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Hawaii is one the most beautiful places in the world to live and to retire. Because of the "perfect" weather, many retirees choose to move to Hawaii for early retirement and then end up staying to live in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Although the cost of living is one of the highest in the country, many seniors feel that it is worth the additional cost because of the outstanding lifestyle. Hawaii does have senior living facilities for all levels of care. Some of the more remote areas have very private facilities while the more metropolitan areas like Honolulu have a higher density of senior living options.
Although the health care is excellent, many seniors find that they do not have the options available that they would if they lived on the mainland. Although there are a good variety of alternative health care options, some of the most advanced equipment is not available in the more remote areas of Hawaii. For this reason, many seniors with health problems prefer to be in an area that has advanced cancer treatment, mental health treatment and other treatment facilities. Considering the fact that some senior living options can cost up to $100,000 per year, you will want to know all your options.
Hawaii Assisted Living Facility Government Over Sight
The office of Health Care Assurance performs annual inspections of all Hawaii assisted living facilities. To get a copy of an inspection report, you can contact Barbara Yashioka at 808-692-7400. You may also contact Barbara to get copies or information about complaints for a specific assisted living facility. You may also call the long-term care Ombudsman's office at 808-586-0100 to file complaints and get more information about plates for an existing assisted living facility. We hope that you will also give a quick review on this site to help others in choosing their assisted living facility. You may also want to contact your Hawaii Ombudsman for help with an assisted living service issue:
- John McDermott, State Long Term Care Ombudsman
- Executive Office on Aging
- 250 South Hotel Street Suite 406 Honolulu, HI 96813-2831
- Phone: (808)586-0100 Fax: (808)586-0185
This site is designed to be used in conjunction with these government resources and is in no way a replacement for these excellent Hawaii assisted living resources.
This directory includes 118 assisted living options for Hawaii. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.
Here are the direct links to Hilo Nursing Homes, Honolulu Oahu Nursing Homes, Kauai Nursing Homes, Maui Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.
If you are considering moving to Hawaii for your retirement, check out our directory of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Although you may not need this type of help at this point, it is wise to plan ahead and make sure that you have selected these facilities before any major event happens. The transition from independent senior life into a special care facility is difficult enough with the best planning. Since many of the better facilities also have a long waiting list, it may be wise to get your name on one of the waiting lists well before you plan on moving into an independent living facility. Also make sure you check out each level of care. When major occurrences happen, you want to be prepared for all levels of care including independent living, assisted living, nursing homes and hospice care.