Residential care homes offer an intimate care for seniors. They provide community living with 24-hour staff and personalized care. Amenities offered might include food service, laundry, and transit. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. Missouri has specific statutes associated with this kind 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 neighborhood where a senior care community is based can have a significant influence on the price of care. The overall cost of living is a motivating factor in determining which community is best for your loved one. The rent burden for Eldon is about 20.6% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Eldon is $86,995 and the median rent is about $631 a month.
Demographics and Values
In Eldon, 7.5% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In Eldon, 57.2% participate in the labor force, 15.5% have some form of disability, 35.4% live in poverty, and 10.4% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Eldon is 4.7% Native American, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 93.4% white, 0.2% black, 1.6% mixed race, 0.0% Asian, and 0.2% other or not specified. Currently, the population of Eldon consists of 4,610 people and in total the Eldon metro area has a population of 4,623. Eldon has a population density of 502 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 46.3% are male and 53.7% are female. The median age of Eldon is 37 years old. Of the population of Eldon 12.2% have a college degree, 4.9% have a graduate degree, and 47.1% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Missouri
Overall, Missouri ranks 28th in quality of life and 41st in healthcare compared to other US 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. Residents of Missouri enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 9th in the United States. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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 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. The state of Missouri ranks 35th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 57F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls 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 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 humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. 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. 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 wild grape, poison ivy, Kentucky bluegrass, and sumac. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the long-tailed weasel, the silver-haired bat, the mule deer, or the red fox. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.