Residential care homes offer seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of larger nursing homes. Services provided may include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. In Connecticut, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $58,560. The state of Connecticut maintains specific statutes related to this kind of community. The Department of Public Health and community Licensing governs this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a major influence in deciding which care option is best for your loved one’s needs. Per month, the median rent in Darien is about $3,983 and the median value of a home in Darien is $1,383,532. The rent burden for Darien is around 19.1% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.1% are male and 51.9% are female. The median age of Darien is 39 years old. Darien has a population density of 663 people per square mile. The total population of Darien consists of 21,742 people. Demographically, Darien is 91.1% white, 1.6% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.3% Asian, 0.7% black, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other or not specified, and 3.1% Hispanic. Of the population of Darien 7.4% have a high-school diploma, 34.8% have a graduate degree, and 81.0% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Darien, 4.1% consider themselves widows, 61.8% participate in the labor force, 1.9% do not have health insurance, and 3.7% live in poverty. In Darien, 4.4% of the population are veterans.
An overview of Connecticut
Connecticut is ranked 21st in quality of life and 3rd in healthcare. The natural beauty of Connecticut is ranked 6th in the nation. There are 38 hospitals and 121 health centers that service a population of 3,571,450. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Sharon Hospital, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. In terms of resources, Connecticut has a cost of living index of 128.8, a grocery index rating of 114.2, and a housing index rating of 144.7. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 41% of Connecticut residents voted Republican and 55% voted Democrat. Twenty-eight percent of Connecticut residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 2,597 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-13%, Mainline Protestant-17%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. In Connecticut there are 109 masonic lodges. The state of Connecticut ranks 14th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 41 and 32% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
Connecticut experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 70%. During the winter, the average temperature in Connecticut drops to around 29F. The average high winter temperature is around 44F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Connecticut is around 70F. The average high summer temperature is around 86F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 52F during the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 5.47 inches. On average, the state receives 4.15 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Connecticut is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 53.7 AQI. While residents of Connecticut mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Connecticut can include hurricanes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Connecticut
The state of Connecticut has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of blue flag iris, white oak, white-tailed deer, and kingcup or marsh marigold. The state animal of Connecticut is the the sperm whale.