Residential care homes offer seniors with a close sense of community without the commotion of other types of care communities. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services offered can include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas has a number of stipulations associated with this kind of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
The neighborhood where a senior care community is located could have a big impact on community price. The overall cost of living can be a major influence in deciding which destination is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Per month, the median price of rent in Elaine is around $431 per month and the median home value in Elaine is around $37,110. The rent burden for Elaine is around 23.4% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Elaine, 16.0% do not have health insurance, 27.0% have some form of disability, 41.6% live in poverty, and 10.7% consider themselves widows. Racially, the population of Elaine is 0.0% other or not specified, 41.8% white, 0.0% Native American, 55.8% black, 0.0% Asian, 2.4% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 7.0% Hispanic. Elaine has a population density of 397 people per square mile. The total population of Elaine consists of 527 people. Out of the total city population, 45.2% are male and 54.8% are female. The median age of Elaine is 27 years old. In terms of education, 5.6% have a college degree, 35.1% have a high-school diploma, and 0.4% have a graduate degree. In Elaine, 5.2% of the population are veterans.
An overview of Arkansas
In terms of personal well-being, Arkansas ranks 49th in healthcare and 45th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Arkansas has 88 hospitals and 130 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,024,692. The three highest ranked hospitals in Arkansas are Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. Out of a national average of 100, Arkansas has a cost of living index rating of 88, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 74. Residents of Arkansas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 19th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 41% of Arkansas residents attend religious services among the 6,697 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. In the last presidential election 34% of Arkansas residents voted Democrat and 61% voted Republican. The state of Arkansas ranks 33rd in the country for diversity. In Arkansas, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.85 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.23 inches of precipitation a month. 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 60F during the month of June. 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 humidity rating for Arkansas is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 73%. 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 tulip trees, hickory, mink, and cypresses. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the bobwhite quail, the white-tailed deer, or the eastern wild turkey. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.