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Tebeau House

2019 Tebeau St, Waycross, GA 31501

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Studio, Semi-Private

Surrounded by palm trees and blanketed in luscious green grass, Tebeau House in Waycross Georgia is senior living at its finest. Less than twenty seniors live together in a community of sharing; they live in spacious surroundings with wheelchair accessible showers and full tubs in every bathroom....

Dayspring Senior Living

553600 US Highway #1, Hilliard, FL 32046

4.8
(2 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Lakes Crossing Senior Care

900 Gross Rd, Kingsland, GA 31548

4.8
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Waycross, Georgia

Nursing Homes

A nursing home provides residence to two or more persons who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. A nursing home community offers its residents 24-hour care by on-site nurses. These nurses offer personal care, maintenance and other health related services for those who are unable to properly take care of their needs.

This type of community is a helpful and comfortable living alternative for persons 65 years and above, however nursing homes will take in persons 55 and greater (a rarity in the world of senior care).The most common mental condition effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their and familiarity, memory function, and decision making abilities. A large number of residents tend to be bachelors or widows who have smaller social support groups, and almost half of nursing home residents are older than 85 years old. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to participate in activities, exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, be free from abuse and neglect, and have your representative notified about your care. Many residents of nursing homes are individuals with , which can encompass verbal antagonism, resisting aid, or an urge to wander. Some services come at an extra cost which can include cosmetic and grooming items, personal reading materials, and flowers and plants.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living is a motivating factor in determining which location works for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Waycross is around $516 and the median value of a house in Waycross costs around $66,748. The rent burden for Waycross is around 12.5% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In Waycross, 30.9% live in poverty, 46.1% participate in the labor force, 19.1% have some form of disability, and 11.3% are widowed. Waycross has a population density of 451 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Waycross is 54.2% black, 4.8% other or not specified, 0.1% Native American, 38.4% white, 6.1% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% mixed race, and 2.0% Asian. In Waycross, 9.5% of the citizens are veterans. Out of the total city population, 44.5% are male and 55.5% are female. The median age of Waycross is 38 years old. Of the population of Waycross 5.3% have a graduate degree, 38.4% have a high-school diploma, and 12.9% have a college degree.

State Information

An overview of Georgia

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Georgia citizen is ranked 17th nation-wide. Additionally, Georgia is ranked 39th by healthcare standards. The state of Georgia has a cost of living index of 91.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.9 and a housing index rating of 73.8. The state of Georgia has 151 hospitals and 251 health centers, providing care to a population of 10,626,983. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Adventhealth Gordon, Wellstar Paulding Hospital, and And Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside. The natural beauty of Georgia is ranked 20th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 37, and 26% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Georgia ranks 13th in the country for diversity. In Georgia, 42% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 12,292 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-38%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-17%. In Georgia there are 622 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 46% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Georgia drops to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 70F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 24F in the month of January. On average, Georgia has an air quality index rating of around 37.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of March with a rating of around 43.9 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Georgia is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 75%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of August at around 8.46 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Georgia is around 4.17 inches. While residents of Georgia mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Georgia can include hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in Georgia

The state of Georgia has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sweetgum, flowering quince, red cedar, and white hickories. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the brown thrasher, the cottonmouth snakes, the bass, or the salamanders. The state animal of Georgia is the north Atlantic right whale.

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Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Georgia

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