A nursing home is a complex that provides residence to at least two persons who have no family ties to the administrator. A nursing home community provides its residents with around-the-clock care by registered nurses. These nurses provide care for seniors who are unable to care for themselves.
This type of community is a familiar and comfy living alternative for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will often individuals 55 and above (a rarity in the world of senior care).Some services come at an extra cost which can include cosmetic and grooming items, personal clothing, and a private room, unless medically needed. A significant number of nursing home inhabitants are seniors who have incontinence issues, experience difficulty with hearing and vision, have a physical or mental disability, or require assistance with daily tasks such as getting dressed. Nursing homes are required to provide dietary services, nursing and related services, room and bed maintenance services, and emergency dental services to residents. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, be free from abuse and neglect, make complaints, and be treated with respect. Examples of amenities and services provided at nursing homes might include intravenous or nutrition therapy, friendly visitor programs, senior centers, and adult day health care (which offers nursing and therapy) .
Cost of Living
The neighborhood in which a community is located might have a significant influence on the cost of care. The total cost of living is a big influence when selecting which location works for your loved one. The rent burden for Kailua is around 23.3% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Kailua is $2,420 and the median home value for Kailua costs around $898,999.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Kailua 49.1% have a college degree, 21.0% have a graduate degree, and 19.8% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 49.0% are male and 51.0% are female. The median age of Kailua is 43 years old. Demographically, Kailua is 0.7% other or not specified, 0.2% Native American, 27.7% mixed race, 47.1% white, 4.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 19.4% Asian, 0.7% black, and 8.2% Hispanic. In Kailua, 5.0% live in poverty, 66.1% participate in the labor force, 10.2% have some form of disability, and 4.2% do not have health insurance. In Kailua, 12.9% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Kailua has a population density of 1,893 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Kailua consists of 38,088 people.
An overview of Hawaii
Overall, Hawaii ranks 24th out of all states in quality of life and 1st in healthcare. The natural beauty of Hawaii is ranked 16th in the nation. There are 25 hospitals and 61 health centers that service a population of 1,416,789. The three highest ranked hospitals in Hawaii are The Queens Medical Center, Straub Clinic And Hospital, and Pali Momi Medical Center. In terms of resources, Hawaii has a cost of living index of 190.1, a grocery index rating of 169.3, and a housing index rating of 318.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 39 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Hawaii ranks 3rd in the country for diversity. In the last presidential election 62% of Hawaii residents voted Democrat and 30% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 28% of Hawaii's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,314 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-0.08. In Hawaii there are 16 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of March at around 15.67 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Hawaii is around 3.82 inches. Hawaii experiences an average humidity rating of about 73%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 75F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 89F during the month of August. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 69F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 83F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 42F during the month of February. On average, Hawaii has an air quality index rating of around 41.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 57.8 AQI. While residents of Hawaii mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Hawaii can include floods and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of aiakanene, kou, Florida hop bush, and old world forked fern. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eleotris sandwicensis, the Hawaiian monk seal, the stenogobius hawaiiensis, or the Hawaiian wild cattle. The state animal of Hawaii is the Hawaiian monk seal. Some of the plants species native to the Hawaii region include mamane, pukiawe, and beach naupaka.