Assistive home care offers various services provided in in a residential setting Typically, home care agencies review potential seniors before admittance. This screening might include ADLs abilities, health problems, and skin problems. This type of care can provide various medical services such as opening container lids, retrieving medication from secured storage, and assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication. This type of care offers multiple services including assistance using mobility/assistive devices, assistance scheduling medical appointments, and housekeeping. Also, care services provided will include rehabilitative services and companionship. Non-medical home care may also afford your family member help with assistance managing tasks and with meal preparation. Finally, non-medical home care can support your loved one with services comprised of monitoring vitals and transfers from wheelchair to bed.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Wilmington is about 19.8% of the average person’s monthly income. The median home value in Wilmington is about $422,034 and the median rent is around $2,055 a month.
Demographics and Values
In Wilmington, 7.5% of the population are veterans. Currently, the population of Wilmington consists of 23,538 people. Wilmington has a population density of 535 people per square mile. Of the population of Wilmington 17.5% have a graduate degree, 40.8% have a college degree, and 29.1% have a high-school diploma. In Wilmington, 73.1% participate in the labor force, 5.5% consider themselves widows, 0.7% do not have health insurance, and 2.9% live in poverty. Out of the total city population, 49.4% are male and 50.6% are female. The median age of Wilmington is 42 years old. Demographically, Wilmington is 89.5% white, 0.7% other or not specified, 1.5% Hispanic, 4.9% Asian, 2.2% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, and 2.6% black.
An overview of Massachusetts
The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. The state of Massachusetts has 78 hospitals and 129 health centers, providing care to a population of 6,941,273. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th out of all states in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 23% of Massachusetts’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 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 temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. 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. 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 sycamore, American linden, flowering dogwood, and butterfly weed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the lance leaf coreopsis, the black bears, or the cardinal flower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.