Memory care services provide help to individuals with Dementia and various other types of memory conditions. This community complies with particular dementia-related health and safety guidelines. Typically, residents in memory care require support with medications, eating, and personal care . Organized activities are provided by caregivers educated specifically on caring for people with cognitive deficiencies. Residents may reside in private rooms or shared apartments. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,494 and the cost for a semi-private room is around 12,473. Massachusetts has specific regulations associated with this kind of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs regulates this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major factor when selecting which community is the best fit for you or your loved one. The median home value in Chelsea is around $305,823 and the median rent is about $1,844 per month a month. The rent burden for Chelsea is around 26.9% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Chelsea is 65.9% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 8.7% other or not specified, 30.8% mixed race, 49.6% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.1% black, and 3.6% Asian. Out of the total city population, 49.3% are female and 50.7% are male. The median age of Chelsea is 33 years old. In Chelsea, 71.3% participate in the labor force, 5.3% are widows, 7.1% do not have health insurance, and 13.5% have some form of disability. Chelsea has a population density of 7,010 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Chelsea consists of 40,227 people. In Chelsea, 2.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 34.9% have a high-school diploma, 17.4% have a college degree, and 6.8% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Massachusetts
In terms of resources, Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8, a grocery index rating of 113.9, and a housing index rating of 170.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be 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 median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during 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. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 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 monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. 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 linden, eastern red cedar, flowering dogwood, and eastern hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the spike gayfeather, the obedient plant, the new England aster, or the spotted geranium. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.