Care homes arrange for an intimate care for seniors. Care homes offer family-style living with 24-hour staffing and individualized care. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Services offered might include three meals a day, and transportation. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri maintains a number of provisions 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 regulates this facility type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is influenced by the neighborhood in which it is located. The rent burden for Springfield is around 16.7% of the average monthly income. Springfield has a median home value of around $111,416 and the median cost of rent is about $705 per month.
Demographics and Values
Springfield has a population density of 784 people per square mile. Demographically, Springfield is 1.1% other or not specified, 3.4% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.5% black, 4.5% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 2.0% Asian, and 88.2% white. Out of the total city population, 51.8% are female and 48.2% are male. The median age of Springfield is 33 years old. In Springfield, 16.0% have some form of disability, 14.6% do not have health insurance, 25.7% live in poverty, and 61.5% participate in the labor force. In Springfield, 8.4% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Springfield 27.7% have a college degree, 28.7% have a high-school diploma, and 10.8% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Missouri
There are 128 hospitals and 212 health centers that service 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. Out of a national average of 100, Missouri has a cost of living index rating of 89, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 71. The natural beauty of Missouri is ranked 9th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Missouri citizen is ranked 28th nation-wide. Additionally, Missouri is ranked 41st by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In Missouri, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. The state of Missouri ranks 35th in the country for diversity. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. 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 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.
State-wide weather information
Missouri experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. 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. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops 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. 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. 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. 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 dogwood, willow, Kentucky bluegrass, and sumac. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the long-tailed weasel, the cougar, the mule deer, or the silver-haired bat. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.