A care home offers a home-like setting for people who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire supervision within a safe and protective facility. Services offered can include food service, laundry services, and transit. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. In Utah, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $41,958. The state of Utah has specific rules related to this type of facility.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to medical facilities might be a significant factor when deciding the most suitable choice for you or your loved one. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Provo which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Provo include Utah Valley Hospital and Utah State Hospital.
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is influenced by the neighborhood where it is located. The sales tax in Provo is 5.95%. Provo has a cost-of-groceries index of 91.0 and a cost-of-living index of 110.2. Index scores are based on a scale where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is costlier than the average amount.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate is a big factor in deciding which destination is the best fit for your loved one. Monthly, Provo receives approximately 3 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally occurs in September with an average of 4 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Provo experiences an average of 42.70 inches of snow in a year. On average, Provo has a humidity rating of roughly 19%. Humidity levels reach their peak in the month of December at around 27%. During the summertime, Provo is around 74F. The low summer temperature falls to approximately 54F during June. The summer high peaks at roughly 92F in July. In winter, the average temperature in Provo falls to around 29F. The highest winter temperature gets to roughly 43F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is roughly 17 F in the month of January. Provo has a humid subtropical/ hot-summer humid continental type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Provo is around 54.9. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its highest during December at about 88.5. 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.
Demographics and Values
In Provo, 2.5% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Provo is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Provo has a population density of 1,087 people per square mile. The current population of Provo is shrinking at a rate of -0.007%. In terms of education, 14.0% have a graduate degree, 42.5% have a college degree, and 14.3% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Provo, 2.1% are widows, 8.3% have some form of disability, 25.4% live in poverty, and 69.3% participate in the labor force. In the previous presidential election, 14.0% voted Democrat, 35.8% voted for a third party candidate, and 50.2% voted Republican in Utah county. In Provo, 4.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Provo 93.3% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, 1.4% practice Catholicism, and 0.2% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Provo, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.3% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of crime, Provo has 18.7 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.3 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Provo is 1.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 88.7% white, 2.5% Asian, 16.3% Hispanic, 3.6% mixed race, 0.6% black, 0.6% Native American, and 2.6% other or not specified. Out of the total city population, 49.9% are female and 50.1% are male. The median age of Provo is 24 years old. In Provo, 11.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 4.1% are over the age of 60, 2.5% are over the age of 70, and 1.7% are over the age of 80.
An overview of Utah
In terms of personal well-being, Utah ranks 9th in healthcare and 4th in quality of life compared to other states. Out of a national average of 100, Utah has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 99, and a housing index rating of 94. Based on natural beauty, Utah ranks 49th in the nation. There are 53 hospitals and 53 health centers that service a population of 3,220,176. Utah Valley Hospital, Lads Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In Utah, 53% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,557 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-7%, Mainline Protestant-6%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Utah there are 34 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 31 and 21% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Utah ranks 44th in the nation. In the last presidential election 27% of Utah residents voted Democrat and 46% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 4.09 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 1.12 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Utah is around 52%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. On average, Utah has an air quality index rating of around 51.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 74.0 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Utah drops to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 3F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Utah is around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 101F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. While residents of Utah mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Utah can include earthquakes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Utah
The state of Utah has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sego lily, maple, Utah oak, and hawthorn. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Belding's ground squirrel, the Arizona woodrat, the black-tailed jackrabbit, or the abert's squirrel. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.