Memory care communities provide long-term medical care to seniors with mental and physical health troubles in a specialized care setting. This type of care offers expert aid in a location specially built with numerous security features. This type of community provides 24-hour supervised care with meals, social opportunities, and health management for residents. Persons may live in single rooms or shared apartments. Basic services offered in memory care may include: housekeeping and laundry service, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, daily meals, and social programs and activities. 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 kind of community. The The Executive Office of Elder Affairs licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a motivating factor when deciding which community works for you or your loved one. Per month, the median cost of rent in Wilmington is $2,055 and the median value of a home in Wilmington costs around $422,034. The rent burden for Wilmington is around 19.8% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 40.8% have a college degree, 29.1% have a high-school diploma, and 17.5% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Wilmington is 0.7% other or not specified, 2.2% mixed race, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 89.5% white, 4.9% Asian, 2.6% black, and 0.0% Native American. In Wilmington, 7.5% of the people are veterans. Based on gender, 49.4% are male and 50.6% are female. The median age of Wilmington is 42 years old. Wilmington has a population density of 535 people per square mile. The total population of Wilmington consists of 23,538 people. In Wilmington, 10.8% have some form of disability, 5.5% consider themselves widows, 73.1% participate in the labor force, and 0.7% do not have health insurance.
An overview of Massachusetts
Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. In total, Massachusetts has 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th out of all states in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. 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 state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. 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. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
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. 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. On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. 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. 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. 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 sycamore, butterfly weed, American beech, and eastern red cedar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the black bears, the cut leaf coneflower, or the new England aster. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.