A care home offers a communal setting for seniors who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but want supervision inside a safe and protected community. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services offered might include food service, laundry services, and transportation. In Maryland, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $51,600. The state of Maryland has specific regulations associated with this kind of community. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a major influence when choosing which community is best for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Bethesda is around 15.7% of the average monthly income. Bethesda has a median home value of around $876,029 and the median cost of rent is $2,676 per month.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Bethesda is 11.1% Asian, 3.5% mixed race, 0.1% Native American, 3.8% black, 80.9% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.2% Hispanic, and 0.5% other or not specified. In Bethesda, 5.9% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Bethesda 4.7% have a high-school diploma, 83.7% have a college degree, and 55.9% have a graduate degree. The current population of Bethesda consists of 63,168 people. Bethesda has a population density of 1,839 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Bethesda, 2.5% do not have health insurance, 2.8% live in poverty, 68.7% participate in the labor force, and 5.9% consider themselves widows. Based on gender, 53.2% are female and 46.8% are male. The median age of Bethesda is 43 years old.
An overview of Maryland
Overall, Maryland ranks 6th out of all states in quality of life and 8th in healthcare. In total, Maryland has 59 general hospitals and 98 health centers that provide care for 6,060,598 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. The state of Maryland has a cost of living index of 131.3 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 108.5 and a housing index rating of 184.5. Based on natural beauty, Maryland ranks 25th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Maryland ranks 7th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Maryland, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In the last presidential election 60% of Maryland residents voted Democrat and 34% voted Republican. Thirty-one percent of Maryland residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 5,336 different congregations. 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.
State-wide weather information
On average, Maryland has an air quality index rating of around 40.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 49.4 AQI. On average, the state receives 3.69 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 5.55 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 35F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. 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. On average, the humidity rating for Maryland is around 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 70% in the month of September. 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 wild raspberry, honeysuckle, early blue violet, and white ash. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the toothed whales, the rabbits and hares, the albatrosses, or the grebes. The state animal of Maryland is the sperm whale.