Residential care homes offer seniors with an intimate feeling of community without the commotion of larger care facilities. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Services provided might include regular dining options, laundry, and transportation. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri has specific regulations 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 regulates this facility type.
Cost of Living
The community where a senior care community is located could have a significant impact on the overall cost. The overall cost of living can be a major factor when selecting which facility is the best fit for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Fenton is $1,316 per month and the median home value in Fenton is $239,574. The rent burden for Fenton is around 17.2% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Fenton 14.7% have a graduate degree, 17.3% have a high-school diploma, and 44.5% have a college degree. Demographically, Fenton is 1.0% black, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 97.2% white, 1.5% Asian, 0.6% Hispanic, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, and 0.2% mixed race. Out of the total city population, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. The median age of Fenton is 46 years old. In Fenton, 6.5% of the population are veterans of the United States military. In Fenton, 11.3% have some form of disability, 2.1% live in poverty, 4.6% are widows, and 64.4% participate in the labor force. The total population of Fenton consists of 4,030 people. Fenton has a population density of 250 people per square mile.
An overview of Missouri
Missouri is ranked 28th in quality of life and 41st in healthcare. 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. 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. 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.
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 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 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 median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during 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. 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. On average, the state receives 3.63 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 6.57 inches. The average humidity across the state is 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 smooth brome, willow, scouring rush, and Kentucky bluegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the long-tailed weasel, the cougar, the mule deer, or the red fox. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.