An assisted living community is a residential community which provides support, supervision, and care to independent seniors who are not in need of skilled nursing support. The types of service offered often include support with activities of daily living. Occupants may be kept under supervision and assessment. In certain instances, communities may provide Alzheimer’s care, nursing, or hospice. Wisconsin has specific statutes related to this kind of community. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance, regulates community-based residential communities (CBRFs) supervises this community type. Public assistance is available through The Elderly and Physically Disabled 1915(c) Waiver program, the Community Options 1915(c) Waiver program, and the Medicaid managed care 1915(b)(c) Family Care Waiver program for the aged and physically disabled. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include therapeutic diets must be provided if ordered by a physician, these meals must meet the recommended dietary allowances based on current dietary guidelines for Americans, communities must provide at least three nutritious meals a day and a nutritious snack, and these meals must meet residents special dietary needs. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as reassessments must be conducted at least annually, and when residents have a change in needs, abilities, or condition, the plan must specify which program services will be provided to meet the resident’s needs as identified by the assessment and the frequency with which each service will be provided, community must develop a temporary service plan to meet immediate needs, and initial comprehensive mental and physical assessment. Staff members receive education in a number of areas. These areas include resident rights, standard precautions, medication management, and development of service plans. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include supervision, independent living skills, including personal care, and transportation. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include when medication administration is not supervised by an RN, practitioner, or pharmacist, the CBRF must arrange for a pharmacist to package and label a resident’s prescription medications in unit dose, Residents may self-administer medications if they are capable, and If the medication administration is supervised by a licensed healthcare professionall, the community must ensure that these individuals coordinate the medication administration process and system. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents.
Demographics and Values
In Brookfield, 6.7% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Brookfield is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Racially, the population of Brookfield is 1.9% mixed race, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% black, 2.1% Hispanic, 0.1% other or not specified, 88.2% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 8.7% Asian. Out of the total population of Brookfield, 63.5% participate in the labor force, 1.9% do not have health insurance, 3.5% live in poverty, and 6.8% consider themselves widows. Out of the total city population, 51.7% are female and 48.3% are male. In Brookfield, 36.3% of the population are over the age of 55, 13.6% are over the age of 60, 8.6% are over the age of 70, and 5.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Brookfield is 46 years old. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Brookfield, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 1.7% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Brookfield 29.8% practice Catholicism, 14.9% are Lutherans, and 7.5% practice another Christian faith. In Brookfield, 39.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of education, 26.2% have a graduate degree, 14.4% have a high-school diploma, and 61.3% have a college degree. Brookfield has a population density of 538 people per square mile. The current population of Brookfield is growing at a rate of 0.018%. The total population of Brookfield consists of 38,045 people. In the previous presidential election, 6.7% voted for a third party candidate, 60.0% voted Republican, and 33.3% voted Democrat in Waukesha county. In terms of crime, Brookfield has 24.7 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.2 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a motivating factor when determining which location works for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Brookfield is around 17.1% of the average person’s monthly income. Brookfield has a median home value of around $298,944 and the median cost of rent is about $1,508 per month. In Brookfield, the cost-of-living index is 122.9 where a score of 100 is the average, and any amount higher than 100 is considered costlier than the national average. Brookfield has a grocery index of around 90.7.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate and weather, especially air quality and moisture, can be a major factor in selecting which destination meets the needs of your family. Brookfield has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. During the summer months, Brookfield is approximately 69F. The low summer temperature drops to about 56F in June. The summer high is at roughly 80F in the month of July. In the winter months, the temperature in Brookfield sinks to roughly 23F. The high winter temperature will rise to roughly 32F in the month of December. The low winter temperature is approximately 15 F in the month of January. The average humidity level for Brookfield is roughly 63%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in December at about 67%. Monthly, Brookfield gets about 6 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally occurs in June with an average of 20 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Brookfield gets an average of 42.10 inches of snow in a year. The average air quality index rating in Brookfield is about 42.6. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its peak rating during May at about 57.0. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.
An overview of Wisconsin
The state of Wisconsin has a cost of living index of 95.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 100.7 and a housing index rating of 91.4. There are 138 hospitals and 57 health centers that service a population of 5,835,165. Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Medical Center, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Wisconsin is ranked 11th in quality of life and 14th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Wisconsin is ranked 10th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 46% of Wisconsin residents voted Democrat and 47% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Wisconsin ranks 37th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Wisconsin, 180,800% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 0 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-22%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. In Wisconsin there are 6,078 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 40, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
Wisconsin experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 46F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Wisconsin drops to around 19F. The average high winter temperature is around 35F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2F during the month of January. On average, Wisconsin has an air quality index rating of around 39.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.2 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 5.51 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.78 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Wisconsin mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wisconsin can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Wisconsin
The state of Wisconsin has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Balsam Fir, White Elm, Oaks, and Black, White And Red Bur. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Mink, the Badger, the Muskrat, or the Snowshoe Hare. The state animal of Wisconsin is the Badger.