Memory care services administer aid to people with Dementia and assorted types of memory problems. This community type complies with particular Alzheimer’s-related security measures and safety guidelines. Typically, residents in memory care require aid with washing, eating, and medications. This kind of community provides 24-hour monitored care with social activities, health management, and meals for seniors. Memory care living communities maintain secured communities to restrict wandering which is a symptom of Dementia. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,342 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $9,551 . The state of Oregon maintains a number of provisions related to this type of community. The Oregon Department of Human Services and Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the motivating factor when choosing what community works best. The median monthly cost for rent in Independence is around $1,168 and the median home value for Independence is approximately $162,648. The rent burden for Independence is around 21.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Independence 20.3% have a college degree, 22.3% have a high-school diploma, and 6.2% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Independence is 0.3% black, 2.2% mixed race, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.1% other or not specified, 0.3% Native American, 32.8% Hispanic, 92.8% white, and 0.2% Asian. In Independence, 8.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Currently, the population of Independence consists of 10,053 people. Independence has a population density of 1,351 people per square mile. In Independence, 14.3% live in poverty, 12.1% have some form of disability, 66.3% participate in the labor force, and 9.1% do not have health insurance. Out of the total city population, 45.4% are male and 54.6% are female. The median age of Independence is 28 years old.
An overview of Oregon
Based on natural beauty, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation. The state of Oregon has a cost of living index of 131.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 110.3 and a housing index rating of 181.8. There are 64 general hospitals and 163 health centers that provide care for 4,235,303 Oregon residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Otsu Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Oregon citizen is ranked 27th nation-wide. Additionally, Oregon is ranked 17th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 39 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 29% of Oregon’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,026 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-29%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Oregon there are 120 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 50% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Oregon ranks 28th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.10 inches. On average, the state receives 3.06 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Oregon is 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 75.0 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 57F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 35F in the month of June. While residents of Oregon mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oregon can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Oregon
The state of Oregon has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of lemon balm, redwood pea, pinto violet, and rose flower. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the common garter snake, the snapping turtle, the franklin’s bumble bee,, or the mountain beaver. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.