Although seniors in Tulsa spend more than the average U.S. resident on healthcare, the overall cost of living is nearly 17% less than the national average, with housing being nearly half the national average. Considering that Tulsa has 42% more physicians per capita than most of the country, seniors have a surplus of options for primary care doctors.
The cost of assisted living in Tulsa is the highest among the four cities studied in the state during the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019. While its $4,370 average monthly cost of assisted living may be considered expensive compared to the $3,518 most seniors in the state are paying, it’s only about 8% above the national median cost of assisted living.
Check out our list of Tulsa’s top 10 assisted living facilities to find the ideal community for your needs.
University Village Retirement Community
8555 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137
Offering independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, University Village Retirement Community’s continuum of care and robust event calendar enable seniors to age in place gracefully alongside like-minded companions. Across the facility’s three levels of care, residents can receive a variety of services including medication monitoring, meal reminders and assistance with bathing and dressing. Studios, one and two-bedroom apartments are available, which include private bathrooms and kitchens. Volunteering with local charities, card games with neighbors, movie nights and restaurant outings are just a few of the ways residents spend their days.
The Parke Assisted Living
7821 East 76th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Steps away from a city park’s peaceful walking trails, The Parke Assisted Living provides seniors all the amenities and care they need to enjoy an active lifestyle. The spacious, pet-friendly accommodations include individually controlled climate units, emergency call systems and full kitchens. Community amenities include an arts and crafts room, library, beauty and barber salon, entertainment room and chapel. Residents enjoy three well-balanced meals a day, and the private dining room can be reserved for special occasions. Optional services such as incontinence management and escorts to meals and activities are also available.
18001 East Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74134
Whether residents want to join a water aerobics class in the heated swimming pool or chat with neighbors over coffee by the courtyard’s fountain, they can live as actively as they wish through Bellarose’s convenient amenities and robust event calendar. Residents have a choice of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, which all include kitchenettes. Care services are personalized to residents’ medical needs, ensuring Bellarose’s memory care and assisted living residents receive the help they need with activities of daily living without sacrificing their independence. In addition to the nutritious culinary delights residents enjoy in the community dining room, a myriad of restaurants are minutes away.
7220 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
Conveniently located near cultural attractions and medical centers, Aberdeen Heights is an assisted living community ideal for seniors who want the support of 24-hour care, while retaining the independence to engage in rewarding activities. Available care services include meal-time reminders, assistance with activities of daily living and medication management. In addition to group outings to local shops, restaurants and performing arts centers, residents can reserve transportation for their medical appointments. Having an on-site beauty and barbershop ensures residents can always look their best for the next social event.
Legend at Tulsa Hills
701 West 71st Street South
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74132
At Legend at Tulsa Hills, seniors receive care services tailored to their needs while enjoying engaging mental and physical activities in an environment purposefully designed to promote socialization. Between arts and crafts, group games, live music and educational seminars, the event calendar at Legend at Tulsa Hills ensures every resident can fill their day participating in enriching activities. With on-site chapel services and bible studies as well as transportation to nearby churches, it’s easy for spiritual residents to stay in touch with their faith.
Brookdale Tulsa Midtown
5211 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105
Brookdale Tulsa Midtown is a memory care and assisted living community offering seniors a wide variety of enriching activities and group excursions. Private bathrooms with walk-in showers and emergency response systems are included in all of the gracious accommodations. Whether taking a stroll with friends through the landscaped grounds or joining a strength training class in the fitness center, residents have a variety of options for pursuing their physical wellness goals. Residents can learn to paint in the arts and crafts studio before heading to the game room for a few spirited rounds of poker.
Brookdale Tulsa South
8231 South Mingo Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
After enjoying a chef-prepared meal in the community dining room, seniors at Brookdale Tulsa South can head to the wellness center for an exercise class before checking on their plants in the community garden. Being a pet-friendly community, residents’ four-legged family members are welcome to stay. Stylists at the beauty and barbershop ensure residents look their best, while the community’s internet-equipped computers make it easy to stay connected with friends and family on social media. Whether seniors prefer to dive into a good book in the well-stocked library or watch a classic film on movie night, the extensive amenities at Brookdale Tulsa South enable residents to fill their days with activities they find personally rewarding.
Legend at Mingo Road
7902 South Mingo Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Minutes away from shopping and dining, Legend at Mingo Road combines personalized care services and a full slate of life enrichment activities to help seniors thrive throughout their golden years. Bible studies and chapel services help residents maintain their spiritual wellness, while chair aerobics, walking clubs and fitness classes help residents increase their balance and strength. We included Legend at Mingo Road in our top 10 list because of its use of innovative technologies such as Paro the robotic seal to help relieve the loneliness and anxiety commonly experienced by seniors with dementia.
Oklahoma Methodist Manor, Inc
4134 East 34th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
At Oklahoma Methodist Manor, Inc, seniors can begin their days with leisurely strolls around the 40-acre campus before heading to the OMM classroom where professional lecturers motivate residents to pursue their lifelong learning goals. Having an on-site chapel and outdoor prayer labyrinth makes it convenient for spiritual residents to practice their faith. Creative residents may enjoy the hobby room, while book lovers might spend their days searching for their next literary adventure in one of the community’s three libraries. In addition to group outings to local galleries and museums, Oklahoma Methodist Manor’s blocks of season tickets for the Tulsa Symphony and Tulsa Opera ensures everyone has opportunities for cultural enrichment.
6800 South Granite Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
Montereau is a non-profit retirement community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offering a full suite of care options including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and independent living. In addition to physical and intellectual well being, the community’s comprehensive wellness program provides seniors plentiful daily opportunities to enhance their social, emotional and spiritual health. Creative arts classes, sporting events, volunteer projects and cultural outings are among the hundreds of activities included in the monthly event calendar. Housekeeping services and private bathrooms are included with all of the assisted living community’s private one and two-bedroom apartments.