Memory care provides intensive medical care to seniors with severe health and dementia conditions in a specialized care setting. A memory care community employs staff who are annually trained in assisting people with dementia, cognitive impairments, and an inability to make basic care choices. Basic services offered in memory care may include: medication management, housekeeping and laundry service, social programs and activities, and 24-hour staffing and personal assistance. Residents live in semi-private apartments or private rooms. Dementia living communities have secured communities to prevent roaming which is a common symptom of Dementia. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $7,695 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $7,003 . The state of Nebraska has a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Licensure and Regulation governs this type of community.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in determining which care option is best for your loved one’s needs. Monthly, the median rent in Norfolk is $794 and the median home value for Norfolk is around $123,428. The rent burden for Norfolk is about 14.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Norfolk is 36 years old. In Norfolk, 18.1% live in poverty, 70.3% participate in the labor force, 7.0% consider themselves widows, and 11.6% have some form of disability. Demographically, Norfolk is 2.1% Native American, 89.8% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.9% mixed race, 14.3% Hispanic, 1.5% Asian, 2.8% other or not specified, and 2.0% black. In Norfolk, 7.3% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Norfolk has a population density of 835 people per square mile. Of the population of Norfolk 6.5% have a graduate degree, 20.6% have a college degree, and 30.9% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Nebraska
Based on natural beauty, Nebraska ranks 27th in the nation. There are 93 hospitals and 42 health centers that service a population of 1,941,032. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital. Overall, Nebraska ranks 9th in quality of life and 27th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Nebraska has a cost of living index of 93.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.5 and a housing index rating of 80.9.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Nebraska ranks 26th in the country for diversity. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 39% of Nebraska residents attend religious services among the 2,860 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 59% of Nebraska residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Nebraska is around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 49F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Nebraska drops to around 72F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 47F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 6F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Nebraska is around 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 5.31 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Nebraska is 31.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 40.9 AQI. While residents of Nebraska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nebraska can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of yellow lady slipper, goldenrod, wild rose, and yellow (ponderosa) pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the monarch, grey hairstreak, and orange sulfur butterflies, the pronghorns, the bald eagles, or the white-tailed deer. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.