Oklahoma City is home to 328,000 residents, 16.5% of whom are 65 years and over. The city’s comfortable climate comes from its warm summers, mild winters and precipitation levels slightly below the national average. It has an above-average number of Medicare-registered physicians and 25 hospitals in and around the city limits, including the Oklahoma Heart Hospital and the Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, which handles simple and complex orthopedic surgeries. The Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2020 shows that Oklahoma City’s nursing home costs are well below the national average and slightly below the state average.

Nursing homes are a practical solution for seniors who lack the ability to look after themselves without constant supervision and management of their medical needs. Nursing home facilities include skilled staff and nurses who care for seniors’ everyday requirements, from helping them dress and bathe to administering medication. Consequently, nursing home fees tend to be higher than assisted living and home health care services.

This guide provides more detail on care services for seniors, including local resources that can enhance their quality of life.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City, OK

The Fountains at Canterbury

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

My mom went for rehab and skilled nursing at The Fountains at Canterbury for about five or six weeks. Appearance and layout are good. The physical therapy people and doctor are awesome, but the nursin … (read more)
My mom went for rehab and skilled nursing at The Fountains at Canterbury for about five or six weeks. Appearance and layout are good. The physical therapy people and doctor are awesome, but the nursin … (read more)

Bellevue Health & Rehabilitation Center

6500 N Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73116

My wife was a patient in the Rehab section of Bellevue for five weeks after surgery. The owners and employees are very professional and patient oriented. They arranged transportation from the hospit … (read more)
My wife was a patient in the Rehab section of Bellevue for five weeks after surgery. The owners and employees are very professional and patient oriented. They arranged transportation from the hospit … (read more)

Baptist Home Care (SUBUNIT)

9700 Mashburn Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK, 73162

My father required care in the skilled/rehab section of Baptist Village. It is a newer facility that is very clean. I loved how each section or neighborhood was laid out. Each one had its own kitche … (read more)
My father required care in the skilled/rehab section of Baptist Village. It is a newer facility that is very clean. I loved how each section or neighborhood was laid out. Each one had its own kitche … (read more)

South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center

5725 South Ross Avenue , Oklahoma City, OK, 73119

Gayla Treadway Review I am the Resident Council President for South Pointe Rehab and Care Center. I have been president for a year and obtained this position by being voted in by the other resident … (read more)
Gayla Treadway Review I am the Resident Council President for South Pointe Rehab and Care Center. I have been president for a year and obtained this position by being voted in by the other resident … (read more)

Deaconess Hospital, Snf

5501 NORTH PORTLAND, Oklahoma City, OK, 73112

Deaconess Hospital was a good hospital. My husband was the the skilled nursing for two weeks and he did not meet tha Medicare improvement requirement so we had to leave. The rooms were very good as we … (read more)
Deaconess Hospital was a good hospital. My husband was the the skilled nursing for two weeks and he did not meet tha Medicare improvement requirement so we had to leave. The rooms were very good as we … (read more)

2016

Concordia Life Care Community

7707 West Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73132


Epworth Villa Health Services

14901 N Penn Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73134

My sister-in-law placed her mother at Epworth. I placed mine at 2 other spots over several years so I had a comparison. Epworth was sadly lacking in their care. The mother just passed away but I a … (read more)
My sister-in-law placed her mother at Epworth. I placed mine at 2 other spots over several years so I had a comparison. Epworth was sadly lacking in their care. The mother just passed away but I a … (read more)

Grace Living Center-northeast O K C

1921 NORTHEAST 21ST STREET, Oklahoma City, OK, 73111

The staff was caring most of the time. The facility always appeared clean but did sometimes smell of urine. The staff was always involved in improving their services and so requested in meetings held … (read more)
The staff was caring most of the time. The facility always appeared clean but did sometimes smell of urine. The staff was always involved in improving their services and so requested in meetings held … (read more)

