Assisted living communities provide regular social interaction and apartment style housing as well as individual care. The types of service offered often involve aid with the activities of daily life. Residents may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer hospice, continuing care, or nursing care. In California, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $54,000 . The state of California has a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division governs this community type. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. Staff members obtain training in a variety of subjects. These include: how to recognize early signs of illness, residents’ rights, knowledge required to safely assist with prescribed medications, and first-aid. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include assistance with self-administration of medications and medication administration. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include the total daily diet must meet the recommended dietary allowances of the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board, meals must comply with diet prescribed by physicians, meals must comply with residents’ dietary preference, and meals must include an appropriate variety of foods, planned in consideration of cultural and religious backgrounds . Public assistance is available through The state’s Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the city where it is located. The rent burden for Gilroy is around 22.7% of the average monthly income. Gilroy has a median home value of $581,866 and the median cost of rent is about $2,334 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Gilroy is 1.8% black, 0.9% Native American, 73.4% white, 60.6% Hispanic, 12.6% other or not specified, 6.8% Asian, 4.6% mixed race, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In Gilroy, 5.3% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Gilroy, 3.4% are widowed, 8.8% have some form of disability, 70.6% participate in the labor force, and 8.4% do not have health insurance. Based on gender, 51.2% are female and 48.8% are male. The median age of Gilroy is 34 years old. Gilroy has a population density of 1,351 people per square mile. In terms of education, 25.7% have a college degree, 8.8% have a graduate degree, and 19.6% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of California
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. The natural beauty of California is ranked 5th in the nation. In total, California has 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in California are Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica Ã‚¢UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital. In terms of personal well-being, California ranks 7th in healthcare and 19th in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
The state of California ranks 1st in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-one percent of California residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 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. During the latest presidential election, 32% voted for the Republican candidate while 62% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state has a median age of 37 and 26% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. The average humidity across the state is 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. The average air quality index rating in California is 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in California drops to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 8F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 116F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. 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 California Poppy , Western Cypress, Chamise, and California Fan Palm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Black Bears, the Cougars, the Snakes, or the Coyotes. The state animal of California is the California Grizzly Bear.