Assisted living communities arrange residential communities and health care to persons who require support with everyday activities such as cooking or dressing. Services provided often involve help with ADLs. Residents may be kept under supervision and assessment. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer continuing care, respite, or hospice. In California, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $54,000 . California maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division governs this community type. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include meals must include an appropriate variety of foods, planned in consideration of cultural and religious backgrounds , communities must provide at least three meals per day and snacks, meals must comply with residents’ dietary preference, and the total daily diet must meet the recommended dietary allowances of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medication administration and assistance with self-administration of medications. Staff are required to receive education in a number of subjects. These areas include how to recognize early signs of illness, skills and knowledge required to provide necessary resident care, recognizing signs and symptoms of dementia, and medication policies and procedures. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. Public assistance is available through The state’s Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program.
Demographics and Values
The total population of Alhambra consists of 85,396 people. Alhambra has a population density of 4,320 people per square mile. In Alhambra, 6.2% are widows, 15.1% live in poverty, 8.6% have some form of disability, and 60.8% participate in the labor force. In Alhambra, 2.8% of the people are veterans. Based on gender, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Alhambra is 41 years old. Racially, the population of Alhambra is 1.8% black, 21.9% other or not specified, 37.6% Hispanic, 2.6% mixed race, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 22.4% white, and 50.6% Asian. Of the population of Alhambra 24.4% have a high-school diploma, 33.6% have a college degree, and 10.8% have a graduate degree.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a motivating factor when deciding which community is the best fit for your family. Monthly, the median price for rent in Alhambra is around $1,629 and the median value for a house for Alhambra is about $553,703. The rent burden for Alhambra is around 23.2% of the average monthly income.
An overview of California
Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation. There are 391 hospitals and 1,108 health centers that service a population of 39,715,372. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica Ã‚¢UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital. Overall, California ranks 19th in quality of life and 7th in healthcare compared to other US states. In terms of resources, California has a cost of living index of 138.7, a grocery index rating of 121.4, and a housing index rating of 227.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 31% of California’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 23,558 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In the last presidential election 62% of California residents voted Democrat and 32% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.26 inches of precipitation a month. California experiences an average humidity rating of about 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. On average, California has an air quality index rating of around 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 116F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in California
The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Chamise, California Poppy , Jojoba, and Service-berry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Coyotes, the Cougars, the Black Bears, or the Snakes. The state animal of California is the California Grizzly Bear.