Memory care communities provide care in compliance with a memory-care specific care curriculum. A memory care community complies with specific Alzheimer’s-related health and safety guidelines. Basic services offered in memory care may include: housekeeping and laundry service, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, medication management, and daily meals. Structured activities are delivered by caregivers educated specifically on providing aid for seniors with memory deficiencies. Memory care living environments have alarm systems to prevent wandering; a symptom of the disease. The monthly median cost for a private room is around $10,342 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $9,551 . 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 a major influence in deciding which community works best. The rent burden for Newport is about 21.1% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Newport is around $922 and the median price of a house in Newport costs around $216,374.
Demographics and Values
In Newport, 12.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Newport has a population density of 457 people per square mile. Of the population of Newport 28.0% have a college degree, 10.3% have a graduate degree, and 27.5% have a high-school diploma. In Newport, 56.4% participate in the labor force, 19.4% live in poverty, 15.4% have some form of disability, and 9.2% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Newport is 5.0% other or not specified, 16.6% Hispanic, 83.2% white, 1.7% Native American, 0.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.9% Asian, 7.3% mixed race, and 1.3% black. Out of the total city population, 45.2% are male and 54.8% are female. The median age of Newport is 45 years old.
An overview of Oregon
In terms of personal well-being, Oregon ranks 17th in healthcare and 27th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 64 general hospitals and 163 health centers that provide care for 4,235,303 Oregon residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Oregon are Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Otsu Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. 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. The natural beauty of Oregon is ranked 30th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 50% voted for the Democratic candidate. 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. The state of Oregon ranks 28th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 3.06 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.10 inches of precipitation a month. 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 summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Oregon drops to around 37F. The average high winter temperature is around 57F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of December. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 88%. 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 rayless ragwort, pretty face, lemon balm, and ponderosa pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the brown catshark, the Oregon giant earthworm, the brown catshark, or the California mountain king snake. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.