Chapter 10: Personal Assistance and In-Home Services

Section 3: Respite Care

Alzheimer's Association - Northwest Oklahoma Office

114 S. Independence Street
Enid , OK Oklahoma City


(580) 242-6131, ext. 125

Alzheimer's Association - Northwest Oklahoma Office

114 S. Independence Ave.
Enid , OK 73701


(580) 242-6131, ext. 125

Alzheimer's Association - Oklahoma Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association recruits and trains respite volunteers. After completing training, each volunteer is carefully matched with a Caregiving family. The volunteer spends 2-4 hours with the person with Alzheimer's or related dementia each week, while the caregiver takes a break.

Support Group: Early-onset and early stage Alzheimer's and related dementias for people under age 65 and their care partners. Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Office Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon. thru Fri.

Tulsa Office
2448 East 81st Street, Suite 3000
Tulsa , OK 74137



Toll Free: 


Alzheimer's Association - Southeast Oklahoma Office

100 E. 13th Street, Suite 204
Ada , OK 74820



Toll Free: 

(800) 272-3900

Grace Living Center

Respite care for seniors.

P.O. Box 270120
Oklahoma City , OK 73137



Toll Free: 


Lennie Marie Tolliver Alternative Care

Provides adult day care and respite care.

2001 N. Martin Luther King
Oklahoma City , OK 73111



Mercy Senior Health

Adult respite, limited hours.

Daybreak Adult Respite Care Program - Greystone Presbyterian Church
8300 Greystone Ave.
Oklahoma City , OK 73120



Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Developmental Disabilities Services

This division provides services to persons ages 3 and older who have a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities (mental retardation, an IQ of 70 or below). Persons served may also have other developmental or physical disabilities in addition to developmental disabilities.

Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:

  • Area I - 800-522-1064 - is Oklahoma City to include areas north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35, with offices in Enid, Okla., and Oklahoma City.
  • Area II - 800-522-1075 - is the Tulsa Area to include areas to the north of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 35, with an office in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Area III - 800-522-1086 - is Pauls Valley to include areas to the south of Interstate 40, with an office in Pauls Valley, Okla.

In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.

Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian.

Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars.

Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home.

Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City , OK 73105





Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

13500 Brandon Place
Oklahoma City , OK 73142



Rehabcare Spanish Cove Retirement Village

Welcome to Spanish Cove, an adult senior retirement community located in the metropolitan Oklahoma City area, in the suburb of Yukon. We are a Continuing Care Retirement Community (or "CCRC," sometimes known as a "Continuum of Care Retirement Community"), offering amenities and programs for every phase of retirement, from independent living to home health care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and nursing care. Residents enjoy a lifestyle that is maintenance-free and carefully customized to meet the needs of each individual.

11 Palm Ave.
Yukon , OK 73099



Toll Free: 

800-965-COVE (2683)



TARC is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families through education, empowerment, support and advocacy. TARC programs include: ARCCorps recruits and trains volunteer guardians and advocates willing to assist people with developmental disabilities when they are making important decisions that affect their health, safety, and personal development. is the TARC online presence and is a comprehensive source for Oklahomans seeking information or resources for themselves or others with a disability or wanting to connect with others in similar situations.

Family Support delivers services in both English and Spanish including parent education and training, educational advocacy, assistance in using community resources, and fostering connectedness among families that have members with developmental disabilities.

Oklahoma Advocates Involved in Monitoring (OK-AIM) trains more than 700 volunteers statewide to visit state-funded residences to monitor the quality of the everyday lives of people who have developmental disabilities.

Outreach/Service Management expedites access to the full range of services needed by people with developmental disabilities and their families at critical times in their lives such as the birth of a child with a disability; the diagnosis of a disability in a young child; the entry of a child with a disability into the public school system; transition from the education to the adult service system; and the death of the person primarily responsible for caring for an individual with a disability.

Self-Advocacy promotes the development of social and decision-making skills that enable people with developmental disabilities to live fulfilling, self-directed lives in the community; be contributing members of society; and have the support of a peer group.

Provides referral to respite care providers for individuals with developmental disabilities.

2516 E. 71st Street, Suite A
Tulsa , OK 74136



Toll Free: 




Visiting Nurse Association of Tulsa

Respite care services provided by home health aides are available for eligible individuals, fees based on a sliding scale.

7875 E. 51 St.
Tulsa , OK 74145