Care homes provide seniors with a close feeling of community minus the commotion of larger care facilities. Amenities provided can include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. This type of facility is like a single-family home. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. The state of Missouri maintains a number of stipulations 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 supervises this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major influence in choosing which destination is the best fit for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Wildwood is about 17.1% of the average person's monthly income. The median monthly cost for rent in Wildwood is around $1,932 and the median value for a home for Wildwood is approximately $366,755.
Demographics and Values
In Wildwood, 6.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. The total population of Wildwood consists of 35,501 people. Wildwood has a population density of 205 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. The median age of Wildwood is 43 years old. Demographically, Wildwood is 0.2% Native American, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% other or not specified, 1.7% mixed race, 90.8% white, 1.7% black, and 5.0% Asian. In Wildwood, 2.6% are widows, 7.1% have some form of disability, 3.4% live in poverty, and 2.6% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 24.6% have a graduate degree, 64.0% have a college degree, and 9.5% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Missouri
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. There are 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 Missouri residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Missouri are Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield. The natural beauty of Missouri is ranked 9th in the nation. Overall, Missouri ranks 28th out of all states in quality of life and 41st in 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. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation. 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. In the last presidential election 38% of Missouri residents voted Democrat and 57% voted Republican.
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. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33°F. The average high winter temperature is around 51°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12°F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 57°F in the month of June. 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 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 smooth brome, sumac, scouring rush, and poison ivy. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the silver-haired bat, the red fox, the long-tailed weasel, or the cougar. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.