Assisted living communities administer care, oversight, and social interaction to individuals who are about 65 years of age or older. The types of service provided often involve aid with activities of daily living. Inhabitants may be kept under supervision and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide hospice, skilled nursing care, or respite. The annual median cost for a private room is around $111,508 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $100,481 . The state of Michigan has a number of stipulations related to this kind of community. The Department of Human Services licenses regulates this community type. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include medication management, guidance, reminding resident of important activities to be carried out, and supporting a resident’s personal and social needs. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include medication supervision and administration, reminding a resident to maintain his/her medication schedule in accordance with the prescription, and proper training of direct care workers to handle and administer medications. Public assistance is available through Medicaid State Plan. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 21. Staff are required to obtain training in a number of fields. These include: administration of medication, reporting requirements and documentation, staff training program based on the residents’ service plans, and staff training program based on the home’s program statement. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include communities must provide medical nutrition therapy if prescribed by a licensed health care professional, three daily meals and snacks must be provided, and Food must be prepared in accordance with the recommended daily dietary allowances of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as The home must complete a service plan in cooperation with each resident and/or their representative, The service plan must be updated annually and following a significant change in health status, service plan identifies the individual’s specific needs for care, and A comprehensive written assessment that that describes prescribed treatments and medications that must be provided to the community prior to admission.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major influence in choosing what community fits best. The rent burden for Holland is about 16.0% of the average monthly income. Holland has a median home value of about $131,427 and the median cost of rent is around $887 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Holland is 30 years old. In Holland, 5.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Holland 25.4% have a high-school diploma, 31.7% have a college degree, and 12.1% have a graduate degree. Holland has a population density of 772 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Holland, 6.7% do not have health insurance, 5.7% consider themselves widows, 11.3% have some form of disability, and 66.6% participate in the labor force. Racially, the population of Holland is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.7% other or not specified, 3.8% black, 83.7% white, 24.1% Hispanic, 3.1% Asian, 4.2% mixed race, and 0.5% Native American.
An overview of Michigan
Out of a national average of 100, Michigan has a cost of living index rating of 89, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 75. The natural beauty of Michigan is ranked 29th in the nation. There are 148 general hospitals and 259 health centers that provide care for 10,015,421 Michigan residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be University Of Michigan Health System, Mercy Health Muskegon, and Holland Community Hospital. Overall, Michigan ranks 33rd out of all states in quality of life and 24th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In Michigan, 33% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 9,521 different congregations. 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-25%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Michigan there are 351 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Michigan ranks 36th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 48% voted for the Republican candidate while 47% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Michigan, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40.
State-wide weather information
On average, Michigan has an air quality index rating of around 38.1 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 4.76 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Michigan is around 2.76 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Michigan drops to around 23F. The average high winter temperature is around 37F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -2F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Michigan is around 67F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 44F during the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of December. While residents of Michigan mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Michigan can include tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Michigan
The state of Michigan has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Jack Pine, Hemlock, Sugar Maple, and Eastern Cottonwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Chinook Salmon, the Smelt, the Mitchell’s Satyr, or the Atlantic Salmon. The state animal of Michigan is the White-tailed Deer.