Homemaker care offers many services provided in the comfort of your home. In-home care provides a number of services including assistance using mobility/assistive devices, laundry, and short-term nursing care. This care type can provide various medical services including assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability, retrieving medication from secured storage, and assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication. Typically, home care services review potential seniors prior to admittance. This screening might include health problems, medication use, and weight/nutritional status. Also, care services provided may involve therapy and rehabilitative services. Non-medical home care may also provide your family member assistance going grocery shopping and doing laundry. Finally, home care can provide your loved one with wellness services including transfers from bed to wheelchair and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Paragould is about 15.6% of the average person’s monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Paragould is about $702 and the median value of a home in Paragould is about $116,682.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 48.3% are male and 51.7% are female. The median age of Paragould is 36 years old. In Paragould, 8.8% of the people are veterans. Paragould has a population density of 347 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Paragould consists of 26,858 people and in total the Paragould metro area has a population of 28,488. In terms of education, 16.9% have a college degree, 40.4% have a high-school diploma, and 6.6% have a graduate degree. In Paragould, 9.2% do not have health insurance, 60.6% participate in the labor force, 20.7% have some form of disability, and 17.0% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Paragould is 0.9% other or not specified, 2.3% mixed race, 0.4% Asian, 94.5% white, 1.5% black, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, and 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.
An overview of Arkansas
Overall, Arkansas ranks 45th in quality of life and 49th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Arkansas are Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. The natural beauty of Arkansas is ranked 19th in the nation. The state of Arkansas has a cost of living index of 88.4 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 92.0 and a housing index rating of 73.9.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Arkansas ranks 33rd in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 61% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religious values, 41% of Arkansas’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 6,697 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-46%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Arkansas there are 361 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, Arkansas has an air quality index rating of around 38.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 47.9 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Arkansas is around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Arkansas drops to around 41F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 22F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 73%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arkansas is around 4.23 inches. While residents of Arkansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arkansas can include earthquakes (moderate) tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Arkansas
The state of Arkansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Mexican juniper, cypresses, mink, and water oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern wild turkey, the black bears, the armadillo, or the bobwhite quail. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.