Residential care homes offer a personal care experience for seniors. They offer family-style living with around the clock staffing and personal support. Services provided might include food service, laundry services, and transportation. This type of facility is like a single-family home. In Louisiana, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $43,800. Louisiana maintains a number of provisions related to this kind of facility. The Department of Health and Hospitals and Health Standards Section governs this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a major influence in choosing which facility works for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Ruston is around 12.7% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Ruston is around $166,722 and the median price for rent is around $736 a month.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Ruston is 46.7% white, 0.6% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.8% Asian, 1.9% mixed race, 0.2% Native American, 47.9% black, and 1.4% Hispanic. In Ruston, 4.0% of the people are veterans. Out of the total city population, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of Ruston is 24 years old. Of the population of Ruston 22.4% have a high-school diploma, 42.2% have a college degree, and 19.3% have a graduate degree. Ruston has a population density of 407 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Ruston, 12.4% do not have health insurance, 59.5% participate in the labor force, 43.4% live in poverty, and 4.4% are widows.
An overview of Louisiana
Out of a national average of 100, Louisiana has a cost of living index rating of 94, a grocery index rating of 100, and a housing index rating of 87. There are 158 hospitals and 178 health centers that service a population of 4,649,163. The three highest ranked hospitals in Louisiana are Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital. Residents of Louisiana enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 50th in the United States. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Louisiana citizen is ranked 50th nation-wide. Additionally, Louisiana is ranked 45th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 46% of Louisiana residents attend religious services among the 5,841 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-8%, and Historically Black Protestant-22%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Louisiana there are 421 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 58% of Louisiana residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Louisiana ranks 23rd in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 8.58 inches. On average, the state receives 4.95 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Louisiana has an air quality index rating of around 37.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.3 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 78%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 81F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Louisiana drops to around 51F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 31F during the month of January. While residents of Louisiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Louisiana can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bald cypress, silverbell tree, hybrid Louisiana iris, and Louisiana phlox. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the muskrat, the civet cats, the quail, or the armadillos.