Care homes provide an intimate care for seniors. They provide a domiciliary care environment with around the clock staffing and individualized care. Amenities provided can include regular dining options, laundry, and transit. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. In Michigan, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,000. The state of Michigan has a number of provisions associated with this kind of community. The Department of Human Services licenses certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major factor in deciding which community meets the needs of your loved one’s needs. Monthly, the median rent in Flint is about $562 and the median home value in Flint is $29,814. The rent burden for Flint is about 18.7% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Flint 11.9% have a college degree, 34.9% have a high-school diploma, and 4.1% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Flint is 53.9% black, 3.9% Hispanic, 0.4% Asian, 39.9% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% other or not specified, and 4.3% mixed race. Based on gender, 48.0% are male and 52.0% are female. The median age of Flint is 35 years old. In Flint, 8.9% do not have health insurance, 5.5% are widows, 51.2% participate in the labor force, and 21.3% have some form of disability. In Flint, 5.6% of the population are veterans. Flint has a population density of 1,113 people per square mile.
An overview of Michigan
Overall, Michigan ranks 33rd in quality of life and 24th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 148 general hospitals and 259 health centers that provide care for 10,015,421 Michigan residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Michigan are University Of Michigan Health System, Mercy Health Muskegon, and Holland Community Hospital. In terms of resources, Michigan has a cost of living index of 89.3, a grocery index rating of 89.3, and a housing index rating of 75.2. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of Michigan is ranked 29th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 40 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 33% of Michigan residents attend religious services among the 9,521 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Michigan there are 351 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 48% of Michigan residents voted Republican and 47% voted Democrat. The state of Michigan ranks 36th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Michigan is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of December. On average, the state receives 2.76 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 4.76 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Michigan drops to around 23F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 37F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Michigan is around 67F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 44F during the month of June. On average, Michigan has an air quality index rating of around 38.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. While residents of Michigan mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Michigan can include tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Michigan
The state of Michigan has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sugar maple, white pine, hemlock, and red oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the chinook salmon, the smelt, the cougar, or the coyote. The state animal of Michigan is the white-tailed deer.