A care home offers a communal environment for individuals who are who do not require skilled nursing care. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Services provided may include three meals a day, laundry, and transit. In Washington, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $66,000. Washington maintains a number of stipulations related to this type of facility. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (Department) supervises this facility type.
Cost of Living
The location in which a care facility is located could have a large effect on the price of care. The total cost of living is a major factor when determining which care option is the best fit for you or your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Newcastle is about 19.7% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median price of rent in Newcastle is around $2,488 and the median home value in Newcastle is around $622,777.
Demographics and Values
In Newcastle, 6.5% of the people are veterans. In Newcastle, 3.4% are widows, 5.0% have some form of disability, 4.6% live in poverty, and 72.9% participate in the labor force. Based on gender, 50.1% are female and 49.9% are male. The median age of Newcastle is 39 years old. Of the population of Newcastle 68.7% have a college degree, 29.6% have a graduate degree, and 10.9% have a high-school diploma. The current population of Newcastle consists of 11,681 people. Newcastle has a population density of 1,014 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Newcastle is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% other or not specified, 62.6% white, 28.6% Asian, 4.9% mixed race, and 2.9% black.
An overview of Washington
The state of Washington has a cost of living index of 109.5 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 107.8 and a housing index rating of 117.8. The natural beauty of Washington is ranked 14th in the nation. There are 104 general hospitals and 216 health centers that provide care for 7,647,384 Washington residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Providence St Mary Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Multicare Valley Hospital. Washington is ranked 1st in quality of life and 4th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 53% of Washington residents voted Democrat and 37% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 38 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. Thirty percent of Washington residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 6,114 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Washington there are 291 masonic lodges. The state of Washington ranks 19th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 3.15 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 18.94 inches. The average air quality index rating in Washington is 32.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 77.2 AQI. Washington experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 35F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 14F in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 40F during the month of June. While residents of Washington mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Washington can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Washington
The state of Washington has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Douglas maple, pacific yew, quaking aspen, and vine maple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pink (humpback) salmon, the crescent trout, the Coho (silver) salmon, or the mountain beaver. The state animal of Washington is the Olympic marmot.