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Assisted Living in Honolulu, HI

The average cost of assisted living in the city is $5,750 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 7 assisted living facilities in Honolulu and 1 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $5,750
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $11,072
  • In-home care: $4,862
  • Adult day health services: $1,733

Hawaii Kai

428 Kawaihae St
Honolulu, HI

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Hawaii Kai retirement community offers you the chance to enjoy independent or assisted retirement living surrounded by the natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands.

The Plaza at Waikiki

1812 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI

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If you have pictures yourself retiring in Hawaii, now you don’t have to imagine it any longer; The Plaza at Waikki is a brand-new senior living community that combines Honolulu’s gorgeous scenery with five-star living.

The Plaza at Punchbowl

918 Lunalilo St
Honolulu, HI

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The Plaza at Punchbowl , located in Honolulu, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

The Plaza at Moanalua

1280 Moanalualani Pl
Honolulu, HI

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Starting at XXXX per month

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The Plaza at Moanalua , located in Honolulu, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

One Kalakaua Senior Living

1314 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI

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OKSL was developed and built by One Kalakaua Partners to offer discriminating seniors a comfortable, convenient lifestyle in the heart of Honolulu providing a friendly, secure ohana atmosphere with top notch food and professional health care services. Nationally acclaimed senior…

Manoa Senior Care

918 12th Ave., Suite 1000
Honolulu, HI

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Manoa Cottage

2035 Kamehameha Avenue
Honolulu, HI

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Reviews of Honolulu Assisted Living Facilities

Hawaii Kai

Review by Visitor | Consumer

I visited Hawaii Kai and thought it was very nice. It did not have availability, and I thought it was a little too big for our friend. However, the apartments were very nice, clean, and spacious. The staff was very informative and showed me around. I spent a whole lot of time there. I did not eat any of the food, but t...

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Hawaii Kai

Review by Visitor | Consumer

My friend has a very good comfy two-bedroom in Hawaii Kai. The food and the dining room are good. Everybody talks to one another. They go on outings and take them out shopping.

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Hawaii Kai

Review by Visitor | Consumer

We had a very good experience at Hawaii Kai, and we all liked it. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Every question that we asked, they had an answer for us. We were very satisfied. We looked at a clean one-bedroom. We were very pleased. They had a bingo session going on at that time.

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Hawaii Kai

Review by Jim | Consumer

Hawaii Kai was very nice. It was in a very nice attractive area. We were quite impressed with it. The room was well maintained and clean. The staff was nice and helpful. They took us around and showed us things.

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Hawaii Kai

Review by Steph | Consumer

My mother moved into Hawaii Kai last June. It was our first choice. I knew about this place from a long time ago and it's great. However, they promised something, and when it was time to do it, they didn't do it. Every week, I had to go over there to remind them. The problem got resolved though, so it is all good now. ...

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Hawaii Kai

Review by Patsy | Consumer

My husband and I went to Hawaii Kai and it was nice. I'm trying to make arrangements so that my mother-in-law can go and see what her reaction is. The person that assisted me was very nice and very helpful. She took us all around to different places. They had a studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments. They had acti...

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Assisted Living Costs in Honolulu

Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey for 2018 notes that the median cost of assisted living services in the urban Honolulu area is around $5,750 per month. That’s quite a bit above the national average of $4,000 a month, but only slightly above the Hawaii state average of $5,500.

Seniors who are willing to settle in an assisted living facility on another island can take advantage of the $4,300 per month average cost in the Kahului area or the $4,500 average monthly cost elsewhere in the state. A move to another island could save seniors in assisted living communities as much as $17,400 per year.

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart:

  • Honolulu: $5,750
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $5,500
  • Kahului area: $4,300
  • Outside of urban Honolulu or Kahului area: $4,500

Care Cost Comparison

How much long-term care costs for any senior depends on a variety of factors including their health and what types of services they require. Assisted living, which typically allows for some help with various daily activities, doesn’t offer the same level of care as nursing home services. But it’s also not nearly as expensive. In urban Honolulu, assisted living costs are, on average, 48 percent less than the costs associated with nursing home care in a semiprivate room.

Assisted living costs in Honolulu are also only around $888 more than in-home care. Since assisted living expenses cover things such as meals, social activities and accommodations, this option can actually be cheaper than care in one’s home. When seniors pay for assistance in their homes, they also typically have to cover the cost of home maintenance, rent or mortgages and expenses related to transportation, social outings and food.

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $5,750
  • Homemaker services: $4,751
  • Home health aide: $5,339
  • Adult day health: $1,733
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $11,072

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Honolulu

Medicaid in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Medicaid program is administered under the Med-QUEST Division of the state’s Department of Human Services. Honolulu seniors older than 65 can qualify for Medicaid services if they have an income of $1,198 or less per month. The Med-QUEST site doesn’t publish exact income and other requirements for Hawaii Medicaid due to the complex and changing nature of these requirements. Instead, individuals are encouraged to complete an online pre-assessment to determine potential eligibility or to just apply; the online application includes an assessment of eligibility.

Hawaii Medicaid covers a variety of health and wellness services, either as the primary payer or as secondary to Medicare (for adults age 65 and older who qualify). That includes home and community-based services such as assisted living services, home-delivered meals, moving assistance, nonmedical transportation, respite care and home maintenance. Individuals who are considering moving to an assisted living facility may wish to apply for these benefits through Med-QUEST.

Honolulu seniors can apply for coverage online.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Kupuna Care

Hawaii also offers a state assistance program for individuals who are not eligible for coverage under Medicaid plans or waivers. Kapuna Care provides funding to assist individuals in remaining in their own homes even when they may need some support. Eligibility requirements include being 60 years of age or older and not being eligible for assistance via Medicaid. That means this program may be available to people in Honolulu who have income that is above the federal poverty guidelines for Hawaii, which is the cutoff for Medicaid eligibility in the state.

Kapuna Care covers benefits such as adult day care, respite care, assistance with activities of daily living, homemaker services, home modifications and recreational activities. The county Area Agencies on Aging administer the program, and individuals can apply for benefits through those offices.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

The ADRC offers assistance for seniors who are seeking a variety of services. The agency provides some financial aid or help navigating the various forms of support available throughout the Honolulu area. Individuals who are interested in working with the agency to understand their options or seek help with assisted living services can call 808-768-7700. Seniors and their family members can also navigate the ADRC website for more information on assistance and to make an application. This would be a good place to start for seniors or family members who simply aren’t sure what options are available to them, and it’s a great place to turn when seniors are told they are not eligible for Medicaid programs to help cover the cost of assisted living and related services.

Assisted Living Resources in Honolulu

Area Agencies on Aging

Each of the counties in Hawaii offers an Office on Aging where seniors can seek expert advice about benefits, assisted living options or other matters.

Executive Office on Aging
No.1 Capitol District
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 406, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2831
(808) 586-0100

Honolulu County
Elderly Affairs Division
925 Dillingham Blvd., Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
(808) 768-7700

Veterans Affairs

The offices of Veterans Affairs help veterans access all the benefits afforded to them, including those related to assisted living.

Office of Veterans’ Services
459 Patterson Road
E-Wing, Room 1-A103, Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
(808) 433-0420

OAHU (Diamond Head) Office of Veterans’ Services
459 Patterson Road
E-Wing, Room 1-A103, Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
(808) 433-0420

Senior Centers

Senior centers offer a range of services for older adults to help them live independent lives in their own homes or communities. Services might include fitness, education, meals or social opportunities.

Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center
1640 Lanakila Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 847-1322

Kapahulu Senior Center
3410 Campbell Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 737-1748

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