Assisted living communities offer supervision, care, and social interaction to individuals around 65 years old. The types of service offered often include help with the activities of daily life. Residents may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. In select instances, communities may provide hospice, continuing care, or respite. Oregon maintains specific rules related to this kind of community. Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight supervises this community type. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include must provide three meals a day and all food must be in accordance with the Department of Agriculture food pyramid. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include 24-hour emergency care service, health services, transportation services, and assist psychosocial wellbeing. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to guarantee their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as mental health evaluation, physical health exam, risk indicator assessment, and ADLs test. Staff members receive training in a variety of areas. These include: emergency procedures, the values of community-based care, residents’ rights, and fire safety. There must be one bath or shower for every 1 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 6. The maximum occupancy is 1 residents per room. Public assistance is available through Medicaid Aged and Disabled 1915(c) Waiver program.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor when deciding what location works best. The rent burden for Talent is about 20.5% of the average person’s monthly income. Talent has a median home value of about $170,220 and the median cost of rent is about $708 per month.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Talent is 11.6% Hispanic, 1.5% other or not specified, 0.3% Native American, 0.0% black, 2.0% Asian, 93.7% white, 2.5% mixed race, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Of the population of Talent 10.8% have a graduate degree, 21.9% have a high-school diploma, and 33.0% have a college degree. In Talent, 18.9% have some form of disability, 22.0% live in poverty, 10.6% do not have health insurance, and 56.0% participate in the labor force. Based on gender, 53.4% are female and 46.6% are male. The median age of Talent is 41 years old. Currently, the population of Talent consists of 6,492 people. Talent has a population density of 1,883 people per square mile. In Talent, 9.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Oregon
Based on natural beauty, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation. The state of Oregon has a cost of living index of 131.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 110.3 and a housing index rating of 181.8. Overall, Oregon ranks 27th out of all states in quality of life and 17th in healthcare. There are 64 general hospitals and 163 health centers that provide care for 4,235,303 Oregon residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Oregon are Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, OHSU Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Oregon ranks 28th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Oregon, 29% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,026 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-29%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Oregon there are 120 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Oregon residents voted Republican and 50% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
Oregon experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 88%. During the winter, the average temperature in Oregon drops to around 37F. The average high winter temperature is around 57F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Oregon is around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Oregon is around 3.06 inches. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.10 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Oregon has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 75.0 AQI. While residents of Oregon mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oregon can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Oregon
The state of Oregon has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Ponderosa Pine, Redwood Pea, Lemon Balm, and Rayless Ragwort. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Gray-tailed Vole, the Great White Shark, the Brown Catshark, or the California Mountain King Snake. The state animal of Oregon is the The Beaver.