Assisted living communities provide social opportunities, healthcare, and supervision to individuals who are around 65 years of age or older. The services provided often involve assistance with ADLs. Occupants may be kept under observation and evaluation. In certain situations, communities may offer respite, continuing care, or dementia care. The state of Nebraska maintains specific rules associated with this type of community. Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensure and Regulation regulates this type of community. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include monitor for nutritional problems on specified weight changes, must offer written menus based on federal nutrition standards, and provide adequate food services. There must be one bath or shower for every 8 residents and one toilet for every 6 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. There is a maximum occupancy of 4 residents per room. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include case management, assistance with Addles, behavioral management, and financial management. Public assistance is available through Government assistance is covered through two Medicaid 1915(c) waiver programs.. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to assure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as services for residents with special needs and services provided by the community: how often, when and by who. Staff members receive education in a variety of fields. These include: rules/regulations/standards for operating an ALF, resident care/services, social services, and gerontology.
Cost of Living
The community where a community is located could have a large effect on the overall price. The overall cost of living is a big influence in choosing which care option is the best fit for you or your loved one’s needs. Per month, the median rent in Blair is about $1,024 and the median value of a home in Blair is $137,309. The rent burden for Blair is about 19.3% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Blair 7.6% have a graduate degree, 32.3% have a high-school diploma, and 27.3% have a college degree. In Blair, 12.0% of the people are veterans. Demographically, Blair is 0.7% other or not specified, 4.8% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, 3.0% black, 94.2% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Asian, and 1.9% mixed race. Based on gender, 46.1% are male and 53.9% are female. The median age of Blair is 39 years old. Out of the total population of Blair, 60.0% participate in the labor force, 6.2% do not have health insurance, 20.3% have some form of disability, and 16.0% live in poverty. The current population of Blair consists of 7,943 people and in total the Blair metro area has a population of 8,091. Blair has a population density of 567 people per square mile.
An overview of Nebraska
In total, Nebraska has 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Nebraska are Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital. Out of a national average of 100, Nebraska has a cost of living index rating of 93, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 81. Overall, Nebraska ranks 9th in quality of life and 27th in healthcare compared to other US states. The natural beauty of Nebraska is ranked 27th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 59% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religion, 39% of Nebraska residents attend religious services among the 2,860 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 49F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 72F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 47F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 6F in the month of January. On average, Nebraska has an air quality index rating of around 31.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 40.9 AQI. On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.31 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Nebraska is around 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. While residents of Nebraska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nebraska can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Yellow Lady slipper, Sunflower, Wild Rose, and Snow Trillium . While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Whooping Cranes, the Pronghorn Sheep, the Monarch, grey Hairstreak, and Orange Sulfur Butterflies , or the Peregrine Falcons. The state animal of Nebraska is the The White-tailed Deer.