A care home offers a home-like environment for seniors who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek oversight inside a safe and secure complex. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Services provided may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. Nebraska maintains specific regulations associated with this type of facility. The Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Licensure and Regulation licenses this facility type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a motivating factor in selecting which facility is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median price of rent in Ashland is $1,052 per month and the median home value in Ashland is around $138,679. The rent burden for Ashland is about 17.3% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 9.5% have a graduate degree, 33.9% have a high-school diploma, and 22.3% have a college degree. Ashland has a population density of 901 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Ashland is 0.3% black, 2.5% Hispanic, 96.0% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% other or not specified, 2.7% mixed race, and 1.0% Asian. In Ashland, 12.9% of the people are veterans. In Ashland, 17.0% have some form of disability, 12.5% live in poverty, 7.5% do not have health insurance, and 10.3% are widows. Out of the total city population, 53.0% are female and 47.0% are male. The median age of Ashland is 41 years old.
An overview of Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a cost of living index of 93.3 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 95.5 and a housing index rating of 80.9. Overall, Nebraska ranks 9th out of all states in quality of life and 27th in healthcare. There are 93 hospitals and 42 health centers that service a population of 1,941,032. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital. Residents of Nebraska enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 27th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 39% of Nebraska residents attend religious services among the 2,860 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-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 59% of Nebraska residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. The state of Nebraska ranks 26th in the country for diversity. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Nebraska is 31.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 40.9 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 72Â°F. The average high winter temperature is around 47Â°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 6Â°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72Â°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92Â°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 49Â°F in the month of June. Nebraska experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 74%. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 5.31 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Nebraska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nebraska can include tornados, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of yellow ladyslipper, wild rose, tallgrass prairie, and snow trillium. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the peregrine falcons, the bald eagles, the white-tailed deer, or the monarch, grey hairstreak, and orange sulfur butterflies . The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.