Residential care homes offer seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of other types of communities. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered can include food service, laundry services, and transportation. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. The state of Arkansas maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) regulates this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in deciding which location is best for your loved one. The rent burden for Conway is around 16.5% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Conway is about $1,045 and the median home value for Conway is around $163,513.
Demographics and Values
In Conway, 6.3% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Conway, 4.9% are widowed, 17.8% live in poverty, 11.9% have some form of disability, and 64.8% participate in the labor force. Of the population of Conway 15.0% have a graduate degree, 24.2% have a high-school diploma, and 38.7% have a college degree. Demographically, Conway is 2.8% mixed race, 2.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 75.5% white, 4.8% Hispanic, 16.6% black, 0.2% Native American, and 2.1% Asian. Out of the total city population, 48.6% are male and 51.4% are female. The median age of Conway is 29 years old. Conway has a population density of 552 people per square mile.
An overview of Arkansas
Residents of Arkansas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 19th in the United States. There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. Overall, Arkansas ranks 45th in quality of life and 49th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Arkansas has a cost of living index of 88.4 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 92.0 and a housing index rating of 73.9.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Arkansas ranks 33rd in the country for diversity. In the most recent presidential election, 61% of Arkansas residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 41% of Arkansas's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 6,697 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-46%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Arkansas there are 361 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Arkansas drops to around 41F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 22F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60F in the month of June. Arkansas experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 73% in the month of May. The average air quality index rating in Arkansas is 38.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. On average, the state receives 4.23 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. While residents of Arkansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arkansas can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Arkansas
The state of Arkansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of orchid, tulip trees, Mexican juniper, and mink. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the armadillo, the white-tailed deer, the bobwhite quail, or the black bears. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.