Residential care homes provide an intimate care for your loved one. Care homes offer a domiciliary care environment with around the clock staff and personalized care. Services offered might include three meals a day, laundry, and transportation. This type of facility is similar to a single-family home. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri maintains specific standards related to this type of facility. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, and Section for Long-Term Care Regulation governs this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the destination in which it is located. The rent burden for Affton is around 18.0% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Affton costs around $140,757 and the median cost for rent is $934 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of Affton is 41 years old. In Affton, 7.6% of the citizens are veterans. Demographically, Affton is 1.7% mixed race, 0.2% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.1% Hispanic, 3.6% black, 90.8% white, and 0.6% other or not specified. Out of the total population of Affton, 9.5% do not have health insurance, 13.7% have some form of disability, 9.4% live in poverty, and 69.0% participate in the labor force. Currently, the population of Affton consists of 21,704 people. Affton has a population density of 1,837 people per square mile. Of the population of Affton 25.3% have a high-school diploma, 11.4% have a graduate degree, and 32.7% have a college degree.
An overview of Missouri
The natural beauty of Missouri is ranked 9th in the nation. In terms of resources, Missouri has a cost of living index of 88.8, a grocery index rating of 96.6, and a housing index rating of 70.6. 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. Overall, Missouri ranks 28th in quality of life and 41st in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 Missouri residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 57% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation. In Missouri, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In terms of religious values, 37% of Missouri's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 9,001 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57F during the month of June. Missouri experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. On average, Missouri has an air quality index rating of around 37.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.7 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Missouri is around 3.63 inches. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 6.57 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Missouri
The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of smooth brome, sumac, Kentucky bluegrass, and wild grape. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the long-tailed weasel, the red fox, the silver-haired bat, or the mule deer. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.