A care home provides a home-like setting for seniors who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight within a safe and protected location. Services provided can include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas maintains specific standards associated with this type of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The community in which a community is located might have a major impact on the total cost. The overall cost of living can be a major factor in deciding which destination is best for you or your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median price for rent in Russellville is $632 and the median home value for Russellville is around $137,128. The rent burden for Russellville is around 14.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Russellville, 24.3% live in poverty, 59.6% participate in the labor force, 13.8% have some form of disability, and 4.4% are widowed. Racially, the population of Russellville is 2.7% other or not specified, 0.4% Native American, 86.2% white, 5.9% black, 15.5% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.1% mixed race, and 1.8% Asian. In terms of education, 9.8% have a graduate degree, 26.7% have a college degree, and 25.6% have a high-school diploma. In Russellville, 7.3% of the citizens are veterans. Russellville has a population density of 399 people per square mile. Based on gender, 49.2% are male and 50.8% are female. The median age of Russellville is 28 years old.
An overview of Arkansas
There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of resources, Arkansas has a cost of living index of 88.4, a grocery index rating of 92.0, and a housing index rating of 73.9. 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. Overall, Arkansas ranks 45th out of all states in quality of life and 49th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Arkansas is ranked 19th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
Forty-one percent of Arkansas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Arkansas ranks 33rd in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 61% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
On average, Arkansas has an air quality index rating of around 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%. 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. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls 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. 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 hickory, water oak, orchid, and Mexican juniper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black bears, the mourning dove, the catfish, or the bobwhite quail. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.