A care home provides a home-like environment for individuals who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but want oversight within a safe and protected location. Amenities provided may include food service, washing clothes, and transportation. This type of community is resembles a single-family home. In Maryland, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $51,600. Maryland has a number of stipulations related to this type of community. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene governs this community type.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the neighborhood where it is located. Frederick has a median home value of $255,146 and the median cost of rent is about $1,641 per month per month. The rent burden for Frederick is around 21.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 17.2% have a graduate degree, 39.3% have a college degree, and 22.1% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Frederick is 0.4% Native American, 2.5% other or not specified, 18.1% black, 5.0% mixed race, 6.8% Asian, 67.2% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 15.9% Hispanic. Frederick has a population density of 1,190 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Frederick, 72.6% participate in the labor force, 5.8% consider themselves widows, 8.2% do not have health insurance, and 11.4% live in poverty. In Frederick, 8.6% of the population are veterans. Based on gender, 51.7% are female and 48.3% are male. The median age of Frederick is 35 years old.
An overview of Maryland
Residents of Maryland enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 25th in the United States. Maryland is ranked 6th in quality of life and 8th in healthcare. There are 59 general hospitals and 98 health centers that provide care for 6,060,598 Maryland residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 60% of Maryland residents voted Democrat and 34% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Maryland ranks 7th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 31% of Maryland’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,336 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-18%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. In Maryland there are 218 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Maryland drops 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. During the summer, the average temperature in Maryland is around 74F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Maryland is 40.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 49.4 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.55 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Maryland is around 3.69 inches. Maryland experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 70%. 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 white ash, honeysuckle, wild raspberry, and Virginia creeper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the loons, the shearwaters and petrels, the rabbits and hares, or the albatrosses. The state animal of Maryland is the sperm whale.