Memory care services administer assistance to seniors who require specialized memory care. This community complies with specific Alzheimer’s-related security measures and safety guidelines. Memory care living communities have alarm systems to prevent wandering which is a standard symptom of Alzheimer’s. Organized activities are delivered by caregivers trained specifically on providing aid for seniors with memory impairments. This type of community offers 24-hour supervised care with health management, meals, and social activities for inhabitants. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $6,844 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $5,931 . The state of Illinois has specific standards related to this kind of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the motivating factor in determining which care option fits best. The median home value in Carbondale is about $117,367 and the median rent is about $816 a month. The rent burden for Carbondale is around 13.8% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Carbondale, 4.4% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Carbondale has a population density of 578 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Carbondale, 2.0% consider themselves widows, 54.6% participate in the labor force, 45.4% live in poverty, and 11.4% have some form of disability. Based on gender, 49.7% are female and 50.3% are male. The median age of Carbondale is 24 years old. In terms of education, 15.0% have a high-school diploma, 48.4% have a college degree, and 28.4% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Carbondale is 61.5% white, 6.9% Hispanic, 4.4% mixed race, 5.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.2% Native American, 25.8% black, and 2.4% other or not specified.
An overview of Illinois
Overall, Illinois ranks 35th out of all states in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. The state of Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 94.2 and a housing index rating of 87.2. In total, Illinois has 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 citizens. Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
Thirty-four percent of Illinois residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 12,453 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Illinois is 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of angelica, bee balm, black snakeroot, and aromatic aster. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cougar, the eastern red bat, the big brown bat, or the American pygmy shrew. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.