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Golden Horizons of Aitkin

518 7th Avenue NE, Aitkin, MN 56431

(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Golden Horizons of Aitkin is a assisted living community located in the beautiful, rustic town of Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota. Here you will get the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, with the various lakes, parks with walking trails, and recreational activities. Whether you love to...

Rivers Edge Assisted Living

11 Minnesota Ave S, Aitkin, MN 56431

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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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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Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Nursing Homes

A nursing home provides lodging to two or more individuals who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. This type of establishment offers its occupants 24-hour care administered by registered nurses. These nurses offer health related services for people who cannot care for themselves because of the effects of aging.

Nursing homes are a convenient and comfy living option for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will frequently allow individuals 55 and older which is uncommon for other senior care types.Many residents tend to be single women who have circles of support, and almost fifty percent of nursing home residents are older than 85 years old. Many residents of nursing homes are persons with behavioral problems, which can consist of a tendency to wander, verbal outbursts, or resisting care. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to spend time with visitors, be treated with respect, exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, and form or participate in resident groups. The most common mental condition experienced by residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their decision making abilities, memory recall, and and familiarity with their surroundings. Some services come at an extra cost which can include cosmetic and grooming items, special care services not included in the facility’s Medicaid payment, and a private room, unless medically needed.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a big influence when choosing which facility works best. The rent burden for Grand Rapids is about 16.6% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Grand Rapids is around $139,627 and the median rent is around $837 a month.

Demographics and Values

Racially, the population of Grand Rapids is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 96.4% white, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% black, 0.5% Hispanic, 1.2% Native American, 0.0% other or not specified, and 1.3% mixed race. Grand Rapids has a population density of 192 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Grand Rapids consists of 9,603 people and in total the Grand Rapids metro area has a population of 11,242. In Grand Rapids, 10.7% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. In Grand Rapids, 14.7% have some form of disability, 10.2% are widowed, 9.5% do not have health insurance, and 60.7% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 8.7% have a graduate degree, 25.9% have a college degree, and 28.9% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 50.0% are male and 50.0% are female. The median age of Grand Rapids is 41 years old.

State Information

An overview of Minnesota

In terms of resources, Minnesota has a cost of living index of 101.5, a grocery index rating of 106.7, and a housing index rating of 88.3. 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. Residents of Minnesota enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 3rd in the United States. There are 140 general hospitals and 61 health centers that provide care for 5,654,535 Minnesota residents. Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing, and Alomere Health are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Minnesota ranks 10th in healthcare and 3rd in quality of life compared to other states.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Minnesota ranks 27th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-four percent of Minnesota residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 5,953 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-19%, Mainline Protestant-29%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Minnesota there are 170 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 46% of Minnesota residents voted Democrat and 45% voted Republican.

State-wide weather information

During the winter, the average temperature in Minnesota drops to around 13F. The average high winter temperature is around 33F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -11F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 67F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 42F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Minnesota is around 70%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 80% in the month of December. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 5.59 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Minnesota is around 2.37 inches. On average, Minnesota has an air quality index rating of around 34.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 42.7 AQI. While residents of Minnesota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Minnesota can include floods and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of tamarack, hemlock, balsam fir, and juniper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the horned lark, the black bears, the timber wolves, or the peregrine falcons. The state animal of Minnesota is the eastern timber wolf.

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