Memory care services administer support to people who need specialized memory care. Employees must undergo memory-care specific training and a staff member are required to be available for support 24 hours-a-day. Residents in memory care need aid with personal care , grooming, and medications. Persons reside in semi-private apartments or single rooms. Basic services offered in memory care may include: social programs and activities, medication management, daily meals, and housekeeping and laundry service. 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 maintains specific statutes associated with this type of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major influence when deciding which community meets the needs of you or your loved one. The median home value in Marshfield is $432,476 and the median rent is about $1,981 per month a month. The rent burden for Marshfield is around 21.4% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Marshfield has a population density of 345 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Marshfield consists of 25,648 people. Based on gender, 46.5% are male and 53.5% are female. The median age of Marshfield is 45 years old. In Marshfield, 7.4% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Racially, the population of Marshfield is 95.9% white, 1.2% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% Hispanic, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% black, 2.1% other or not specified, and 0.1% Native American. In terms of education, 15.2% have a graduate degree, 21.1% have a high-school diploma, and 43.7% have a college degree. In Marshfield, 5.8% are widowed, 68.3% participate in the labor force, 6.2% live in poverty, and 2.0% do not have health insurance.
An overview of Massachusetts
Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th out of all states in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. 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. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 23% of Massachusetts residents attend religious services among the 4,200 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In Massachusetts, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39.
State-wide weather information
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. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. During the winter, the average temperature in Massachusetts drops 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. 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 beech, flowering dogwood, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the cut leaf coneflower, the spike gayfeather, or the cardinal flower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.