A care home offers a home-like setting for individuals who are who do not require skilled nursing services. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, washing clothes, and transportation. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri maintains specific standards associated with this type of facility. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, and Section for Long-Term Care Regulation certifies this facility type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a motivating factor in selecting which care choice works for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Fayette is around 12.9% of the average monthly income. Fayette has a median home value of around $88,522 and the median cost of rent is around $568 per month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.3% are female and 51.7% are male. The median age of Fayette is 30 years old. Currently, the population of Fayette consists of 2,676 people and in total the Fayette metro area has a population of 2,710. Fayette has a population density of 471 people per square mile. In Fayette, 8.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In terms of education, 14.5% have a graduate degree, 31.2% have a college degree, and 38.6% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Fayette, 52.7% participate in the labor force, 17.9% have some form of disability, 25.3% live in poverty, and 7.0% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Fayette is 0.2% Asian, 2.0% mixed race, 1.0% Hispanic, 0.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 12.9% black, 0.8% other or not specified, 82.9% white, and 0.6% Native American.
An overview of Missouri
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. Residents of Missouri enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 9th in the United States. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Missouri citizen is ranked 28th nation-wide. Additionally, Missouri is ranked 41st by healthcare standards. 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 terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 57% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Missouri, 37% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, Missouri has an air quality index rating of around 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. On average, the state receives 3.63 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. On average, the humidity rating for Missouri is around 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. 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 dogwood, wild grape, scouring rush, and poison ivy. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the silver-haired bat, the cougar, the mule deer, or the long-tailed weasel. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.