Memory care communities provide care in accordance with a dementia specific living program. Caregivers are required to obtain dementia-specific education and a staff member need to be available for aid around-the-clock. Basic services offered in memory care may include: social programs and activities, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, medication management, and daily meals. Seniors have the option to reside in single rooms or shared apartments. Typically, residents in memory care need assistance with dressing, bathing, and grooming. The annual median cost for a private room is around $158,545 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $149,672 . The state of Massachusetts has specific rules related to this type of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
The community where a senior care community is based might have a major effect on community price. The overall cost of living is a motivating factor when choosing which community is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Canton is about 21.6% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Canton is around $1,962 and the median home value for Canton is around $464,053.
Demographics and Values
In Canton, 5.2% of the people are veterans. Demographically, Canton is 4.2% Hispanic, 7.2% Asian, 6.1% black, 2.3% mixed race, 0.0% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% other or not specified, and 83.0% white. Out of the total city population, 47.0% are male and 53.0% are female. The median age of Canton is 41 years old. Currently, the population of Canton consists of 22,829 people. Canton has a population density of 470 people per square mile. Of the population of Canton 56.4% have a college degree, 17.8% have a high-school diploma, and 24.7% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Canton, 10.7% have some form of disability, 6.0% live in poverty, 0.7% do not have health insurance, and 6.1% are widows.
An overview of Massachusetts
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. The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Massachusetts citizen is ranked 8th nation-wide. Additionally, Massachusetts is ranked 2nd by healthcare standards. The state of Massachusetts has 78 hospitals and 129 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,941,273. Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In Massachusetts, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 33% of Massachusetts residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. In Massachusetts, 23% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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 temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.5 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. 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 American beech, sycamore, butterfly weed, and eastern hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the bats, the coyotes, or the new England aster. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.