An Independent Living Community permits residents the chance to continue to live an active life while assuring their essential needs have been met. Food preparation, leisure activities and housekeeping responsibilities are taken care of for you while you are unencumbered to use your time as you wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Typically comprised of a private living area and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and more time can be spent with them with the basic maintenance of daily chores out of the way. While policies vary between locations, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with private care providers if desired. There are a variety of benefits and expenses to balance while deciding on an independent living community. It is important to determine if these amenities are included in the plan: housekeeping, wellness program, meals, field trips, internet access, transportation, cable TV, and utilities. The amenities that pertain to independent living include transportation, community activities, game/TV room, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, golf course, healthcare center, and concierge services.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major influence when determining which care option works best. The rent burden for Urbana is around 16.1% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median price for rent in Urbana is about $988 and the median price for a home for Urbana is $146,849.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 50.4% are male and 49.6% are female. The median age of Urbana is 24 years old. Urbana has a population density of 1,371 people per square mile. The current population of Urbana consists of 41,989 people. In terms of education, 30.7% have a graduate degree, 54.6% have a college degree, and 17.4% have a high-school diploma. In Urbana, 3.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Urbana, 57.3% participate in the labor force, 3.4% are widowed, 7.1% have some form of disability, and 5.8% do not have health insurance. Racially, the population of Urbana is 3.3% mixed race, 0.3% Native American, 16.8% black, 5.3% Hispanic, 19.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 59.3% white, and 0.5% other or not specified.
An overview of Illinois
Residents of Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States. Illinois is ranked 35th 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. In total, Illinois has 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Illinois are Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 34% of Illinois’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 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 state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. 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. On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. 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, black snakeroot, bloodroot, and black eyedSusan. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the big brown bat, the American pygmy shrew, or the cougar. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.