Residential care homes provide seniors with an intimate feeling of community minus the agitation of larger nursing homes. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services offered may include food service, laundry services, and transit. In Maryland, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $51,600. The state of Maryland maintains a number of stipulations associated with this kind of community. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene governs this community type.
Demographics and Values
Baldwin has a population density of 56 people per square mile.
An overview of Maryland
In total, Maryland has 59 general hospitals and 98 health centers that provide care for 6,060,598 citizens. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Maryland has a cost of living index rating of 131, a grocery index rating of 109, and a housing index rating of 185. Overall, Maryland ranks 6th out of all states in quality of life and 8th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Maryland is ranked 25th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 34% of Maryland residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 39 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 31% of Maryland residents attend religious services among the 5,336 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-18%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maryland there are 218 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Maryland ranks 7th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 70%. The average air quality index rating in Maryland is 40.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 49.4 AQI. On average, the state receives 3.69 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.55 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 74F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 35F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 51F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. While residents of Maryland mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maryland can include floods and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Maryland
The state of Maryland has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of shortleaf and loblolly pines, Virginia creeper, yellow poplar, and wild rose. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the grebes, the shearwaters and petrels, the loons, or the toothed whales. The state animal of Maryland is the sperm whale.