Memory care services administer aid to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and various other types of memory conditions. This type of community provides occupants with expert care in an environment specially built with various security features. Persons may live in single rooms or semi-private apartments. Organized activities are provided by caregivers educated explicitly on providing aid for people with memory impairments. Residents in memory care need help with grooming, washing, and dressing. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $11,037 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $10,076 . Minnesota maintains a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The Minnesota Department of Health, Health Regulations Division, and Home Care and Assisted Living Program certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major factor in deciding which care option works for your loved one. The rent burden for Fairmont is around 14.6% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Fairmont is about $120,628 and the median cost for rent is $797 a month.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Fairmont is 6.3% Hispanic, 1.3% mixed race, 1.7% Asian, 96.1% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% black, 0.8% other or not specified, and 0.0% Native American. Out of the total population of Fairmont, 17.4% have some form of disability, 63.5% participate in the labor force, 11.8% consider themselves widows, and 6.4% do not have health insurance. Fairmont has a population density of 260 people per square mile. The current population of Fairmont consists of 9,093 people and in total the Fairmont metro area has a population of 10,126. In Fairmont, 11.4% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Fairmont 5.5% have a graduate degree, 39.5% have a high-school diploma, and 21.9% have a college degree. Out of the total city population, 49.9% are female and 50.1% are male. The median age of Fairmont is 46 years old.
An overview of Minnesota
Out of a national average of 100, Minnesota has a cost of living index rating of 102, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 88. Overall, Minnesota ranks 3rd in quality of life and 10th in healthcare compared to other US states. Based on natural beauty, Minnesota ranks 3rd in the nation. There are 140 hospitals and 61 health centers that service a population of 5,654,535. The three highest ranked hospitals in Minnesota are Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing, and Alomere Health.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 45% voted for the Republican candidate while 46% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-four percent of Minnesota residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 5,953 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-19%, Mainline Protestant-29%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Minnesota there are 170 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Minnesota ranks 27th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.59 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Minnesota is around 2.37 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Minnesota drops to around 13F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 33F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -11F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Minnesota is around 67F. The average high summer temperature is around 86F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 42F in the month of June. On average, Minnesota has an air quality index rating of around 34.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 42.7 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Minnesota is around 70%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 80% in the month of December. While residents of Minnesota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Minnesota can include floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Minnesota
The state of Minnesota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of pin cherry, black and white spruce, tamarack, and mountain ash. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the American kestrel, the trumpeter swans, or the common loons. The state animal of Minnesota is the eastern timber wolf.