Skilled Nursing Homes in Hawaii

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, it’s no wonder that nursing homes in Hawaii provide some of the best long-term care options for families anywhere in the nation. The services you’ll receive in Hawaiian nursing homes are tailored to the specific needs of your elderly loved one. For individuals who need help with daily tasks like hygiene and medication management, or perhaps those with more acute medical conditions, Hawaii is sure to deliver world-class senior care.


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Skilled Nursing Homes in Hawaii - Cost Comparison

City Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum Monthly Median
Honolulu $8,700 $11,410 $9,430
Non-Honolulu Areas $8,520 $19,070 $12,260

There are currently only 50 Medicare and Medicaid certified homes spread throughout the islands. Much like the cost of daily living in Hawaii, skilled nursing care is expensive. You will want to shop around and compare prices to find a nursing home that fits your budget. Check out figures comparing Honolulu costs compared to the rest of the islands.

For more information about nursing home care costs in Hawaii, check out Genworth's 2015 Cost of Care Survey - Hawaii.

Recreation & Attractions in Hawaii

The beautiful state of Hawaii provides some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. You can sit on white sandy beaches, visit volcanoes, or visit ocean centers. The Volcanoes National Park is located on the island of Hawaii and offers an up close and personal view of an active volcano. You can view the lava flowing down the mountainsides and dried lava covering the road.

The Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial stand above the remains of the sunken ship. The Visitor Center provides information about the Japanese attack and there is a ferry that will take visitors out to the actual memorial. If you're interested in walking on a battleship, Battleship USS Missouri is docked here, and visitors are allowed to explore the ship's deck.

Home of the dormant Haleakala Volcano as well as endangered Hawaiian geese, Haleakala National Park is on the island of Maui. The peak of Mount Haleakala stands at 10,023 feet above sea level. Hikers and horseback riders can travel above the clouds to get the best views of the peak. The 30,000-acre park is home to more endangered species than any other National Park.

Hawaii's Climate, Geography, & Culture

Hawaii is known for its Polynesian culture. You are likely to see many flower leis, hula dances, hear traditional Hawaiian music, and hear the Hawaiian language. There are many superstitions or omens that are still widely known such as rain during weddings, or taking lava rocks from volcanoes. They believe that taking the rocks will lead to bad luck that will follow. Visitors that have taken rocks from the island have been known to send the rocks back to the Volcanoes National Park.

Hawaii has a tropical climate and has warm winter and summer months. In the summer, temperatures are typically in the upper 80-degree Fahrenheit range, and winter temperatures are in the lower 80s at lower elevations. In places with higher altitudes, you will typically see cooler temperatures. Hawaii waters remain between 77 to 83 degrees. Light rain showers frequent Hawaii, however, from October to March, there may be as many as 6 or 7 major storms in a year. These strong rains tend to also bring strong local winds. Hurricane season is from June to November, though true hurricanes in Hawaii are rare.

Crime & Safety in Hawaii

Hawaii has violent and property crime rates higher than the national average so it is extremely important that you research where you would like to settle into a nursing home. Here are some crime rates from cities in the state.

LocationViolent Crimes per 1,000 ResidentsProperty Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Ko Olina0.546.70
East Honolulu1.1714.51
Kailua CDP (Honolulu County)1.215.98


Payment Options for Hawaii Nursing Home Care

If you’re seeking a long-term care option but are coming up short on cash, checking out jointly funded Federal-State programs like Medicaid could be the solution. For extended stays in a nursing home and those with acute medical needs, Medicaid can provide coverage for those who are eligible. In Hawaii, the minimum asset requirements are usually limited at $2,000, but given marital status and other medical conditions, this may vary a bit. Check your state’s requirements to ensure your loved one can receive the funds they need for properly skilled nursing care in Hawaii. 

Senior & Elderly Rights for Skilled Nursing Care in Hawaii

As a resident in a nursing home, you have rights and freedoms which include the freedom from discriminations, the freedom from abuse & neglect, and the freedom from restraints. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, as well as the right to be informed. You have the right to actively participate in decisions regarding your care plan, treatment or procedures, as well as the right to refuse medical treatment. You have the right make complaints without fear of reprisal.

HI Skilled Nursing Care: Medical Record Rules & Regulations

Residents receiving nursing home care or any other type of medical attention in Hawaii are entitled to a comprehensive and accurate record of their diagnosis and treatment. State and federal laws provide that residents have access to their records and health information, as well as the right to know when disclosures have been made. Otherwise, these records are to remain confidential for up to 7 years and can be accessed by submitting a request and providing a small fee.

Finding the perfect senior care community is only part of making your loved one’s senior living transition smooth. At SeniorCaring, we know that it is also equally important to be aware of what other community services and resources are available to your family’s senior. Choose your location and find local resources for your senior.