Memory care administers long-term medical care to persons with severe dementia and health conditions in a supervised setting. This community conforms to specific Alzheimer’s-related health and safety guidelines. Basic services offered in memory care may include: daily meals, medication management, exercise and physical therapy programs, and 24-hour staffing and personal assistance. Typically, residents in memory care require aid with grooming, washing, and eating. Residents may reside in shared apartments or single rooms. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,494 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $10,038 . The state of Maine maintains a number of provisions associated with this kind of community. The The Maine Department of Health and Human Services supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is determined by the community in which it is located. The rent burden for Biddeford is around 20.1% of the average person’s monthly income. Biddeford has a median home value of around $211,692 and the median cost of rent is $1,204 per month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Biddeford is 36 years old. In terms of education, 24.2% have a college degree, 35.3% have a high-school diploma, and 7.4% have a graduate degree. In Biddeford, 9.5% of the citizens are veterans. In Biddeford, 16.9% have some form of disability, 67.7% participate in the labor force, 6.1% are widowed, and 9.1% do not have health insurance. Biddeford has a population density of 275 people per square mile. The current population of Biddeford consists of 21,488 people. Racially, the population of Biddeford is 0.4% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.1% other or not specified, 3.8% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.7% black, 92.5% white, and 1.5% mixed race.
An overview of Maine
The natural beauty of Maine is ranked 39th in the nation. The state of Maine has 38 hospitals and 115 health centers, providing care to a population of 1,341,753. Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Maine citizen is ranked 32nd nation-wide. Additionally, Maine is ranked 19th by standards of healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Maine has a cost of living index rating of 117, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 123.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Maine residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. In Maine, 22% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,574 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges. The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Maine, 36% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 45.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 38F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7F during the month of January. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 44.2 AQI. Maine experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Maine
The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sugar maple, pagoda dogwood, balsam fir, and bog rosemary. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobcat, the large baleen whales, the caribou, or the gray fox. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.