A care home provides a communal environment for persons who are who do not require skilled nursing care. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Services offered may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. The state of Texas has specific regulations associated with this kind of facility.
Cost of Living
The community in which a care facility is located can have a significant effect on facility price. Cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which location is best for your loved one's needs. Odessa has a median home value of about $135,835 and the median cost of rent is $836 per month per month. The rent burden for Odessa is around 12.9% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Odessa 18.3% have a college degree, 5.2% have a graduate degree, and 27.8% have a high-school diploma. In Odessa, 6.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total city population, 50.1% are male and 49.9% are female. The median age of Odessa is 31 years old. Out of the total population of Odessa, 20.3% do not have health insurance, 12.1% have some form of disability, 6.2% are widowed, and 11.8% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Odessa is 1.6% Asian, 55.8% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.6% mixed race, 8.6% other or not specified, 0.5% Native American, 5.2% black, and 80.4% white. Odessa has a population density of 997 people per square mile.
An overview of Texas
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by healthcare standards. In terms of resources, Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3, a grocery index rating of 88.9, and a housing index rating of 85.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. During the latest presidential election, 52% voted for the Republican candidate while 43% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religion, 42% of Texas residents attend religious services among the 27,848 different congregations that are available in the state. 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.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of February. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75F during 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. 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. 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, blackbrush, post oak, and prickly pear (opuntia) cactus. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white tail deer, the rabbits, the coyotes, or the rattlesnake. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include live oak, mesquite, and post oak. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.