Care homes provide a personal care experience for seniors. Care homes offer a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and personal support. offered might include regular dining options, washing clothes, and transportation. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. In Florida, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around 42,000. The state of Florida has a number of provisions related to this kind of community. The Bureau of Health community Regulation licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be the major factor when determining what community works best. The rent burden for Sanford is around 21.6% of the average monthly income. Sanford has a median home value of about $112,992 and the median cost of rent is $917 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
In Sanford, 7.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Sanford has a population density of 985 people per square mile. The total population of Sanford consists of 59,317 people. Out of the total city population, 51.6% are female and 48.4% are male. The median age of Sanford is 34 years old. In terms of education, 5.3% have a graduate degree, 23.1% have a college degree, and 31.5% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Sanford is 3.8% other or not specified, 24.8% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.6% mixed race, 0.3% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 60.9% white, and 26.8% black. Out of the total population of Sanford, 12.3% have some form of disability, 63.8% participate in the labor force, 16.6% do not have health insurance, and 5.9% are widowed.
An overview of Florida
Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Florida citizen is ranked 13th nation-wide. Additionally, Florida is ranked 29th by standards of healthcare. There are 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 Florida residents. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of resources, Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9, a grocery index rating of 104.0, and a housing index rating of 95.4. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-five percent of Florida residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 15,611 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-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
Florida experiences an average humidity rating of about 75%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 78%. On average, the state receives 4.54 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 11.50 inches of precipitation a month. 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. The average high winter temperature is around 79F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. 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 a wide variety of palms, beautyberry, muhly grass, and orchid. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the west Indian (Florida) manatee, the gray fox, the six species of sea turtle, or the mockingbird. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.