For seniors who desire to live primarily without assistance but wish for the advantage of having housekeeping handled by professionalls, an Independent Living Community may be the perfect choice. Residents can continue to use their free time as they see fit while their food is prepared by a professionall chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and recreational activities are organized and scheduled. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents’ quarters consist of private living spaces, each 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 vary between locations, numerous residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to employ the services of private medical professionalls, they always have the option. There are a number of benefits and costs to balance while selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are included in your care plan: Waiting list deposit, parking, initial assessment fee, field trips, cable TV, wellness program, meals, and housekeeping. The benefits and amenities associated with independent living include golf course, beauty salon & barber shop, security guards, transportation, restaurant-style dining hall, healthcare center, private rental hall, and game/TV room.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a motivating factor in choosing which community works for your family. Clearfield has a median home value of $163,009 and the median cost of rent is about $1,065 per month per month. The rent burden for Clearfield is about 20.6% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Clearfield 5.3% have a graduate degree, 29.7% have a high-school diploma, and 21.2% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Clearfield, 70.8% participate in the labor force, 13.8% have some form of disability, 3.6% are widowed, and 9.1% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Clearfield is 0.4% Native American, 84.4% white, 2.8% black, 0.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.9% Asian, 18.1% Hispanic, 6.1% other or not specified, and 3.8% mixed race. In Clearfield, 10.3% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 49.9% are female and 50.1% are male. The median age of Clearfield is 28 years old. Clearfield has a population density of 1,569 people per square mile. The current population of Clearfield consists of 31,363 people.
An overview of Utah
Overall, Utah ranks 4th out of all states in quality of life and 9th in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Utah ranks 49th in the nation. There are 53 hospitals and 53 health centers that service a population of 3,220,176. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Utah Valley Hospital, Lds Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital. Out of a national average of 100, Utah has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 99, and a housing index rating of 94.
Social demographics of the state
Fifty-three percent of Utah residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 5,557 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-7%, Mainline Protestant-6%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Utah there are 34 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 27% of Utah residents voted Democrat and 46% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 31 and 21% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Utah ranks 44th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Utah is around 52%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 3F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Utah is around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 101F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 4.09 inches. On average, the state receives 1.12 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Utah has an air quality index rating of around 51.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 74.0 AQI. While residents of Utah mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Utah can include earthquakes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Utah
The state of Utah has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of utah oak, chokecherry, blue spruce, and sego lily. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the allen’s big-eared bat, the canada lynx, or the American beaver. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.