Memory care communities operate in accordance with a memory-care specific living curriculum. Staff need to receive dementia-specific training and a staff member must be available for help 24 hours-a-day. Basic services offered in memory care may include: medication management, daily meals, exercise and physical therapy programs, and housekeeping and laundry service. Alzheimer’s living environments have supervised areas to limit roaming which is a typical symptom of the disease. Persons may reside in shared apartments or private rooms. The annual median cost for a private room is around $113,150 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $98,368 . Colorado has specific rules related to this type of community. The The Department of Public Health and Environment licenses assisted living residences certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the big influence when determining which community fits best. The rent burden for Northglenn is around 19.4% of the average person’s monthly income. Northglenn has a median home value of $227,090 and the median cost of rent is about $1,289 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Northglenn, 8.8% do not have health insurance, 13.4% have some form of disability, 11.0% live in poverty, and 5.0% are widows. Of the population of Northglenn 29.4% have a high-school diploma, 6.3% have a graduate degree, and 19.8% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Northglenn is 87.4% white, 3.1% Asian, 1.9% black, 0.7% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 34.4% Hispanic, 3.9% other or not specified, and 3.1% mixed race. Based on gender, 50.2% are male and 49.8% are female. The median age of Northglenn is 33 years old. Currently, the population of Northglenn consists of 38,928 people. Northglenn has a population density of 2,044 people per square mile. In Northglenn, 9.1% of the people are veterans.
An overview of Colorado
Overall, Colorado ranks 10th out of all states in quality of life and 12th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Colorado is ranked 31st in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Colorado has a cost of living index rating of 106, a grocery index rating of 103, and a housing index rating of 119. The state of Colorado has 92 hospitals and 162 health centers, providing care to a population of 5,776,356. The three highest ranked hospitals in Colorado are Poudre Valley Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center, and Centura Health-Penrose St. Francis Health Services.
Social demographics of the state
In Colorado, 30% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,188 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-26%, Mainline Protestant-15%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Colorado there are 148 masonic lodges. The state of Colorado ranks 18th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 43% of Colorado residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 37 and 27% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of April at around 4.53 inches. On average, the state receives 1.32 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 54%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 79%. During the winter, the average temperature in Colorado drops to around 26F. The average high winter temperature is around 53F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -8F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 66F. The average high summer temperature is around 96F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 31F during the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Colorado is 44.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 61.9 AQI. While residents of Colorado mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Colorado can include earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Colorado
The state of Colorado has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of lilies, aspen, lichens, and berry shrubs. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lion, the salmon, the mule deer, or the antelope. The state animal of Colorado is the the rocky mountain bighorn sheep.