In-home care offers the luxury of many services that can be administered in your family’s home. Most home care services screen potential seniors prior to entry. This screening might include skin problems, health problems, and ADLs abilities. This type of care can provide various medical services including opening container lids, assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, and assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability. Home care offers multiple services including local transportation, assistance using mobility/assistive devices, and short-term nursing care. Furthermore, care services provided can comprise rehabilitative services and long-term nursing care. Senior home care may also afford your family member help with assistance managing tasks and going grocery shopping. Finally, non-medical home care can support your loved one with wellness services comprised of assistance with ambulation and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
Vandalia has a median home value of $870 and the median cost of rent is around $566 per month per month. The rent burden for Vandalia is around 13.5% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Vandalia is 82.5% white, 1.2% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.8% Hispanic, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% other or not specified, 0.3% Native American, and 15.5% black. Of the population of Vandalia 10.3% have a college degree, 3.5% have a graduate degree, and 36.3% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Vandalia, 9.4% do not have health insurance, 40.9% participate in the labor force, 20.1% have some form of disability, and 6.0% consider themselves widows. In Vandalia, 9.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 40.4% are female and 59.6% are male. The median age of Vandalia is 38 years old. Vandalia has a population density of 332 people per square mile.
An overview of Illinois
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. Overall, Illinois ranks 35th out of all states in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary Hospital, ‘‚¬Centralia, and Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. 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. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F 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%. 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 tornadoes.
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 angelica, black eyedSusan, blazing star, and black snakeroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the American pygmy shrew, the American black bear, or the big brown bat. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.