A care home provides a communal setting for persons who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire supervision within a safe and secure complex. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, washing clothes , and transportation. Tennessee maintains specific statutes related to this type of facility. The The Tennessee Department of Health and Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities governs this facility type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to hospitals can be an important consideration when selecting the most suitable destination. The top hospitals that service Jackson include Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Pathways Of Tennessee, and Oak Hills Behavioral Center. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Jackson which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The community where a senior care community is based will have a significant influence on the price of care. The overall cost of living is a major influence in choosing which facility is best for your family. The cost of living index for Jackson is 88.5 where a score of 100 is the average rating, and anything beneath 100 is cheaper than the average amount. Jackson has a grocery-price index of around 90.3. The sales tax in Jackson is 7.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The humidity, air temperature, and air quality of a destination may have a considerable effect on the overall health of senior citizens. Monthly, Jackson receives approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally falls in May with an average of 6 inches during the month. For snowfall, Jackson experiences an average of 4.10 inches of snow per year. The average humidity level for Jackson is around 59%. Humidity ratings peak in the month of August at about 64%. During the summer, the air temperature in Jackson is about 79F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 67F in the month of June. The summer high temperature peaks at approximately 91F in July. During wintertime, the average air temperature sinks to about 43F. The peak winter temperature is about 53F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to around 31 F in the month of January. Jackson has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Jackson is approximately 28.9. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating reaches its peak during December at approximately 43.7.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Jackson 10.4% have a graduate degree, 29.0% have a college degree, and 32.3% have a high-school diploma. In Jackson, 33.9% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Jackson, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Jackson 33.0% are Baptists, 12.5% are Methodists, and 11.1% practice another Christian faith. The current population of Jackson is growing at a rate of 0.002%. Jackson has a population density of 442 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 3.5% voted for a third party candidate, 40.5% voted Democrat, and 56.0% voted Republican in Madison county. In terms of crime, Jackson has 9.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 43.6 property crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total population of Jackson, 24.7% live in poverty, 14.7% have some form of disability, 10.2% do not have health insurance, and 6.1% are widowed. Racially, the population of Jackson is 1.4% Asian, 4.4% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 1.8% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 51.9% white, 0.6% other or not specified, and 44.2% black. In Jackson, 7.2% of the population are veterans. Jackson is considered unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on gender, 54.0% are female and 46.0% are male. The median age of Jackson is 36 years old. In Jackson, 27.0% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.6% are over the age of 60, 5.8% are over the age of 70, and 3.7% are over the age of 80.
An overview of Tennessee
There are 124 general hospitals and 157 health centers that provide care for 6,831,785 Tennessee residents. Williamson Medical Center, Unity Medical Center, and And Baptist Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Tennessee has a cost of living index rating of 90, a grocery index rating of 93, and a housing index rating of 80. The natural beauty of Tennessee is ranked 37th in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, Tennessee ranks 43rd in healthcare and 30th in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. Fifty-one percent of Tennessee residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 11,542 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-52%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Tennessee there are 505 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 61% voted for the Republican candidate while 35% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Tennessee ranks 32nd in the nation.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.69 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Tennessee has an air quality index rating of around 36.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of June with a rating of 46.5 AQI. Tennessee experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 75%. During the summer, the average temperature in Tennessee is around 76F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Tennessee drops to around 39F. The average high winter temperature is around 56F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 22F in the month of January. While residents of Tennessee mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Tennessee can include earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Tennessee
The state of Tennessee has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sycamore, ash, black oak, and black crappie. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the largemouth bass, the paddlefish, the waterfowl, or the songbirds. The state animal of Tennessee is the raccoon.