A care home provides a home-like environment for individuals who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but want supervision inside a safe and protective facility. Services offered may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Nebraska has specific standards related to this type of facility. The Nebraska Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Licensure and Regulation governs this facility type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to medical facilities might be a key factor when determining the most suitable care option for you or your loved one. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Kearney which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Kearney include Kearney Regional Medical Center and Chi Health Good Samaritan.
Cost of Living
The neighborhood where a care facility is located will have a major effect on facility price. Cost of living can be a motivating factor in selecting which destination works for you or your loved one's needs. Kearney has a cost-of-living index of 97.8 based on an average rating of 100, where anything beneath 100 is less expensive than said average. Kearney has a grocery-price index of about 99.5. Monthly, the median price of rent in Kearney is $1,048 per month and the median price of a home in Kearney is around $163,256. The rent burden for Kearney is about 16.1% of the average person's monthly income.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
For many seniors, weather and climate are often the most significant factors in determining a facility. Kearney has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. Monthly, Kearney measures approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually happens in October with an average of 8 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Kearney experiences an average of 23.90 inches of snow per year. During the summer months, Kearney is approximately 75°F. The low summer temperature drops to roughly 61°F in the month of June. The summer high peaks at approximately 90°F in the month of July. In the wintertime, the temperature in Kearney dips to about 27°F. The high winter temperature gets to around 43°F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is roughly 15 °F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Kearney is approximately 25.2. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score is at its highest in the month of August at around 40.3. On average, Kearney has a humidity level of about 49%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 55%.
Demographics and Values
In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Kearney 20.1% practice Catholicism, 13.6% are Methodists, and 13.3% are Lutherans. In Kearney, 39.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Kearney, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. The current population of Kearney is growing at a rate of 0.002%. Kearney has a population density of 927 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Kearney, 17.7% live in poverty, 8.6% do not have health insurance, 10.2% have some form of disability, and 5.7% consider themselves widows. Out of the total city population, 50.7% are female and 49.3% are male. The median age of Kearney is 31 years old. In Kearney, 22.5% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.6% are over the age of 60, 5.0% are over the age of 70, and 3.7% are over the age of 80. Demographically, Kearney is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.8% Asian, 92.9% white, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% black, 8.4% Hispanic, 2.0% mixed race, and 1.3% other or not specified. During the last presidential election, 8.5% voted for a third party candidate, 22.5% voted Democrat, and 69.0% voted Republican in Buffalo county. In Kearney, 7.0% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Kearney is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Kearney has 9.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 0.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Of the population of Kearney 11.9% have a graduate degree, 23.6% have a high-school diploma, and 36.7% have a college degree.
An overview of Nebraska
In terms of personal well-being, Nebraska ranks 27th in healthcare and 9th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 Nebraska residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital. 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. Residents of Nebraska enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 27th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 34% of Nebraska residents voted Democrat and 59% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. 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. 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 72°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 47°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 6°F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Nebraska is around 72°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 49°F 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 humidity rating for Nebraska is around 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. 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 goldenrod, petunias, sunflower, and columbine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pronghorn sheep, the white-tailed deer, the bob cats, or the peregrine falcons. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.