Memory care communities provide long-term medical care to individuals who are stricken with serious dementia and health conditions in a supervised community. Care providers must receive dementia-specific education and staff are required to be available for support 24 hours-a-day. Typically, residents in memory care require help with grooming, eating, and personal care . Residents may live in private rooms or shared apartments. Structured activities are offered by caregivers trained explicitly on providing aid for people with cognitive impairments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $160,418 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $139,795 . The state of Hawaii maintains specific rules related to this type of community. The The Department of Health and Office of Health Care Assurance certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the neighborhood where it is located. The median home value in Honolulu is around $628,388 and the median cost for rent is around $1,480 per month a month. The rent burden for Honolulu is around 19.4% of the average monthly income. The sales tax in Honolulu is 4.17%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a location can have a profound impact on the well-being of a senior citizen. The average humidity rating for Honolulu is about 65%. Humidity levels are highest in the month of December at approximately 70%. Monthly, Honolulu measures around 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically falls in March with an average of 3 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Honolulu gets an average of 0.00 inches of snow per year. Honolulu has a hot semi-arid type of climate. During the summer months, Honolulu is approximately 81F. The low summer temperature is approximately 74F in June. The summer high temperature is at around 89F during the month of August. In the winter, the temperature falls to roughly 74F. The high winter temperature is about 82F in the month of December. The lowest winter temperature is around 66 F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Honolulu is about 30.1. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its max in the month of December at around 36.6.
Demographics and Values
In Honolulu, 60.0% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Honolulu 18.6% practice Catholicism, 5.2% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, and 4.3% practice Pentecostalism. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Honolulu, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 3.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In the previous presidential election, 31.6% voted Republican, 61.5% voted Democrat, and 6.9% voted for a third party candidate in Honolulu county. Demographically, Honolulu is 54.1% Asian, 7.0% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% black, 17.7% white, 0.9% other or not specified, 8.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 17.4% mixed race. In Honolulu, 64.1% participate in the labor force, 7.0% are widowed, 11.6% live in poverty, and 4.8% do not have health insurance. Honolulu has a population density of 2,234 people per square mile. The current population of Honolulu is shrinking at a rate of -0.006%. In terms of education, 24.0% have a high-school diploma, 13.0% have a graduate degree, and 36.4% have a college degree. In Honolulu, 8.0% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Honolulu is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on gender, 49.3% are male and 50.7% are female. In Honolulu, 32.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.9% are over the age of 60, 6.9% are over the age of 70, and 6.6% are over the age of 80. The median age of Honolulu is 41 years old. In terms of crime, Honolulu has 3.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 33.6 property crimes per 1000 residents.
An overview of Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has a cost of living index of 190.1 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 169.3 and a housing index rating of 318.6. Hawaii is ranked 24th in quality of life and 1st in healthcare. The natural beauty of Hawaii is ranked 16th in the nation. There are 25 hospitals and 61 health centers that service a population of 1,416,789. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be The Queens Medical Center, Straub Clinic And Hospital, and Pail Mimi Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 28% of Hawaii's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,314 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-0.08. In Hawaii there are 16 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Hawaii ranks 3rd in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 30% voted for the Republican candidate while 62% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Hawaii, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Hawaii is around 75F. The average high summer temperature is around 89F in the month of August. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Hawaii drops to around 69F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 83F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 42F in the month of February. Hawaii experiences an average humidity rating of about 73%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. On average, Hawaii has an air quality index rating of around 41.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 57.8 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Hawaii is around 3.82 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 15.67 inches. While residents of Hawaii mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Hawaii can include floods and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of hapu'u, aiakanene, Mexican primrose, and Florida hopbush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eleotris sandwicensis, the Hawaiian hoary bat, the Hawaiian wild cattle, or the awaous stamineus. Some of the plants species native to the Hawaii region include mamane, pukiawe, and milo. The state animal of Hawaii is the Hawaiian monk seal.