Memory care services administer assistance to people who require specialized cognitive support. This community conforms to specific Alzheimer’s-related health and safety guidelines. Structured activities are provided by staff trained explicitly on caring for persons with cognitive impairments. Memory care offers 24-hour supervised care with recreational opportunities, health management, and meals for members. Basic services offered in memory care may include: housekeeping and laundry service, daily meals, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, and exercise and physical therapy programs. The annual median cost for a private room is around $158,545 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $149,672 . Massachusetts maintains specific regulations associated with this kind of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a motivating factor in determining which location is the best fit for your family. Saugus has a median home value of $361,561 and the median cost of rent is around $1,714 per month. The rent burden for Saugus is around 22.4% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Saugus consists of 28,037 people. Saugus has a population density of 1,004 people per square mile. In Saugus, 6.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Saugus 36.1% have a high-school diploma, 9.2% have a graduate degree, and 26.5% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Saugus is 1.2% mixed race, 4.6% Asian, 90.6% white, 4.8% Hispanic, 0.4% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.7% black, and 0.5% Native American. Out of the total population of Saugus, 69.1% participate in the labor force, 6.7% are widows, 8.1% live in poverty, and 2.9% do not have health insurance. Out of the total city population, 48.2% are male and 51.8% are female. The median age of Saugus is 46 years old.
An overview of Massachusetts
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. Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. 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. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare compared to other US states.
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. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and 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 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.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is 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. 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. 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. 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, flowering dogwood, American linden, and eastern red cedar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the blue flag, the new England aster, the spike gayfeather, or the cut leaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.