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About Oklahoma's resource centers

Oklahoman Published: January 22, 2012


Resource centers

• The state is responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and infrastructure at the Enid and Pauls Valley resource centers. Of the 14 buildings currently housing residents in Enid and Pauls Valley, only four are less than 50 years old.

• The funds used to pay for residents' care at the centers isn't enough to also pay for upkeep of the buildings. Federal dollars fund 65 percent of the daily residential rate of $545.

• In 1982, there were 1,800 residents in state-run centers and none receiving Medicaid home or community-based services.

• As of 2011, there were 240 residents in state-run centers and 5,150 receiving home or community-based services.

SOURCE: State Department of Human Services