Senior home care offers many services provided in the comfort of your family's home. A majority of home care agencies screen potential seniors prior to admittance. This screening might include skin problems, weight/nutritional status, and medication use. In-home care offers a number of services including assistance using mobility/assistive devices, laundry, and tracheostomy care. This type of care can provide various medical services such as aid in self-administration of medication, assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, and assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability. Also, care services offered will involve help with household chores and therapy. Non-medical home care may also afford your family member assistance bathing and with diet choices. Finally, companion care can support your family member with health services such as assistance with ambulation and monitoring vitals.
Cost of Living
Per month, the median rent in Orono is about $1,117 and the median home value in Orono is $186,398. The rent burden for Orono is around 16.5% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Orono 15.7% have a high-school diploma, 31.8% have a graduate degree, and 58.9% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Orono is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.1% black, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% other or not specified, 90.7% white, 3.4% mixed race, 1.8% Hispanic, and 3.0% Asian. In Orono, 4.2% of the people are veterans. Out of the total city population, 49.6% are female and 50.4% are male. The median age of Orono is 22 years old. Orono has a population density of 231 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Orono consists of 10,914 people. In Orono, 55.2% participate in the labor force, 33.4% live in poverty, 11.0% have some form of disability, and 6.4% do not have health insurance.
An overview of Maine
Residents of Maine enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 39th in the United States. The state of Maine has a cost of living index of 117.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 107.0 and a housing index rating of 123.1. In terms of personal well-being, Maine ranks 19th in healthcare and 32nd in quality of life compared to other states. In total, Maine has 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 45% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Maine ranks 49th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 45, and 36% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 22% of Maine residents attend religious services among the 1,574 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.46 inches. Maine experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 7,700, (November)%. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 38F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Maine is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 44.2 AQI. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Maine
The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of tamarack, bog rosemary, eastern hemlock, and hackmatack. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the red fox, the white-tailed deer, the meadow jumping mouse, or the eastern cougar. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.