Care homes offer seniors with a close feeling of community minus the commotion of larger nursing homes. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. Missouri maintains specific standards 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 type of facility.
Cost of Living
The community in which a care facility is based can have a large effect on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a major factor in choosing which care option is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Per month, the median price of rent in Willard is $991 per month and the median home value in Willard costs around $136,320. The rent burden for Willard is about 18.2% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Willard has a population density of 347 people per square mile. In Willard, 7.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Willard, 13.2% have some form of disability, 73.5% participate in the labor force, 6.2% live in poverty, and 5.9% are widowed. In terms of education, 29.2% have a college degree, 29.5% have a high-school diploma, and 9.3% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 48.8% are male and 51.2% are female. The median age of Willard is 35 years old. Demographically, Willard is 2.4% mixed race, 0.0% Asian, 4.4% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.5% Native American, 2.9% other or not specified, 1.2% black, and 93.1% white.
An overview of Missouri
The natural beauty of Missouri is ranked 9th in the nation. 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. Overall, Missouri ranks 28th out of all states in quality of life and 41st in healthcare. 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.
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 Missouri, 37% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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. In the last presidential election 38% of Missouri residents voted Democrat and 57% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
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. The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. 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. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. 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 Kentucky bluegrass, poison ivy, willow, and wild grape. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the cougar, the silver-haired bat, or the long-tailed weasel. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.