University Village Retirement Community

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Nursing Homes

37 Reviews
8555 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74137
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for University Village Retirement Community

November 09, 2016

By Peggy326340

I visited this facility

University Village is a big place, and it was nice. The eating area looked OK. and everybody seemed to be enjoying it. They have several different areas; there’s one which you can go for crafts, one where you can do some exercise, and I think they have everything there. I found it appealing. They had a studio room and a 1-bedroom, and I was pleased with it. They have a big closet, and even the bathroom can fit a wheelchair.

September 13, 2016

By Donna224268

I visited this facility

I liked the University Village because it had the cottages. It was nice, and it was our second choice.

August 12, 2016

By Caring_2644884

I am a friend or relative of resident

We were most pleased by the UV staff. We found their caring for Mom genuine, compassionate, and "on point." Everyone from the dining staff to the LPN's were responsive to Mom's needs and you could tell that their actions are not the result of "it's just a job" but one of "a calling." The dining staff is to be recommended for their great food! We have no reservations in recommending UV to others.

July 19, 2016

By huddla

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mom recently fell and cracked her pelvis. She stayed at University Village for over a month and I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff here. The physical therapy team is the warmest and caring people! A few times I did have to remind the nurses of things but not because they didn't care, only because they were trying to take care of the other residents also. Would happily have my mom stay here anytime! You won't be worried having your family be here!

July 01, 2016

By Booksandbooks

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother was in the rehabilitation unit at University Village for several weeks about three months ago. We were having trouble finding a place that would accept her. University Village did and we are so very grateful!! When mom entered the rehab from the hospital, I expected that she may not live much longer. Today she is back in her own home and doing wonderfully. Everything at University Village was top notch from the therapy department to nursing to the food. The place is ultra clean and doesn't have that "nursing home smell" that is often common in some places. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The administrator of the department even went out of his way to help me carry some of mom's things from the car. The nursing staff would always make sure she was comfortable and had everything she needed. I credit this place with my mother's recovery and with her being able to live a mostly independent life again. Thank you University Village!

June 14, 2016

By davison

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother fell and broke her pelvis in four places. According to the hospital and Medicare, she did not qualify to be an inpatient, That meant that Medicare would not pay all of her bills at the hospital or at a Skilled Nursing Facility. We had to quickly look for a facility that could get her the care that she was going to need and get her out of the hospital. We found that care at University Village. She stayed nearly two months and progressed from needing two people to help her get to the bathroom to walking with the assistance of a walker. The physical therapy group was excellent. The food was good and the nursing and medical staff excellent. Our family would highly recommend University Village.

April 17, 2016

By Dynaflowe


My mother was a skilled nursing resident for thirteen months until we lost her. The care she received was incredible.. The administration through the staff top to bottom is top notch. Given the opportunity again I would do exactly the same thing for my mother 's care. University Village exceeded all of my family's expectations. Howard

April 05, 2016

By swartJB1

I visited this facility

We stopped by University Village to take a tour. We are looking for long term care for my father-in-law. When we arrived at the reception area, we were greeted by a very nice woman who paged someone to come and give us a tour of the nursing home. The man arrived rather quickly and took us on a tour. He answered all of our questions and introduced us to some of the staff. The place is VERY clean and didn't smell like so many nursing homes do and everyone was very friendly. We had to stop along the tour a couple of the times because the gentleman giving us the tour took the time to help a couple of people that needed assistance. One lady was confused, and he did a very good job of redirecting her. We were very pleased with the place and plan to move him in as soon as we are able.

January 23, 2016

By Karen119291450

I visited this facility

The staff at University Village is very informative. However, they forfeited my room reservation. It was a single room with a bathroom, and a separate shower. They were quite accommodating in the dining room.

January 16, 2016

By Kerr1010

I visited this facility

My husband and I toured this facility looking for long term care for my father. This place exceeded my expectations by far. The young man that gave us a tour of the nursing home was very friendly and eager to answer our questions. The whole of the building itself seemed exceedingly clean and well maintained. Everyone there greeted us with smiles and "hellos" when we walked by them. I am looking forward to having my father at this place.

September 30, 2015

By Galen1

I am/was a resident of this facility

University Village has been excellent. The people are friendly. The accommodations are terrific. It has been a very good experience. The food is very good and very well served. The serving staff is super. Dining is excellent. They do have a lot of activities for the residents.

July 31, 2015

By Mary108218650

I visited this facility

I visited University Village, and I liked it. The community was nice, and it was well laid out. They had lots of room where you could walk. They take you to the store and carry your stuff in. I have a close friend living there. The single rooms like the studio are huge. It's a little far from my house, but I love the park-like setting that it is in.

August 31, 2014

By James91704050

I visited this facility

I visited University Village Senior Living. They told me the price and I can't afford it. The atmosphere was good, and the residents seemed happy. The food seemed nice, but I did not eat there. I believe their activities were good.

