Memory care communities provide care in accordance with a dementia specific care program. This type of community utilizes staff members who are annually trained in caring for seniors with an inability to make basic healthcare decisions, dementia, and cognitive impairments. Organized activities are offered by staff members trained specifically on caring for those with cognitive deficiencies. Basic services offered in memory care may include: exercise and physical therapy programs, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, daily meals, and comfortable private or semi-private rooms. Seniors have the option to live in shared apartments or single rooms. 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 maintains specific rules associated with this kind of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major influence when deciding which location works for your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Mahomet is about 17.3% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median price of rent in Mahomet is $1,678 per month and the median home value in Mahomet costs around $221,440.
Demographics and Values
Mahomet has a population density of 344 people per square mile. In Mahomet, 6.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 52.6% have a college degree, 17.2% have a high-school diploma, and 23.3% have a graduate degree. In Mahomet, 2.9% do not have health insurance, 9.7% have some form of disability, 73.0% participate in the labor force, and 4.4% are widows. Demographically, Mahomet is 0.0% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.4% Asian, 97.0% white, 0.0% black, 2.3% mixed race, 4.6% Hispanic, and 0.0% other or not specified. Out of the total city population, 46.8% are male and 53.2% are female. The median age of Mahomet is 38 years old.
An overview of Illinois
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. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. The natural beauty of Illinois is ranked 43rd in the nation. Overall, Illinois ranks 35th out of all states in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In Illinois, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. In terms of religion, 34% of Illinois residents attend religious services among the 12,453 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
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. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. 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 bloodroot, blazing star, aromatic aster, and angelica. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cougar, the coyote, the big brown bat, or the American black bear. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.