Companion care offers the luxury of a variety of different services that can be administered in your family’s home. Typically, home care agencies review potential patients prior to admission. This screening might include ADLs abilities, weight/nutritional status, and skin problems. This type of care can provide various medical services such as retrieving medication from secured storage, assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, and opening container lids. In-home care provides multiple services including housekeeping, tracheostomy care, and local transportation. Also, care services offered may include meal preparation and ventilator care. Senior home care may also afford your loved one help with meal preparation and doing help with household chores. Finally, home-maker care can support your family member with services including transfers from wheelchair to bed and transfers from bed to wheelchair.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Visalia is about 20.8% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Visalia is around $207,450 and the median price for rent is $1,245 a month.
Demographics and Values
In Visalia, 60.3% participate in the labor force, 20.3% live in poverty, 4.7% are widowed, and 13.7% have some form of disability. In terms of education, 22.6% have a high-school diploma, 7.9% have a graduate degree, and 22.7% have a college degree. Visalia has a population density of 1,355 people per square mile. Demographically, Visalia is 8.1% other or not specified, 4.6% mixed race, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 78.3% white, 2.0% black, 50.3% Hispanic, and 5.7% Asian. In Visalia, 5.8% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Out of the total city population, 48.1% are male and 51.9% are female. The median age of Visalia is 32 years old.
An overview of California
Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation. California is ranked 19th in quality of life and 7th in healthcare. 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. There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 32% of California residents voted Republican and 62% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 31% of California’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 23,558 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 76F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 8F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. 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. 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 humidity across the state is 61%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of July. 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 chamise, California fan palm, redwood, and jojoba. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cougars, the black bears, the whales, or the coyotes. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.