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Our Mission

ORALA's mission is to promote advocacy, education, legislation, and community resources, to ensure the highest quality of care for our consumers.

ORALA, Oklahoma Residential Assisted Living Association, is a non-profit organization powered by passionate caregivers that strive to give the best care and provide the safest Residential Care Homes and Assisted Living Residencies throughout Oklahoma.

As an association, we offer a network of resources and tools to our members allowing them to access educational material, have one-on-one consulting, and be supported by a regional team of experts helping to provide the highest quality of care while maintaining a home like atmosphere for all Residents of our facilities.

What is Residential Care?

Residential Care Facilities are licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and are staffed 24 / 7.

Residential Care Facilities strive to maintain the "home" atmosphere for it's Residents while providing residential accommodations, food service, and supportive assistance for ambulatory Residents who do not routinely require skilled nursing care.

Each home is independently owned and operated, the facilities vary in styles and settings; from small to large, from rural to urban.

Whether you are just in need of a little extra help from day to day or if you are looking for a cozy home away from home for your special loved one, we have a facility just for you.

Services provided by Residential Care:

3 Daily Meals & Snacks

Medication Supervision


Laundry Services

Assistance in personal hygiene

Money Management


Structured activities & recreation

Socialization services


Oklahoma licensed Administrators have the following annual CE requirements:

NHA - Nursing Home Administrators - 24 CEU

RC/AL - Residential Care / Assisted Living Administrators - 18 CEU

ResCare - Residential Care Administrators - 16 CEU

In need of NAB approved CE - we can help! View our schedule here.


Association discounts on Facility Insurance

Discounts on Administrator Continuing Education

Legislation updates and input

Association pricing from select vendors

Advice from our Board and member expertise


Free Web-site facility profile for advertising

Survey / Compliance / Certification Support

Emergency Action Planning Assistance

Networking opportunities

Crisis Support



For additional information regarding Residential Care, Educational opportunities, Resident placement, or Benefits of membership; contact our Executive Director, Denise Wilson.