In-home care consists of many services provided in in a home setting This type of care provides a number of services including tracheostomy care, assistance using mobility/assistive devices, and laundry. Typically, home care agencies screen potential seniors prior to admittance. This screening might include ADLs abilities, health problems, and skin problems. This care type can provide various medical services including aid in self-administration of medication, assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, and assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability. Furthermore, services may include companionship and help with household chores. Senior home care may also provide your loved one assistance with diet choices and with meal preparation. Finally, senior home care can provide your loved one with wellness services including transfers from wheelchair to bed and monitoring vitals.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Tehachapi is around 24.3% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Tehachapi is $1,211 and the median home value for Tehachapi costs around $180,881.
Demographics and Values
In Tehachapi, 9.7% of the people are veterans. Out of the total population of Tehachapi, 13.7% have some form of disability, 18.6% live in poverty, 4.2% do not have health insurance, and 4.7% are widowed. Based on gender, 69.1% are male and 30.9% are female. The median age of Tehachapi is 38 years old. Tehachapi has a population density of 493 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Tehachapi is 36.0% Hispanic, 3.0% mixed race, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 82.1% white, 1.7% Asian, 7.6% black, and 4.3% other or not specified. Of the population of Tehachapi 10.1% have a college degree, 32.1% have a high-school diploma, and 3.6% have a graduate degree.
An overview of California
There are 391 hospitals and 1,108 health centers that service a population of 39,715,372. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital. The natural beauty of California is ranked 5th in the nation. The state of California has a cost of living index of 138.7 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 121.4 and a housing index rating of 227.3. Overall, California ranks 19th in quality of life and 7th in healthcare compared to other US states.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 32% of California residents voted Republican and 62% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 37, and 26% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In California, 31% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 23,558 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 2.04 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. California experiences an average humidity rating of about 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. On average, California has an air quality index rating of around 57.1 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 83.0 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 116F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in California
The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of California juniper, California fan palm, redwood, and Joshua tree. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the snakes, the cougars, or the whales. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.