A nursing home is an establishment that houses at least two individuals who have no family ties to the administrator. A nursing home facility offers its occupants 24-hour care administered by registered nurses. These nurses provide health related services for those who are unable to properly take care of themselves because of their aging.
This type of facility is a convenient and comfortable living alternative for individuals 65 years or older, however nursing homes will allow access to individuals 55 and greater rarely heard of in senior care regarding alternate care types.Types of amenities and servicesoffered at nursing homes can include 24-hour emergency care, intravenous or nutrition therapy, injections, and monitoring serious illness and unstable health status. Some services come at an extra cost which can include specially prepared food, a private room, unless medically needed, and special care services not included in the facility's Medicaid payment. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to make complaints, be free from discrimination, spend time with visitors, and be free from restraints. Many occupants of nursing homes are individuals with behavioral difficulties, which can consist of a tendency to wander, resisting assistance, or verbal outbursts. The most frequent mental disease effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their and their sense of familiarity, memory recall, and decision making abilities.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is determined by the neighborhood in which it is located. Buffalo has a median home value of about $215,142 and the median cost of rent is $848 per month per month. The rent burden for Buffalo is about 18.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Buffalo, 16.8% of the citizens are veterans. Based on gender, 42.0% are female and 58.0% are male. The median age of Buffalo is 45 years old. Buffalo has a population density of 395 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Buffalo consists of 4,367 people and in total the Buffalo metro area has a population of 4,584. Of the population of Buffalo 27.3% have a college degree, 9.8% have a graduate degree, and 33.4% have a high-school diploma. In Buffalo, 16.2% have some form of disability, 14.6% live in poverty, 16.3% do not have health insurance, and 10.4% are widows. Demographically, Buffalo is 0.9% other or not specified, 1.5% Hispanic, 2.1% mixed race, 2.7% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.0% black, 92.3% white, and 0.0% Asian.
An overview of Wyoming
In terms of personal well-being, Wyoming ranks 42nd in healthcare and 31st in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Wyoming is ranked 17th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Wyoming has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 99, and a housing index rating of 72. The state of Wyoming has 31 hospitals and 18 health centers, providing care to a population of 576,542. The three highest ranked hospitals in Wyoming are St. John's Medical Center, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, and Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In Wyoming, 38% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 948 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-27%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Wyoming there are 46 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Wyoming ranks 41st in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 67% voted for the Republican candidate while 22% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Wyoming is around 1.09 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 4.45 inches. The average air quality index rating in Wyoming is 0.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 59.6 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Wyoming is around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 93°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34°F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 46°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7°F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Wyoming is around 57%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 69%. While residents of Wyoming mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wyoming can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Wyoming
The state of Wyoming has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of greasewood, saltbush shrubs, hay, and wheat. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobcat, the pronghorn, the buffalo, or the red fox. The state animal of Wyoming is the buffalo.