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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,339 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 10 assisted living facilities in Edmond and 20 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Edmond, OK
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My mother-in-law and aunt were in Lyndale Edmond previously which was why we also chose it for my mom. She's in independent living and it's been great. They offered them a lot of activities physically and off-site, walking activities, church, a place to get hair done, and exercise. They're building a hot tub, pool, rec...Read more Lyndale Edmond reviews
My mother is a resident of Lyndale Edmond. It's a well-run, non pretentious, homey atmosphere where they genuinely care about the residents. The staff is great and very attentive. They have apartments, they have variety, 1 bed, 2 beds, studios, lake-side, and not lake-side options. They have a completely full monthly s...Read more Lyndale Edmond reviews
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My mom is very pleased at Stonecreek. They are very attentive to her needs. She has made quite a few new friends there and loves the atmosphere. The food is very good, not something you would expect in a nursing type facility. The nurse Frank is wonderful. Very focused on his patients and jokes around with them often. ...Read more StoneCreek Assisted Living & Memory Care reviews
As shown in Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care survey, monthly average assisted living costs in Edmond ($3,339) are nearly equal to the state’s average of $3,325. Almost $700 less per month than the $4,000 national average, the assisted living expense in Edmond is also lower than in Tulsa ($3,488), where costs are the highest in the state. Seniors in Enid pay the lowest amount in the state for assisted living at $2,860 per month, while those in Lawton ($3,238) pay slightly less than those in Edmond. In the nearby state of Kansas, seniors in Wichita ($4,728) pay significantly more.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Edmond, so data for the closest area, Oklahoma City, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
In Edmond, all types of senior care average below $5,000 per month. At $4,958, skilled, full-time nursing home care is the most expensive care type, while adult day health services are the least costly at $1,300 per month.
The upfront average monthly costs of assisted living ($3,339) in Edmond are less than those of home health care services, which include homemaker services ($3,432) and home health aides ($3,909). The difference in costs between care types appears even greater when considering that assisted living fees often include living expenses not included with home health care, such as maintenance, daily meals and rent.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
In Oklahoma, the Medicaid program is termed SoonerCare. It provides eligible, low-income individuals with free and low-cost medically necessary health care services.
Benefits of SoonerCare may include:
Along with being an Oklahoma resident and U.S. citizen, there are certain financial criteria that Edmond seniors who are aged 65 and older, blind or disabled must meet to qualify.
Asset and income limits vary depending on whether applicants are single or applying together as a married couple. For income, the maximum monthly limits are $1,041 for an individual and $1,409 for a married couple. Countable assets, which do not include items such as an applicant’s primary vehicle, home or furnishings, must be no more than $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for a married couple.
Certain seniors and people with disabilities who require a nursing home level of care may also wish to receive long-term care services through Medicaid. These applicants must meet a separate set of financial criteria:
Of those who qualify for long-term Medicaid, individuals living or wishing to live in a nursing home are entitled to receive care services. Seniors who would like to receive services in an assisted living home, however, must apply through the following waiver. Those accepted into the waiver program may be placed on a wait list before receiving care.
ADvantage Medicaid Waiver
The ADvantage Medicaid waiver serves eligible seniors and people with disabilities who would like to live outside of a nursing home. Services provided to participants in assisted living homes includes:
To qualify for the ADvantage waiver, Edmond seniors must be financially and medically eligible as determined by a DHS social worker and nurse. As the waiver does not pay for room and board, participants must pay a rate up to 90% of the Supplemental Security Income benefit rate.
Edmond seniors may apply to be an ADvantage participant by calling the ADvantage Administration (800) 435-4711 or contacting the Oklahoma County Department of Human Services at (405) 271-3325.
Seniors who want to apply for SoonerCare should complete the online application.
Veterans Aid & Attendance
The federal VA Aid & Attendance program may help certain Edmond area veterans and their surviving spouses by providing monthly monetary payments in addition to already received monthly pension.
To qualify for these payments, vets and their eligible spouses must not already be enrolled in the VA Housebound program and should meet one or more of the conditions below:
To apply for this program, interested vets or spouses should send a written report describing their disabilities, daily habits and level of mobility to the St. Paul VA Regional Office at the address below:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: St. Paul Pension Center
P.O. Box 5365
Janesville, WI 53547
If individuals would prefer to apply in person, they can visit the Muskogee Regional Benefits Office.
Elderlife Bridge Loans
Seniors willing to take out a short-term line of credit may benefit from an Elderlife Financial bridge loan to help pay for their costs of living such as rent and moving fees in an assisted living facility. These loans have terms of up to one year and competitive interest rates.
Elderlife considers each applicant’s income and asset information along with credit scores to determine eligibility. Because the company allows multiple co-applicants on one loan, however, seniors with a low personal credit score may still qualify if the scores of co-applicant family members are higher. Due to the loans short-term nature, Elderlife also expects applicants to have a longer-term plan for paying for assisting living care in place.
To apply for a bridge loan, Edmond residents can complete the online application or call (888) 228-4500.
Senior centers in and around Edmond offer a wide variety of arts and crafts opportunities, exercise classes, such as yoga, and social events for free or minimal costs. Health is prioritized through screenings, nutritional meals and wellness programs.
Edmond Senior Center
2733 Marilyn Williams Dr., Edmond, OK 73003
YMCA Lincoln Park Senior Center
4712 N Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Candle Lake Senior Center
3540 NW 56th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Will Rogers Senior Center
3501 Pat Murphy Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73112
The Areawide Aging Agency facilitates programs for seniors aged 60 and over, including transportation services, home-delivered meals and an ombudsman program. Similarly, the Human Services Aging Division provides legal assistance, nutrition programs, transportation and adult day service programs.
Areawide Aging Agency
4101 Perimeter Center Dr., Suite 310, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Human Services Aging Division
2401 NW 23rd St., #40, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
The American Legion and Veterans Affairs Department serve area vets through federal benefits and claims assistance and Oklahoma state benefits, including income tax exemptions and state park admissions. The VA Medical Center provides free and low-cost urgent, emergency and primary health care services.
101 E 5th St., Edmond, OK 73034
Veterans Affairs Department
2132 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
921 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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