ACCEL AT CRYSTAL PARK

315 SW 80TH STREET, Oklahoma City, OK, 73139

My mom was in Accel at Crystal Park. The physical therapy team is great there, they do a really good job. But they seem to be very short-staffed as far as nurses and nursing assistants. So they took a … (read more)
My mom was in Accel at Crystal Park. The physical therapy team is great there, they do a really good job. But they seem to be very short-staffed as far as nurses and nursing assistants. So they took a … (read more)

South Park East

225 SOUTHWEST 35TH STREET, Oklahoma City, OK, 73109

This place is amazing . They are all so nice and caring not only about the residents but the family as well. They went beyond any expectations we ever had . They sat with mebuntil.my gma took her last … (read more)
This place is amazing . They are all so nice and caring not only about the residents but the family as well. They went beyond any expectations we ever had . They sat with mebuntil.my gma took her last … (read more)

Warr Acres Nursing Center

6501 N Macarthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73127

very good people my mother loves this place
very good people my mother loves this place

St Ann’s Home

9400 ST ANN’S DRIVE, Oklahoma City, OK, 73162

You really need to think twice, three times before choosing this facility for your loved one. It is a Medicaid and Medicare facility. If you have Medicare, you probably don’t want to live here as you … (read more)
You really need to think twice, three times before choosing this facility for your loved one. It is a Medicaid and Medicare facility. If you have Medicare, you probably don’t want to live here as you … (read more)

The Lakes

5701 WEST BRITTON ROAD, Oklahoma City, OK, 73132

The Lakes Skilled and Long Term Nursing Care has done very well. My dad’s nurses have been very wonderful to work with, and they are very attentive to him. I believe it fits his needs at this moment … (read more)
The Lakes Skilled and Long Term Nursing Care has done very well. My dad’s nurses have been very wonderful to work with, and they are very attentive to him. I believe it fits his needs at this moment … (read more)

Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

13500 BRANDON PLACE, Oklahoma City, OK, 73142

My brother is a patient here and they treat him great! Of course some of the nurses are better than others, some meals better than, etc… but all in all he gets the help he needs and they are very ki … (read more)
My brother is a patient here and they treat him great! Of course some of the nurses are better than others, some meals better than, etc… but all in all he gets the help he needs and they are very ki … (read more)

Tuscany Village Nursing Center

2333 Tuscany Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73120

My uncle is in Tuscany Village Nursing Center. It was the one that he was placed in when he got out from the hospital. That was just the place that he was able to get the care that he needed. He wasn’ … (read more)
My uncle is in Tuscany Village Nursing Center. It was the one that he was placed in when he got out from the hospital. That was just the place that he was able to get the care that he needed. He wasn’ … (read more)

Ignite Medical Resort OKC

6312 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73112

For the most part our experience was a good experience. The rooms are large which makes it easier for the patients to get around whether in a wheelchair or using a walker. Jawaun was especially help … (read more)
For the most part our experience was a good experience. The rooms are large which makes it easier for the patients to get around whether in a wheelchair or using a walker. Jawaun was especially help … (read more)

Heritage Manor

3804 NORTH BARR, Oklahoma City, OK, 73122

My grandmother lived here for almost 2 years. The employees and other residents treated her like a family member. They were very caring and committed to her well being. I would highly recommend this f … (read more)
My grandmother lived here for almost 2 years. The employees and other residents treated her like a family member. They were very caring and committed to her well being. I would highly recommend this f … (read more)

Skyview Nursing Center

2200 Coltrane Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73121

This is the worse nursing home ever!! My grandfather was there, struggling to breathe and the nursing staff had to be told ( by a relative , who was visiting at the time) to call the ambulance!! I gue … (read more)
This is the worse nursing home ever!! My grandfather was there, struggling to breathe and the nursing staff had to be told ( by a relative , who was visiting at the time) to call the ambulance!! I gue … (read more)

Grace Living Center-brookwood

940 SOUTHWEST 84TH STREET, Oklahoma City, OK, 73139

I had a good friend that was there. The care was very slow. He could not get help, he had bathroom problems that he was embarrassed by because he couldn’t control them, he couldn’t get help with it, a … (read more)
I had a good friend that was there. The care was very slow. He could not get help, he had bathroom problems that he was embarrassed by because he couldn’t control them, he couldn’t get help with it, a … (read more)

The Fountains at Canterbury Health Center

1400 Northwest 122nd St, Oklahoma City, OK, 73114

Care for my mother started out fine. Over time the staff turned over and care diminished. Concerned for other patients as the staff is overworked.
Care for my mother started out fine. Over time the staff turned over and care diminished. Concerned for other patients as the staff is overworked.

