Care homes offer a personal care for seniors. Care homes offer a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and individualized care. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered might include food service, laundry, and transit. In Kansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $53,670. The state of Kansas has specific rules associated with this kind of community. The Secretary of Aging and Disability Services regulates this type of community.
Cost of Living
The neighborhood in which a community is based will have a large influence on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a big influence when selecting which community meets the needs of your loved one’s needs. Per month, the median rent in Wellington is $707 and the median home value in Wellington is around $75,880. The rent burden for Wellington is about 14.6% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of Wellington is 39 years old. Demographically, Wellington is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% Native American, 1.6% other or not specified, 9.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Asian, 90.3% white, 4.5% mixed race, and 1.9% black. Of the population of Wellington 38.0% have a high-school diploma, 5.8% have a graduate degree, and 19.5% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Wellington, 16.7% have some form of disability, 10.3% do not have health insurance, 16.1% live in poverty, and 59.5% participate in the labor force. In Wellington, 8.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Wellington consists of 7,450 people and in total the Wellington metro area has a population of 7,822. Wellington has a population density of 412 people per square mile.
An overview of Kansas
In terms of resources, Kansas has a cost of living index of 89.7, a grocery index rating of 91.9, and a housing index rating of 73.8. 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. In total, Kansas has 144 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 2,912,321 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Kansas are University Of Kansas Hospital, Newton Medical Center, and Providence Medical Center. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Kansas citizen is ranked 22nd nation-wide. Additionally, Kansas is ranked 33rd by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Kansas is ranked 8th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 37, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Kansas residents voted Republican and 36% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Kansas ranks 25th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Kansas, 37% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,782 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Kansas there are 279 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.73 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.55 inches of precipitation a month. Kansas experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Kansas is 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 46.4 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 32F. The average high winter temperature is around 53F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Kansas is around 76F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 54F during the month of June. While residents of Kansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Kansas can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Kansas
The state of Kansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Osage orange, sugarberry, chestnut oak, and pawpaw. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the skink, the cottontail, the beaver, or the muskrat. The state animal of Kansas is the American buffalo.