Situated in Central Oklahoma just 14 miles north of Oklahoma’s state capital, Edmond is a small city of slightly under 95,000 citizens, 15.1% of whom are aged 65 and over. Edmond offers a low crime rate, a thriving downtown core with plenty of parks for outdoor recreation and easy access to Oklahoma City for urban amenities. Oklahoma is somewhat tax-friendly toward senior citizens, with no state income tax for Social Security payments and up to $10,000 exclusions for other types of retirement income.
Assisted living is designed for seniors who need a little help with the activities of daily life but don’t require a nursing home level of care. Typical services include housekeeping, personal care, help with activities of daily living (ADLs) and transportation. The cost of assisted living in Edmond averages $4,800 per month.
This guide is designed to provide an introduction to assisted living in Edmond. Included are cost comparisons with other Oklahoma communities and a list of resources that promote a good quality of life among seniors.
Note:Data for Edmond was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oklahoma City, was used instead.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Edmond
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Oklahoma. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Edmond
Residents of assisted living facilities in Edmond pay an average of $4,800 per month, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Costs at individual facilities vary depending on location, amenities and services.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Edmond
At a monthly average of $4,800, assisted living costs in Edmond are significantly higher than the overall Oklahoma average of $3,855 per month. The gap lessens with the national average of $4,500 per month, which is only $300 less than Edmond.
The United States
The average monthly costs of assisted living facilities in other Oklahoma cities are lower than those in Edmond. In Tulsa, residents pay an average of $3,855 per month, while their counterparts near the Kansas border in Enid pay a monthly average of $3,980. The most affordable city in Oklahoma for assisted living is Lawton, where prices average $3,561 per month. To the south in Sherman, Texas, seniors pay $3,500, north of the border in Wichita, Kansas pay $5,425.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Edmond
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Those aged 55 or over can find a variety of activities, programs and services at Edmond Senior Center. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each weekday. Reservations for lunch must be made one day in advance. Seniors without transportation who live within a six-mile radius of the center can access free transportation but they must first fill out a participation form. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
As the Area Agency on Aging serving Oklahoma County and other surrounding counties, the Areawide Aging Agency provides Edmond residents aged 60 and over with referrals to programs that promote a higher quality of life and encourage independent living. The agency connects seniors, their families and their caregivers with relevant community-based services, administers the federal Senior Nutrition Program by providing nutritious lunches at congregate meal sites and provides assistance with legal matters through the Legal Aid Senior Division. It also maintains a Senior Helpline designed to provide emergency help for seniors in crisis and publishes the Survival Kit for Seniors, which is a comprehensive directory of state resources.
Faculty and students at the University of Central Oklahoma lead group fitness classes and health workshops for those aged 60 and over at the Center for Active Living and Learning. Classes are provided all year-round and are available at the university’s main campus as well as other locations throughout the area.
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families can find opportunities to socialize with other military families, volunteer for community causes and get help applying for service-based benefits. The American also offers emergency financial assistance for veterans in need.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an independent agency that protects the rights of those in long-term care facilities, including assisted living communities. The agency investigates complaints and works to find resolutions. It also advocates for improvements in residential care. All services provided are free of charge and completely confidential.
Edmond Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Edmond area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.