Memory care administers intensive medical care to individuals who have serious health and dementia conditions in a supervised community. Caregivers are required to receive dementia-specific training and staff must be available for help around-the-clock. Alzheimer’s living homes maintain alarm systems to prevent roaming; a common symptom of Alzheimer’s. Typically, residents in memory care require aid with medications, dressing, and eating. Residents may reside in single rooms or semi-private apartments. The state of Wisconsin maintains specific regulations associated with this type of community. The The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance, and regulates community-based residential communities (CBRFs) supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a big influence when determining which community works for your loved one’s needs. Menomonie has a median home value of about $138,138 and the median cost of rent is $928 per month per month. The rent burden for Menomonie is about 16.7% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Menomonie, 5.9% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Menomonie is 0.2% Native American, 4.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% black, 0.4% other or not specified, 89.7% white, 3.4% mixed race, and 1.8% Hispanic. Of the population of Menomonie 27.1% have a high-school diploma, 15.6% have a graduate degree, and 37.8% have a college degree. In Menomonie, 9.6% do not have health insurance, 6.0% are widows, 12.0% have some form of disability, and 24.1% live in poverty. Menomonie has a population density of 463 people per square mile. Based on gender, 51.2% are female and 48.8% are male. The median age of Menomonie is 24 years old.
An overview of Wisconsin
Out of a national average of 100, Wisconsin has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 101, and a housing index rating of 91. There are 138 hospitals and 57 health centers that service a population of 5,835,165. Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Medical Center, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Wisconsin citizen is ranked 11th nation-wide. Additionally, Wisconsin is ranked 14th by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Wisconsin is ranked 10th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Wisconsin ranks 37th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 46% of Wisconsin residents voted Democrat and 47% voted Republican. In Wisconsin, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40. In terms of religion, 180,800% of Wisconsin residents attend religious services among the 0 different congregations that are available in the state. 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-22%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. In Wisconsin there are 6,078 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 5.51 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.78 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Wisconsin is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 77%. On average, Wisconsin has an air quality index rating of around 39.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.2 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Wisconsin drops to around 19F. The average high winter temperature is around 35F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 86F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 46F in the month of June. While residents of Wisconsin mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wisconsin can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Wisconsin
The state of Wisconsin has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sugar maple (the state tree), black, white and red bur, leatherwood, and white elm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the porcupine, the mink, the woodchuck, or the river otter. The state animal of Wisconsin is the badger.