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 2 Assisted Living facilities in Friona 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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201 E 15th St, Friona, TX 79035
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Friona Heritage Estates is a 16-unit assisted living apartment complex, located in the small Texas town of Friona. We have been serving those you care about for over 18 years. Friona has a modern hospital conveniently located just a few blocks away as well as a local pharmacy just down the...
4701 North Prince Street, Clovis, NM 88101
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At Wheatfields Senior Living, we invite you to see what home looks like in beautiful Clovis, New Mexico. Wheatfields' staff take pride in creating the foundation of your comfort by providing the essentials to put your mind at ease. Our mission is to help you enjoy the things you love and have...
Assisted living communities provide apartment-style housing and social events as well as individual support. Assisted living communities usually provide help with the activities of daily life, chances for recreational activity, and help with transportation and appointments. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer “aging in place”, respite, or nursing care. Texas has specific standards related to this kind of community. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses several types of assisted living communities supervises this type of community. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1115 demonstration managed care waiver program–called STAR+PLUS. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include Therapeutic diets as ordered by the resident’s physician must be provided according to the service plan, menus must be prepared to provide a balanced and nutritious diet and such as that recommended by the national food and nutrition board, communities must provide at least three balanced and nutritious meals or the equivalent per day, and exceptions must be specifically approved by the Department. Staff members obtain education in a variety of subjects. These include: accessibility requirements, basic emergency first-aid, resident characteristics (including dementia), and abuse/neglect. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include listing the medication taken on a resident’s medication profile record, returning medications to the proper locked areas, and supervision of a resident’s medication regimen. There is a maximum occupancy of 4 residents per room. There must be one bath or shower for every 10 residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include activity and/or social program for residents, general supervision or oversight, supervision or direct administration of medications, and assistance with activities of daily living. 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 interviews, and home visits, a comprehensive assessment , and must address the residents individual needs, preferences, and strengths.
Demographically, Friona is 0.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.9% black, 15.7% other or not specified, 82.5% Hispanic, 76.8% white, 0.0% Asian, 0.9% Native American, and 5.2% mixed race. In Friona, 2.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 2.8% have a graduate degree, 38.8% have a high-school diploma, and 11.8% have a college degree. Based on gender, 53.6% are male and 46.4% are female. The median age of Friona is 34 years old. In Friona, 62.8% participate in the labor force, 6.2% are widows, 16.4% have some form of disability, and 19.6% live in poverty. Currently, the population of Friona consists of 3,893 people and in total the Friona metro area has a population of 3,910. Friona has a population density of 1,078 people per square mile.
Cost of living is a major influence in deciding which community is best for your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Friona is around 11.1% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Friona is around $72,719 and the median cost for rent is around $479 per month a month.
There are 468 hospitals and 501 health centers that service a population of 28,701,845. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by healthcare standards. In terms of resources, Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3, a grocery index rating of 88.9, and a housing index rating of 85.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.
In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. In the last presidential election 43% of Texas residents voted Democrat and 52% voted Republican. In Texas, 42% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 27,848 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55.
Texas experiences an average humidity rating of about 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. The average air quality index rating in Texas is 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 102F in the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Cactus, Whitebrush, Blackbrush, and Post Oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Rabbits, the Rodents, the Dolphins, or the Armadillos. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include Live Oak, Mesquite, and Perennial Bunchgrasses. The state animal of Texas is the Nine-banded Armadillo.