Assistive home care offers many services provided in your family’s home. In-home care provides a number of services including housekeeping, assistance scheduling medical appointments, and laundry. Most home care services review potential seniors prior to entry. This screening might include health problems, ADLs abilities, and medication use. This type of care can provide various medical services such as assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability, retrieving medication from secured storage, and opening container lids. Furthermore, services offered can involve therapy and help with household chores. Home health aide services may also provide your family member assistance with meal preparation and with assistance managing tasks. Finally, home-maker care can support your family member with services such as monitoring vitals and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
Parkersburg has a median home value of about $138,534 and the median cost of rent is about $759 per month. The rent burden for Parkersburg is around 15.8% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Parkersburg consists of 1,946 people. Parkersburg has a population density of 530 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Parkersburg, 7.1% live in poverty, 10.7% are widows, 3.6% do not have health insurance, and 13.1% have some form of disability. In Parkersburg, 11.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 47.8% are male and 52.2% are female. The median age of Parkersburg is 41 years old. Racially, the population of Parkersburg is 0.0% black, 0.0% Asian, 0.4% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.1% mixed race, 1.8% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, and 97.8% white. In terms of education, 7.9% have a graduate degree, 36.9% have a high-school diploma, and 23.2% have a college degree.
An overview of Iowa
In terms of resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Overall, Iowa ranks 14th out of all states in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. In total, Iowa has 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Cedar Rapids. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican. In terms of religion, 36% of Iowa residents attend religious services among the 5,107 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Iowa
The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of pink lady’s slipper, western beard-tongue, Arrowgrass, and bunchberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the porcupine, the coyote, the gray wolf, or the elk. The state animal of Iowa is the Eastern goldfinch.