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See full list of all 58 licensed assisted senior living facilities in Hawaii for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to find every licensed assisted living facility in Hawaii. If you or your loved one are trying to find a facility in any part of Hawaii with loving and caring staff who will help with daily living activities such as taking a bath, getting dressed, eating, moving or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living community in Hawaii that is near you.
Hawaii has a mainland and several Islands that make up the state. It’s important to know that each island may in fact have some differing regulations. There are regulations for assisted living facilities, adult daycare, adult foster care and nursing home facilities. It’s always a good idea to contact each Hawaii island of interest and ask the facilities to share the information you need to know. The Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance, known as OHCA, oversees all the senior living licensing. The first regulations were put in place for Assisted Living from 1999 to present.
Hawaii Assisted Living Costs and Programs for Financial Assistance
In Hawaii, the Med-Quest program takes the place of Medicaid waiver programs that most states offer seniors and retirees. They will cover costs to those that qualify for adult day care, foster care and assisted living as well as limited at home care services. None of the state non-Medicaid assistance programs will actually pay for assisted living in any Island in the state of Hawaii.
The Island mainland is the most expensive for assisted living, as a flat-rate standard fee is at over $5,000 per month. The other Islands may go as far as $1,000 cheaper but we need to keep something in mind here. First, the flat-rate does not include Alzheimer’s and memory care. A high number of people going into Hawaii assisted living facilities do so because memory issues have been observed either by the family, friends or by caregivers.
So, planning for this to happen is a prudent move. For example, you move to an island that’s a bit cheaper but then a month later need memory care or any other specialized care like speech therapy after stroke etc. If you budgeted too tightly, the resident may not get the care they need. The rate will increase to over $5,000 per month quickly. You don’t want to be blindsided.
Other financial assistance you may want to look into are the benefits you may already have or be entitled to. For example, veteran’s benefits may be available. Moreover, vets and their dependents may actually have non-profit organizations to help supplement room and board at assisted living in of the facilities in Hawaii. There are also non-profits for public servants like police officers and firefighters.
Room Requirements for Assisted Living in Hawaii
Each assisted living resident in Hawaii must be provided with a room that includes a full bathroom and the capacity for food preparation and storage. It must give the resident the ability to cook and a full sink. The unit will be 220 square feet which does not include the bathroom space. This is so the resident has freedom of movement with optimal safety. The resident must have a full bath, toilet and sink and shower. The cooking appliances must have the ability to be safely disconnected. This will be modified according to the needs of the resident. Accommodations for wheelchairs and all mobility devices should be included. Hawaii does not currently have a limit on how many people may occupy an assisted living facility apartment unit. This is assumed to be decided upon depending on the needs of the resident.