Memory care communities provide long-term medical care to individuals who have serious dementia and health conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored community. This community complies with specific dementia-related health and safety guidelines. Residents in memory care require aid with dressing, personal care , and grooming. Basic services offered in memory care may include: 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, social programs and activities, medication management, and comfortable private or semi-private rooms. Structured activities are delivered by caregivers educated specifically on providing aid for persons with memory impairments. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $6,844 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $5,931 . Illinois maintains a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
The community where a senior care community is located might have a major effect on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a major factor when choosing which location is best for your family. The median monthly price for rent in Lyons is around $1,270 and the median home value for Lyons costs around $155,284. The rent burden for Lyons is about 26.7% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Lyons 19.1% have a college degree, 7.6% have a graduate degree, and 37.3% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Lyons, 14.8% do not have health insurance, 8.1% are widowed, 9.9% have some form of disability, and 14.3% live in poverty. Demographically, Lyons is 2.8% Asian, 4.0% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 48.0% Hispanic, 4.5% black, 80.0% white, and 8.8% other or not specified. In Lyons, 5.9% of the people are veterans. Out of the total city population, 50.8% are male and 49.2% are female. The median age of Lyons is 34 years old. Currently, the population of Lyons consists of 10,585 people. Lyons has a population density of 1,869 people per square mile.
An overview of Illinois
Illinois is ranked 35th in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Illinois are Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 34% of Illinois’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 12,453 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 56% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Illinois, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is 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. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. 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. 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 viola pedata, bird’s foot violet, bloodroot, and blazing star. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American black bear, the big brown bat, the coyote, or the cougar. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.