Care homes provide a personal care experience for seniors. Residential care homes offer community living with around the clock staff and individualized care. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Services offered can include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. Virginia maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of facility. The The Virginia Department of Social Services licenses this type of facility.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major influence in determining which care option is best for you or your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Lexington is about 17.5% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Lexington is $753 and the median home value for Lexington is approximately $229,322.
Demographics and Values
In Lexington, 3.9% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Lexington 22.6% have a high-school diploma, 38.5% have a college degree, and 17.7% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 56.0% are male and 44.0% are female. The median age of Lexington is 22 years old. Lexington has a population density of 1,097 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Lexington, 5.4% do not have health insurance, 21.4% live in poverty, 37.5% participate in the labor force, and 14.7% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Lexington is 4.4% Asian, 8.9% black, 0.0% other or not specified, 2.5% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 84.3% white, 0.0% Native American, and 4.8% Hispanic.
An overview of Virginia
Residents of Virginia enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 18th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Virginia has a cost of living index rating of 102, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 108. There are 147 hospitals and 98 health centers that service a population of 8,570,488. The three highest ranked hospitals in Virginia are Central Health Inc., Inova Loudon Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Virginia citizen is ranked 7th nation-wide. Additionally, Virginia is ranked 18th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 44% of Virginia’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 10,088 different congregations. 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. In Virginia, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the last presidential election 50% of Virginia residents voted Democrat and 44% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Virginia ranks 12th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Virginia is around 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of August. During the summer, the average temperature in Virginia is around 74F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 52F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37F. The average high winter temperature is around 55F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 17F during the month of January. On average, Virginia has an air quality index rating of around 31.6 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 40.4 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in September with an average of 6.34 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Virginia is around 3.65 inches. 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 mountain laurel, persimmon, rhododendrons, and oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the snowshoe hare, the gray and red foxes, the black bears, or the whitetail deer. The state animal of Virginia is the the bat.