Memory care communities provide intensive medical care to individuals who are afflicted with serious health and dementia conditions in a supervised community. A memory care community utilizes staff members who are annually trained in helping seniors with an inability to make basic care choices, dementia, and cognitive impairments. Basic services offered in memory care may include: 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, comfortable private or semi-private rooms, social programs and activities, and daily meals. Seniors may live in semi-private apartments or single rooms. Memory care provides 24-hour supervised care with social opportunities, health management, and meals for occupants. The annual median cost for a private room is around $160,418 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $139,795 . Hawaii has a number of provisions related to this type of community. The The Department of Health and Office of Health Care Assurance governs this type of community.
Cost of Living
The price of a care community is determined by the city where it is located. Monthly, the median rent in Waipahu is around $1,786 and the median home value in Waipahu is $573,729. The rent burden for Waipahu is about 19.5% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 50.5% are female and 49.5% are male. The median age of Waipahu is 37 years old. Racially, the population of Waipahu is 7.3% Hispanic, 15.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 13.3% mixed race, 0.2% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, 3.7% white, 0.6% black, and 67.0% Asian. Out of the total population of Waipahu, 9.1% are widows, 11.8% live in poverty, 64.5% participate in the labor force, and 5.2% do not have health insurance. In Waipahu, 6.9% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. The current population of Waipahu consists of 41,715 people. Waipahu has a population density of 6,076 people per square mile. In terms of education, 35.7% have a high-school diploma, 2.6% have a graduate degree, and 17.0% have a college degree.
An overview of Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has 25 hospitals and 61 health centers, providing care to 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. Residents of Hawaii enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 16th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Hawaii has a cost of living index rating of 190, a grocery index rating of 169, and a housing index rating of 319. Hawaii is ranked 24th in quality of life and 1st in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 39, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 30% of Hawaii residents voted Republican and 62% voted Democrat. In Hawaii, 28% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,314 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-0.08, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Hawaii there are 16 masonic lodges. The state of Hawaii ranks 3rd in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
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. On average, the state receives 3.82 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 15.67 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 69F. The average high winter temperature is around 83F in 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. 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 old world forked fern, hinahina, pua kala, and Florida hopbush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Hawaiian wild cattle, the sicyopterus stimpsoni, the Hawaiian freshwater goby, or the awaous stamineus. The state animal of Hawaii is the Hawaiian monk seal. Some of the plants species native to the Hawaii region include pukiawe, milo, and mamane.