If you would like the peace of mind of having many of your frequent tasks taken care of while living the way you desire, consider an Independent Living Community. Residents can continue to live their lives as they see fit while their meals are cooked by a professionall chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are taken care of by staff, and recreational activities are organized and scheduled. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and backgrounds. Typically comprised of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies differ between locations, numerous residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing assistance is desired, residents may always enlist the services of independent health care professionalls. There are a variety of benefits and expenditures to consider while choosing an independent living community. It is important to learn if these amenities are included in the plan: private phone, move-in fee, field trips, housekeeping, utilities, meals, initial assessment fee, and parking. The luxuries associated with independent living include private rental hall, community activities, security guards, transportation, concierge services, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, and game/TV room.
Cost of Living
The community in which a senior care community is based will have a big influence on the cost of care. The overall cost of living is a big influence in selecting which destination is best for your family. The rent burden for Harrisburg is around 12.4% of the average monthly income. Harrisburg has a median home value of $68,802 and the median cost of rent is $541 per month.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Harrisburg, 9.2% are widowed, 21.6% have some form of disability, 54.2% participate in the labor force, and 6.4% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Harrisburg is 90.6% white, 3.3% mixed race, 0.1% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.3% black, 0.0% Native American, 2.3% Hispanic, and 1.7% Asian. In Harrisburg, 8.8% of the citizens are veterans. In terms of education, 5.9% have a graduate degree, 30.2% have a high-school diploma, and 15.7% have a college degree. Harrisburg has a population density of 513 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 51.9% are female and 48.1% are male. The median age of Harrisburg is 40 years old.
An overview of Illinois
In total, Illinois has 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 citizens. Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Illinois ranks 35th out of all states in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 34% of Illinois residents attend religious services among the 12,453 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of aromatic aster, bird’s foot violet, viola pedata, and black eyedSusan. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the eastern red bat, the cougar, or the big brown bat. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.