Memory care communities offer long-term medical care to seniors who have serious health and dementia conditions in a specialized care community. Employees are required to undergo memory-care specific training and staff need to be available for aid 24 hours-a-day. Typically, residents in memory care need assistance with medications, personal care , and eating. Structured activities are provided by staff educated explicitly on providing aid for persons with cognitive impairments. Memory care offers 24-hour supervised care with health management, social activities, and meals for seniors. 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 has specific statutes related to this type of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health governs this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence when selecting which care choice is best for you or your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Rochester is around 13.9% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Rochester is $181,970 and the median price for rent is $1,130 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
In Rochester, 7.2% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Rochester, 9.6% have some form of disability, 60.4% participate in the labor force, 2.1% do not have health insurance, and 3.3% live in poverty. Of the population of Rochester 19.6% have a high-school diploma, 54.9% have a college degree, and 22.1% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 48.2% are male and 51.8% are female. The median age of Rochester is 41 years old. Demographically, Rochester is 96.1% white, 1.4% Hispanic, 2.2% black, 0.5% mixed race, 0.0% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Asian, and 1.1% other or not specified. Rochester has a population density of 591 people per square mile. The total population of Rochester consists of 3,729 people.
An overview of Illinois
Residents of Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States. In terms of personal well-being, Illinois ranks 22nd in healthcare and 35th in quality of life compared to other states. 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 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.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 56% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In Illinois, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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 terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
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. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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. 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 bee balm, aromatic aster, viola pedata, and black eyedSusan. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the big brown bat, the American pygmy shrew, the eastern red bat, or the coyote. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.