Independent Living Communities offer seniors a nice balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to worry about housekeeping. Basic tasks such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is provided, allowing residents the autonomy to use their time as they see fit, free from daily responsibilities. 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 backgrounds. Residents’ quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of independent medical providers, they may always do so. There are a number of benefits and costs to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are included in the care plan: field trips, cable TV, private phone, housekeeping, wellness program, meals, laundry, and utilities. The luxuries associated with independent living include healthcare center, security guards, concierge services, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, laundry service, golf course, and private rental hall.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Rantoul 36.6% have a high-school diploma, 17.8% have a college degree, and 7.6% have a graduate degree. In Rantoul, 10.7% of the citizens are veterans. Rantoul has a population density of 580 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Rantoul is 33 years old. Out of the total population of Rantoul, 7.1% are widowed, 63.1% participate in the labor force, 8.6% do not have health insurance, and 19.8% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Rantoul is 4.6% mixed race, 11.5% Hispanic, 2.3% Asian, 69.7% white, 0.2% Native American, 20.5% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 2.7% other or not specified.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a big influence in determining which destination works for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Rantoul is about 13.4% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Rantoul is around $88,780 and the median cost for rent is about $673 a month.
An overview of Illinois
There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Illinois are Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. In terms of resources, Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7, a grocery index rating of 94.2, and a housing index rating of 87.2. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of Illinois is ranked 43rd in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Illinois citizen is ranked 35th nation-wide. Additionally, Illinois is ranked 22nd by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-four percent of Illinois residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 12,453 different congregations. 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 median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10F during 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 average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. 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 angelica, bloodroot, bee balm, and viola pedata. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the big brown bat, the American pygmy shrew, the eastern red bat, or the coyote. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.