Memory care services provide assistance to persons who require specialized memory care. Caregivers are required to receive dementia-specific training and staff are required to be available for aid around-the-clock. Basic services offered in memory care may include: medication management, housekeeping and laundry service, daily meals, and 24-hour staffing and personal assistance. Seniors reside in shared apartments or private rooms. This type of community provides 24-hour monitored care with meals, health management, and social activities for members. 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 maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs governs this community type.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the city in which it is located. The median home value in Sandwich is $371,468 and the median price for rent is around $1,856 a month. The rent burden for Sandwich is about 24.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Sandwich, 67.4% participate in the labor force, 4.7% are widowed, 2.6% do not have health insurance, and 9.9% have some form of disability. Of the population of Sandwich 17.8% have a graduate degree, 21.2% have a high-school diploma, and 45.3% have a college degree. In Sandwich, 9.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Demographically, Sandwich is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, 0.6% mixed race, 1.3% Asian, 2.8% Hispanic, 0.0% black, and 97.3% white. Sandwich has a population density of 183 people per square mile. The total population of Sandwich consists of 20,416 people. Out of the total city population, 52.1% are female and 47.9% are male. The median age of Sandwich is 49 years old.
An overview of Massachusetts
There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. The state of Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 113.9 and a housing index rating of 170.3. Massachusetts is ranked 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
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 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. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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 eastern hemlock, American linden, sycamore, and white spruce. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the woodchucks, the bats, or the coyotes. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.