Care homes provide seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of larger facilities. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services provided may include regular dining options, laundry, and transit. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri has 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 governs this facility type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in determining which care option is the best fit for your family. The rent burden for Bridgeton is around 16.2% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Bridgeton is about $159,882 and the median price for rent is around $983 a month.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 8.4% have a graduate degree, 27.9% have a college degree, and 27.7% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Bridgeton is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.0% Asian, 2.6% mixed race, 2.0% other or not specified, 25.9% black, 9.3% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, and 67.4% white. Out of the total population of Bridgeton, 12.4% do not have health insurance, 13.6% live in poverty, 7.3% are widowed, and 14.0% have some form of disability. Based on gender, 47.2% are male and 52.8% are female. The median age of Bridgeton is 41 years old. In Bridgeton, 9.1% of the citizens are veterans. Bridgeton has a population density of 308 people per square mile. The current population of Bridgeton consists of 11,648 people.
An overview of Missouri
The state of Missouri has 128 hospitals and 212 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,144,344. 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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Missouri citizen is ranked 28th nation-wide. Additionally, Missouri is ranked 41st by standards of healthcare. Residents of Missouri enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 9th in the United States. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. The state of Missouri ranks 35th in the country for diversity. In Missouri, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. Thirty-seven percent of Missouri residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 9,001 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. 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 most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 6.57 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Missouri is around 3.63 inches. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 51°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12°F in the month of January. 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 tornados.
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, wild grape, scouring rush, and kentucky bluegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the long-tailed weasel, the cougar, the red fox, or the silver-haired bat. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.