Assisted Living in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Broken Arrow is located just outside of Tulsa in northeastern Oklahoma. The city is home to approximately 110,200 residents, nearly 14% of whom are aged 65 and older.
Broken Arrow offers an assortment of senior-friendly amenities, including 41 parks that support walking, fishing, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. Seniors can explore 3 miles of trails at the 40-acre Ray Harral Nature Park and learn about local wildlife at the Nature Center. With a cost of living that’s 9.1% lower than the national average and an annual snowfall of only five inches, the city is both affordable and ideal for seniors who prefer mild winters.
Broken Arrow’s eight assisted living facilities cost an average of $4,370 per month, although actual prices may vary depending on the amenities and services offered.
Note: Data for Broken Arrow was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tulsa, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
The Cost of Assisted Living in Broken Arrow
At $4,370 per month, the average cost of assisted living in Broken Arrow is $852 higher than the statewide average of $3,518 and $319 more than the national average of $4,051. Oklahoma’s assisted living costs are favorable compared to those in many neighboring states. Costs are higher in Kansas ($4,473), New Mexico ($4,100), Colorado ($4,095) and Texas ($3,750). However, seniors in Arkansas and Missouri pay less, at $3,175 and $2,881 per month, respectively.
According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Broken Arrow and Tulsa pay the highest assisted living prices in Oklahoma, at $4,370. In both Oklahoma City and Lawton, assisted living care costs $3,324 per month, about $1,050 less than Broken Arrow. Costs are even lower in Enid, where seniors pay an average of $2,860 per month.
Broken Arrow Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Oklahoma’s Medicaid system may cover assisted living services through the ADvantage waiver program. As a Home and Community Based-Services waiver, ADvantage provides supports to help seniors live in noninstitutional settings. Although this waiver does not cover room and board, it may cover some of the services seniors receive in assisted living facilities, such as personal care, housekeeping and intermittent nursing care.
To learn more about the ADvantage waiver and its eligibility requirements, visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.
Broken Arrow Assisted Living Resources
|Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG)||(918) 579-9477||INCOG is the designated Area Agency on Aging for several counties in the Tulsa metropolitan area. Seniors can contact INCOG for information about public and private resources available in Broken Arrow, such as transportation, support groups and activities for seniors.|
|Broken Arrow Senior Center||(918) 259-8377||The Broken Arrow Senior Center provides an array of educational, social and recreational opportunities for older adults. Some scheduled activities include bingo, yoga and line dancing. The center also offers flu shot clinics and blood pressure screenings. For Broken Arrow residents, an annual membership costs $30.|
|RSVP of Tulsa||(918) 280-8656||RSVP of Tulsa helps seniors in Creek, Tulsa and Wagoner counties find rewarding volunteer opportunities. It partners with over 180 local nonprofits in several focus areas, including veterans, education and disaster services. Volunteers are matched with opportunities based on their availability and areas of interest.|
|Tulsa Transit||(918) 582-2100||Tulsa Transit operates a fixed-route bus service covering 199 square miles in the Tulsa metropolitan area, including Broken Arrow. Seniors who are aged 62 and older can receive a Reduced Fare Card, allowing them to pay $0.85 for a single trip. Seniors aged 75 and older can ride for free, through the Super Senior program.|
|The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Oklahoma State University||(405) 744-5868||OLLI offers noncredit courses for older adults at Oklahoma State University’s Tulsa campus. These courses covering topics, such as politics, theater and history, are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters. One-time lecture presentations are also available. OLLI membership starts at $40 per year and is open to people aged 50 and older. |
|LIFE Senior Services||(918) 664-9000||This nonprofit agency provides many services to seniors in northeastern Oklahoma, including educational seminars to help seniors understand Medicare. Seniors can sign up for personalized counseling to get help choosing a Part D drug plan or applying for the Extra Help program. Through its Tax Assistance Program, it provides free tax services to eligible seniors. The agency also publishes LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine, a free monthly publication for seniors. |
Broken Arrow Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Broken Arrow assisted living communities must comply with state laws regarding care quality, nutrition, staffing levels and health and safety. To learn more about these laws and regulations, visit our Assisted Living in Oklahoma page.