Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those who have chronic diseases or those requiring continuing care, proximity to hospitals is a motivating determinant while choosing which senior care community is best for them. In total, there are 10 hospitals located in Sacramento which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Sacramento include Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Mercy General Hospital, and Methodist Hospital Of Sacramento.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a major influence when choosing which care option fits best. The median home value in Sacramento is about $286,886 and the median price for rent is about $1,349 per month a month. The rent burden for Sacramento is about 20.8% of the average person's monthly income. Sacramento has a sales tax of 7.25%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather and climate is a significant factor in deciding which city meets the needs of your loved one. During the summer months, the temperature in Sacramento is around 75F. The low summer temperature drops to around 57F during the month of June. The summer high peaks at approximately 95F during July. During winter, the average temperature in Sacramento falls to approximately 49F. The peak winter temperature will rise to approximately 63F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to about 38 F in the month of January. On average, the humidity level for Sacramento is approximately 62%. Humidity ratings are highest in the month of January at approximately 78%. On average, the air quality index rating in Sacramento is approximately 76.2. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its highest during the month of December at about 123.9. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated unhealthy for sensitive groups. This means that persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma should avoid prolonged outdoor exposure and exertion. Sacramento has a hot-summer Mediterranean type of climate. Monthly, Sacramento measures about 2 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually occurs in December with an average of 4 inches during the month. Sacramento receives on average 0.00 inches of snow per year.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Sacramento, 12.5% have some form of disability, 9.1% do not have health insurance, 5.3% are widows, and 63.3% participate in the labor force. Sacramento has a population density of 1,980 people per square mile. The current population of Sacramento is growing at a rate of 0.015%. During the previous presidential election, 33.8% voted Republican, 8.3% voted for a third party candidate, and 58.0% voted Democrat in Sacramento county. In terms of crime, Sacramento has 6.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 32.7 property crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Sacramento is 48.5% white, 28.3% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 1.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 10.3% other or not specified, 18.7% Asian, 6.8% mixed race, and 13.4% black. In terms of education, 21.3% have a high-school diploma, 11.6% have a graduate degree, and 31.5% have a college degree. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Sacramento, out of the total population 0.3% practice Judaism, 1.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.9% practice Islam. In Sacramento, 62.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Sacramento 16.9% practice Catholicism, 5.8% practice another Christian faith, and 3.3% are Baptists. Out of the total city population, 51.2% are female and 48.8% are male. The median age of Sacramento is 34 years old. In Sacramento, 23.1% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.8% are over the age of 60, 4.7% are over the age of 70, and 3.2% are over the age of 80. In Sacramento, 6.1% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Sacramento is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
An overview of California
Out of a national average of 100, California has a cost of living index rating of 139, a grocery index rating of 121, and a housing index rating of 227. California is ranked 19th in quality of life and 7th in healthcare. Residents of California enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 5th in the United States. There are 391 hospitals and 1,108 health centers that service a population of 39,715,372. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica's UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
Thirty-one percent of California residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 23,558 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. The state of California ranks 1st in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 32% of California residents voted Republican and 62% voted Democrat. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55.The median age in the state is 37.
State-wide weather information
On average, California has an air quality index rating of around 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71F.The average high summer temperature is around 116F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of January. The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.26 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in California
The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of service-berry, western cypress, California poppy, and redwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the snakes, the black bears, or the cougars. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.