A care home offers a home-like setting for individuals who are who do not require skilled nursing services. Services provided may include three meals a day, washing clothes , and transportation. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Virginia has specific standards related to this type of facility. The The Virginia Department of Social Services governs this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a motivating factor in selecting what care option is best for your loved one. The rent burden for Abingdon is about 15.7% of the average person’s monthly income. Abingdon has a median home value of about $159,788 and the median cost of rent is around $670 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Abingdon consists of 7,981 people. Abingdon has a population density of 382 people per square mile. In Abingdon, 57.0% participate in the labor force, 17.6% live in poverty, 12.8% consider themselves widows, and 8.8% do not have health insurance. Racially, the population of Abingdon is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.3% mixed race, 0.1% Native American, 2.8% Hispanic, 1.5% Asian, 3.5% black, 93.5% white, and 1.1% other or not specified. Based on gender, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Abingdon is 46 years old. In Abingdon, 7.7% of the population are veterans. Of the population of Abingdon 13.6% have a graduate degree, 32.5% have a college degree, and 24.9% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Virginia
Overall, Virginia ranks 7th in quality of life and 18th in healthcare compared to other US states. The natural beauty of Virginia is ranked 18th in the nation. The state of Virginia has a cost of living index of 102.0 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.1 and a housing index rating of 108.0. There are 147 general hospitals and 98 health centers that provide care for 8,570,488 Virginia residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Virginia are Central Health Inc., Inova Loudon Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 44% of Virginia residents voted Republican and 50% voted Democrat. In terms of religion, 44% of Virginia residents attend religious services among the 10,088 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-30%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-12%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Virginia there are 519 masonic lodges. The state of Virginia ranks 12th in the country for diversity. The state has a median age of 38 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Virginia is around 3.65 inches. The most precipitation occurs in September with an average of 6.34 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Virginia is around 74F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 52F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 55F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 17F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 75%. The average air quality index rating in Virginia is 31.6 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 40.4 AQI. While residents of Virginia mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Virginia can include hurricanes, floods, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Virginia
The state of Virginia has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of diverse azaleas, rhododendrons, trailing arbutus, and mountain laurel. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the whitetail deer, the mink, the snowshoe hare, or the gray and red foxes. The state animal of Virginia is the the bat.