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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 4 assisted living facilities in Norman and 24 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Norman, OK
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The staff at Brookdale Norman was very attentive and nice. The rooms were nice, and they had one-bedrooms, which were more like little apartments, as well as studios. They had all kinds of programs available for the seniors. The folks and the staff seemed very happy. It's a smaller facility, like a square with two hall...Read more Brookdale Norman reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Norman is $661 less than the national average of $4,000 and similar to the state average of $3,325. Norman is one of the most expensive cities in the state for assisted living, second only to Tulsa at $3,488. Costs here are significantly more expensive than in the smaller community of Enid ($2,860), but only slightly above the comparably sized city of Lawton ($3,238).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Norman, so data for nearby Oklahoma City was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The biggest factor in the cost of senior care is the type of care needed. In Norman, the cost of nursing home care is $1,619 more per month than assisted living. Homemaker services cost slightly more at $3,432, while home health aide services are $570 more expensive per month. Although they cost more, in-home services don’t cover living expenses such as rent, utilities, property taxes or food, which are usually included in residential care facility fees.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Oklahoma Medicaid, called SoonerCare, is available to low-income residents including families with children, pregnant women, the elderly, those with disabilities and women under age 65 being treated for breast or cervical cancer. The program covers part or all of the cost of a wide range of health care services, such as doctor visits, inpatient hospital services, prescriptions, transportation and nursing home care. SoonerCare is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and it’s an entitlement program that provides assistance to everyone who meets these qualification requirements:
Income from all sources counts. Certain assets, such as a primary home valued under $585,000 and an automobile are exempt.
To apply for SoonerCare, visit the OHCA website or call (800) 987-7767.
ADvantage Waiver Program
The ADvantage Waiver program is available to seniors who need long-term nursing home care but wish to live in their own home. Seniors also have the option of receiving services in an assisted living facility. Covered support and services may include case management, adult day health care, transportation, hospice care, personal care assistance, disposable medical supplies and specialized medical equipment.
This waiver is not an entitlement, and there may be a waiting list. To qualify, residents must:
To apply for the waiver, contact the Norman Department of Human Services office or call (800) 435-4711.
State Supplemental Payment
Oklahoma provides a state supplemental payment to residents who are aged, blind or disabled and living in an independent living arrangement. Individuals may receive up to $42 per month. To qualify for SPP benefit payments, applicants must:
For more information or to apply for SPP benefits, contact the Oklahoma Department of Human Services at (877) 751-2972.
Seniors who need short-term assistance covering the initial cost of residential care may qualify for a bridge loan from Elderlife Financial Services. These loans can help span the financial gap seniors experience while waiting for a house to sell or benefits to begin. Elderlife loans offer terms of up to 12 months for repayment and allow multiple borrowers to apply, which lessens the importance of individual credit scores in the approval process.
To learn more, contact Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
Senior centers in Norman and nearby communities provide programs for elderly residents to help them stay active and engaged. These centers may offer meal programs, social events and field trips, as well as planned activities such as card games, exercise classes, dance lessons and crafting classes.
The Norman Senior Citizens Center
329 S Peters Ave., Norman, OK 73069
Noble Senior Citizens Center
606 E Maguire Rd., Noble, OK 73068
Brand Senior Center
501 E Main St., Moore, OK 73160
Aging agencies in Norman help older area residents navigate the myriad services available to them. They connect seniors with programs for nutritious meals, transportation, housekeeping assistance and respite care, as well as legal advice and long-term care planning.
Aging Services, Inc.
1179 E Main St., Norman, OK 73071
Areawide Agency on Aging, Inc.
4101 Perimeter Center Dr., Suite 310, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Cleveland County’s robust VA health system helps elderly veterans live full, healthy lives. The South Oklahoma City VA Clinic offers comprehensive health services including physical and mental health care, telehealth, prescriptions, laboratory and nutritional counseling. The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation assists senior veterans with the complex process of applying for VA pensions and benefits.
South Oklahoma City VA Clinic
7919 Mid-America Blvd., Third Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73135
Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation
1268 N Interstate Dr., Norman, OK 73072
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