A care home provides a communal environment for seniors who are who do not require skilled nursing services. Services offered can include food service, washing clothes , and transit. This type of facility is like a single-family home. The state of Texas maintains specific rules associated with this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The location where a care facility is based can have a significant influence on the cost of care. The total cost of living can be a big influence when selecting which location works for your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Amarillo is around 16.6% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Amarillo is $122,154 and the median rent is $898 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
In Amarillo, 8.1% of the citizens are veterans. In terms of education, 7.5% have a graduate degree, 22.7% have a college degree, and 25.9% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Amarillo is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.6% mixed race, 2.6% other or not specified, 31.8% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 6.4% black, 4.0% Asian, and 82.8% white. Amarillo has a population density of 759 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Amarillo, 67.3% participate in the labor force, 17.3% do not have health insurance, 6.1% are widowed, and 16.4% live in poverty. Out of the total city population, 49.0% are male and 51.0% are female. The median age of Amarillo is 34 years old.
An overview of Texas
Overall, Texas ranks 38th out of all states in quality of life and 37th in healthcare. Residents of Texas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 40th in the United States. There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 42% of Texas's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 27,848 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 52% voted for the Republican candidate while 43% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 102F in the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 65%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of February. On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 51.4 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of small live oak, prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, cat claw, and post oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pronghorn deer, the rabbits, the alligators, or the whales. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include perennial bunchgrasses, live oak, and post oak. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.