Assisted living facilities provide personal care, social interaction, and supervision to persons around 65 years of age or older. The types of service provided often include help with activities of daily living. Occupants may be kept under supervision and evaluation. In select cases, facilities may provide dementia care, respite, or nursing. Wyoming maintains specific regulations related to this kind of facility. The Department of Health, Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys, licenses assisted living facilities governs this type of facility. provide guidance to dietary staff in areas of preparation, service, and monitoring This facility has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include Special diets may be ordered by a physician or a registered dietician, meals must meet the recommended dietary allowances, approve special diet needs for residents with theraputic or mechanically modified diets, and facilities must provide a minimum of three balanced, palatable, properly prepared, and attractively served meals. Public assistance is available through Medicaid 1915(c) waiver program called Assisted Living Facility Home and Community-Based Services.This facility type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include an RN is responsible for the supervision and management of all medication administration, removing the medication from a container, and An RN must review residents’ medications every 2 months. 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 initial comprehensive mental and physical assesment , assessment results are used to develop, review, and revise the resident’s individualized assistance plan, The plan must reflect assessed needs and resident decisions, and a relative or other interested party may participate in the design of the residents care plan. This type of facility is required to offer a number of services. These include assistance in adjusting to group living activities, assistance with obtaining medical, optometric care, and limited assistance with dressing.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air temperature, humidity, and air quality of a city can have a considerable impact on the well-being of your loved one. During the summertime, Sheridan is approximately 69°F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 46°F in June. The summer high peaks at approximately 92°F in July. In the wintertime, the average air temperature in Sheridan falls to roughly 26°F. The highest winter temperature will rise to about 42°F during the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to roughly 10 °F in the month of December. Sheridan has a cold semi-arid type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Sheridan is about 46.8. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its max score during the month of December at around 67.0. 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. On average, Sheridan has a humidity rating of around 60%. Humidity levels peak in the month of December at around 69%. Monthly, Sheridan measures about 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually happens in May with an average of 3 inches during the month. Sheridan experiences an average of 34.70 inches of snow per year.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to medical facilities can be a major factor when determining the best retirement home for you or your loved one. The top hospitals in Sheridan include Sheridan Memorial Hospital. In total, there is one hospital located in Sheridan which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a major factor when selecting which community meets the needs of you or your loved one. The rent burden for Sheridan is around 16.3% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Sheridan is $211,500 and the median rent is about $928 a month. Sheridan has a cost of living index of around 105.3 and a grocery index rating of 106.8. Index ratings are founded on a system where 100 is the national average and anything over 100 is considered costlier than the national average.
Demographics and Values
In Sheridan, 10.3% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Sheridan is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Sheridan 11.8% have a graduate degree, 31.0% have a college degree, and 25.2% have a high-school diploma. The current population of Sheridan is growing at a rate of 0.000%. Sheridan has a population density of 543 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 9.1% voted for a third party candidate, 70.8% voted Republican, and 20.2% voted Democrat in Sheridan county. In terms of crime, Sheridan has 20.0 property crimes per 1000 residents and 0.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Sheridan is 1.5% other or not specified, 1.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 5.6% Hispanic, 2.5% mixed race, 1.6% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 92.5% white. Based on gender, 52.4% are female and 47.6% are male. The median age of Sheridan is 38 years old. In Sheridan, 31.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 13.0% are over the age of 60, 6.9% are over the age of 70, and 5.9% are over the age of 80. In Sheridan, 7.8% live in poverty, 7.4% are widows, 15.7% have some form of disability, and 9.7% do not have health insurance. In Sheridan, 55.7% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Sheridan 14.9% practice Catholicism, 7.4% are Lutherans, and 6.8% practice another Christian faith. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Sheridan, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam.
An overview of Wyoming
The natural beauty of Wyoming is ranked 17th in the nation. Overall, Wyoming ranks 31st out of all states in quality of life and 42nd in healthcare. The state of Wyoming has 31 hospitals and 18 health centers, providing care to a population of 576,542. The three highest ranked hospitals in Wyoming are St. John’s Medical Center, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and Sheridan Memorial Hospital. In terms of resources, Wyoming has a cost of living index of 90.5, a grocery index rating of 98.7, and a housing index rating of 72.3. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Wyoming ranks 41st in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. Thirty-eight percent of Wyoming residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 948 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-27%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Wyoming there are 46 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 67% voted for the Republican candidate while 22% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Wyoming is around 57%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 69% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Wyoming is 0.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 59.6 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Wyoming drops to around 22°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 46°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7°F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Wyoming is around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 93°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34°F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 1.09 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 4.45 inches. While residents of Wyoming mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wyoming can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Wyoming
The state of Wyoming has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Alpine Meadows , Hay, Mountain Mahogany, and Sagebrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American Bison, the Canada Lynx, the Mountain Lion, or the Swift Fox. The state animal of Wyoming is the Buffalo.