June 17, 2014

By Caring94620650

I visited this facility

We weren't terribly impressed with University Village. The staff was very nice. They had a lot of different activities for people who have Parkinson's, and that's their specialty. The rooms were small but clean. The place is old. It doesn't seem to have any perks.

May 30, 2014

By Karen0171

I visited this facility

We visited University Village at four different times. They were good visits. We loved the place; we loved the apartment. We were on the waiting list. We looked at their two different-sized 2-bedroom apartments. One was a very large apartment with a HUGE walk-in closet. It was very homey, reasonably priced, and the size was adequate. It had one apartment that was probably close to 1000 to 1100 square feet. They called us to say there's an apartment available. We went in, and it's just perfect for our needs. It was laid out like a mobile home would be. However, they were doing some redecorating, and they told us they could lease it to us for a year. At that time, they would be starting to work on that area and we would have to move out. They couldn't guarantee another place at their facility, and they wouldn't store your things. We didn’t want to get involved in something like that. It's much an older building, so it's more difficult to clean. They also have a nursing facility attached with a covered walkway, so you can go and visit if you or your spouse becomes too ill to stay in the assisted living part. They had a nurse on duty on all days. They have more of cafeteria-type food. We overheard two of the staff talking about the food not being as sanitary and good in the memory care because the people didn’t know the difference about what they're getting. I found that if someone knows something like that and doesn't do or speak out about it to someone who could do something, then I don’t feel like they're hiring the best staff they could get. I have talked with them several times, and it's one of the places I'm going to look at again.

November 17, 2011

By TillysMill

I am a friend or relative of a resident

University Village is a quiet, peaceful facility which provides both privacy and many opportunities for social activities. The staff was always helpful, from the front desk to the nursing staff they were always simply a ring away. In the area in which my relative lived, the hallway was decorate with memories. Walking up to his door showed me the type of pride he had in being able to share his experience with those who passed by. Many of the tenants were self sustaining with vehicles of their own and those who did not have transportation had ready access to the University Village van as well as scheduled trips to the store. There were large gathering areas inside where you would often find a group of old friends gathered around playing games, enjoying each other's company. I always enjoyed visiting, they made me feel at ease about the transition into assisted living for my grandfather. If you are looking into finding a great new home for your loved ones in the Tulsa area, I recommend giving University Village a tour.
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Independent Living Reviews for University Village Retirement Community

October 30, 2017

By Ralph

I visited this facility

We looked at University Village Retirement Community and were very impressed. We liked the layout, facilities, staff, and food. The independent living is in cottages away from the main building, which was one thing that we liked. If you need to go into assisted or skilled nursing, they're all there on-site. The food was good and delicious. The apartments were very spacious and come complete with everything you need; take care of all of it. The staff was very good. They keep the facility immaculate.

February 10, 2017

By Zella742427

I visited this facility

The apartments at University Village were OK. The bedroom was on the smaller side, but not much of a kitchen. I was not impressed. In fact, they did not seem to want me to interact with their clientele at all. It did appear clean and orderly, but it was not welcoming. It was really more of the staff. I had a friend with me, and they didn’t seem to appreciate that.

December 16, 2015

By Ginny8

I visited this facility

The cottages at the University Village Retirement Community were being renovated when we visited. They were very nice, sunny and roomy. We are interested in the one-bedroom deluxe cottage. Sylvia, the lady who gave us the tour, was very nice, and we all liked her very much. It seems the facility offers everything my mom needs. They only serve one meal a day but they said their servings are large enough for take away for another meal. They have a wide range of activities. My mom is a quilter, and it is her passion -- good thing the dining room or living room or the one-bedroom deluxe cottage is big enough to accommodate her quilt train. They have walking trails, as she also likes walking.

October 27, 2015

By Michelle O

I visited this facility

At University Village, everyone was friendly. It was clean, and they had home healthcare onsite, if you needed it. It was conveniently located to where I live, and I was sold on that one. They were cottages that were all ground level, with your own front porch and little backyard area, and some of them have little fenced areas for pets. The dining area was all clean and nice, and one thing I did like is they didn't require that you have three meals a day. It was actually two, which gives people an option.

September 26, 2015

By Sue98097050

I visited this facility

We liked the variety of University Village had to offer and the cleanliness of the facility. They had duplex housing as well as one and 2-bedroom apartments. The staff was friendly, helpful and informative. I've seen their dining area and it's nice, with great variety and great service. I was most impressed by the succession in care. They start out with independent living and go to assisted living and then the full nursing care if needed. They also have a van that takes residents shopping and doctor's appointments as well as exercise classes, arts and entertainment.
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Nursing Home Reviews for University Village Retirement Community

June 29, 2018

By AlanBack

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

The rehab and skilled nursing at University Village is exceptional. It is a very clean place. Everyone was very nice and helpful. My mother made a great recovery. I would recommend this place to anyone.

