A care home provides a communal environment for people who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight within a safe and protective location. Services provided may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Nebraska maintains 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 governs this facility type.
Cost of Living
The community where a care facility is based might have a significant effect on the total cost. Cost of living can be a major factor in deciding which community is best for you or your loved one. The rent burden for McCook is about 14.7% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median cost of rent in McCook is about $628 and the median price of a house in McCook is $86,430.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 48.5% are male and 51.5% are female. The median age of McCook is 37 years old. McCook has a population density of 539 people per square mile. Currently, the population of McCook consists of 7,407 people and in total the McCook metro area has a population of 7,540. In terms of education, 18.8% have a college degree, 6.0% have a graduate degree, and 32.9% have a high-school diploma. In McCook, 9.6% live in poverty, 10.1% do not have health insurance, 68.3% participate in the labor force, and 13.9% have some form of disability. In McCook, 8.8% of the people are veterans. Racially, the population of McCook is 0.3% black, 0.4% Asian, 97.5% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% mixed race, 6.0% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, and 0.1% other or not specified.
An overview of Nebraska
There are 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 Nebraska residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Nebraska are Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital. 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. Residents of Nebraska enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 27th in the United States. 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 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. In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 59% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.31 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Nebraska is around 2.10 inches. 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. 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 49°F during the month of June. 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. 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, big bluestem, tallgrass prairie, and sunflower. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bob cats, the peregrine falcons, the pronghorns, or the monarch, grey hairstreak, and orange sulfur butterflies . The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.