A care home offers a communal setting for individuals who are who do not require skilled nursing care. Services offered might include regular dining options, laundry, and transportation. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Oregon has specific standards associated with this type of facility. The Oregon Department of Human Services and Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight supervises this facility type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals is a significant factor when selecting the most suitable senior community. The top hospitals that service Salem include Salem Hospital and Oregon State Hospital Distinct Part. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Salem which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a motivating factor in choosing which care choice is the best fit for your loved one’s needs. The cost-of-living index for Salem is 108.7 based on an average of 100, where anything higher than 100 is more costly than said average. Salem has a grocery-price index of 100.4. Salem has a median home value of about $201,692 and the median cost of rent is $1,212 per month. The rent burden for Salem is around 20.3% of the average monthly income.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
For many, climate and weather are often a major influence in choosing a home that is right for your loved one’s needs. On average, the air quality index rating in Salem is approximately 32.7. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score reaches its maximum score during the month of September at about 60.9. 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. Monthly, Salem receives about 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in December with an average of 7 inches during the month. For snowfall, Salem gets on average 3.90 inches of snow. On average, Salem has a humidity level of 72%. The average humidity levels peak in December at about 85%. Salem has a warm-summer Mediterranean type of climate. In the summer months, Salem is around 68F. The low summer temperature is about 50F during the month of June. The summer high peaks at roughly 86F during July. In the winter, the average air temperature in Salem drops to about 42F. The peak winter temperature will rise to about 53F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to roughly 33 F in the month of December.
Demographics and Values
The current population of Salem is growing at a rate of 0.021%. Salem has a population density of 1,347 people per square mile. In Salem, 9.5% do not have health insurance, 5.3% are widows, 61.8% participate in the labor force, and 16.2% live in poverty. Of the population of Salem 10.6% have a graduate degree, 27.1% have a college degree, and 25.4% have a high-school diploma. In terms of crime, Salem has 42.5 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Salem is 81.0% white, 2.8% Asian, 1.5% black, 22.4% Hispanic, 5.1% other or not specified, 1.5% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.0% mixed race, and 1.1% Native American. In the previous presidential election, 46.3% voted Republican, 42.2% voted Democrat, and 11.5% voted for a third party candidate in Marion county. In Salem, 8.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Salem is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Salem, 56.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Salem 20.2% practice Catholicism, 11.1% practice another Christian faith, and 3.4% practice Pentecostalism. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Salem, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. Based on gender, 49.9% are female and 50.1% are male. In Salem, 23.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.3% are over the age of 60, 5.4% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. The median age of Salem is 35 years old.
An overview of Oregon
The state of Oregon has a cost of living index of 131.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 110.3 and a housing index rating of 181.8. In total, Oregon has 64 general hospitals and 163 health centers that provide care for 4,235,303 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Oregon are Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, OHSU Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Oregon citizen is ranked 27th nation-wide. Additionally, Oregon is ranked 17th by standards of healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Oregon ranks 28th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Oregon residents voted Republican and 50% voted Democrat. In Oregon, 29% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,026 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-29%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Oregon there are 120 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 39 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 3.06 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.10 inches. On average, Oregon has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 75.0 AQI. Oregon experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 88%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 35F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37F. The average high winter temperature is around 57F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11F in the month of December. While residents of Oregon mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oregon can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Oregon
The state of Oregon has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of ponderosa pine, rayless ragwort, playa phacelia, and pink spine flower. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the great white shark, the Jerusalem cricket, the gray-tailed vole, or the franklin’s bumble bee,. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.