Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Memory Care communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 2 Memory Care facilities in Brookings and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
Memory care communities operate in accordance with a memory-care specific living curriculum. A memory care community employs staff who have received trained annually in aiding individuals with cognitive impairments, an inability to make basic healthcare choices, and Alzheimer’s. This type of community provides 24-hour supervised care with meals, recreational activities, and health management for inhabitants. Basic services offered in memory care may include: 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, medication management, daily meals, and social programs and activities. Residents in memory care need help with grooming, personal care , and bathing. The annual median cost for a private room is around $86,323 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $82,125 . The state of South Dakota has specific statutes associated with this type of community. The The South Dakota Department of Health and Office of Health Care communities Licensure and Certification licenses this type of community.
For many seniors, especially those with chronic diseases or those requiring long-term therapy, access to hospitals is a motivating determinant while deciding which care home best suits your family’s needs. The top hospitals in Brookings include Brookings Health System. In total, there is one hospital located in Brookings which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
The price of a Retirement community is affected by the community where it is located. When it comes to resources, Brookings has a cost of living index of around 94.0 and a grocery-price index of 106.8. These index ratings are founded on a spectrum where 100 is the average score and any score under 100 is considered less pricey than the national average. The sales tax in Brookings is 4.00%.
For many seniors, weather and climate are often a major influence in deciding on a care community. On average, the humidity level for Brookings is around 49%. The average humidity levels peak in December at roughly 57%. Monthly, Brookings receives about 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally occurs in September with an average of 8 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Brookings receives an average of 34.60 inches of snow. Brookings has a warm-summer Mediterranean type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Brookings is around 38.4. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score reaches its highest in December at about 54.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. In the summer months, the air temperature in Brookings is around 70F. The summer high is at around 84F during July. The low summer temperature falls to about 57F during the month of June. Over the winter months, the average temp in Brookings dips to roughly 19F. The peak winter temperature is approximately 29F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to about 8 F in the month of January.
In the previous presidential election, 8.3% voted for a third party candidate, 53.2% voted Republican, and 38.5% voted Democrat in Brookings county. Out of the total city population, 49.0% are female and 51.0% are male. In Brookings, 16.1% of the population are over the age of 55, 6.8% are over the age of 60, 3.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.6% are over the age of 80. The median age of Brookings is 24 years old. In Brookings, 9.0% have some form of disability, 19.5% live in poverty, 6.2% do not have health insurance, and 3.7% are widowed. Demographically, Brookings is 2.2% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.3% Native American, 91.1% white, 2.1% black, 1.0% mixed race, 3.9% Asian, and 0.5% other or not specified. Brookings has a population density of 687 people per square mile. The current population of Brookings is growing at a rate of 0.012%. In terms of crime, Brookings has 15.5 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Of the population of Brookings 25.3% have a high-school diploma, 45.0% have a college degree, and 18.1% have a graduate degree. In Brookings, 4.9% of the people are veterans. Brookings is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Brookings 21.2% are Lutherans, 15.5% practice Catholicism, and 6.3% practice another Christian faith. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Brookings, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.3% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.0% practice Islam. In Brookings, 45.8% are nonbelievers.
The state of South Dakota has 62 hospitals and 52 health centers, providing care to a population of 891,276. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Dunes Surgical Hospital, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Lip, and Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota. Out of a national average of 100, South Dakota has a cost of living index rating of 99, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 110. The natural beauty of South Dakota is ranked 2nd in the nation. South Dakota is ranked 20th in quality of life and 32nd in healthcare.
In terms of diversity, South Dakota ranks 39th in the nation. In the last presidential election 32% of South Dakota residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. In South Dakota, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. Thirty-six percent of South Dakota residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 1,819 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-32%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In South Dakota there are 83 masonic lodges.
On average, South Dakota has an air quality index rating of around 34.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 47.9 AQI. On average, the state receives 1.79 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 4.80 inches. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 21F. The average high winter temperature is around 44F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -1F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in South Dakota is around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. While residents of South Dakota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Dakota can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
The state of South Dakota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of beardtongue, bergamot beebalm, soap weed yucca, and little leaf pussyfoots. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the Merriam’s shrew, the Canadian lynx, or the evening bat. The state animal of South Dakota is the the coyote.