Tulsa, OK is a vibrant metropolis of 401,190, of which 13.7% are ages 65 and over. Here, seniors have access to 19 hospitals and a high number of Medicare-registered physicians. Multiple home health care and senior living facilities serve older residents in Tulsa as well. The cost of nursing home care here is more affordable than in many other parts of the country, and the city also has an active volunteer and philanthropic community that helps accommodate the evolving physical, social and financial needs of its elder population.

Aging often brings many changes in health and the ability to maintain independence. Nursing homes provide a high level of personal and medical assistance for people who don’t need hospitalization but require 24-hour skilled nursing care. For those who have not reached the point of needing 24-hour supervision, an assisted living arrangement can provide safety and stability when remaining at home is no longer feasible. However, many seniors may be able to age in place with the help of family caregivers or home health care services.

In this guide, we explain what seniors can expect to pay for nursing home care in Tulsa, comparing those costs with what seniors across Oklahoma and the U.S. are paying. We also compare nursing home costs with other senior care options in the city. Lastly, we share some local resources for helping seniors get the care and support they need to remain at home for as long as possible.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Tulsa, OK

Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center

5170 S Vandalia Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74135

My mother was in Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center. The facility is kind of rundown, but she had excellent care there, they took really good care of her, but we wanted her in an updated facility. T … (read more)
My mother was in Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center. The facility is kind of rundown, but she had excellent care there, they took really good care of her, but we wanted her in an updated facility. T … (read more)

University Village Retirement Community

8555 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74137

University Village Retirement community is a facility located in the outskirts of Jenks, Oklahoma. Loved ones enjoy that the facility is well-maintained and very clean so that the residents are living … (read more)
University Village Retirement community is a facility located in the outskirts of Jenks, Oklahoma. Loved ones enjoy that the facility is well-maintained and very clean so that the residents are living … (read more)

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Oklahoma Methodist Manor, Inc

4134 East 31St Street, Tulsa, OK, 74135

Oklahoma Methodist Manor Inc. is located on a landscaped 40-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a short distance from numerous restaurants and the Ranch Acres East Shopping Center. Visitors describe this … (read more)
Oklahoma Methodist Manor Inc. is located on a landscaped 40-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a short distance from numerous restaurants and the Ranch Acres East Shopping Center. Visitors describe this … (read more)

Montereau

6800 South Granite Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74136

Montereau is a non-profit assisted living facility nestled in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s located on top of a hill within a wooded area for privacy and is close to St. Francis Hospital and a sh … (read more)
Montereau is a non-profit assisted living facility nestled in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s located on top of a hill within a wooded area for privacy and is close to St. Francis Hospital and a sh … (read more)

Covenant Living at Inverness

3800 WEST 71ST STREET SOUTH, Tulsa, OK, 74132

I had heard good things about Inverness. I made sure they would allow residents to have overnight guests before we put my mother there. Mom was there less than 48 hrs when they changed the policy. … (read more)
I had heard good things about Inverness. I made sure they would allow residents to have overnight guests before we put my mother there. Mom was there less than 48 hrs when they changed the policy. … (read more)

Leisure Village Health Care Community

2154 South 85th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74129

Living here has been the best experience. The staff and residents are like family. There is a wide variety of ages here so the activities are engaging, interesting, and fun. Therapy works well with th … (read more)
Living here has been the best experience. The staff and residents are like family. There is a wide variety of ages here so the activities are engaging, interesting, and fun. Therapy works well with th … (read more)

The Villages at Southern Hills

5721 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74105

Beautiful building, but the room that my mother stayed in belonged in a broken down Motel 6! There were so many things wrong with the room she was in, but main issue was no air conditioning! On her la … (read more)
Beautiful building, but the room that my mother stayed in belonged in a broken down Motel 6! There were so many things wrong with the room she was in, but main issue was no air conditioning! On her la … (read more)

