Assisted living communities offer healthcare, recreational activities, and oversight to individuals who are about 65 years old. The services offered often involve help with activities of daily living. Inhabitants may be kept under observation and evaluation. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide respite, hospice, or continuing care. In Pennsylvania, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $40,020 . The state of Pennsylvania has specific standards associated with this type of community. Department of Human Services, Bureau of Human Services Licensing licenses this type of community. 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 medication regimen, special health or dietary needs, allergies, and physical health exam. Staff members obtain training in a number of fields. These areas include residents’ rights, abuse and reporting requirements, infection control, and fire safety. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include 24-hour supervision, assistance with unanticipated ADLs for a defined recovery period, laundry services, and housekeeping. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include meals must meet recommended dietary allowances established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and must provide three meals a day. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 55.7% are female and 44.3% are male. The median age of Shillington is 39 years old. Shillington has a population density of 2,043 people per square mile. The current population of Shillington consists of 5,288 people. Of the population of Shillington 39.3% have a high-school diploma, 25.2% have a college degree, and 8.7% have a graduate degree. In Shillington, 8.1% of the population are veterans of the United States military. In Shillington, 6.9% are widowed, 70.9% participate in the labor force, 4.4% do not have health insurance, and 11.2% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Shillington is 3.9% black, 0.0% Asian, 2.4% mixed race, 10.0% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% other or not specified, 93.6% white, and 0.0% Native American.
Cost of Living
The location in which a care community is located will have a big impact on community price. Cost of living is a major factor in choosing which care choice is best for you or your loved one. Per month, the median price of rent in Shillington is $1,195 per month and the median value of a home in Shillington is about $136,789. The rent burden for Shillington is about 20.0% of the average person’s monthly income.
An overview of Pennsylvania
Out of a national average of 100, Pennsylvania has a cost of living index rating of 99, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 101. Overall, Pennsylvania ranks 41st in quality of life and 21st in healthcare compared to other US states. The natural beauty of Pennsylvania is ranked 38th in the nation. There are 201 general hospitals and 273 health centers that provide care for 12,823,695 Pennsylvania residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Pennsylvania are Reading Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, and And Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr Campus.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 48% of Pennsylvania residents voted Republican and 47% voted Democrat. The state of Pennsylvania ranks 29th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Pennsylvania, 32% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 41. In terms of religious values, 34% of Pennsylvania’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 15,359 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-19%, Mainline Protestant-23%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. In Pennsylvania there are 535 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 70%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 75%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 69F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 89F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 29F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of January. On average, Pennsylvania has an air quality index rating of around 39.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.0 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Pennsylvania is around 3.64 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.38 inches. While residents of Pennsylvania mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Pennsylvania can include floods, tornadoes, and and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Pennsylvania
The state of Pennsylvania has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Wild Ginger , Sassafras, Weeping Willow, and Walnut. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Bobcats , the Black Bears, the White-tailed Deer, or the Red And Gray Foxes. The state animal of Pennsylvania is the The White-tailed Deer.