Frequently asked questions about Concordia senior living retirement community.
At Concordia, we’re dedicated to answering your questions and offering guidance in your search for the best retirement living option. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to call us at 405-720-7200.
Who is Concordia?
Concordia was founded through an association of 10 Lutheran Churches in the Oklahoma District of the LCMS. Concordia is the realization of the vision of the LCMS that identified a need for a senior home in Oklahoma City that supported and encouraged Christian fellowship and values as far back as 1958. In keeping with a strong independent streak Oklahomans are known for, Concordia is managed and staffed by local Oklahomans and is not part of a larger multi-facility company. Concordia Life Plan Community is an independent Oklahoma City not-for-profit corporation with strong local ties.
Who owns and operates Concordia?
Our community is an Oklahoma not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation. A volunteer Board of Trustees determines the policies and articulates the vision and mission of Concordia Senior Living. This dedicated group of individuals is comprised of representatives of the Lutheran Senior Citizens Inc. (LSCI) (Oklahoma District LCMS) and members of local, Oklahoma City business and professional organizations.
What does Concordia offer?
Concordia is a full-service retirement community in northwest Oklahoma City offering a complete continuum of care on one campus. You’ll find a range of options for independent residential living, including one- and two-bedroom apartments and patio homes ranging in size from 814 to 1,217 square feet, access to on-site social, cultural, spiritual, educational and wellness opportunities as well as conveniences such as dining, housekeeping and maintenance. Concordia offers assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care in our on-site Health Center.
How do I become a resident of Concordia?
Becoming a part of the Concordia community is easy:
- Schedule a personal visit with one of our knowledgeable marketing counselors to learn more about the benefits and value of retirement living at Concordia
- Select the apartment or patio home that best suits your preferences and make a refundable reservation deposit
- Complete and submit your application forms
- Complete payment of the one-time Entrance Deposit and begin monthly fee payments
What is my next step?
More than ever, people are recognizing the importance of planning ahead for their retirement and future health care needs. Call one of our marketing representatives at (405) 720-7200 or contact us online to schedule a visit and begin to imagine the possibilities of your future at Concordia.
What can I expect living at Concordia Life Plan Community?
Independent lifestyles at Concordia include such amenities as exercise room, library with computer access, dining with waited table service, coffee nook and transportation. In addition, you have priority access to our on-site assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and nursing care, if and whenever you need it. Residents have the peace of mind of a 24-hour emergency response system and round-the-clock security. Since it is your home, you come and go as you please within a faith based community of friends. Concordia gives you freedom from light housekeeping, lawn care, home maintenance and other chores, allowing you the time to enjoy the things that are most important to you such as visiting friends and family, travel, hobbies and more. You have added peace of mind knowing that assistance and healthcare are available, should you need them for as long as you need them.
What are the residential fees at Concordia?
There is a one-time refundable entrance fee and a monthly service fee. The monthly fee simplifies typical monthly expenses and includes all the high quality services and amenities offered here: real estate taxes, property insurance, utilities, basic cable TV, dining program, weekly housekeeping and linen service, interior and exterior grounds keeping maintenance, scheduled transportation, security, parking and round-the-clock emergency response. To learn more about health benefit plans, including Life Care, as well as entrance and monthly service fees, please visit our Financial Options page.
Can I bring my pet?
Of course. Pets are always welcome at Concordia subject to the Pet Policy.
Is there parking for my car?
Yes. Parking is available in lots adjacent to the apartments or in reserved covered parking bays. The patio homes have their own attached garages.
Is there extra storage?
Concordia has additional, lockable indoor storage space for your seldom used possessions and/or seasonal items within the building.
Are there recreational/educational programs?
One of the benefits of Concordia is our extensive offering of educational and recreational activities. We offer a regular schedule of lectures, music, art, movies, entertainment, health and wellness programs, trips in our own bus, gardening, bridge groups and many other programs. A few examples of the range of programs we offer are Tai Chi, fitness programs, transportation to local churches, social hour, travelogues, Wii bowling and spiritual/religious services for all faiths. Concordia has a fitness center, community meeting rooms, living room, creative arts room, library, beauty salon/barber and concierge.
Can my grandchildren visit?
Guests of any age are always welcome at Concordia because it is your home.
Can guests stay overnight?
Your home at Concordia is yours to do with as you please, including entertaining overnight guests in your apartment or patio home. We also offer on-site guest suites at a reasonable cost.
Is there a place where my bridge group, book club or other group could meet?
Concordia has lounges for reading, socializing or throwing a private dinner party or gathering. Our Lifestyles Director conducts many classes, activities and special interest groups which you may wish to join. In addition, your own group is welcome to meet at Concordia in any of the available common areas.
What happens if I get sick?
Concordia has partnered with Mercy Hospital to staff an on-site wellness clinic with medical director, lab services, visiting physicians and pharmacy services. If you have a minor illness, such as the flu, you can remain in your apartment or patio home. Tray service is available from one of our dining venues so that you can dine in your home. If a temporary stay or permanent transfer is needed in the Health Center for a more serious illness or recovery from surgery, you are guaranteed priority access to our on-site nursing and rehabilitation center.
Can I buy extra meals?
You can purchase additional meals for yourself or guests in the dining room.
If only one meal per day is included, where do I get my other meals?
Your patio home or apartment at Concordia has a fully equipped kitchen so that you may prepare your own meals. You may also purchase additional meals in the dining room, order a sandwich of the day, or dine out in one of the many area restaurants.
What if my plans change?
Should your plans change, just notify us in writing to have your reservation deposit returned. There is no risk since reservation deposits are fully refundable.
If I am interested in moving to Concordia, but not ready to give up my home, when is the right time to move?
When you are settled in a house you love, it is difficult to make a big move to a retirement community. However, your good health is your best assurance for entrance. If you wait until you need assistance, it may be too late to qualify for residency. Making a Reservation Agreement well before you think you need to move is strongly recommended. Our Wait List option is for individuals who are planning for their future and would like to have a priority for their choice of residence.
As a caregiver, I feel I need some help. Where can I turn to?
As the child or spouse of an aging or ill family member, guilt or fear may prevent you from getting the help you need. Our admissions team will be happy to provide you with literature support, community support programs and information about our services, including respite care, to help you take a break and get the rest you may need.
How do I begin making healthcare decisions for my loved one?
Include your primary care physician in the decision-making process. He or she can provide reliable information about your loved one’s physical, mental and emotional states so that you can start to understand what care will be most beneficial.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 or older and people under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. Medicare does not cover all expenses and is not designed to pay for long-term custodial care so it is important to understand the program. For patients meeting requirements, Medicare helps cover the costs for hospital stays, skilled nursing home stays up to 100 days and hospice care. Our admission team members will be happy to provide you with current rates and coverage.
What is Medicaid?
The Medicaid program provides medical benefits to low-income people who have inadequate medical insurance or none at all. The federal government establishes general guidelines for the program, but each state establishes the program’s requirements including eligibility. You can find out more about the Medicaid program through cms.gov or by talking to our admissions team. Concordia is not a licensed Medicaid provider.