Memory care communities administer intensive medical care to seniors who are afflicted with serious dementia and health conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored community. Caregivers must receive memory-care specific training and staff must be available for help 24 hours-a-day. Structured activities are provided by caregivers trained explicitly on providing aid for persons with cognitive deficiencies. Memory care living environments have alarm systems to restrict roaming ; a symptom of Alzheimer’s. Seniors have the option to reside in single rooms or semi-private apartments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $82,125 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $71,175 . The state of Illinois has specific rules related to this kind of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health governs this type of community.
Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is affected by the city in which it is located. Per month, the median cost of rent in Skokie is around $1,423 per month and the median price of a home in Skokie costs around $292,445. The rent burden for Skokie is about 19.5% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Skokie 18.9% have a graduate degree, 18.9% have a high-school diploma, and 47.6% have a college degree. In Skokie, 2.8% of the people are veterans. The total population of Skokie consists of 63,978 people. Skokie has a population density of 2,454 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Skokie, 8.0% are widowed, 8.9% do not have health insurance, 10.4% have some form of disability, and 62.3% participate in the labor force. Out of the total city population, 52.9% are female and 47.1% are male. The median age of Skokie is 44 years old. Demographically, Skokie is 6.6% black, 1.4% other or not specified, 11.2% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 60.5% white, 4.4% mixed race, 26.6% Asian, and 0.5% Native American.
An overview of Illinois
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Illinois citizen is ranked 35th nation-wide. Additionally, Illinois is ranked 22nd by standards of healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. The state of Illinois has 199 hospitals and 383 health centers, providing care to a population of 12,696,123. The three highest ranked hospitals in Illinois are Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. 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.
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. 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 most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. 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 highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. 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. Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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, black eyedSusan, bloodroot, and bee balm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern red bat, the coyote, the big brown bat, or the American black bear. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.