Memory care offers intensive medical care to seniors with severe health and dementia conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored community. This type of care provides seniors with specialized support in a home purposefully constructed with various safety features. Dementia living communities possess alarm systems to prevent wandering which is a typical symptom of the disease. Basic services offered in memory care may include: housekeeping and laundry service, medication management, daily meals, and 24-hour staffing and personal assistance. Persons have the option to reside in semi-private apartments or private rooms. 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 has a number of stipulations associated with this kind of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs governs this community type.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is determined by the city in which it is located. The median home value in Walpole costs around $455,449 and the median rent is $2,248 a month. The rent burden for Walpole is around 22.2% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Walpole, 6.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Walpole 52.4% have a college degree, 19.8% have a high-school diploma, and 20.1% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Walpole, 6.6% consider themselves widows, 8.6% have some form of disability, 0.9% do not have health insurance, and 69.5% participate in the labor force. Racially, the population of Walpole is 2.4% black, 4.3% Asian, 1.8% mixed race, 89.3% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.1% other or not specified, 4.3% Hispanic, and 0.1% Native American. The total population of Walpole consists of 24,960 people. Walpole has a population density of 471 people per square mile. Based on gender, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Walpole is 43 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. 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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Massachusetts citizen is ranked 8th nation-wide. Additionally, Massachusetts is ranked 2nd by standards of healthcare. The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation.
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 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 terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.
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 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. 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 temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 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 white spruce, eastern hemlock, American linden, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cardinal flower, the spotted geranium, the obedient plant, or the white pine. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.