Residential care homes offer seniors with an intimate sense of community minus the commotion of larger nursing homes. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, washing clothes , and transit. The state of Nebraska has a number of provisions related to this type of facility. The Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Licensure and Regulation certifies this facility type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a motivating factor in choosing which facility works for your loved one. The median home value in Bennington is $185,043 and the median rent is around $1,450 per month a month. The rent burden for Bennington is around 18.6% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Bennington is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.3% mixed race, 1.1% Asian, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% other or not specified, 1.7% Hispanic, 2.7% black, and 93.9% white. In Bennington, 6.7% of the citizens are veterans. Out of the total city population, 46.4% are male and 53.6% are female. The median age of Bennington is 38 years old. The current population of Bennington consists of 1,523 people. Bennington has a population density of 704 people per square mile. In terms of education, 8.2% have a graduate degree, 34.6% have a college degree, and 26.4% have a high-school diploma. In Bennington, 6.3% live in poverty, 7.8% are widowed, 70.5% participate in the labor force, and 14.0% have some form of disability.
An overview of Nebraska
Based on natural beauty, Nebraska ranks 27th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Nebraska has a cost of living index rating of 93, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 81. Overall, Nebraska ranks 9th out of all states in quality of life and 27th in healthcare. In total, Nebraska has 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 citizens. Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In Nebraska, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. In the last presidential election 34% of Nebraska residents voted Democrat and 59% voted Republican. In Nebraska, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,860 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-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 66%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 74%. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 72F. The average high winter temperature is around 47F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 6F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Nebraska is around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 49F in the month of June. 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. On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.31 inches. While residents of Nebraska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nebraska can include tornadoes, 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 goldenrod, yellow (ponderosa) pine, yellow lady slipper, and tallgrass prairie. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the sandhill cranes, the peregrine falcons, the pronghorn sheep, or the white-tailed deer. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.