In-home care consists of many services administered in in a home setting Home care offers a number of services including tracheostomy care, assistance scheduling medical appointments, and laundry. 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 opening container lids. Most home care agencies review potential seniors before admission. This screening might include medication use, weight/nutritional status, and health problems. Furthermore, services can involve ventilator care and rehabilitative services. Assistive home care may also provide your family member assistance bathing and with diet choices. Finally, non-medical home care can support your family member with wellness services comprised of assistance with ambulation and monitoring vitals.
Cost of Living
Demographics and Values
Agawam has a population density of 1,213 people per square mile.
An overview of Massachusetts
Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare compared to other US states. Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, Massachusetts has a cost of living index rating of 134, a grocery index rating of 114, and a housing index rating of 170. The state of Massachusetts has 78 hospitals and 129 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,941,273. Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. Twenty-three percent of Massachusetts residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 4,200 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of flowering dogwood, eastern hemlock, white spruce, and American beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the white Pine, the new england aster, or the blue flag. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.