Companion care offers the luxury of many services provided in your family’s home. In-home care offers multiple services including short-term nursing care, local transportation, and housekeeping. A majority of home care services screen potential clients prior to entry. This screening might include medication use, weight/nutritional status, and health problems. This type of care can provide various medical services including aid in self-administration of medication, opening container lids, and assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication. Also, services provided can include help with household chores and ventilator care. Senior home care may also afford your loved one help with diet choices and doing laundry. Finally, home care can provide your loved one with services comprised of monitoring vitals and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Kankakee is about 18.9% of the average person’s monthly income. Kankakee has a median home value of around $85,037 and the median cost of rent is around $815 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 50.3% are female and 49.7% are male. The median age of Kankakee is 35 years old. Racially, the population of Kankakee is 1.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.2% other or not specified, 0.9% Native American, 1.9% mixed race, 53.5% white, 18.3% Hispanic, and 39.4% black. In Kankakee, 8.4% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Kankakee 12.2% have a college degree, 33.6% have a high-school diploma, and 5.0% have a graduate degree. Kankakee has a population density of 674 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Kankakee, 7.1% are widowed, 32.1% live in poverty, 11.6% do not have health insurance, and 21.2% have some form of disability.
An overview of Illinois
Illinois is ranked 35th in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. 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. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. In Illinois, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. Thirty-four percent of Illinois residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 12,453 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73Â°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91Â°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53Â°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28Â°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49Â°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10Â°F in the month of January. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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. 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 bee balm, angelica, viola pedata, and blazing star. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the american black bear, the cougar, the american pygmy shrew, or the big brown bat. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.