Saint Simeon’s Senior Community

3701 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tulsa, OK, 74106

Saint Simeon’s Senior Community is situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a few minutes away from Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa Zoo and Mohawk Park. Loved ones are impressed that the facility has a playgro … (read more)
Saint Simeon’s Senior Community is situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a few minutes away from Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa Zoo and Mohawk Park. Loved ones are impressed that the facility has a playgro … (read more)

Kaiser Rehabilitation Center

1125 S Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74120

Kaiser is absolutely the best physical therapy rehab facility – the staff make you feel like family & sincerely care – from the techs, to RN’s to Dr Perri Craven the STAR of Kaiser! EVERYONE goes … (read more)
Kaiser is absolutely the best physical therapy rehab facility – the staff make you feel like family & sincerely care – from the techs, to RN’s to Dr Perri Craven the STAR of Kaiser! EVERYONE goes … (read more)

The Cottage Extended Care

2552 EAST 21ST STREET, Tulsa, OK, 74114

My mother spent 4 weeks at The Cottage for rehabilitation after a hospital stay. I should have known, on day 1 when the plaster fell from the ceiling in her room, that this stay was not going to be go … (read more)
My mother spent 4 weeks at The Cottage for rehabilitation after a hospital stay. I should have known, on day 1 when the plaster fell from the ceiling in her room, that this stay was not going to be go … (read more)

Wildwood Care Center

3333 EAST 28TH STREET, Tulsa, OK, 74114

My wife is at Wildwood Care Center, and it’s a nursing home. I am quite happy with it so far. The caregivers are excellent and have very positive attitudes with my wife who sometimes can be difficult … (read more)
My wife is at Wildwood Care Center, and it’s a nursing home. I am quite happy with it so far. The caregivers are excellent and have very positive attitudes with my wife who sometimes can be difficult … (read more)

Green Country Care Center

3601 NORTH COLUMBIA, Tulsa, OK, 74110

One of my parents went to Green Country Care Center, which is only for Alzheimer’s patients. The nurses are caring, the techs are attentive, and the office staff knows what they are doing. They help m … (read more)
One of my parents went to Green Country Care Center, which is only for Alzheimer’s patients. The nurses are caring, the techs are attentive, and the office staff knows what they are doing. They help m … (read more)

Gracewood Health and Rehab

6201 EAST 36TH STREET, Tulsa, OK, 74135

Clean facillity, clean and nice employees, good food, memory unit, nice BIG skilled rooms. No longer known as Lakewood, now Gracewood.
Clean facillity, clean and nice employees, good food, memory unit, nice BIG skilled rooms. No longer known as Lakewood, now Gracewood.

Sherwood Manor Nursing Home

2416 W 51St St, Tulsa, OK, 74107

Great older place! Very helpful and kind staff.
Great older place! Very helpful and kind staff.

Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

5115 EAST 51ST STREET, Tulsa, OK, 74135

The rooms were nice and cleaned daily. The staff was very compassionate and kind to my mother, always willing to help. They played bingo,had birthday parties,had singers and piano players come in ,h … (read more)
The rooms were nice and cleaned daily. The staff was very compassionate and kind to my mother, always willing to help. They played bingo,had birthday parties,had singers and piano players come in ,h … (read more)

Colonial Manor Nursing Home

1815 EAST SKELLY DRIVE, Tulsa, OK, 74105

The food is terrible, very small portions. The facility is rundown, old, and dirty. They never changed the bedding, picked up the trash in the room, or swept/mopped the floor in the room. Not enough … (read more)
The food is terrible, very small portions. The facility is rundown, old, and dirty. They never changed the bedding, picked up the trash in the room, or swept/mopped the floor in the room. Not enough … (read more)

Maplewood Care Center

6202 East 61St, Tulsa, OK, 74136

This place is a nightmare. It’s infested with roaches. If you need help or anything more than likely u won’t get it. I’ve heard multiple employees fight with each other or gossip about residents. I ac … (read more)
This place is a nightmare. It’s infested with roaches. If you need help or anything more than likely u won’t get it. I’ve heard multiple employees fight with each other or gossip about residents. I ac … (read more)

