Memory care communities provide long-term medical care to individuals who have serious dementia and health conditions in a supervised community. Staff members are required to obtain dementia-specific education and a staff member are required to be available for aid around-the-clock. Alzheimer’s living homes possess alarm systems to restrict roaming which is a symptom of the disease. Memory care offers 24-hour supervised care with recreational opportunities, meals, and health management for inhabitants. Structured activities are provided by staff members educated explicitly on providing aid for seniors with cognitive impairments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $81,395 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $76,650 . Alabama has specific standards related to this type of community. The Department of Public Health and Bureau of Health Provider Standards governs this community type.
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is determined by the neighborhood where it is located. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Attalla is $550 and the median home value in Attalla is $76,784. The rent burden for Attalla is around 15.2% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Attalla, 18.8% have some form of disability, 7.9% are widowed, 16.3% do not have health insurance, and 11.5% live in poverty. In Attalla, 8.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Racially, the population of Attalla is 20.5% black, 5.9% Hispanic, 0.0% Asian, 0.6% other or not specified, 74.7% white, 1.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, and 3.1% mixed race. Out of the total city population, 47.9% are male and 52.1% are female. The median age of Attalla is 39 years old. Attalla has a population density of 322 people per square mile. The total population of Attalla consists of 5,827 people. In terms of education, 39.3% have a high-school diploma, 12.1% have a college degree, and 6.7% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Alabama
There are 101 general hospitals and 164 health centers that provide care for 4,900,655 Alabama residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Alabama are Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital. The state of Alabama has a cost of living index of 89.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 97.4 and a housing index rating of 71.5. Based on natural beauty, Alabama ranks 35th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Alabama citizen is ranked 49th nation-wide. Additionally, Alabama is ranked 46th by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 34% of Alabama residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. In Alabama, 51% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 10,514 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Alabama there are 892 masonic lodges. The state of Alabama ranks 31st in the country for diversity. In Alabama, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 4.74 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 8.15 inches. On average, Alabama has an air quality index rating of around 38.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.4 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 66F during the month of February. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 93F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 62F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Alabama is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. While residents of Alabama mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alabama can include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Alabama
The state of Alabama has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of many varieties of azalea, southern magnolia, oak-leaf hydrangea, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the the California sea lion, the jaguarondi, the ring-tailed cat, or the feral swine. The state animal of Alabama is the black bear.