Assistive home care consists of a variety of different services provided in your family’s home. In-home care provides a number of services including housekeeping, laundry, and assistance using mobility/assistive devices. This type of care can provide various medical services including opening container lids, assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability, and aid in self-administration of medication. Most home care services screen potential clients before admittance. This screening might include health problems, ADLs abilities, and medication use. Additionally, services offered may involve ventilator care and therapy. In-home care may also provide your family member help doing help with household chores and going grocery shopping. Finally, intermittent home care can support your loved one with health services like monitoring vitals and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Carbondale is around 13.8% of the average person’s monthly income. Carbondale has a median home value of around $117,367 and the median cost of rent is $816 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
In Carbondale, 54.6% participate in the labor force, 45.4% live in poverty, 7.6% do not have health insurance, and 2.0% consider themselves widows. In terms of education, 48.4% have a college degree, 15.0% have a high-school diploma, and 28.4% have a graduate degree. Carbondale has a population density of 578 people per square mile. In Carbondale, 4.4% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Carbondale is 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.9% Hispanic, 2.4% other or not specified, 61.5% white, 4.4% mixed race, 5.8% Asian, and 25.8% black. Based on gender, 50.3% are male and 49.7% are female. The median age of Carbondale is 24 years old.
An overview of Illinois
There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. Sherman Hospital, Ssm Health St. Maryâ€šâ€™s Hospital, â€“Centralia, and Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Illinois ranks 35th in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare compared to other US states. Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. Residents of Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 56% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religious values, 34% of Illinois’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 12,453 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28Â°F. The average high winter temperature is around 49Â°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10Â°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73Â°F. The average high summer temperature is around 91Â°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53Â°F during the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. The average air quality index rating in Illinois is 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of black snakeroot, aromatic aster, blazing star, and black eyed susan. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the american pygmy shrew, the big brown bat, the coyote, or the eastern red bat. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.