. In Enid and Lawton, costs average $5,597. However, over the border in Wichita Falls, Texas, seniors typically pay $4,502.

$5247

Norman

$5323

Oklahoma

$7756

The United States

$5597

Enid

$5323

Tulsa

$5597

Lawton

$4502

Wichita Falls, TX

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

There are an array of care services aimed at helping seniors through each stage of their later years. Costs vary in Norman. For example, seniors able to attend adult day care facilities pay, on average, $1,517, while those who need help at home pay $4,385 and $4,433 for home care and home health care, respectively. Seniors who don’t need intensive care but prefer senior living communities, typically pay $3,900 for assisted living, while those who need nursing home services pay $5,247 for semiprivate rooms and $5,779 for private rooms.

$4385

Home care

$4433

Home health care

$1517

Adult day care

$3900

Assisted living

$5247

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5779

Nursing home (private room)

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

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Norman, OK

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Norman, OK

Seniors in Norman have access to many resources that can help them continue to live independently in their homes for as long as possible and others that can help them gain easier access to nursing home services. The following provides some examples of those resources.

ResourceContactService
VA Aid and Attendance Benefit and Housebound Allowance(800) 827-1000The VA Aid and Attendance benefit is an additional monthly payment to the VA pension. It’s to help with costs for U.S. military veterans and their spouses living in nursing homes. Eligible vets who are housebound can apply for the Housebound Allowance to contribute towards their home care costs. There is no need to repay either benefit. To check eligibility, seniors can use the free online tool provided by VeteranAid.org. 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)(866) 411-1877The federally funded program assists Norman residents on low incomes struggling to meet their energy costs. It comes in two forms: a one-off annual payment towards the senior’s primary fuel source to help with payments during the winter months and a crisis payment between March and May for those facing disconnection from their primary energy supplier.
Meals on Wheels of Norman, OK(405) 321-7272Working in partnership with the Norman Regional Health System, Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout the city. The meals arrive in containers that can be heated in a microwave oven. The program requires a payment per meal, using a sliding scale to determine the figure. Costs take into account seniors’ total monthly incomes and monthly living expenses.
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)(800) 763-2828The program’s counselors assist seniors who are Medicare beneficiaries. The counselors are independent. They don’t get a commission, so the information they provide about private health insurance programs is unbiased. Additionally, they can assist low-income seniors who may be eligible for Medicaid and help them enroll. In some cases, they may be able to help seniors access programs that can reduce the costs of certain medications.
Transportation(405) 321-3200Aging Services provides a limited transportation service to adults aged 60 and over to take them to medical appointments, perform errands and go shopping. The free service operates every 30 minutes Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Although there is a suggested donation, seniors who cannot afford to pay are not refused.