Residential care homes provide a personal care for seniors. Care homes provide a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and personal support. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Services offered can include regular dining options, laundry services, and transportation. The state of Oklahoma maintains specific regulations related to this type of facility. The Department of Health, Protective Health Services, and Long-term Care Services governs this facility type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals can be a key factor in selecting the best choice. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Norman which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Norman include Norman Regional, J D Mccarty Center For Children, and Griffin Memorial Hospital.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor in deciding which facility is best for your loved one. The sales tax in Norman is 4.50%. Per month, the median cost of rent in Norman is around $1,058 and the median value of a house in Norman is about $169,769. The rent burden for Norman is about 16.2% of the average monthly income.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
For many seniors, climate and weather are a major factor in choosing a care community. Norman has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Norman is around 47.7. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score is at its peak during the month of July at around 63.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, the humidity rating for Norman is approximately 46%. The average humidity levels reach their peak in the month of May at approximately 51%. During the summer months, Norman is around 80F. The summer high peaks at around 92F in August. The summer low falls to around 68F during the month of June. Over the winter months, the average temperature in Norman falls to around 41F. The high winter temperature will rise to around 55F during the month of February. The low winter temperature is roughly 29 F in the month of January. Monthly, Norman measures about 8 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in June with an average of 16 inches during the month. Norman experiences an average of 5.20 inches of snow.
Demographics and Values
In Norman, 18.2% live in poverty, 64.5% participate in the labor force, 12.4% have some form of disability, and 3.6% are widows. Based on gender, 49.9% are female and 50.1% are male. The median age of Norman is 30 years old. In Norman, 20.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.8% are over the age of 60, 5.1% are over the age of 70, and 2.5% are over the age of 80. In Norman, 7.5% of the population are veterans. Norman is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of education, 42.1% have a college degree, 20.0% have a high-school diploma, and 18.3% have a graduate degree. The current population of Norman consists of 115,065 people and in total the Norman metro area has a population of 122,843. The current population of Norman is growing at a rate of 0.004%. Norman has a population density of 265 people per square mile. In terms of crime, Norman has 3.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 29.7 property crimes per 1000 residents. During the previous presidential election, 7.4% voted for a third party candidate, 57.1% voted Republican, and 35.5% voted Democrat in Cleveland county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Norman 16.0% are Baptists, 10.5% practice another Christian faith, and 8.3% are Methodists. In Norman, 55.4% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Norman, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. Demographically, Norman is 7.8% mixed race, 4.5% black, 7.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.0% other or not specified, 3.5% Native American, 78.2% white, and 4.8% Asian.
An overview of Oklahoma
Oklahoma is ranked 43rd in quality of life and 47th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Oklahoma is ranked 42nd in the nation. The state of Oklahoma has a cost of living index of 88.1 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 95.4 and a housing index rating of 71.9. There are 134 hospitals and 109 health centers that service a population of 3,953,546. St Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Community Hospital, and Llc are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Oklahoma ranks 22nd in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 43% of Oklahoma’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 7,057 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-47%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Oklahoma there are 352 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 65% of Oklahoma residents voted Republican and 29% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.85 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Oklahoma is around 3.08 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Oklahoma is around 64%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 72%. During the winter, the average temperature in Oklahoma drops to around 39F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 17F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 58F in the month of June. On average, Oklahoma has an air quality index rating of around 38.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 52.2 AQI. While residents of Oklahoma mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oklahoma can include tornadoes and floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of prairie clovers, grama, big bluestem, and switchgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Delaware county cave crayfish, the eastern pipistrelle, the Oklahoma salamander, or the three-toed amphiuma. The state animal of Oklahoma is the American bison.