A nursing home is an establishment that provides housing to at least two individuals who have no familial relation to the administrator. A nursing home community provides its inhabitants with care by on-site nurses. These nurses offer maintenance, personal care and other health related services for seniors who are unable to take care of their needs.
Nursing homes are a convenient and easy care choice for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will commonly allow access to individuals 55 and greater which is for other senior care types. A large number of inhabitants tend to be bachelors or widows with circles of support, and almost half of nursing home residents are older than 85 years old. Examples of care services and amenities offered at nursing homes can include room and board, rehabilitation needed due to injury, disability, or illness, friendly visitor programs, and meal programs. Often times individuals may prefer to live in a nursing home due to a mental or physical disability that prevents them from easily accomplishing their lifestyle goals. Many residents of nursing homes may have behavioral problems. These can consist of verbal outbursts, resisting assistance, or a tendency to wander. The most frequent mental condition effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their decision making capacities, memory recall, and and their sense of familiarity with their surroundings.
Cost of Living
The location where a community is based might have a big impact on the price of care. Cost of living is a motivating factor when selecting which location meets the needs of you or your loved one. Monthly, the median rent in Soldotna is $1,124 and the median home value for Soldotna is around $227,923. The rent burden for Soldotna is about 15.3% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 46.6% are male and 53.4% are female. The median age of Soldotna is 39 years old. Soldotna has a population density of 258 people per square mile. Demographically, Soldotna is 0.6% Asian, 0.0% other or not specified, 3.6% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 91.1% white, 1.3% Hispanic, 4.7% Native American, and 0.0% black. Of the population of Soldotna 29.6% have a high-school diploma, 22.9% have a college degree, and 9.9% have a graduate degree. In Soldotna, 5.1% are widows, 6.5% live in poverty, 16.0% have some form of disability, and 16.0% do not have health insurance. In Soldotna, 9.9% of the population are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of Alaska
The natural beauty of Alaska is ranked 45th in the nation. The state of Alaska has a cost of living index of 130.6 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 134.2 and a housing index rating of 133.9. Alaska is ranked 44th in quality of life and 25th in healthcare. The state of Alaska has 26 hospitals and 35 health centers, providing care to a population of 735,097. The three highest ranked hospitals in Alaska are Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, and Providence Alaska Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 30% of Alaska's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,246 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-22%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-3%. In Alaska there are 27 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Alaska ranks 15th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Alaska residents voted Republican and 37% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 35, and 25% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 77%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 93%. The average air quality index rating in Alaska is 29.6 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of February with a rating of around 42.0 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 54F. The average high summer temperature is around 74F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 31F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 12F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 43F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -31F during the month of February. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of October at around 21.97 inches. On average, the state receives 3.13 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Alaska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alaska can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Alaska
The state of Alaska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of black spruce, western hemlock, white spruce, and Sitka spruce. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the orca, the bison, the caribou, or the frogs. The state animal of Alaska is the the moose.