Memory care communities operate in accordance with a memory-care specific living curriculum. A memory care community utilizes caregivers who are trained annually in helping individuals with dementia, memory care, and Alzheimer's. Residents in memory care need support with medications, eating, and dressing. Memory care provides 24-hour supervised care with health management, meals, and recreational opportunities for seniors. Memory care living environments possess secured communities to restrict roaming ; a symptom of the disease. Wyoming has a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The The Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys, and licenses assisted living communities supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor when choosing which destination fits best. Monthly, the median rent in Buffalo is around $848 per month and the median price of a house in Buffalo is about $215,142. The rent burden for Buffalo is around 18.3% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Buffalo, 16.8% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Based on gender, 58.0% are male and 42.0% are female. The median age of Buffalo is 45 years old. Racially, the population of Buffalo is 2.0% black, 0.0% Asian, 2.1% mixed race, 0.9% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.7% Native American, 92.3% white, and 1.5% Hispanic. Currently, the population of Buffalo consists of 4,367 people and in total the Buffalo metro area has a population of 4,584. Buffalo has a population density of 395 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Buffalo, 16.3% do not have health insurance, 14.6% live in poverty, 65.6% participate in the labor force, and 10.4% are widowed. In terms of education, 27.3% have a college degree, 9.8% have a graduate degree, and 33.4% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Wyoming
Based on natural beauty, Wyoming ranks 17th in the nation. In terms of resources, Wyoming has a cost of living index of 90.5, a grocery index rating of 98.7, and a housing index rating of 72.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Overall, Wyoming ranks 31st in quality of life and 42nd in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 31 hospitals and 18 health centers that service a population of 576,542. The three highest ranked hospitals in Wyoming are St. John's Medical Center, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In Wyoming, 38% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 948 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Wyoming there are 46 masonic lodges. The state of Wyoming ranks 41st in the country for diversity. In the last presidential election 22% of Wyoming residents voted Democrat and 67% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 57%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 69%. On average, the state receives 1.09 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 4.45 inches. On average, Wyoming has an air quality index rating of around 0.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 59.6 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Wyoming drops to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 46F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -7F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Wyoming is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 93F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. While residents of Wyoming mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wyoming can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Wyoming
The state of Wyoming has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of saltbush shrubs, greasewood, alpine meadows, and sagebrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pronghorn, the gray fox, the mountain lion, or the buffalo. The state animal of Wyoming is the buffalo.