A care home offers a communal setting for persons who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek supervision inside a safe and secure complex. offered can include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. This type of community is like a single-family home. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $67,680. The state of Massachusetts has specific statutes associated with this type of community. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs regulates this community type.
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is influenced by the community in which it is located. The median home value in Somerville is around $558,312 and the median cost for rent is $1,943 a month. The rent burden for Somerville is about 21.1% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Somerville, 12.4% live in poverty, 3.8% are widows, 77.8% participate in the labor force, and 3.7% do not have health insurance. In Somerville, 2.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. The current population of Somerville consists of 81,360 people. Somerville has a population density of 7,616 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 50.3% are male and 49.7% are female. The median age of Somerville is 32 years old. In terms of education, 16.6% have a high-school diploma, 61.2% have a college degree, and 29.4% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Somerville is 2.9% other or not specified, 9.9% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.6% mixed race, 0.2% Native American, 6.6% black, 9.6% Asian, and 77.2% white.
An overview of Massachusetts
There are 78 hospitals and 129 health centers that service a population of 6,941,273. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. Massachusetts is ranked 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Massachusetts has a cost of living index rating of 134, a grocery index rating of 114, and a housing index rating of 170.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. Twenty-three percent of Massachusetts residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 4,200 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. During the winter, the average temperature in Massachusetts drops to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of flowering dogwood, white spruce, butterfly weed, and eastern red cedar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the bats, the bobcats, or the white pine. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.