Memory care communities operate in compliance with a memory-care specific living curriculum. This type of community provides occupants with specialized aid in a home specially constructed with various security features. Typically, residents in memory care require assistance with medications, eating, and grooming. Alzheimer’s living environments maintain alarm systems to limit roaming which is a typical symptom of the disease. Basic services offered in memory care may include: daily meals, housekeeping and laundry service, exercise and physical therapy programs, and social programs and activities. 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 maintains specific standards related to this type of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the destination in which it is located. The rent burden for Watseka is about 17.8% of the average person’s monthly income. Watseka has a median home value of around $80,001 and the median cost of rent is $726 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
In Watseka, 9.0% of the citizens are veterans. Of the population of Watseka 43.9% have a high-school diploma, 10.9% have a college degree, and 2.3% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 43.1% are male and 56.9% are female. The median age of Watseka is 44 years old. Racially, the population of Watseka is 0.5% mixed race, 0.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 91.2% white, 6.2% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.4% black, and 4.5% other or not specified. Watseka has a population density of 615 people per square mile. The current population of Watseka consists of 4,732 people and in total the Watseka metro area has a population of 4,919. Out of the total population of Watseka, 20.7% have some form of disability, 58.0% participate in the labor force, 14.4% consider themselves widows, and 9.5% do not have health insurance.
An overview of Illinois
Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. 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. 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. In terms of personal well-being, Illinois ranks 22nd in healthcare and 35th in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. 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 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.
State-wide weather information
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. 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, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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 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 aromatic aster, bird’s foot violet, bee balm, and black eyedSusan. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the eastern red bat, the big brown bat, or the cougar. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.