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What is An Assisted Living Facility?

Title 310. Oklahoma State Department of Health

Chapter 663. Continuum of Care and Assisted Living

Assisted living means any home or establishment offering, coordinating or providing services to two or more persons who: are domiciled therein; are unrelated to the operator; by choice or functional impairments, need assistance with personal care or nursing supervision; may need intermittent or unscheduled nursing care; may need medication assistance; and may need assistance with the transfer and/ambulation as defined in Section 310:663-1-2 of the Oklahoma statutes. {63:1-890.1.1}

Costs vary with the residence, unit size, and the types of services needed by the residents. Medicaid does not cover costs of assisted living facilities. Also, pay close attention to contracts or agreements as they differ from facility to facility.

What Types of Services are Offered in Assisted Living Facilities?

  • Three meals a day in a common dining area
  • Housekeeping services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and mobility
  • 24-hour security and staff availability
  • Medication management
  • Emergency call systems for each resident's unit
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Personal laundry services

 For more information on Assisted Living in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma Assisted Living Association at www.OKALA.org or call: 405.235.5000 or contact the Assisted Living Federation of America at: www.alfa.org