Memory care offers long-term medical care to persons with severe dementia and health conditions in a specialized care facility. This facility utilizes caregivers who have received annually trained in helping seniors with memory care, an inability to make basic healthcare decisions, and Alzhemier's. Persons reside in shared apartments or private rooms. Organized activities are provided by staff members trained explicitly on providing aid for those with cognitive impairments. Residents in memory care require assistance with washing, personal care , and grooming. The monthly median cost for a private room is around 30,219 and the cost for a semi-private room is around 30,219. Alaska maintains specific rules related to this kind of facility. The The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Health Care Services, and and the Department of Administration licenses this type of facility.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals can be a major factor when choosing the most suitable destination. The top hospitals that service Anchorage include Alaska Regional Hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center, and Alaska Native Medical Center. In total, there are 5 hospitals located in Anchorage which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a motivating factor when choosing which care choice fits best. Monthly, the median rent in Anchorage is around $1,702 per month and the median home value in Anchorage is $304,137. The rent burden for Anchorage is around 19.1% of the average person's monthly income. Anchorage has a grocery index rating of around 122.1 and a cost of living index of around 137.1. These index scores are founded on a spectrum where 100 is considered the average score and any amount over 100 is considered costlier than said average.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather, most notably air quality and moisture, can be a significant influence in determining which destination is right for your loved one. Monthly, Anchorage receives about 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in September with an average of 4 inches in a month. Anchorage experiences on average 78.80 inches of snow in a year. Anchorage has a subarctic type of climate. During the summer, the average temperature in Anchorage is about 59°F. The summer high temperature rises to roughly 69°F during July. The lowest summer temperature is about 49°F during the month of June. In the winter, the average temperature in Anchorage dips to approximately 19°F. The peak winter temperature gets to around 29°F in the month of February. The low winter temperature is around 9 °F during the month of January. On average, Anchorage has a humidity rating of about 69%. The average humidity levels reach their peak in the month of December at roughly 78%. The average air quality index rating in Anchorage is approximately 35.5. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating reaches its peak during November at approximately 51.9. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Anchorage consists of 253,421 people and in total the Anchorage metro area has a population of 294,356. The current population of Anchorage is shrinking at a rate of -0.009%. Anchorage has a population density of 66 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Anchorage, 13.2% do not have health insurance, 73.5% participate in the labor force, 10.9% have some form of disability, and 3.4% consider themselves widows. Demographically, Anchorage is 9.7% mixed race, 8.9% Hispanic, 5.5% black, 7.3% Native American, 2.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 63.7% white, 2.2% other or not specified, and 9.3% Asian. In terms of crime, Anchorage has 12.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 55.5 property crimes per 1000 residents. In Anchorage, 12.9% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Anchorage is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Anchorage, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 1.5% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Anchorage 9.2% practice another Chrisitan faith, 8.9% practice Catholicism, and 4.9% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. In Anchorage, 63.8% are nonbelievers. During the last presidential election, 62.1% voted Republican, 34.4% voted Democrat, and 3.5% voted for a third party candidate in Anchorage county. Based on gender, 51.1% are male and 48.9% are female. The median age of Anchorage is 33 years old. In Anchorage, 21.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.0% are over the age of 60, 3.9% are over the age of 70, and 1.8% are over the age of 80. Of the population of Anchorage 34.6% have a college degree, 23.8% have a high-school diploma, and 12.6% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Alaska
The natural beauty of Alaska is ranked 45th in the nation. Overall, Alaska ranks 44th in quality of life and 25th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Alaska has a cost of living index of 130.6 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 134.2 and a housing index rating of 133.9. The state of Alaska has 26 hospitals and 35 health centers, providing care to a population of 735,097. The three highest ranked hospitals in Alaska are Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, and Providence Alaska Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 35 and 25% of its population being over the age of 55. Thirty percent of Alaska residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 1,246 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-22%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-3%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Alaska there are 27 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 37% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Alaska ranks 15th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of October at around 21.97 inches. On average, the state receives 3.13 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Alaska is 29.6 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of February with a rating of 42.0 AQI. Alaska experiences an average humidity rating of about 77%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 93%. During the summer, the average temperature in Alaska is around 54°F. The average high summer temperature is around 74°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 31°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Alaska drops to around 12°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 43°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -31°F during the month of February. While residents of Alaska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alaska can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Alaska
The state of Alaska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sitka spruce, black spruce, white spruce, and western hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the caribou, the frogs, the dall sheep, or the fish. The state animal of Alaska is the the moose.