Care homes offer an intimate care for seniors. Care homes offer family-style living with around the clock staffing and personalized care. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Services provided can include three meals a day, washing clothes , and transit. Nebraska has specific statutes associated with this kind 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 can be a significant factor when choosing the best destination. The top hospitals that service Lincoln include Chi Health Nebraska Heart, Bryan Medical Center, and Chi Health St Elizabeth. In total, there are 5 hospitals located in Lincoln which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the big influence in selecting what care option fits best. Lincoln has a cost of living index of 95.6 and a cost-of-groceries index of 92.9. These index ratings are founded on a spectrum where 100 is the average score and any score under 100 is less pricey than the average. The sales tax in Lincoln is 5.50%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
For many seniors, climate and weather are a major influence in selecting a facility. The average humidity rating for Lincoln is about 69%. Humidity ratings are highest in January at approximately 72%. Lincoln has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. During the summer, Lincoln is around 76°F. The low summer temperature drops to roughly 61°F in the month of June. The summer high temperature is at approximately 92°F during the month of July. Over the wintertime, the temperature sinks to approximately 28°F. The peak winter temperature gets to roughly 43°F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to approximately 13 °F during the month of January. On average, the air quality index rating in Lincoln is around 28.7. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score reaches its peak in the month of December at approximately 48.0. Monthly, Lincoln measures around 3 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in May with an average of 6 inches during the month. For snowfall, Lincoln receives on average 25.60 inches of snow per year.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Lincoln 37.8% have a college degree, 22.2% have a high-school diploma, and 13.6% have a graduate degree. In Lincoln, 8.8% do not have health insurance, 4.4% consider themselves widows, 71.4% participate in the labor force, and 10.8% have some form of disability. In Lincoln, 6.6% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Lincoln is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Lincoln has a population density of 1,159 people per square mile. The current population of Lincoln is growing at a rate of 0.010%. In the previous presidential election, 45.2% voted Republican, 45.4% voted Democrat, and 9.4% voted for a third party candidate in Lancaster county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Lincoln 15.3% practice Catholicism, 10.0% are Lutherans, and 7.0% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Lincoln, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.3% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In Lincoln, 52.1% are nonbelievers. Racially, the population of Lincoln is 3.3% mixed race, 85.3% white, 4.6% Asian, 4.4% black, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% other or not specified, and 7.3% Hispanic. In terms of crime, Lincoln has 34.0 property crimes per 1000 residents and 5.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 50.1% are male and 49.9% are female. The median age of Lincoln is 32 years old. In Lincoln, 22.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.5% are over the age of 60, 4.7% are over the age of 70, and 3.3% are over the age of 80.
An overview of Nebraska
The natural beauty of Nebraska is ranked 27th in the nation. 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. 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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Nebraska citizen is ranked 9th nation-wide. Additionally, Nebraska is ranked 27th by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
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 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 Nebraska, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 5.31 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Nebraska is around 2.10 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Nebraska drops to around 72°F. The average high winter temperature is around 47°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 6°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 49°F in 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 average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 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 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 sunflower, snow trillium, columbine, and yellow (ponderosa) pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the whooping cranes, the peregrine falcons, the white-tailed deer, or the bob cats. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.