An assisted living community is a residential living community which administers supervision, care, and aid to medically stable individuals who do not require skilled nursing support. The types of service offered often include aid with the activities of daily life. Occupants may be kept under monitoring and evaluation. In some situations, communities may offer skilled nursing care, dementia care, or respite. The state of Wisconsin maintains specific standards related to this type of community. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, Division of Quality Assurance, regulates community-based residential communities (CBRFs) certifies this type of community. Staff members obtain training in a variety of areas. These include: fire safety, development of service plans, reporting abuse, and community policies and procedures. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include 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, 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, and Residents may self-administer medications if they are capable. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include these meals must meet the recommended dietary allowances based on current dietary guidelines for Americans, these meals must meet residents special dietary needs, therapeutic diets must be provided if ordered by a physician, and communities must provide at least three nutritious meals a day and a nutritious snack. 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 type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include health monitoring, information and referral, resident-specific services, and activity programming for persons with dementia. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to make sure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as initial comprehensive mental and physical assessment, 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, reassessments must be conducted at least annually, and when residents have a change in needs, abilities, or condition, and community must develop a temporary service plan to meet immediate needs.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a motivating factor when selecting what community fits best. The rent burden for Pewaukee is around 19.1% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Pewaukee is $1,516 and the median value for a house for Pewaukee is $283,026.
Demographics and Values
The current population of Pewaukee consists of 14,476 people. Pewaukee has a population density of 286 people per square mile. In Pewaukee, 7.1% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 52.0% are female and 48.0% are male. The median age of Pewaukee is 44 years old. Racially, the population of Pewaukee is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.2% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 95.1% white, 3.9% Hispanic, 1.3% black, 0.0% other or not specified, and 0.8% mixed race. Of the population of Pewaukee 16.3% have a graduate degree, 17.3% have a high-school diploma, and 52.0% have a college degree. In Pewaukee, 2.2% live in poverty, 2.7% do not have health insurance, 7.6% have some form of disability, and 5.3% consider themselves widows.
An overview of Wisconsin
There are 138 hospitals and 57 health centers that service a population of 5,835,165. The three highest ranked hospitals in Wisconsin are Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Medical Center, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Based on natural beauty, Wisconsin ranks 10th in the nation. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 11th out of all states in quality of life and 14th in healthcare. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Wisconsin ranks 37th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religion, 180,800% of Wisconsin residents attend religious services among the 0 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-22%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. 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. In the last presidential election 46% of Wisconsin residents voted Democrat and 47% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 19F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 35F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -2F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Wisconsin is around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 86F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 46F in the month of June. 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 average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. On average, the state receives 2.78 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.51 inches. 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 Hickory, Oaks, Moosewood, and White Elm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Woodchuck, the Snowshoe Hare, the Chipmunk, or the Water Shrew. The state animal of Wisconsin is the Badger.