Memory care provides intensive medical care to seniors who are stricken with serious dementia and health conditions in a specialized care setting. This community type conforms to specific Alzheimer’s-related health and safety guidelines. Alzheimer’s living homes have secured communities to restrict roaming ; a typical symptom of the disease. Residents live in semi-private apartments or private rooms. Residents in memory care require assistance with medications, bathing, and eating. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $7,148 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $6,684 . The state of Georgia has specific standards related to this kind of community. The The Department of Community Health licenses assisted living communities and personal care homes certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is affected by the community where it is located. The rent burden for Hiawassee is about 18.0% of the average person’s monthly income. Hiawassee has a median home value of about $230,659 and the median cost of rent is around $659 per month.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Hiawassee 27.1% have a high-school diploma, 31.7% have a college degree, and 11.6% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Hiawassee, 19.0% consider themselves widows, 12.5% do not have health insurance, 30.4% participate in the labor force, and 17.5% live in poverty. Out of the total city population, 40.7% are male and 59.3% are female. The median age of Hiawassee is 65 years old. In Hiawassee, 12.7% of the population are veterans. Demographically, Hiawassee is 93.5% white, 5.5% Hispanic, 2.9% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.6% Native American, 0.0% mixed race, 0.0% Asian, and 0.0% other or not specified. The current population of Hiawassee consists of 912 people. Hiawassee has a population density of 217 people per square mile.
An overview of Georgia
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Georgia citizen is ranked 17th nation-wide. Additionally, Georgia is ranked 39th by standards of healthcare. The state of Georgia has 151 hospitals and 251 health centers, providing care to a population of 10,626,983. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Adventhealth Gordon, Wellstar Paulding Hospital, and And Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside. In terms of resources, Georgia has a cost of living index of 91.2, a grocery index rating of 96.9, and a housing index rating of 73.8. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Based on natural beauty, Georgia ranks 20th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Georgia ranks 13th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 46% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state has a median age of 37 and 26% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 42% of Georgia residents attend religious services among the 12,292 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-38%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-17%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Georgia there are 622 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Georgia drops to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 70F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 24F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of August. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Georgia is around 4.17 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of August at around 8.46 inches. On average, Georgia has an air quality index rating of around 37.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of March with a rating of around 43.9 AQI. While residents of Georgia mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Georgia can include hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Georgia
The state of Georgia has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of flowering quince, mountain laurel, yellow jasmine, and palms. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mockingbird, the cottonmouth snakes, the eastern diamondback, or the bass. The state animal of Georgia is the north Atlantic right whale.