A care home offers a communal setting for seniors who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight inside a safe and protected complex. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services offered can include three meals a day, washing clothes, and transit. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri maintains specific statutes 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 supervises this facility type.
Cost of Living
The location where a senior care community is located can have a significant impact on the price of care. The overall cost of living is a major factor when selecting which community is best for your family. The rent burden for Ballwin is about 17.1% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Ballwin is about $1,410 per month and the median home value in Ballwin costs around $242,359.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Ballwin, 8.7% have some form of disability, 5.7% do not have health insurance, 5.7% are widowed, and 69.3% participate in the labor force. Demographically, Ballwin is 2.1% Hispanic, 7.5% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 2.7% black, 1.9% mixed race, 0.3% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 87.4% white. In Ballwin, 8.1% of the people are veterans of the United States military. The total population of Ballwin consists of 30,181 people. Ballwin has a population density of 1,292 people per square mile. In terms of education, 21.3% have a graduate degree, 54.8% have a college degree, and 15.9% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 52.6% are female and 47.4% are male. The median age of Ballwin is 43 years old.
An overview of Missouri
In terms of personal well-being, Missouri ranks 41st in healthcare and 28th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Missouri is ranked 9th in the nation. The state of Missouri has a cost of living index of 88.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 70.6. In total, Missouri has 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 citizens. Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. In terms of religion, 37% of Missouri residents attend religious services among the 9,001 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Missouri is 37.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.7 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 6.57 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Missouri is around 3.63 inches. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 33F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 51F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12F in the month of January. Missouri experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. 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 willow, poison ivy, Kentucky bluegrass, and scouring rush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the red fox, the long-tailed weasel, or the cougar. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.