North Platte, Nebraska
Memory care communities function in compliance with a dementia specific care program. Caregivers must undergo dementia-specific training and a staff member are required to be available for assistance 24 hours-a-day. Typically, residents in memory care need assistance with washing, personal care , and eating. Seniors may reside in semi-private apartments or single rooms. Dementia living communities possess supervised areas to prevent wandering which is a standard 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 . Nebraska has specific statutes associated with this type of community. The Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Licensure and Regulation regulates this community type.
Cost of Living
The location in which a senior care community is based might have a significant effect on the total cost. The overall cost of living is a motivating factor in choosing which care option meets the needs of your loved one. The rent burden for North Platte is around 14.2% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in North Platte is around $115,261 and the median price for rent is $766 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of North Platte is 95.7% white, 10.2% Hispanic, 0.4% Asian, 0.7% other or not specified, 1.6% black, 1.3% mixed race, 0.3% Native American, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In North Platte, 15.7% live in poverty, 63.6% participate in the labor force, 11.1% do not have health insurance, and 16.0% have some form of disability. North Platte has a population density of 696 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of North Platte is 38 years old. In North Platte, 8.7% of the citizens are veterans. Of the population of North Platte 20.8% have a college degree, 28.7% have a high-school diploma, and 6.7% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Nebraska
Out of a national average of 100, Nebraska has a cost of living index rating of 93, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 81. Residents of Nebraska enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 27th in the United States. There are 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 Nebraska residents. Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Nebraska citizen is ranked 9th nation-wide. Additionally, Nebraska is ranked 27th by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. In Nebraska, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In Nebraska, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,860 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. 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
On average, Nebraska has an air quality index rating of around 31.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 40.9 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Nebraska drops to around 72F. The average high winter temperature is around 47F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 6F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Nebraska is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 49F during the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.31 inches. On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. Nebraska experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. 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, yellow (ponderosa) pine, snow trillium, and goldenrod. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the sandhill cranes, the peregrine falcons, the whooping cranes, or the bob cats. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.