For seniors who desire to live primarily without assistance but wish for the convenience of having chores and housekeeping maintained by professionals, an Independent Living Community may be the perfect choice. You or your loved one can continue to use their free time as they wish while their meals are prepared by a professional chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are scheduled and organized. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to their own private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a companion if they prefer. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow pets as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with private care providers as desired. There are a number of advantages and costs to keep in mind while selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these services are included in your service plan: initial assessment fee, wellness program, field trips, cable TV, laundry, utilities, internet access, and Waiting list deposit. The benefits and amenities that pertain to independent living include laundry service, transportation, golf course, private rental hall, community activities, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, and security guards.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major influence when selecting which facility is best for you or your loved one's needs. Kapolei has a median home value of about $491,373 and the median cost of rent is around $2,090 per month. The rent burden for Kapolei is about 23.1% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Kapolei, 3.8% live in poverty, 2.8% do not have health insurance, 7.9% have some form of disability, and 4.7% consider themselves widows. Out of the total city population, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Kapolei is 32 years old. In Kapolei, 11.8% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Kapolei 8.2% have a graduate degree, 27.8% have a high-school diploma, and 29.8% have a college degree. Kapolei has a population density of 1,967 people per square mile. The current population of Kapolei consists of 21,086 people. Racially, the population of Kapolei is 14.5% Hispanic, 32.3% Asian, 10.5% white, 0.7% other or not specified, 3.1% black, 37.9% mixed race, 0.0% Native American, and 15.5% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.
An overview of Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has a cost of living index of 190.1 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 169.3 and a housing index rating of 318.6. The natural beauty of Hawaii is ranked 16th in the nation. There are 25 general hospitals and 61 health centers that provide care for 1,416,789 Hawaii residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be The Queens Medical Center, Straub Clinic And Hospital, and Pali Momi Medical Center. Hawaii is ranked 24th in quality of life and 1st in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 28% of Hawaii's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,314 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-0.08. In Hawaii there are 16 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 30% of Hawaii residents voted Republican and 62% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Hawaii ranks 3rd in the nation. The median age in the state is 39, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 73%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 15.67 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Hawaii is around 3.82 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Hawaii drops to around 69Â°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 83Â°F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 42Â°F in the month of February. During the summer, the average temperature in Hawaii is around 75Â°F. The average high summer temperature is around 89Â°F in the month of August. The average low summer temperature is around 47Â°F in the month of June. On average, Hawaii has an air quality index rating of around 41.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 57.8 AQI. While residents of Hawaii mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Hawaii can include floods and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of aiakanene, pua kala, mexican primrose, and old world forkedfern. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the hoary bat, the awaous stamineus, the synemporion, or the hawaiian wild cattle. The state animal of Hawaii is the hawaiian monk seal. Some of the plants species native to the Hawaii region include beach naupaka, mamane, and pukiawe.