Memory care services administer healthcare to persons with Dementia and other types of memory conditions. A memory care community complies with specific dementia-related safety guidelines and security measures. Residents in memory care require assistance with dressing, bathing, and personal care . Basic services offered in memory care may include: medication management, exercise and physical therapy programs, comfortable private or semi-private rooms, and housekeeping and laundry service. Residents reside in private rooms or shared apartments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $82,537 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $76,103 . The state of Iowa maintains specific standards related to this type of community. The The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
The price of a care community is affected by the destination where it is located. Ottumwa has a median home value of about $73,395 and the median cost of rent is around $686 per month. The rent burden for Ottumwa is about 16.7% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Ottumwa, 8.4% of the citizens are veterans. In Ottumwa, 62.4% participate in the labor force, 7.7% do not have health insurance, 13.4% have some form of disability, and 19.5% live in poverty. Of the population of Ottumwa 6.3% have a graduate degree, 17.5% have a college degree, and 34.7% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Ottumwa is 2.0% mixed race, 14.7% Hispanic, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 8.3% other or not specified, 84.2% white, 4.0% black, and 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Ottumwa has a population density of 595 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Ottumwa consists of 24,206 people and in total the Ottumwa metro area has a population of 24,454. Out of the total city population, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of Ottumwa is 36 years old.
An overview of Iowa
Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation. Iowa is ranked 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. 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. In total, Iowa has 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 citizens. 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
The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. 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. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican. In Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. 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. 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. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. 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, dryflower, bearberry, and prickly pear cactus. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black wolf, the bison, the bear, or the lynx. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.