Memory care offers intensive medical care to seniors with severe health and dementia conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored setting. A memory care community employs caregivers who are trained annually in helping persons with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and an inability to make basic healthcare decisions. Persons may live in private rooms or shared apartments. Memory care living communities have supervised areas to prevent roaming which is a typical symptom of Alzheimer’s. Structured activities are delivered by caregivers trained specifically on caring for persons with cognitive impairments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $166,988 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $152,388 . Connecticut maintains specific regulations associated with this type of community. The The Department of Public Health and community Licensing regulates this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence when determining which care choice meets the needs of you or your loved one’s needs. Orange has a median home value of around $385,144 and the median cost of rent is around $2,028 per month. The rent burden for Orange is about 19.8% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Orange consists of 13,981 people. Orange has a population density of 314 people per square mile. In Orange, 8.2% are widowed, 11.3% have some form of disability, 3.3% live in poverty, and 2.5% do not have health insurance. In Orange, 6.2% of the population are veterans. Demographically, Orange is 2.0% black, 6.8% Asian, 2.1% mixed race, 2.4% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, 89.0% white, 0.2% other or not specified, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In terms of education, 57.5% have a college degree, 19.2% have a high-school diploma, and 30.8% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 47.2% are male and 52.8% are female. The median age of Orange is 46 years old.
An overview of Connecticut
Overall, Connecticut ranks 21st in quality of life and 3rd in healthcare compared to other US states. In total, Connecticut has 38 general hospitals and 121 health centers that provide care for 3,571,450 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Connecticut are St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Sharon Hospital, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Based on natural beauty, Connecticut ranks 6th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Connecticut has a cost of living index rating of 129, a grocery index rating of 114, and a housing index rating of 145.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 41% of Connecticut residents voted Republican and 55% voted Democrat. In Connecticut, 28% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,597 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-13%, Mainline Protestant-17%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Connecticut there are 109 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 41 and 32% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Connecticut ranks 14th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 70% in the month of September. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 29F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 44F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Connecticut is around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 52F in the month of June. On average, Connecticut has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 53.7 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 5.47 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Connecticut is around 4.15 inches. While residents of Connecticut mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Connecticut can include hurricanes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Connecticut
The state of Connecticut has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of blue flag iris, kingcup or marsh marigold, mountain laurel, and summer sweet. The state animal of Connecticut is the the sperm whale.