Residential care homes offer an intimate care for your loved one. Residential care homes provide a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staff and personal support. Services offered can include regular dining options, laundry, and transit. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. In Maine, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $62,031. The state of Maine maintains specific rules related to this type of community. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services supervises this type of community.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to hospitals is a key consideration in choosing the best choice for you or your loved one. In total, there are 4 hospitals located in Bangor which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Bangor include St Joseph Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor in deciding which care choice is best for you or your loved one's needs. Bangor has a sales tax of 5.50%. When it comes to resources, Bangor has a grocery price index of around 114.8 and a cost of living index of around 89.6. These index ratings are based on a spectrum where 100 is the average score and any amount beneath 100 is cheaper than the average.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air temperature, air quality, and humidity of a location may have a profound impact on the well-being of senior citizens. On average, Bangor has a humidity level of 73%. Humidity levels peak in the month of November at approximately 78%. The average air quality index rating in Bangor is about 33.0. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating reaches its highest during December at around 44.9. Monthly, Bangor receives around 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally occurs in October with an average of 8 inches during the month. Bangor gets an average of 68.90 inches of snow. During the summer, the air temperature in Bangor is about 67F. The low summer temperature drops to around 54F during June. The summer high is at roughly 80F during the month of July. In the wintertime, the temperature dips to about 23F. The winter high gets to about 35F during the month of December. The low winter temperature is about 9 F during the month of January. Bangor has a warm-summer humid continental type of climate.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Bangor is 1.1% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.6% other or not specified, 91.8% white, 1.5% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.6% mixed race, and 2.3% Hispanic. In terms of crime, Bangor has 37.9 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents. During the last presidential election, 35.7% voted Republican, 7.4% voted for a third party candidate, and 56.9% voted Democrat in Penobscot county. In terms of education, 13.3% have a graduate degree, 33.3% have a college degree, and 29.1% have a high-school diploma. The current population of Bangor is growing at a rate of 0.001%. Bangor has a population density of 359 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.6% are male and 51.4% are female. The median age of Bangor is 37 years old. In Bangor, 28.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.0% are over the age of 60, 6.0% are over the age of 70, and 5.4% are over the age of 80. In Bangor, 75.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Bangor 11.0% practice Catholicism, 3.6% practice another Christian faith, and 3.1% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Bangor, out of the total population 0.5% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. In Bangor, 6.3% are widowed, 11.6% do not have health insurance, 19.6% have some form of disability, and 22.6% live in poverty. In Bangor, 7.9% of the people are veterans. Bangor is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
An overview of Maine
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Maine citizen is ranked 32nd nation-wide. Additionally, Maine is ranked 19th by healthcare standards. The state of Maine has 38 hospitals and 115 health centers, providing care to a population of 1,341,753. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center. The state of Maine has a cost of living index of 117.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 107.0 and a housing index rating of 123.1. Residents of Maine enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 39th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 45% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 45, and 36% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Maine ranks 49th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Maine, 22% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,574 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 44.2 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20F. The average high winter temperature is around 38F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Maine is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Maine is around 3.79 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.46 inches. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Maine
The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of balsam fir, bog rosemary, red maple, and hackmatack. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern cougar, the caribou, the white-tailed deer, or the bobcat. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.