Residential care homes provide seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of a larger nursing home. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services provided may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. In Maine, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $62,031. The state of Maine maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be the major influence when determining which location is best for your loved one. The rent burden for Harpswell is about 15.8% of the average person’s monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Harpswell is about $1,119 per month and the median price of a house in Harpswell is $377,314.
Demographics and Values
In Harpswell, 14.4% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, Harpswell is 99.3% white, 0.1% Native American, 0.0% Asian, 0.2% Hispanic, 0.6% mixed race, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.0% black. Out of the total population of Harpswell, 6.6% are widows, 56.5% participate in the labor force, 9.9% have some form of disability, and 8.0% live in poverty. Currently, the population of Harpswell consists of 4,857 people. Harpswell has a population density of 77 people per square mile. Based on gender, 45.0% are male and 55.0% are female. The median age of Harpswell is 58 years old. In terms of education, 20.1% have a graduate degree, 23.8% have a high-school diploma, and 48.3% have a college degree.
An overview of Maine
The natural beauty of Maine is ranked 39th in the nation. There are 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 Maine residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center. Overall, Maine ranks 32nd in quality of life and 19th in healthcare compared to other US states. Out of a national average of 100, Maine has a cost of living index rating of 117, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 123.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 45, and 36% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Maine residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state 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 Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. Maine experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. 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. During the summer, the average temperature in Maine is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. 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 downy serviceberry, hackmatack, pagoda dogwood, and red maple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern cougar, the large baleen whales, the north American deer mouse, or the caribou. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.