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 1 Assisted Living facilities in Pampa 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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Assisted Living near Pampa, Texas
812 W. 25th Avenue, Pampa, TX 79065
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At Meredith Place, our senior living community in Pampa, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively senior living community. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical...
Assisted living communities provide residential living communities and aid for people who might require help with everyday activities such as mobility or self-administering medication. Assisted living communities commonly provide aid with appointments and transportation, support with daily activities, and chances for recreational activity. Under certain circumstances, communities may offer “aging in place”, respite, or Alzheimer’s care. The state of Texas has specific statutes related to this kind of community. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses several types of assisted living communities regulates this type of community. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1115 demonstration managed care waiver program–called STAR+PLUS. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include personal care, supervision or direct administration of medications, assistance with activities of daily living, and activity and/or social program for residents. 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 a comprehensive assessment , interviews, and home visits, and must address the residents individual needs, preferences, and strengths. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include residents may self-administer their own medication, assisting residents with taking medications, and supervision of a resident’s medication regimen. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include menus must be prepared to provide a balanced and nutritious diet and such as that recommended by the national food and nutrition board, exceptions must be specifically approved by the Department, The meals must be served daily, at regular times, with no more than a 16-hour span between a substantial evening meal and breakfast the following morning, and Therapeutic diets as ordered by the resident’s physician must be provided according to the service plan. Staff are required to receive education in a number of fields. These areas include abuse/neglect, financial management, food and nutrition services, and basic emergency first-aid. There is a maximum occupancy of 4 residents per room. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 10 residents.
Racially, the population of Pampa is 85.4% white, 2.9% black, 6.7% other or not specified, 31.4% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.7% mixed race, 0.4% Asian, and 1.8% Native American. Of the population of Pampa 13.3% have a college degree, 31.4% have a high-school diploma, and 3.3% have a graduate degree. In Pampa, 8.3% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In Pampa, 16.9% have some form of disability, 15.9% live in poverty, 7.9% are widowed, and 61.1% participate in the labor force. Out of the total city population, 50.2% are male and 49.8% are female. The median age of Pampa is 36 years old. Pampa has a population density of 748 people per square mile.
Cost of living can be a big influence in choosing which destination is best for you or your loved one. The median home value in Pampa costs around $74,189 and the median price for rent is around $510 per month a month. The rent burden for Pampa is around 11.2% of the average person’s monthly income.
The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by standards of healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85.
Forty-two percent of Texas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 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 state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. In Texas, 24% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 35. In the last presidential election 43% of Texas residents voted Democrat and 52% voted Republican.
On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. 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 Mesquite, Catclaw, Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Cactus, and Huisache. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Bats, the Pronghorn Deer, the Rabbits, or the Manatees. The state animal of Texas is the Nine-banded Armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include Mesquite, Perennial Bunchgrasses, and Live Oak.