A care home provides a communal setting for seniors who are who do not require skilled nursing care. Services provided may include regular dining options, laundry services, and transportation. This type of facility is like a single-family home. 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 regulates this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a major influence when choosing what location works best. The rent burden for Hastings is around 13.9% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Hastings is $757 per month and the median price of a home in Hastings is $106,747.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Hastings is 11.7% Hispanic, 1.3% Asian, 3.0% other or not specified, 0.8% black, 92.4% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.4% Native American, and 2.0% mixed race. Currently, the population of Hastings consists of 24,391 people and in total the Hastings metro area has a population of 24,989. Hastings has a population density of 662 people per square mile. In Hastings, 8.1% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Hastings, 13.8% live in poverty, 7.2% consider themselves widows, 13.8% have some form of disability, and 8.5% do not have health insurance. Of the population of Hastings 24.0% have a college degree, 9.7% have a graduate degree, and 29.5% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total city population, 49.7% are female and 50.3% are male. The median age of Hastings is 36 years old.
An overview of Nebraska
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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Nebraska citizen is ranked 9th nation-wide. Additionally, Nebraska is ranked 27th by healthcare standards. In terms of resources, Nebraska has a cost of living index of 93.3, a grocery index rating of 95.5, and a housing index rating of 80.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Based on natural beauty, Nebraska ranks 27th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In Nebraska, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,860 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges. The state of Nebraska ranks 26th in the country for diversity. In the most recent presidential election, 59% of Nebraska residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 5.31 inches of precipitation a month. During the winter, the average temperature in Nebraska drops to around 72F. The average high winter temperature is around 47F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 6F during 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 49F during the month of June. Nebraska experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. On average, Nebraska has an air quality index rating of around 31.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 40.9 AQI. 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 sunflower, yellow lady slipper, goldenrod, and snow trillium. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white-tailed deer, the sandhill cranes, the pronghorns, or the bald eagles. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.