Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 6 Assisted Living facilities in Laurel and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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217 Methodist Blvd., Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Provision Living at Hattiesburg Provision Living at Hattiesburg located in Hattiesburg, Lamar County, Mississippi provides seniors with an assisted living community. This community provides care to those facing Alzheimer's and dementia. The city of Hattiesburg offers much to residents and their...
107 Fox Chase Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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A Wonderful LifeWe know how challenging it can be to transition the care of someone you love to someone else, but we also know they are in for a rich and full life here at our memory care community in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Because we handle all the household chores and provide quality,...
103 Fox Chase Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Good Times, Better CompanyCome join us at our warm and friendly assisted living community in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and you can exchange the monotony of household chores for a life rich in quality care, beautiful accommodations, spacious common rooms, and a community calendar spilling over...
34 Graham Rd., Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Bellevue Assisted Living Community is located in Hattiesburg, Ms. We are a family owned and operated community. At Bellevue our seniors will continue living their lives to the fullest, while experiencing a true sense of belonging. With a dedicated and caring staff, our goal is to provide our...
An assisted living community is a residential community which provides support, care, and supervision to medically stable persons who do not need skilled nursing care. The types of service offered often include assistance with activities of daily living. Residents may be kept under supervision and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer continuing care, skilled nursing, or respite. In Mississippi, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $42,291 . The state of Mississippi has a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Mississippi Department of Health, Health communities Licensure and Certification licenses this community type. 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. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include social activities , assistance with activities of daily living, laundry, and referral to social services as needed. Staff members receive education in a variety of subjects. These include: new operators must spend 2 concurrent days with the licensing agency for training and mentoring and direct care staff must receive appropriate training on topics related to the care of the population being served. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include all special diets must be planned by a licensed dietician who visits the community at least once every 30 days, meals must meet the nutritional, social, emotional, and therapeutic needs of residents, communities must provide at least three daily meals, and meals must meet current recommended dietary allowances. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include physical act of handing liquids to resident to assist the resident in swallowing, physical act of handing an oral prescription medication to the resident, and medication administration. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to make sure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as A re-examination by a physician and/or nurse practitioner or physician assistant is required annually and Prospective residents must be given a thorough examination by a licensed physician or certified nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) Assisted Living Waiver program.
In Laurel, 58.6% participate in the labor force, 8.8% are widows, 13.2% do not have health insurance, and 31.5% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Laurel is 4.1% Hispanic, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 33.3% white, 1.1% mixed race, 0.0% Native American, 63.8% black, and 0.8% other or not specified. Laurel has a population density of 439 people per square mile. In terms of education, 20.0% have a college degree, 7.7% have a graduate degree, and 30.0% have a high-school diploma. In Laurel, 7.2% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total city population, 49.0% are male and 51.0% are female. The median age of Laurel is 35 years old.
The price of a Retirement community is determined by the city in which it is located. The median home value in Laurel costs around $81,571 and the median price for rent is around $591 per month a month. The rent burden for Laurel is around 17.8% of the average person’s monthly income.
Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th in quality of life and 50th in healthcare compared to other US states. Residents of Mississippi enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 11th in the United States. There are 105 hospitals and 247 health centers that service a population of 2,983,400. Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Mississippi has a cost of living index rating of 86, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 70.
Forty-nine percent of Mississippi residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 6,765 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-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 58% voted for the Republican candidate while 40% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 7.60 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 63F during the month of June. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Staghorn Sumac, Virginia Waterleaf, Skunk Cabbage, and Bloodroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Dove, the Mountain Lions, the Chickadee, or the Cormorant. The state animal of Mississippi is the White-tailed Deer.