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Page Reviewed / Updated – June 20, 2023
Oklahoma City, OK, welcomes thousands of new residents each year, with many attracted by a strong economy and relatively affordable housing. The population is expected to reach 700,000 by 2024, and seniors make up around 88,200 of the total. Residents of all ages can benefit from the high number of physicians per capita working in dozens of medical centers throughout the city. INTEGRIS Baptist and Mercy Hospital are particularly close to some of Oklahoma City’s best memory care communities, as noted below.
Although similar to assisted living in many ways, dementia care has increased labor, training and security. After accounting for the typical 25% increase over assisted living costs, memory care in Oklahoma City averages $6,000 per month. Oklahoma as a whole is priced significantly lower, at $4,819 per month, while the average American pays $5,625 for memory care.
This level of care includes meals and accommodations in a secure environment as well as supervision and assistance from caregivers with dementia training. Activity and wellness programs are tailored toward the specific needs and/or preferences of residents, with staff usually taking an active role in encouraging people to be engaged and social.
Keep reading for details about the Oklahoma City memory care communities that ranked in our top 10 list to get a better idea of what’s available at each location.
Legend at Rivendell
Located approximately 9 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City, Legend at Rivendell provides memory care in a specialized environment just next door to the assisted living residences. Seniors with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia have access to four separate and secure courtyards, offering fresh air and walking trails among gardens, and the main buildings are connected via an enclosed hallway. Legend Memory Care stays up to date with the latest in Alzheimer's research and technology, which helps incorporate programs such as PARO Seal. This program combines robotics and biofeedback to help residents stay engaged and healthy, while many other programs such as pet therapy take a more natural approach to wellness.
Village on the Park Oklahoma City
As its name suggests, Village on the Park Oklahoma City is located in a particularly green area with numerous parks nearby, including a 99-acre green space with a golf course and sports facilities. Memory care residents live in private or semiprivate studio apartments in a dedicated area that's secure, homelike and relaxing. It includes outdoor spaces with patios and courtyards. Emergency call systems are available to all residents, which helps ensure a quick response from caregivers and nursing staff. In addition to this personnel, coordinators at the Village plan regular excursions and events for residents, and escorted transportation can be arranged.
The Mansion at Waterford
The Mansion at Waterford provides assisted living and memory care in a prime area of Oklahoma City. It's within a few blocks of I-44, a large mall and a country club, while INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center is less than 2 miles away. The community's spaciousness coupled with its relatively low capacity of just over 100 residents make it a noteworthy addition to our top 10 list. People with Alzheimer's can choose between four care plans and live in studios or one-bedroom apartments. Everyone in memory care is encouraged to bring cherished items to decorate their apartments with. Skilled nursing is available on site, as are medication management, help with everyday tasks and escorts to meals and activities.
Proveer at Quail Creek
Proveer at Quail Creek is a fairly large senior care community located around 2 miles away from Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. This community earned a place in our top 10 list for offering on-site rehabilitation services to memory care residents. Accommodations in the memory care program consist of studio apartments, each with a private bathroom equipped for accessibility, as well as cable, internet and a kitchenette. Apartments and common areas are kept clean, organized and brightly lit, and they feature large windows and plenty of space for residents to navigate. Scheduled activities for memory care residents include gardening, crafts, fitness classes and casual social gatherings.
Vitality Living Village
Vitality Living Village is a single-story community for assisted living and Alzheimer's care located approximately 8 miles north of downtown Oklahoma City. This facility is included on our top 10 list because of its safety and security precautions for wandering/elopement, which include emergency response pendants and monitoring of all external doors. The small community offers care for just over 50 residents, and the fishing pond in the rear adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The memory care neighborhoods feature carefully chosen designs that include soothing colors and lighting, numerous navigation aids and access to secure outdoor areas.
Legend at Council Road
Located in a quiet residential area of northwest Oklahoma City, Legend at Council Road is a single-story assisted living community with a dedicated Alzheimer's unit. The memory care residence is staffed 24/7 by caregivers specifically trained to help people with Alzheimer's, and licensed nursing services are provided as needed. Help at meal times is also available via the Gold Leaf Dining program, which is included in all memory care plans. In addition to providing the human element, Legend at Council Road uses FDA-approved robotics, including the PARO Seal companion that has a calming effect on people with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Iris Memory Care of NW Oklahoma City
Iris Memory Care of NW Oklahoma City is a midsize community designed exclusively for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. We ranked this community in our top 10 for its model of providing memory care in multiple small, homelike residences that encourage social connections in familiar surroundings. Each resident has a personalized program of daily activities, which may include gardening, games, pet therapy and community events, and staff regularly organize field trips in the city. All meals are prepared by a chef and approved by a dietitian, with support for dietary requirements.
Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest
Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest offers specialized memory care in a convenient location less than 1 mile from I-44 and close to the airport. The resident capacity of 40 is very small, which may be preferable for seniors who shy away from crowds or prefer a quiet environment. Residents can relax in the fireside living room and by the secure gardens or meet with familiar faces in the game room and theater. Other opportunities for socialization and engagement include dancing, music programs and brain health activities. Residents have personal emergency alert systems for 24/7 access to staff, and the community features keypad-entry doors for visitors.
Iris Memory Care of Nichols Hills
Iris Memory Care of Nichols Hills is a midsize senior community specializing in homelike residential care for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia. It's located between two residential neighborhoods near the city's largest country club and within 2 miles of a major hospital. As a specialized community, activities and amenities for people with Alzheimer's are always a priority. These include an on-site Controlled Multisensory Environment (MSE), pet therapy, arts and crafts, live music and gardening in the secure courtyard. Hospice care and short-term respite are available, with a nurse on staff to manage these and other programs.
The Gardens at Quail Springs
The Gardens at Quail Springs offers a full continuum of care, from independent and assisted living to memory care, and Mercy Hospital is just 1 mile away. People with memory loss and Alzheimer's live in the Lily Estates neighborhood, which is purposefully designed according to research and best practices. Garden Walk is the community's signature program for Alzheimer's care, providing 24/7 care from knowledgeable, well-trained staff. The memory care neighborhood's director caters activities to residents' preferences, including the regularly scheduled group outings. The Gardens at Quail Springs has two large courtyards with walking paths, and the entire community is secure to prevent wandering.