Companion care offers the luxury of numerous services that can be provided in your family's home. A majority of home care agencies review potential seniors prior to admittance. This screening might include skin problems, weight/nutritional status, and medication use. In-home care offers multiple services including laundry, tracheostomy care, and assistance using mobility/assistive devices. This care type can provide various medical services such as opening container lids, assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication, and aid in self-administration of medication. Also, care services provided will involve therapy and help with household chores. Senior home care may also provide your family member assistance doing help with household chores and with assistance managing tasks. Finally, non-medical home care can provide your loved one with health services comprised of transfers from wheelchair to bed and transfers from bed to wheelchair.
In total, there are 13 hospitals located in Tulsa which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Tulsa include Oklahoma SURGICAL HOSPITAL LLC., SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL INC., and SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER INC..
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Tulsa is around 17.2% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Tulsa is around $128,658 and the median rent is around $905 per month a month. Tulsa has a cost of living index of around 89.6 based on an average score of 100, where any score under 100 is cheaper than the average. Tulsa has a grocery price index of around 89.6.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The humidity, air temperature, and air quality of a city can have a large influence on the overall health of senior citizens. Monthly, Tulsa receives approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in May with an average of 6 inches during the month. For snowfall, Tulsa experiences an average of 5.60 inches of snow in a year. The average air quality index rating in Tulsa is about 53.0. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its peak in December at about 75.5. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, Tulsa has a humidity rating of about 68%. The average humidity levels peak in May at roughly 72%. Tulsa has a humid subtropical type of climate. In the summertime, Tulsa is about 82F. The summer high rises to around 96F in July. The lowest summer temperature is approximately 69F in the month of June. During the winter months, the average temp in Tulsa drops to roughly 42F. The peak winter temperature is roughly 57F during the month of February. The low winter temperature is around 27 F in the month of January.
Demographics and Values
Tulsa has a population density of 785 people per square mile. The current population of Tulsa is shrinking at a rate of -0.004%. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Tulsa 20.5% are Baptists, 4.4% practice another Christian faith, and 3.2% practice Catholicism. In Tulsa, 66.1% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Tulsa, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In the previous presidential election, 35.6% voted Democrat, 6.1% voted for a third party candidate, and 58.4% voted Republican in Tulsa county. Demographically, Tulsa is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 64.0% white, 4.3% Native American, 15.8% Hispanic, 7.8% mixed race, 15.1% black, 3.3% Asian, and 5.4% other or not specified. Out of the total city population, 51.5% are female and 48.5% are male. In Tulsa, 25.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.2% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.6% are over the age of 80. The median age of Tulsa is 35 years old. In terms of education, 25.3% have a high-school diploma, 30.8% have a college degree, and 10.5% have a graduate degree. In Tulsa, 7.8% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Tulsa is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Tulsa has 10.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 55.1 property crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total population of Tulsa, 17.3% do not have health insurance, 5.9% consider themselves widows, 14.8% have some form of disability, and 20.0% live in poverty.
An overview of Oklahoma
In total, Oklahoma has 134 general hospitals and 109 health centers that provide care for 3,953,546 citizens. St Mary's Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Community Hospital, and Llc are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Oklahoma ranks 43rd out of all states in quality of life and 47th in healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Oklahoma has a cost of living index rating of 88, a grocery index rating of 95, and a housing index rating of 72. The natural beauty of Oklahoma is ranked 42nd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 43% of Oklahoma's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 7,057 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-47%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Oklahoma there are 352 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 65% voted for the Republican candidate while 29% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Oklahoma ranks 22nd in the country for diversity. In Oklahoma, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37.
State-wide weather information
On average, Oklahoma has an air quality index rating of around 38.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 52.2 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. On average, the state receives 3.08 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 58F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 39F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 17F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 64%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of May. While residents of Oklahoma mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oklahoma can include tornadoes and floods earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Indian grass, big bluestem, yellow poplar, and switchgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the swamp dwarf crayfish, the eastern pipistrelle, the plains spadefoot toad, or the Delaware county cave crayfish. The state animal of Oklahoma is the American bison.