Memory care communities run in compliance with a dementia specific care program. Caregivers need to undergo dementia-specific training and staff are required to be available for aid 24 hours-a-day. Residents have the option to live in single rooms or semi-private apartments. Dementia living homes maintain alarm systems to limit wandering ; a common symptom of the disease. Organized activities are offered by staff members trained explicitly on caring for those with memory impairments. The monthly median cost for a private room is around 30,219 and the cost for a semi-private room is around 30,219. The state of Alaska has specific standards associated with this kind of community. The The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Health Care Services, and and the Department of Administration certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
The location where a care community is based might have a large impact on the cost of care. Cost of living is a major influence in determining which destination meets the needs of your loved one's needs. Per month, the median rent in Homer is around $1,202 and the median price of a home in Homer costs around $270,708. The rent burden for Homer is around 18.7% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 47.0% are male and 53.0% are female. The median age of Homer is 39 years old. The total population of Homer consists of 5,697 people. Homer has a population density of 159 people per square mile. Demographically, Homer is 0.4% black, 86.3% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.0% Native American, 6.2% Hispanic, 6.2% mixed race, 1.4% Asian, and 0.7% other or not specified. In Homer, 9.3% of the people are veterans. In Homer, 14.2% have some form of disability, 8.9% live in poverty, 17.2% do not have health insurance, and 64.4% participate in the labor force. Of the population of Homer 22.1% have a high-school diploma, 15.2% have a graduate degree, and 34.1% have a college degree.
An overview of Alaska
Residents of Alaska enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 45th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Alaska has a cost of living index rating of 131, a grocery index rating of 134, and a housing index rating of 134. The state of Alaska has 26 hospitals and 35 health centers, providing care to a population of 735,097. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, and Providence Alaska Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Alaska citizen is ranked 44th nation-wide. Additionally, Alaska is ranked 25th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Alaska ranks 15th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Alaska residents voted Republican and 37% voted Democrat. In Alaska, 30% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,246 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-22%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-3%. In Alaska there are 27 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 35, and 25% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in October with an average of 21.97 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 3.13 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 77%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 93% in the month of July. On average, Alaska has an air quality index rating of around 29.6 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of February with a rating of around 42.0 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Alaska is around 54F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 74F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 31F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Alaska drops to around 12F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 43F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -31F 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, western hemlock, and white spruce. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the orca, the turtles, the fish, or the Dall sheep. The state animal of Alaska is the the moose.