Independent Living Communities offer seniors a nice balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to concern themselves with the basic tasks of housekeeping and responsibilities. Seniors can use their free time as they desire while their meals are prepared by a professionall chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are organized and scheduled. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they prefer. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to employ the services of independent health care professionalls, they always have the option. There are an assortment of advantages and costs to balance while deciding on an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these services are included in the plan: move-in fee, internet access, parking, field trips, housekeeping, utilities, transportation, and initial assessment fee. The amenities associated with independent living include fitness center & swimming pool, beauty salon & barber shop, laundry service, healthcare center, transportation, community activities, golf course, and concierge services.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the neighborhood where it is located. The median home value in Camarillo is around $540,177 and the median rent is about $2,001 per month a month. The rent burden for Camarillo is about 22.0% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Camarillo 15.9% have a graduate degree, 40.8% have a college degree, and 15.4% have a high-school diploma. In Camarillo, 12.0% have some form of disability, 64.2% participate in the labor force, 6.5% are widows, and 6.9% live in poverty. Camarillo has a population density of 1,331 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.5% are male and 51.5% are female. The median age of Camarillo is 42 years old. Demographically, Camarillo is 0.3% Native American, 11.1% Asian, 76.6% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.5% black, 4.7% other or not specified, 25.4% Hispanic, and 5.6% mixed race. In Camarillo, 9.5% of the population are veterans.
An overview of California
The natural beauty of California is ranked 5th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, California has a cost of living index rating of 139, a grocery index rating of 121, and a housing index rating of 227. There are 391 hospitals and 1,108 health centers that service a population of 39,715,372. The three highest ranked hospitals in California are Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital. Overall, California ranks 19th out of all states in quality of life and 7th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 32% of California residents voted Republican and 62% voted Democrat. The state of California ranks 1st in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In California, 31% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 23,558 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 116F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for California is around 61%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of July. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. On average, the state receives 2.04 inches of precipitation a month. On average, California has an air quality index rating of around 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in California
The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of California juniper, California fan palm, redwood, and California poppy. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the snakes, the cougars, the whales, or the black bears. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.