Independent Living Communities provide individuals with a balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to worry about the basic tasks of housekeeping and chores. Seniors may live their lives as they wish while their food is cooked by a professional 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. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a companion if they choose. While policies vary between communities, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. If medical or nursing assistance is desired, residents may always utilize the services of independent care providers. There are a variety of benefits and expenditures to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in the care plan: cable TV, transportation, meals, move-in fee, initial assessment fee, housekeeping, private phone, and wellness program. The amenities associated with independent living include game/TV room, golf course, fitness center & swimming pool, security guards, healthcare center, private rental hall, concierge services, and restaurant-style dining hall.
Demographics and Values
Cody has a population density of 374 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Cody consists of 9,696 people and in total the Cody metro area has a population of 9,885. Of the population of Cody 27.1% have a high-school diploma, 13.3% have a graduate degree, and 33.7% have a college degree. Based on gender, 48.4% are male and 51.6% are female. The median age of Cody is 42 years old. Demographically, Cody is 0.9% other or not specified, 6.4% Hispanic, 92.0% white, 0.7% Asian, 1.8% Native American, 1.2% black, 3.4% mixed race, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. In Cody, 12.2% of the population are veterans. In Cody, 13.4% have some form of disability, 5.6% consider themselves widows, 7.7% live in poverty, and 65.6% participate in the labor force.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in deciding which facility is best for your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median price for rent in Cody is around $923 and the median price for a home for Cody is around $214,425. The rent burden for Cody is about 16.7% of the average person's monthly income.
An overview of Wyoming
Overall, Wyoming ranks 31st out of all states in quality of life and 42nd in healthcare. There are 31 hospitals and 18 health centers that service a population of 576,542. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St. John's Medical Center, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and Sheridan Memorial Hospital. In terms of resources, Wyoming has a cost of living index of 90.5, a grocery index rating of 98.7, and a housing index rating of 72.3. 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. Based on natural beauty, Wyoming ranks 17th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 67% voted for the Republican candidate while 22% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-eight percent of Wyoming residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 948 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Wyoming there are 46 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Wyoming ranks 41st in the nation.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 46°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 93°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34°F during the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Wyoming is 0.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 59.6 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 4.45 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 1.09 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Wyoming is around 57%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 69%. While residents of Wyoming mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wyoming can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Wyoming
The state of Wyoming has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of forest meadow, mountain mahogany, hay, and juniper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the swift fox, the gray wolf, the bobcat, or the red fox. The state animal of Wyoming is the buffalo.