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 Vernon 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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5100 Kell W Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76310
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Lease by August 16 and get the rest of the month RENT-FREE!**Valid for qualifying new leases signed between 8/1/2021 and 8/16/2021. Must take financial responsibility by 8/16/2021. Does not apply to rates associated with levels of care. Automatic payment withdrawals required. Cannot be combined...
2649 Plaza Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
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At our community in Wichita Falls, Texas, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, we believe sustaining social relationships and friendships is key to aging well and living well. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active while receiving...
Assisted living communities have the luxury of organized social events and apartment style housing as well as individual support. The services provided often include help with ADLs. Occupants may be kept under observation and assessment. In select situations, communities may provide respite, hospice, or dementia care. The state of Texas maintains a number of provisions related to this kind of community. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses several types of assisted living communities supervises this community type. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include 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, exceptions must be specifically approved by the Department, Therapeutic diets as ordered by the resident’s physician must be provided according to the service plan, and menus must be prepared to provide a balanced and nutritious diet and such as that recommended by the national food and nutrition board. Staff must receive training in a variety of subjects. These areas include financial management, resident and provider rights and responsibilities, community resources, and resident assessment. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1115 demonstration managed care waiver program–called STAR+PLUS. The maximum occupancy is 4 residents per room. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 10 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 , must address the residents individual needs, preferences, and strengths, and interviews, and home visits. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, activity and/or social program for residents, and supervision or direct administration of medications. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include obtaining medications from a pharmacy, returning medications to the proper locked areas, and supervision of a resident’s medication regimen.
Cost of living is a major influence in determining what destination fits best. The rent burden for Vernon is around 14.6% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Vernon is around $609 and the median value for a house for Vernon is $60,092.
Demographically, Vernon is 9.7% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.9% other or not specified, 3.2% mixed race, 32.6% Hispanic, 1.9% Native American, 1.0% Asian, and 78.2% white. Based on gender, 51.5% are female and 48.5% are male. The median age of Vernon is 36 years old. In Vernon, 9.5% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. The current population of Vernon consists of 9,941 people and in total the Vernon metro area has a population of 10,346. Vernon has a population density of 505 people per square mile. In terms of education, 12.1% have a college degree, 31.3% have a high-school diploma, and 3.2% have a graduate degree. In Vernon, 16.8% do not have health insurance, 22.7% have some form of disability, 18.5% live in poverty, and 64.9% participate in the labor force.
Residents of Texas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 40th in the United States. In terms of personal well-being, Texas ranks 37th in healthcare and 38th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 468 hospitals and 501 health centers that service a population of 28,701,845. The three highest ranked hospitals in Texas are Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. 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.
The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. In the last presidential election 43% of Texas residents voted Democrat and 52% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55. In Texas, 42% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 27,848 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges.
On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 51.4 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102F during the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56F during the month of June. 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 humidity across the state is 65%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of February. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Texas is around 31.68 inches. 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 Post Oak, Catclaw, Ceniz, and Blackbrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the White Tail Deer, the Dolphins, the Whales, or the Opossums. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include Mesquite, Perennial Bunchgrasses, and Post Oak. The state animal of Texas is the Nine-banded Armadillo.
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