Nursing Home Costs in Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City’s semiprivate rooms cost an average of $5,247 per month, while private rooms are typically in the region of $5,779.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When compared to the average monthly fees of semiprivate rooms across the United States, Oklahoma City’s nursing homes at $5,247 per month are typically around $2,500 cheaper than those of their counterparts. However, Oklahoma City’s semiprivate rooms are much closer to the average for the state ($5,323), although still a little more economical. When compared to neighboring cities, such as Tulsa ($5,323), the figure remains lower, especially when compared to the pricier city of Lawton ($5,597). If compared to locations that border the state, Oklahoma City is more expensive than Wichita Falls, Texas ($4,502), but cheaper than Fort Smith ($5,551) in Arkansas.

$5247

Oklahoma City

$5323

Oklahoma

$7756

The United States

$5323

Tulsa

$5597

Lawton

$4502

Wichita Falls, Texas

$5551

Fort Smith, Arkansas

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Family members who are unsure if a nursing home is the best solution for their loved ones may want to consider comparing the benefits and costs of alternative forms of care. These tend to be less expensive because they offer lower levels of care for seniors who are capable of maintaining independent or semi-independent lives. The least expensive option is adult day health care, which typically costs in the region of $1,517, followed by assisted living at $3,900 monthly, while home care averages $4,385, with an additional $48 per month for seniors who need help with their medication. 

$4385

Home care

$4433

Home health care

$1517

Adult day health care

$3900

Assisted Living

$5247

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$5779

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma City, OK

The table below provides the names and contact details of Oklahoma City providers and a description of the various free resources they make available to seniors and their families. These resources can help enhance the lives of those who have some degree of independence, as well as those who may be considering the services of a nursing home and  looking for unbiased advice and guidance.

ResourceContactService
Areawide Aging Agency(405) 942-8500The Areawide Aging Agency is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors in the counties of Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland and Logan. Its services are aimed at residents aged 60 and over, particularly those living below the poverty line. The organization’s services include an emergency helpline for seniors in crisis that can arrange items such as winter coats and summer blankets. Its Legal Aid Senior Division provides counseling and education services.
OKC ParksWill Rogers Center (405) 297-1455Woodson Center (405) 297-1459OKC Parks provides two locations for seniors to socialize with their neighbors and participate in a wide range of programs that benefit their physical and mental health. The services at the Will Rogers Senior Center and Woodson Senior Center include playing cards, learning a new language, taking part in exercise classes, yoga and creative writing.
Meals on Wheels, Oklahoma City(405) 609-1035Residents of Oklahoma City who are 60 years of age or more can apply for Meals on Wheels if they are unable to leave their homes without support and have no one who can prepare their meals.  The service works with various providers in the area to prepare and deliver hot and nutritious meals in Oklahoma County, with the exception of Edmond. 
Oklahoma County Senior Nutrition Program(405) 949-2709Seniors who don’t qualify for Meals on Wheels may still qualify for this program, which operates Monday to Friday, serving hot and nutritious meals prepared and served in various sites in Oklahoma and Canadian counties. Seniors will need to travel to those sites for their meals.
Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative(405) 271-2290The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) has established a network of centers aimed at helping seniors in Oklahoma City and other cities in the state lead healthier and happier lives. Its services include clinical care and education on a range of matters, such as arthritis management. It also organizes classes and groups that improve physical wellbeing, such as tai chi and walking in teams.