Homemaker care offers a wide range of services administered in in a home setting This type of care provides multiple services including laundry, assistance using mobility/assistive devices, and assistance scheduling medical appointments. Typically, home care providers screen potential seniors before admittance. This screening might include weight/nutritional status, ADLs abilities, and health problems. This type of care can provide various medical services such as assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, retrieving medication from secured storage, and assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability. Also, services can include ventilator care and companionship. Assistive home care may also afford your loved one help bathing and going grocery shopping. Finally, senior home care can provide your loved one with wellness services comprised of monitoring vitals and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Metairie is around 15.5% of the average monthly income. Metairie has a median home value of around $222,912 and the median cost of rent is around $971 per month.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Metairie 12.8% have a graduate degree, 35.4% have a college degree, and 27.6% have a high-school diploma. Racially, the population of Metairie is 0.3% Native American, 81.4% white, 10.2% black, 3.8% Asian, 1.6% mixed race, 2.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 15.5% Hispanic. Out of the total population of Metairie, 12.5% have some form of disability, 7.1% consider themselves widows, 13.1% do not have health insurance, and 66.0% participate in the labor force. Metairie has a population density of 2,407 people per square mile. The current population of Metairie consists of 144,822 people. In Metairie, 6.5% of the people are veterans. Out of the total city population, 51.9% are female and 48.1% are male. The median age of Metairie is 41 years old.
An overview of Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a cost of living index of 93.6 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 99.9 and a housing index rating of 86.6. Overall, Louisiana ranks 50th out of all states in quality of life and 45th in healthcare. Residents of Louisiana enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 50th in the United States. In total, Louisiana has 158 general hospitals and 178 health centers that provide care for 4,649,163 citizens. Mercy Regional Medical Center, Park Place Surgical Hospital, and Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 58% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Louisiana ranks 23rd in the nation. In terms of religious values, 46% of Louisiana’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,841 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-8%, and Historically Black Protestant-22%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Louisiana there are 421 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Louisiana is around 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of July. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 8.58 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Louisiana is around 4.95 inches. During the summer, the average temperature in Louisiana is around 81F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 51F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 31F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Louisiana is 37.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 48.3 AQI. While residents of Louisiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Louisiana can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Louisiana phlox, bald cypress, hybrid Louisiana iris, and gulf coast yucca. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the turtles, the turkey, the waterfowl, or the muskrat.