Memory care communities run in compliance with a dementia specific living program. This style of community offers expert care in a community specially built with a variety of safety features. Dementia living communities have alarm systems to limit wandering which is a typical symptom of the disease. This type of community provides 24-hour monitored care with meals, health management, and social opportunities for residents. Structured activities are delivered by staff members trained explicitly on caring for people with cognitive deficiencies. The state of Wisconsin maintains specific standards associated with this kind of community. The The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance, and regulates community-based residential communities (CBRFs) certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is determined by the city where it is located. Monthly, the median rent in Waukesha is $1,326 and the median home value in Waukesha is about $195,628. The rent burden for Waukesha is around 18.6% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Waukesha 36.2% have a college degree, 25.0% have a high-school diploma, and 11.4% have a graduate degree. In Waukesha, 6.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 48.8% are male and 51.2% are female. The median age of Waukesha is 35 years old. In Waukesha, 5.9% do not have health insurance, 71.5% participate in the labor force, 12.0% have some form of disability, and 4.6% consider themselves widows. The current population of Waukesha consists of 72,489 people. Waukesha has a population density of 1,096 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Waukesha is 3.0% other or not specified, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.4% Asian, 87.4% white, 0.3% Native American, 3.7% black, 2.2% mixed race, and 12.5% Hispanic.
An overview of Wisconsin
Overall, Wisconsin ranks 11th out of all states in quality of life and 14th in healthcare. The state of Wisconsin has 138 hospitals and 57 health centers, providing care to a population of 5,835,165. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Medical Center, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. 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. The natural beauty of Wisconsin is ranked 10th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 40, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 47% of Wisconsin residents voted Republican and 46% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Wisconsin ranks 37th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 180,800% of Wisconsin’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 0 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-22%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Wisconsin there are 6,078 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Wisconsin is 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. During the winter, the average temperature in Wisconsin drops to around 19F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 35F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Wisconsin is around 2.78 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.51 inches. On average, Wisconsin has an air quality index rating of around 39.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.2 AQI. 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 balsam fir, black, white and red bur, white pine, and sugar maple (the state tree). While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the river otter, the red and gray foxes, the striped skunk, or the chipmunk. The state animal of Wisconsin is the badger.