A nursing home provides room and board to two or more persons who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. A nursing home community provides its residents with care administered by on-site nurses. These caregivers provide healthcare services for those who are unable to adequately care for themselves.
Nursing homes are a helpful and easy care alternative for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will commonly admit persons 55 and greater (a rarity in the realm of senior care).A significant portion of nursing home inhabitants are persons who have incontinence issues, have mental or physical disabilities, require assistance with daily tasks such as walking, or experience difficulty with hearing and vision. Nursing homes are required to provide medically-related social services, nursing and related services, room and bed maintenance services, and a professionallly directed program of activities to residents. Many residents of nursing homes are persons with behavioral problems, which can consist of verbal outbursts, a tendency to wander, or resisting care. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include special care services not included in the community’s Medicaid payment, personal comfort items, and specially prepared food. The most frequent mental issue effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their memory function, and familiarity, and decision making abilities.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major influence in deciding which location meets the needs of your loved one’s needs. Elwood has a median home value of around $66,969 and the median cost of rent is $591 per month per month. The rent burden for Elwood is about 15.0% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Elwood is 39 years old. In Elwood, 8.6% are widows, 19.1% have some form of disability, 58.3% participate in the labor force, and 13.4% do not have health insurance. Demographically, Elwood is 98.2% white, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% other or not specified, 3.5% Hispanic, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.3% black. In Elwood, 7.3% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Elwood 2.8% have a graduate degree, 10.8% have a college degree, and 45.7% have a high-school diploma. Elwood has a population density of 875 people per square mile.
An overview of Indiana
There are 153 general hospitals and 198 health centers that provide care for 6,723,826 Indiana residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Eskenazi Health, St. Mary Medical Center Inc., and And Reid Health. In terms of resources, Indiana has a cost of living index of 90.1, a grocery index rating of 93.3, and a housing index rating of 77.3. 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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Indiana citizen is ranked 36th nation-wide. Additionally, Indiana is ranked 40th by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Indiana is ranked 48th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Indiana residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 37% of Indiana’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 9,061 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. In Indiana there are 453 masonic lodges. In Indiana, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of diversity, Indiana ranks 40th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 79% in the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.18 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Indiana is around 3.54 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Indiana drops to around 29F. The average high winter temperature is around 48F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 13F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Indiana is around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 89F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. On average, Indiana has an air quality index rating of around 36.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 50.9 AQI. While residents of Indiana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Indiana can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Indiana
The state of Indiana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sassafras, white pine, black gum, and black walnut. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cottontail, the yellow warbler, the black duck, or the pike fish. The state animal of Indiana is the white-tailed deer.