Assisted living communities offer apartment style housing and social interaction as well as individual help. The types of service provided often include help with ADLs. Inhabitants may be kept under supervision and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer hospice, skilled nursing care, or continuing care. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $34,566 . Missouri maintains specific regulations related to this kind of community. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation regulates this community type. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include Injections may be administered only by a physician or licensed nurse, self-administer prescription and nonprescription medications if a licensed health provider approves, and insulin injections may be administered by a certified medication technician or level i medication aide who has successfully completed the state-approved course for insulin administration. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include protective oversight, assistance with instrumental activities of daily living, nursing services, and assistance with activities of daily living . This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include communities must provide at least three daily meals, modified diets must be reviewed at least quarterly by a consulting nutritionist, dietitian, RN, or physician, and modified diets prescribed by a physician can be provided. 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. Public assistance is available through the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care authority. Staff members obtain training in a variety of areas. These areas include promoting independence in activities of daily living, fire safety, 24 hours of additional training on assessment on cognitive ability, and (2 hours) of initial training on transfer assistance. 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 complete screening prior to admission to determine whether an applicant is eligible to be admitted, authorized staff person and a physician must conduct a physical exam to document the individual’s current medical status and write any special orders regarding care and needed procedures, an individualized service plan must be developed that describes the services to be provided to meet the resident’s needs, and assessment must be repeated whenever the resident has a significant change in condition and at least semiannually.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor in selecting which location works best. The rent burden for Carrollton is about 13.6% of the average person’s monthly income. The median home value in Carrollton is $73,363 and the median rent is about $568 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
In Carrollton, 23.3% live in poverty, 11.1% are widows, 21.7% have some form of disability, and 52.8% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 44.2% have a high-school diploma, 6.3% have a graduate degree, and 15.6% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Carrollton is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% mixed race, 1.6% black, 0.3% Asian, 97.4% white, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% other or not specified, and 1.2% Hispanic. The current population of Carrollton consists of 3,084 people and in total the Carrollton metro area has a population of 3,541. Carrollton has a population density of 327 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.3% are male and 51.7% are female. The median age of Carrollton is 42 years old. In Carrollton, 12.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of Missouri
The natural beauty of Missouri is ranked 9th in the nation. In total, Missouri has 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 citizens. Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The state of Missouri has a cost of living index of 88.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 70.6. In terms of personal well-being, Missouri ranks 41st in healthcare and 28th in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 37% of Missouri residents attend religious services among the 9,001 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Missouri is around 3.63 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 6.57 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 57F in the month of June. On average, Missouri has an air quality index rating of around 37.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.7 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Missouri is around 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Missouri
The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Willow, Dogwood, Smooth Brome, and Kentucky Bluegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Cougar, the Mule Deer, the Red Fox, or the Silver-haired Bat . The state animal of Missouri is the The Mule.