Memory care communities run in accordance with a dementia specific care curriculum. A memory care community conforms to particular dementia-related security measures and safety guidelines. Typically, residents in memory care need help with medications, grooming, and personal care . Alzheimer’s living communities have secured areas to limit roaming ; a standard symptom of Alzheimer’s. Basic services offered in memory care may include: housekeeping and laundry service, medication management, comfortable private or semi-private rooms, and 24-hour staffing and personal assistance. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,494 and the cost for a semi-private room is around 12,473. The state of Massachusetts maintains specific standards associated with this type of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the major influence in choosing which community is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Somerville is around 21.1% of the average monthly income. Somerville has a median home value of around $558,312 and the median cost of rent is around $1,943 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 61.2% have a college degree, 16.6% have a high-school diploma, and 29.4% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 50.3% are male and 49.7% are female. The median age of Somerville is 32 years old. Out of the total population of Somerville, 3.7% do not have health insurance, 8.2% have some form of disability, 77.8% participate in the labor force, and 12.4% live in poverty. In Somerville, 2.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Somerville has a population density of 7,616 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Somerville consists of 81,360 people. Racially, the population of Somerville is 9.9% Hispanic, 3.6% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.2% Native American, 6.6% black, 2.9% other or not specified, 77.2% white, and 9.6% Asian.
An overview of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is ranked 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. There are 78 hospitals and 129 health centers that service 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. Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Massachusetts has a cost of living index rating of 134, a grocery index rating of 114, and a housing index rating of 170.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 33% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate. 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.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F 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 most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.04 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 flowering dogwood, flowering dogwood, eastern red cedar, and American beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the spotted geranium, the lance leaf coreopsis, or the new England aster. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.