Memory care communities provide long-term medical care to individuals who are stricken by serious dementia and health conditions in a fully-staffed and monitored setting. This type of community offers occupants with expert support in a setting specially designed with a variety of security features. Residents have the option to live in semi-private apartments or private rooms. Memory care offers 24-hour monitored care with social opportunities, meals, and health management for residents. Structured activities are delivered by staff members trained specifically on caring for people with cognitive impairments. The annual median cost for a private room is around $93,805 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $83,950 . Ohio has specific statutes related to this type of community. The Ohio Department of Health governs this community type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is influenced by the community in which it is located. The rent burden for Alliance is around 16.6% of the average monthly income. The median monthly price for rent in Alliance is $677 and the median price for a house for Alliance is $78,736.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Alliance is 3.3% Hispanic, 0.6% Asian, 5.2% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 9.8% black, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% other or not specified, and 83.8% white. In Alliance, 8.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 48.8% are male and 51.2% are female. The median age of Alliance is 37 years old. Of the population of Alliance 6.0% have a graduate degree, 44.4% have a high-school diploma, and 17.1% have a college degree. Alliance has a population density of 934 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Alliance, 10.3% consider themselves widows, 8.9% do not have health insurance, 19.9% have some form of disability, and 23.9% live in poverty.
An overview of Ohio
Overall, Ohio ranks 39th in quality of life and 35th in healthcare compared to other US states. Based on natural beauty, Ohio ranks 44th in the nation. The state of Ohio has a cost of living index of 92.8 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 98.7 and a housing index rating of 73.6. In total, Ohio has 200 general hospitals and 341 health centers that provide care for 11,714,810 citizens. Parma Community General Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, and Mercy Health-st Rita’s Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
Thirty-eight percent of Ohio residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 13,606 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-29%, Mainline Protestant-17%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Ohio there are 565 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 39 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 52% voted for the Republican candidate while 44% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Ohio ranks 42nd in the nation.
State-wide weather information
Ohio experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 79% in the month of December. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 29F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 14F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Ohio is around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 90F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Ohio is 37.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.9 AQI. On average, the state receives 3.31 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of January at around 9.65 inches. While residents of Ohio mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Ohio can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Ohio
The state of Ohio has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of poplar, pitch pine, sassafras, and ash. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern harvest mouse, the Virginia opossum, the American bison, or the eastern mole. The state animal of Ohio is the white-tailed deer.