A care home offers a communal setting for individuals who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but want supervision inside a safe and protected community. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, and transportation. In Florida, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around 42,000. Florida maintains specific rules related to this type of community. The Bureau of Health community Regulation supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a major factor in selecting what care option works best. The rent burden for Dunedin is around 18.8% of the average person’s monthly income. Dunedin has a median home value of $159,580 and the median cost of rent is around $803 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Dunedin 27.5% have a high-school diploma, 11.4% have a graduate degree, and 33.4% have a college degree. In Dunedin, 9.9% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Dunedin is 2.7% Asian, 90.2% white, 0.8% other or not specified, 3.8% black, 6.5% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 1.7% mixed race, and 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Out of the total city population, 46.5% are male and 53.5% are female. The median age of Dunedin is 54 years old. Currently, the population of Dunedin consists of 36,545 people. Dunedin has a population density of 1,356 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Dunedin, 15.2% have some form of disability, 10.3% consider themselves widows, 11.4% do not have health insurance, and 9.2% live in poverty.
An overview of Florida
The state of Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9 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 104.0 and a housing index rating of 95.4. Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation. In total, Florida has 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Florida are St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center. In terms of personal well-being, Florida ranks 29th in healthcare and 13th in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
In Florida, 34% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 42. In terms of religion, 35% of Florida residents attend religious services among the 15,611 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Florida residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. The average air quality index rating in Florida is 37.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 47.9 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 79F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 36F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 75%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 78%. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Florida
The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of muhly grass, saw palmetto, sand pines, and a wide variety of palms. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the six species of sea turtle, the fox squirrels, the mockingbird, or the gray fox. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.