Memory care communities function in compliance with a dementia specific care curriculum. A memory care community complies with particular dementia-related safety guidelines and security measures. Structured activities are provided by staff members educated explicitly on caring for those with memory impairments. Typically, residents in memory care need support with personal care , medications, and eating. Residents may live in single rooms or shared apartments. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $6,878 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $6,342 . The state of Iowa maintains a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
The community where a senior care community is based might have a significant impact on community price. The total cost of living can be a major factor in determining which destination is best for your family. The rent burden for Knoxville is about 14.9% of the average monthly income. Knoxville has a median home value of about $91,598 and the median cost of rent is around $720 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Knoxville has a population density of 599 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 52.9% are female and 47.1% are male. The median age of Knoxville is 41 years old. In Knoxville, 10.3% of the population are veterans. In terms of education, 16.7% have a college degree, 40.8% have a high-school diploma, and 5.8% have a graduate degree. In Knoxville, 19.9% have some form of disability, 16.3% live in poverty, 9.0% consider themselves widows, and 61.9% participate in the labor force. Demographically, Knoxville is 0.7% Native American, 1.9% mixed race, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.4% Asian, 95.9% white, 0.5% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.6% black.
An overview of Iowa
Overall, Iowa ranks 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare compared to other US states. In terms of resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation. There are 120 hospitals and 75 health centers that service a population of 3,168,703. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids.
Social demographics of the state
In Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of religion, 36% of Iowa residents attend religious services among the 5,107 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4F during the month of January. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Iowa
The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of pink lady’s slipper, twinleaf, cinnamon ferns, and tumblegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black wolf, the porcupine, the mountain lion, or the bison. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.