Ambassador Manor Nursing Center

1340 EAST 61ST STREET, Tulsa, OK, 74136

My wife was transferred to Ambassador Manor recently from a hospital in Tulsa with multiple health including Covid-19 positive test results. The administrator and those staff members who I have been … (read more)
My wife was transferred to Ambassador Manor recently from a hospital in Tulsa with multiple health including Covid-19 positive test results. The administrator and those staff members who I have been … (read more)

Tulsa Nursing Center

10912 EAST 14TH STREET, Tulsa, OK, 74128

My brother has only been in the Tulsa Nursing Center for a little bit now. The staff is really attentive and take care of him very well. They keep the facility pretty clean every time we visit. We hav … (read more)
My brother has only been in the Tulsa Nursing Center for a little bit now. The staff is really attentive and take care of him very well. They keep the facility pretty clean every time we visit. We hav … (read more)

Emerald Care Center Tulsa

2425 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK, 74129

I do not recommend this facility. My father was in there for rehab from a stroke. WHEN the staff provided any services it was done without any regard or care for the paitent. The staff would disregard … (read more)
I do not recommend this facility. My father was in there for rehab from a stroke. WHEN the staff provided any services it was done without any regard or care for the paitent. The staff would disregard … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Tulsa, OK

Seniors can expect to pay up to $1,000 more per month for a private room than a shared one in a nursing home. In Tulsa, nursing home care costs average around $5,323 per month for a semi-private room and $6,038 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Tulsa’s average for semi-private rooms is equal to Oklahoma’s state average. Seniors here are fortunate to be paying over $2,000 less than the national average of $7,756. Costs in Tulsa are mid-range compared to other parts of the state. A semi-private room in Oklahoma City costs an average of $5,247 per month, not quite $100 below Tulsa’s cost. In Enid and Lawton, seniors are paying almost $100 more than those in Tulsa.

$5323

Tulsa

$5323

Oklahoma

$7756

The United States

$5597

Enid

$5247

Oklahoma City

$5597

Lawton

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Tulsa can consider several options for elderly services with varying price points. The least expensive care, adult day health care, costs an average of $1,517 per month. Assisted living community residents pay about $4,519 per month, while homemaker services and home health aide services run around $4,767 each. Nursing home care costs exceed most of these choices at over $5,000 – $6,000 per month.

$1517

Adult day health care

$4519

Assisted living

$4767

Homemaker services

$4767

Home health aide

$5323

Nursing home semi-private room

$6083

Nursing home private room

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, OK

Multiple agencies and organizations provide support to help seniors remain in their community. Their services include personalized care plans, meal delivery, transportation and caregiver assistance. Many come at no cost to qualifying Tulsa residents.

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LIFE Senior Services(918) 664-9000LIFE offers an array of programs that help seniors maintain independence. The agency is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), coordinating preventive, primary and long-term care services for positive health outcomes. It also provides door-to-door transportation service to all medical appointments at no cost.
LIFE Case Management Services(918) 664-9000LIFE’s Case Management helps seniors at risk of institutionalization by assessing their needs and coordinating community services to help those seniors remain independent and comfortable in their own homes. LIFE provides a Medicaid Waiver Program called ADvantage Case Management as well as Independent Case Management for those who are not in the ADVantage program. Case managers serve seniors at no cost, although seniors may incur charges for services.
INCOG Area Agency on Aging(918) 579-9477The INCOG Area Agency on Aging is a portal connecting seniors with support for aging at home. Seniors have access to free information and assistance with home and health care options, nutrition programs, transportation, medical and dental referrals and other services depending on need. This AAA also furnishes congregate and home-delivered meals to all seniors ages 60 and over at no cost, regardless of income.
Cherokee Elder Care (CEC)(918) 453-5554CEC is a PACE sponsored by a Native American Tribe, but the agency serves Natives and non-Natives. CEC builds personalized care plans, arranging services from physicians, nurses and medical specialists to help delay entry into a nursing home. Seniors can also receive transportation assistance and access to behavioral health and social service supports.