Companion care consists of many services that can be administered in your family’s home. Typically, home care services review potential patients prior to admittance. This screening might include skin problems, weight/nutritional status, and health problems. This care type can provide various medical services such as assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability, and aid in self-administration of medication. In-home care offers multiple services including assistance scheduling medical appointments, assistance using mobility/assistive devices, and tracheostomy care. Furthermore, services offered can include help with household chores and therapy. Assistive home care may also provide your loved one help with diet choices and bathing. Finally, home health aide services can support your family member with health services such as monitoring vitals and transfers from bed to wheelchair.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Chelmsford is around 18.7% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Chelmsford is around $368,007 and the median price for rent is about $1,858 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
Chelmsford has a population density of 604 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Chelmsford consists of 35,067 people. Out of the total population of Chelmsford, 3.6% live in poverty, 67.8% participate in the labor force, 10.3% have some form of disability, and 6.7% consider themselves widows. Out of the total city population, 50.8% are female and 49.2% are male. The median age of Chelmsford is 44 years old. In Chelmsford, 6.7% of the citizens are veterans. Of the population of Chelmsford 23.2% have a graduate degree, 20.9% have a high-school diploma, and 52.2% have a college degree. Demographically, Chelmsford is 3.7% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 87.2% white, 0.8% black, 9.5% Asian, 1.4% mixed race, 0.8% other or not specified, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.
An overview of Massachusetts
In terms of resources, Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8, a grocery index rating of 113.9, and a housing index rating of 170.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In Massachusetts, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. 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. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 71% in the month of December. 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. 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 amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. 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 butterfly weed, eastern red cedar, eastern hemlock, and American beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white Pine, the black bears, the coyotes, or the bobcats. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.