May 06, 2017

By terrielea

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Mpm has lived at University Village for over 5 years. As long as Mom was able to care for herself, we had no problems. When we went to Assisted Living, it was one nightmare after another. They left her in pain for hours several times. They evidently only give meds twice a day. If you need more than that, you are out of luck. The last disaster was giving her a suppository and leaving her alone all night. ONLY LEAVE YOUR LOVED ONE HERE IF THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

October 17, 2016

By NinaLeighMOM

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Good communication and feedback regarding the patient. Well kept facility with good to moderate nursing attention. Very helpful during the intake processs. Only concern was being sent home with meds and it was confusing what was still being taken and what had been given at the arrival. Some of it had changed.

July 26, 2011

By cheetah40


In 1994 after Mom died we moved Dad to University Village's assisted living complex. Even at 90 he was very ambulatory and active physically but we were unaware how dementia was affecting him. He had walked away from the facility on a few occasions, once noticed by an employee about a mile away and she returned him to the home. It was decided for security reasons to place him in the nursing home area with an ankle monitor. I was concerned because of bad previous experiences in nursing homes but this was always immaculate and never smelled bad. A few weeks after he was settled in I asked him how he liked it and, though never one to complain much, he said they didn't feed much and he had no breakfast. I inquired with the manager when I left and she said he ate at every meal. I asked what they served for breakfast and she gave a basic diet for most 90-year-olds. I explained he had eaten sausage, eggs and biscuits with gravy for 90 years. She was surprised he could still eat like that and told me to bring a note from his doctor saying that was OK. He never complained about the food again. After about two years, he injured his heel and with his memory fading he would forget it was hurt and re-injure it. In spite of their diligent efforts to monitor his activities, the injury became infected, leading to an abcess. He had always been so active and the lack of mobility affected his attitude about living and I believe he was ready to leave this world. He eventually developed some respiratory problems and we were alerted that he might not survive much longer. He was at peace with that and died a few days later. The staff was extremely cooperative in every facet of his treatment and the manager always available for any question we might have.
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Services and Amenities of University Village Retirement Community


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3550/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2300/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Detached Homes
  • Housing Extra: Cottages

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Smoke Free Facility

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


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  • Medicare Provider Number: 375531
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 250
  • Minimum Age: Yes
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • State Licenses: AL7214
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About University Village Retirement Community

University Village of Tulsa is a retirement community that offers the full spectrum of senior living options, from memory care to assisted living, rehab and recovery programs. The surrounding Tulsa area also offers residents lots of cultural opportunities such as museums and theaters, ample shopping and plenty of parks.

Facilities and Amenities

University Village offers a number of housing options for both independent and assisted living residents. Residents can choose from duplex-like one or two-bedroom cottages or more traditional apartments. These accommodations have full kitchens, ample closet space, and all utilities included. There is a community dining room where residents may eat all three meals daily, if they choose. Weekly housekeeping (and all maintenance) is also included, and there is an emergency call system in each home.

There is also a skilled nursing center on-site for residents with round-the-clock care needs. Pets are welcome, and there are plenty of guest accommodations. University Village has an on-site community theater, postal services, a notary, and check-cashing services. There are exercise programs for residents, game rooms, a 'Coffee Corner', a non-denominational chapel, a library, hair salon, and room service when needed. In addition, there are a number of activities organized for residents daily and monthly.


University Village offers 24-hour staffing by licensed nursing personnel and an on-call physician. The community provides continuing levels of care, which change as residents’ needs change. Staff provide a number of on-site health services at the community health center.

In addition to long-term nursing care and short-term rehabilitation services, University Village also provides physical, occupational, speech and restorative therapy. There are also podiatry, vision and hearing services available.

The community provides transportation to local doctors' appointments. For other medical needs, there are several nearby hospitals and medical centers, including Hillcrest Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center.

Health Programs

University Village provides multiple exercise programs for their residents as well as a massage therapist by appointment. The community’s Parkinson's Program provides an integrated, customized approach for each individual. Staff members lead targeted exercise programs, seminars on Parkinson's, medication management, specialized nutrition plans and more. For those suffering from illness, the community also offers a respite program. It is perfect for those who need recovery time after a hospital stay or need to get well after an illness.


University Village Tulsa hosts a comprehensive and diverse program of activities designed according to residents’ interests, backgrounds, and hobbies. The community organizes events like movie nights and local restaurant outings. Residents can also volunteer with local charities, play group games or attend on-site seminars. Activities change every month.

What Makes Us Special

With a wide range of included amenities, spacious floor plans, and affordable monthly rates, University Village is an exceptional combination of service and value. Discover why University Village has been one of the leading senior living communities in South Tulsa for over 30 years

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