If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Starkville nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Starkville, MS may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.
We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Starkville or another care type is right for you. Browse 2 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Starkville.
74 Claiborne Way, Starkville, MS 39759
Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed
The Claiborne at Adelaide offers a perfect blend of living options in Starkville — including independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living and memory care — in a one-of-a-kind, master-planned retirement community.
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:
A nursing home provides residence to two or more seniors who have no personal ties to the administrator. A nursing home facility provides its occupants with around-the-clock care administered by on-site nurses. These caregivers offer healthcare services for seniors who are unable to care for their own needs due to mental or physical conditions.
Nursing homes are a convenient and comfy living option for persons 65 years and above, however nursing homes will commonly allow persons 55 and older which is unusual for other senior care types.The most common mental disease effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their decision making capacities, and their sense of familiarity, and memory recall. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include personal comfort items, a private room, unless medically needed, and personal reading materials. Nursing homes are required to provide nursing and related services, medically-related social services, a professionallly directed program of activities, and emergency dental services to residents. Often times individuals might decide to live in a nursing home over another type of facility due to a mental or physical impairment that prevents them from easily accomplishing their standard of living. Many occupants of nursing homes might have behavioral problems, which can consist of verbal outbursts, resisting care, or a tendency to wander.
Cost of living can be the big influence when deciding what care option works best. Monthly, the median rent in Starkville is $792 and the median home value in Starkville costs around $157,686. The rent burden for Starkville is around 14.0% of the average person’s monthly income.
Racially, the population of Starkville is 1.5% Hispanic, 1.6% mixed race, 0.0% Native American, 57.8% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.3% Asian, 36.2% black, and 1.0% other or not specified. In Starkville, 5.3% of the citizens are veterans. In Starkville, 30.2% live in poverty, 58.3% participate in the labor force, 9.9% do not have health insurance, and 10.5% have some form of disability. Based on gender, 50.4% are male and 49.6% are female. The median age of Starkville is 27 years old. Of the population of Starkville 49.7% have a college degree, 28.3% have a graduate degree, and 16.2% have a high-school diploma. Starkville has a population density of 383 people per square mile.
In terms of personal well-being, Mississippi ranks 50th in healthcare and 48th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Mississippi is ranked 11th in the nation. The state of Mississippi has 105 hospitals and 247 health centers, providing care to a population of 2,983,400. The three highest ranked hospitals in Mississippi are Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock. In terms of resources, Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7, a grocery index rating of 91.6, and a housing index rating of 70.1. 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.
Forty-nine percent of Mississippi residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 6,765 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Mississippi ranks 30th in the nation. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 63F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27F in the month of January. On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 7.60 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of wild geranium, bloodroot, mayapple, and dutchman’s breeches. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cormorant, the dove, the crow, or the chickadee. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.
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