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Oklahoma’s Living Choice program gives eligible Oklahomans the opportunity to live in their own homes in a community setting while receiving the necessary services and support to meet their needs. The Medicaid program is designed to transform the current long-term care system by promoting home and community-based care instead of institutional care.

With the right support, many individuals can regain their independence as active, engaged community members. Living Choice offers various community-based services to help make the move successful.

Living Choice has transitioned approximately 1,000 Oklahomans and saved the state over $9 million.


  • Case management
  • Personal care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Self-direction services
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Adult day care
  • Assisted living
  • Skilled nursing
  • Transportation
  • Private-duty nursing
  • Therapy (physical, occupational and speech)
  • Transitional funds to help facilitate the move (one-time benefit of up to $2,400)
  • Additional services may be available based on need


Oklahoma's Living Choice program offers services to individuals with physical disabilities aged 19-64, individuals with chronic illnesses aged 65 and older, and individuals with intellectual disabilities aged 19 and older. In addition to these categorical age requirements, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Have resided in an institutional setting continuously for a minimum of 60 days.
  • Qualify for SoonerCare for at least one day before the transition.
  • Have a desire to transition back into the community.
  • Be willing to actively participate in their plan of care.
  • A family member, health care professional or any other interested party may make program referrals.

Applications, referral forms and other resources are listed on this page.


Melissa Connor - Oklahoma’s Living Choice “changed my life.”

Ralph Heiser - Oklahoma’s Living Choice “helped me get my life back on track and help me feel better about myself.”

Billy Cummings - “I really appreciate the liberty.”

Charles Ingram - Charles loves playing guitar and cooking for himself and his neighbors. Living Choice gave has helped me "live my dream life."