Companion care consists of a variety of different services provided in the privacy of your family's home. Home care provides a number of services including housekeeping, assistance scheduling medical appointments, and laundry. This care type can provide various medical services such as aid in self-administration of medication, assistance in removing medication from container for those residents with a physical disability, and assisting residents in drinking fluid to swallow medication. A majority of home care agencies review potential seniors prior to admission. This screening might include health problems, weight/nutritional status, and medication use. Additionally, care services provided can involve therapy and rehabilitative services. Non-medical home care may also afford your family member assistance going grocery shopping and doing help with household chores. Finally, companion care can support your family member with wellness services including assistance with ambulation and monitoring vitals.
Cost of Living
The rent burden for Dickinson is around 15.0% of the average person's monthly income. Dickinson has a median home value of $139,986 and the median cost of rent is $1,130 per month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 51.8% are male and 48.2% are female. The median age of Dickinson is 38 years old. Out of the total population of Dickinson, 13.4% live in poverty, 65.9% participate in the labor force, 18.0% do not have health insurance, and 5.2% are widows. In Dickinson, 7.5% of the population are veterans. Dickinson has a population density of 777 people per square mile. The total population of Dickinson consists of 20,359 people. In terms of education, 23.5% have a college degree, 8.6% have a graduate degree, and 26.0% have a high-school diploma. Racially, the population of Dickinson is 13.3% black, 3.1% other or not specified, 77.6% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 26.3% Hispanic, 1.2% Native American, 3.1% mixed race, and 1.5% Asian.
An overview of Texas
The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. The state of Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 88.9 and a housing index rating of 85.3. Overall, Texas ranks 38th out of all states in quality of life and 37th in healthcare. The state of Texas has 468 hospitals and 501 health centers, providing care to a population of 28,701,845. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 5,220% voted for the Republican candidate while 4,320% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religious values, 42% of Texas's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 27,848 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. Texas experiences an average humidity rating of about 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of cat claw, huisache, small live oak, and blackbrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the opossums, the whales, the rattlesnake, or the armadillos. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include mesquite, live oak, and post oak.