Care homes provide an intimate care experience for seniors. Residential care homes offer family-style living with 24-hour staff and personal support. Amenities provided may include three meals a day, laundry, and transit. This type of community is like a single-family home. In Arizona, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $45,000. Arizona has specific standards related to this kind of community. The Division of Public Health Licensing Services and Bureau of Residential communities Licensing licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which care choice is best for you or your loved one’s needs. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Peoria is around $1,218 and the median value for a home for Peoria costs around $229,551. The rent burden for Peoria is about 18.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.1% are male and 51.9% are female. The median age of Peoria is 40 years old. In Peoria, 64.0% participate in the labor force, 8.2% live in poverty, 6.1% are widows, and 8.0% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 31.0% have a college degree, 25.0% have a high-school diploma, and 10.7% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Peoria is 19.1% Hispanic, 84.9% white, 3.2% black, 0.7% Native American, 3.5% other or not specified, 3.7% mixed race, 3.8% Asian, and 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Peoria has a population density of 369 people per square mile. The total population of Peoria consists of 168,181 people. In Peoria, 10.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Arizona
There are 96 general hospitals and 153 health centers that provide care for 7,296,554 Arizona residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Verde Valley Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Hospital. In terms of personal well-being, Arizona ranks 23rd in healthcare and 34th in quality of life compared to other states. In terms of resources, Arizona has a cost of living index of 97.7, a grocery index rating of 96.9, and a housing index rating of 91.7. 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. Residents of Arizona enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 33rd in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 34% of Arizona’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,673 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-26%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Arizona there are 67 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Arizona residents voted Republican and 45% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Arizona ranks 11th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 81F. The average high summer temperature is around 112F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34F during the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Arizona is around 39%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 61%. On average, the state receives 1.04 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 4.92 inches. The average air quality index rating in Arizona is 49.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 65.5 AQI. While residents of Arizona mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arizona can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Arizona
The state of Arizona has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of oak, pinon, jojoba, and desert flowers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the gray fox, the cactus wren (the state bird), or the rattlesnakes. The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.