Hawaii Assisted Living

A peaceful beach in HI (Hawaii)There are two types of facilities that provide assisted living in Hawaii. An Adult Residential Care Home provides 24-hour living accommodations with a non-relative providing care for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, protection and routine healthcare services. An Expanded Adult Residential Care Home provides professional health services that are usually offered in an intermediate or skilled nursing facility.

In Hawaii there are 12 Assisted Living Facilities. We can help you find the best matches for your needs. The average cost of Assisted Living in Hawaii is $4,750 per month.

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Hawaii Assisted Living Facilities by Region

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Map of Hawaii Assisted Living Facilities

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Cost of Assisted Living in Hawaii

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The average cost of Assisted Living in Hawaii is $4,750. Assisted Living costs range from $1,906 to $9,000 depending on location and other factors.

The cost of living in Hawaii is generally higher than the United States Mainland. Similarly, the cost of assisted living in Hawaii is higher than the national average. The cost of assisted living in Hawaii is generally paid by seniors and their families. Medicaid may offer some assistance with these costs. In addition, the cost of personal items such as clothing, prescriptions, doctor visits and personal hygiene items remain the responsibility of the senior and their family.

City Minimum Cost Maximum Cost Median Cost
Honolulu$3,350$5,000$4,163
Source: Genworth - 2013
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Overview of Hawaii Assisted Living

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Renown for its balmy weather, beautiful beaches and the Aloha friendliness of its kama’aina (residents), the Hawaiian lifestyle is the envy of many. Each of the state’s major islands offers a different way of life from the leisurely small-town ways of Kaua’i, Lana’i and Moloka’i to the hustle and bustle of life in a major urban metropolis on O’ahu to the exciting and entertaining life on Maui and the rural country vastness of the Big Island of Hawaii. As the Melting Pot of the Pacific, Hawaii is a mix of many cultures. This mixture of Hawaiian and primarily Asian cultures creates a strong community sense of o’hana (family) and a respect of the kupuna (elders). According to the 2009 U.S. Census, 14.5% of the state’s population is over the age of 65. And with an aging population comes many options for assisted living in Hawaii.

Assisted Living in Hawaii Defined

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The State of Hawaii defines an Assisted Living Facility as a combination of housing, healthcare services and personalized supportive services designed to respond to individual needs and promote choice, responsibility, independence, privacy, dignity and individuality. These facilities may offer some or all of the following services:

  • Three meals a day served in a common dining area
  • Housekeeping services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Medication management
  • Access to medical services
  • 24-hour staffing and security
  • Personal laundry service
  • Exercise, social and recreational activities
The most available type of assisted living facility in Hawaii is an Adult Residential Care Home, which provides 24-hour living accommodations with a non-relative providing care for seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, protection and routine healthcare services. Adult residential care homes typically provide care for five or less seniors in private family homes located within the neighborhoods throughout the community. There are a few large homes that provide accommodations for six or more residents. Some residential care homes are able to care for residents with special conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. You can find Adult Residential Care Homes in our Care Homes category.

Regulation of Hawaii Assisted Living Facilities

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The regulation, licensing and monitoring of Hawaii assisted living facilities statewide falls to the Hawaii State Department of Health. Each type of facility must comply with comprehensive regulations that cover:

  • Assisted Living in HawaiiBuilding and physical requirements
  • Site inspections
  • Minimum qualifications for staff including criminal history checks and continuing training
  • Admission and discharge policies
  • Services provided
  • Service standards
  • Resident service plans
A care or service plan is required for each resident to ensure that the care given satisfies each resident’s individual needs. Complaints about the care of seniors in assisted living facilities and adult residential care homes are investigated and resolved by the Hawaii Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a program of the state’s Executive Office on Aging. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman also advocates on behalf of assisted living residents.

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