A care home offers a home-like setting for persons who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight within a safe and protective complex. Services offered may include food service, laundry services, and transit. This type of facility is similar to a single-family home. In Pennsylvania, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $40,020. The state of Pennsylvania has a number of provisions associated with this type of facility. The Department of Human Services and Bureau of Human Services Licensing regulates this facility type.
Cost of Living
The community where a care facility is based could have a big influence on facility price. The overall cost of living is a big influence when deciding which community works for your loved one’s needs. The median home value in Bethlehem is around $168,177 and the median cost for rent is $1,141 per month a month. The rent burden for Bethlehem is around 19.1% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 48.7% are male and 51.3% are female. The median age of Bethlehem is 35 years old. The total population of Bethlehem consists of 75,707 people. Bethlehem has a population density of 1,529 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Bethlehem, 8.3% do not have health insurance, 14.1% have some form of disability, 60.6% participate in the labor force, and 6.3% are widowed. In Bethlehem, 6.5% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 33.8% have a high-school diploma, 27.7% have a college degree, and 11.4% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Bethlehem is 2.9% Asian, 5.4% mixed race, 78.7% white, 5.6% other or not specified, 7.0% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 28.5% Hispanic, and 0.4% Native American.
An overview of Pennsylvania
In terms of personal well-being, Pennsylvania ranks 21st in healthcare and 41st in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Pennsylvania has a cost of living index of 98.6 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 106.9 and a housing index rating of 100.8. Residents of Pennsylvania enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 38th in the United States. There are 201 general hospitals and 273 health centers that provide care for 12,823,695 Pennsylvania residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Pennsylvania are Reading Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, and And Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr Campus.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 47% of Pennsylvania residents voted Democrat and 48% voted Republican. The median age in the state is 41, and 32% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Pennsylvania ranks 29th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-four percent of Pennsylvania residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 15,359 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-19%, Mainline Protestant-23%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Pennsylvania there are 535 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.38 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Pennsylvania is around 3.64 inches. The average air quality index rating in Pennsylvania is 39.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.0 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Pennsylvania is around 70%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 69F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 89F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Pennsylvania drops to around 29F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of January. While residents of Pennsylvania mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Pennsylvania can include floods, tornadoes, and and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Pennsylvania
The state of Pennsylvania has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of wild ginger, walnut, dotted hawthorn, and mountain laurel (the state flower). While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mink, the black bears, the coyote, or the bobcats. The state animal of Pennsylvania is the the white-tailed deer.