Memory care communities operate in compliance with a memory-care specific care curriculum. A memory care community conforms to particular Alzheimer’s-related security measures and safety guidelines. Typically, residents in memory care need support with personal care , medications, and eating. Residents live in single rooms or shared apartments. Dementia living communities have supervised areas to prevent roaming ; a standard symptom of Alzheimer’s. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,494 and the cost for a semi-private room is around 12,473. The state of Massachusetts has specific regulations related to this kind of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a motivating factor in determining what destination meets the needs of your loved one. The rent burden for Beverly is about 21.7% of the average person’s monthly income. Beverly has a median home value of around $392,861 and the median cost of rent is $1,959 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
In Beverly, 12.0% have some form of disability, 67.7% participate in the labor force, 8.3% live in poverty, and 6.3% are widows. The current population of Beverly consists of 41,816 people. Beverly has a population density of 1,069 people per square mile. In Beverly, 6.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 53.0% are female and 47.0% are male. The median age of Beverly is 41 years old. Demographically, Beverly is 0.1% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% mixed race, 0.8% other or not specified, 4.2% Hispanic, 1.6% Asian, 94.8% white, and 1.0% black. In terms of education, 22.8% have a high-school diploma, 18.2% have a graduate degree, and 48.1% have a college degree.
An overview of Massachusetts
In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. Out of a national average of 100, Massachusetts has a cost of living index rating of 134, a grocery index rating of 114, and a housing index rating of 170. There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 23% of Massachusetts’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,200 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of white spruce, American linden, eastern hemlock, and American beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobcats, the coyotes, the obedient plant, or the white pine. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.