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Garden Hill Assisted Living, LLC

2082 Yorkville Rd E, Columbus, MS 39702

(877) 616-7329

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The Claiborne at Adelaide

74 Claiborne Way, Starkville, MS 39759

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The Claiborne at Adelaide offers a perfect blend of living options in Starkville — including independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living and memory care — in a one-of-a-kind, master-planned retirement community.

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Columbus, Mississippi

Independent Living

If you or your loved one would benefit from the convenience of having many of your frequent tasks managed while living the way you wish, consider independent living. Food preparation, recreational activities and housekeeping duties are handled for you while you are unrestricted to use your time as you wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and backgrounds. Within the individual units, residents have access to their own private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they choose. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow pets as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with independent care providers as desired. There are a variety of costs and advantages to consider while selecting an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in the plan: laundry, internet access, housekeeping, Waiting list deposit, private phone, parking, cable TV, and move-in fee. The benefits and amenities associated with independent living include private rental hall, laundry service, restaurant-style dining hall, game/TV room, community activities, fitness center & swimming pool, beauty salon & barber shop, and transportation.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Columbus 21.7% have a college degree, 29.8% have a high-school diploma, and 9.1% have a graduate degree. Columbus has a population density of 370 people per square mile. In Columbus, 56.9% participate in the labor force, 25.6% live in poverty, 10.8% are widowed, and 17.4% have some form of disability. Out of the total city population, 45.8% are male and 54.2% are female. The median age of Columbus is 38 years old. Racially, the population of Columbus is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% other or not specified, 1.4% Hispanic, 35.0% white, 1.1% Asian, 62.6% black, 0.9% mixed race, and 0.2% Native American. In Columbus, 10.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a motivating factor when determining which care choice is best for your family. The rent burden for Columbus is about 17.1% of the average person’s monthly income. Per month, the median cost of rent in Columbus is $707 per month and the median home value in Columbus costs around $109,464.

State Information

An overview of Mississippi

Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th out of all states in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. In total, Mississippi has 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock. The natural beauty of Mississippi is ranked 11th in the nation. In terms of resources, Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7, a grocery index rating of 91.6, and a housing index rating of 70.1. 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.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religious values, 49% of Mississippi’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 6,765 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 58% of Mississippi residents voted Republican and 40% voted Democrat. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity.

State-wide weather information

During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 63F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 7.60 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. The average air quality index rating in Mississippi is 39.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.3 AQI. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bloodroot, mayapple, skunk cabbage, and eastern cottonwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the crow, the cormorant, the cardinal, or the mountain lions. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Mississippi

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