Memory care provides intensive medical care to persons who have cognitive and physiological health troubles in a specialized care setting. A memory care community utilizes staff who are trained annually in helping seniors with an inability to make basic healthcare decisions, memory care, and dementia. Structured activities are provided by staff educated specifically on caring for those with cognitive deficiencies. This kind of community offers 24-hour supervised care with social activities, meals, and health management for residents. Alzheimer’s living homes maintain alarm systems to restrict roaming ; a typical symptom of Dementia. 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 a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a major factor in selecting what community works best. Hanson has a median home value of about $342,092 and the median cost of rent is around $1,727 per month. The rent burden for Hanson is about 20.5% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Hanson 8.2% have a graduate degree, 29.5% have a high-school diploma, and 31.8% have a college degree. In Hanson, 8.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 51.4% are male and 48.6% are female. The median age of Hanson is 45 years old. The current population of Hanson consists of 10,560 people. Hanson has a population density of 271 people per square mile. Demographically, Hanson is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% Asian, 2.3% mixed race, 1.3% Hispanic, 95.5% white, 0.2% other or not specified, 0.5% black, and 0.1% Native American. Out of the total population of Hanson, 1.7% do not have health insurance, 10.7% have some form of disability, 3.4% live in poverty, and 71.5% participate in the labor force.
An overview of Massachusetts
Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. 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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Massachusetts citizen is ranked 8th nation-wide. Additionally, Massachusetts is ranked 2nd by standards of healthcare. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. 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. In the most recent presidential election, 33% of Massachusetts residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
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. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 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. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. 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 sycamore, American linden, eastern red cedar, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the woodchucks, the spike gayfeather, or the new England aster. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.