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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $3,488 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 13 assisted living facilities in Tulsa and 5 in surrounding areas.
At Brookdale Tulsa Midtown, our professional staff welcome Oklahoma seniors in need of assisted living or memory care and treat them with compassion, understanding and respect.
Assisted Living residents of Brookdale Tulsa South enjoy the unsurpassed beauty that Tulsa has to offer in the comfortable surroundings of our assisted living community.
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University Village Retirement Community, located in Tulsa, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.
Bellarose, is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our 152,528-square-foot community features 45 independent living apartments, 89 assisted living apartments and 23 memory care apartments.
From the thoughtful design of the apartments and common areas to the helpful services we offer, we work hard to make sure our residents enjoy all the comforts of home. Comfortable Pricing: We believe you should be comfortable with The…
Distinctive and charming, we welcome you to The Villages at Southern Hills, where exceptional living meets comprehensive professional care. Beyond the front doors of this extraordinary lifestyle community you'll find the compassionate and caring hands of an assisted living and…
Country Club of Woodland Hills is one of Tulsa’s finest Independent, residential care community. Built in 1987, Woodland Hills has been providing care and assistance for decades.
Senior Star at The Arbors is an assisted living community in Tulsa, OK. At The Arbors, we share a common goal with every family who walks through our doors: We want the best for our seniors. Decades of experience have…
The Linden at Stonehaven Square offers assisted living services and Opal, our signature memory care program tailored to the unique needs of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Linden at Stonehaven Square will be a state-of-the-art community, providing high-quality care…
We're satisfied with University Village Retirement Community. We like it very much. The people are very nice and my mother is very happy with it. She has a one-bedroom apartment with a little living room, a bathroom, and a walk-in closet. They've got knitting, dominos, games, little concerts, exercise, walking, and vis...Read more University Village Retirement Community reviews
I didn't like University Village Retirement Community assisted living at all. It had an odor, the staff seemed distant, the apartments had an odor, and they only had a studio available. The people who helped us during the tour were very helpful.Read more University Village Retirement Community reviews
My wife is in assisted living at Brookdale Tulsa South. We like it. The staff seemed nice and good. The location is fine and the grounds are pretty nice. It has a center courtyard where my wife can go and smoke. She has done Bingo and arts and crafts. Comparably, their price is very reasonable.Read more Brookdale Tulsa South reviews
Brookdale Tulsa South is a good place for assisted living. The staff is very caring, but the place is understaffed because there are not enough people to take care of their residents. The grounds are beautiful, and their smallest room is really nice with a big walk-in closet and a nice-sized bathroom.Read more Brookdale Tulsa South reviews
Brookdale Tulsa South was a fine, much smaller place. We saw a studio and a one-bedroom with a living room. There wasn't much light, and it's only in the bedroom, not in the living area. They had about 43 residents, and the staff was very helpful.Read more Brookdale Tulsa South reviews
According to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care study, assisted living care costs in Tulsa are well below the national average of $4,000. Costs are also moderately above the state average ($3,325), other Oklahoma cities including Lawton ($3,238) and the remainder of the state ($3,338). However, Tulsa seniors pay significantly more for assisted living care than those in Enid where the average is just $2,860.
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
The type of service needed has a significant impact on the cost of senior care in Tulsa. Nursing home care costs over $1,200 more per month than assisted living. In fact, adult day health and assisted living are the only services that average below $4,000 in the area. When comparing costs between services, remember to add in the living expenses necessary to receive care at home, which are already included with assisted living and nursing home fees.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
The national Medicaid program provides medical insurance to Americans who meet income and asset guidelines. Funding for this program comes from federal and state sources, and Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA).
To be eligible for SoonerCare, applicants must meet income and financial resource criteria. Due to enrollment caps placed on this program, seniors may be placed on a waiting list after their application is approved.
Seniors seeking assisted living arrangements can apply for the state’s Medicaid Waivers/Home and Community Based Services program. To be eligible, an individual’s income can’t exceed $2,313 per month. For married couples, the limit is $4,500. The program also has an asset limit of $2,000 for individual applicants and $4,000 for married couples.
If only one spouse is applying, the applicant must meet the individual financial guidelines. But, there is an income disregard allowed to cover living expenses for the non-applicant spouse, who can also have up to $126,420 in assets.
Countable assets include bank accounts, second homes, cash, investments, stocks and bonds. Other assets, such as personal belongings, one vehicle, burial trusts, household furnishings and a primary home, are exempt. The home’s value must be $585,000 or less.
There are two Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers available under SoonerCare to aid seniors who wish to remain in their community.
Additional information about the SoonerCare program and HCBS waivers can be obtained by contacting the OHCA SoonerCare Helpline at (800) 987-7767.
SSI State Supplement
Oklahoma offers SSI State Supplemental payments to those in assisted living facilities who are at least 65 years old and are unable to live independently due to age-related health concerns or disabilities. Cash payments are given monthly and can be applied toward room-and-board expenses. Individuals can receive a maximum of $42 per month, and couples receive up to $84. Maximum allowances increase if a senior is eligible for federal funds as well. To find out more, contact the Oklahoma Department of Human Services at (877) 751-2972.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits
Oklahoma veterans, and their surviving spouses, over the age of 65 who are eligible for a pension may apply for Aid and Attendance benefits to add to their monthly payments if they require assistance with activities of daily living. Eligible veterans can receive benefits of up to $1,881 per month; married couples receive up to $2,230, and surviving spouses receive up to $1,210. For more details on this program, contact the regional VA benefit office at (800) 827-1000.
Assisted Living Bridge Loans
Seniors who are ready to make the move into an assisted living facility but don’t have the funds to cover initial expenses can apply for an assisted living bridge loan from Elderlife Financial Services. These loans generally have short terms of up to 12 months and offer a solution for those waiting on benefit payouts or funds from the sale of a home. If approved, seniors can receive their money as one lump sum or as a line of credit in as little as 24 hours. The loan is subject to credit approval, but multiple co-borrowers are accepted, even if they are not related to the primary applicant. To learn more or start an application, call Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
Tulsa and the surrounding area is home to a variety of activity centers that provide local seniors with the opportunity to engage with other residents and explore the city. Planned outings, bingo nights, organized fitness activities and classes on various hobbies and crafts are just a few of the offerings.
LIFE’s Senior Center at East Side
1427 S. Indianapolis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112
Broken Arrow Senior Activity Center
1800 S Main St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Owasso Community Center
301 S Cedar, Owasso, OK 74055
Veterans in Tulsa have several resources available to help with medical care, VA benefits and socialization. The Tulsa Vet Center is available for case management, and the VA Earnest Childers Outpatient Clinic provides medical treatment. The city is also home to VFW posts offering social activities.
Tulsa Vet Center
14002 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74134
US Department of Veterans Affairs Earnest Childers Outpatient Clinic
9322 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74145
VFW Post 577
1109 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
The city offers resources to help better the lives of resident seniors by providing support and access to a wide range of community-based services.
Life Senior Services
5950 East 31st St, Tulsa, OK 74135
Tulsa Area Agency on Aging
2 W Second St, Ste 800, Tulsa, OK 74103
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