Companion care consists of numerous services provided in in a residential setting In-home care offers multiple services including short-term nursing care, local transportation, and assistance scheduling medical appointments. Most home care agencies review potential patients before admission. This screening might include weight/nutritional status, ADLs abilities, and skin problems. This care type can provide various medical services including opening container lids, aid in self-administration of medication, and assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication. Also, care services offered may include ventilator care and therapy. Senior home care may also provide your family member assistance with assistance managing tasks and with diet choices. Finally, non-medical home care can provide your family member with wellness services including transfers from bed to wheelchair and monitoring vitals.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Ridgeland is around 16.3% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Ridgeland is $1,066 per month and the median value of a home in Ridgeland is around $180,263.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Ridgeland is 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% mixed race, 5.1% Hispanic, 54.9% white, 35.5% black, 5.1% Asian, and 3.5% other or not specified. In Ridgeland, 6.2% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In Ridgeland, 5.2% are widowed, 9.7% do not have health insurance, 10.5% live in poverty, and 8.9% have some form of disability. Of the population of Ridgeland 20.3% have a graduate degree, 15.1% have a high-school diploma, and 50.1% have a college degree. Currently, the population of Ridgeland consists of 24,266 people. Ridgeland has a population density of 438 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 53.5% are female and 46.5% are male. The median age of Ridgeland is 34 years old.
An overview of Mississippi
Out of a national average of 100, Mississippi has a cost of living index rating of 86, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 70. The state of Mississippi has 105 hospitals and 247 health centers, providing care to a population of 2,983,400. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Mississippi citizen is ranked 48th nation-wide. Additionally, Mississippi is ranked 50th by standards of healthcare. Residents of Mississippi enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 11th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Mississippi ranks 30th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 58% voted for the Republican candidate while 40% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Mississippi, 49% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 6,765 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.3 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 7.60 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.85 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 27F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. 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 63F during the month of June. Mississippi experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bloodroot, Dutchman’s breeches, staghorn sumac, and hepatica. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the dove, the chickadee, the Cormorant, or the mountain lions. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.