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Cost of Hawaii Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Hawaii is $4,000 per month.

The monthly base rate for Hawaii assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Hawaii is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Hawaii. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Hawaii Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Hawaii require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Hawaii may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Hawaii. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Hawaii. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Hawaii probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Hawaii - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Hawaii?
    Hawaii will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Hawaii requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Hawaii.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Hawaii for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Hawaii Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful Hawaii Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Hawaii? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Hawaii licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance
(808) 692-7227
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Hawaii? Your local Hawaii long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Department On Aging of AS, GU, HI, and MP
Local: (808) 586-0100
Local Notes: (808) 586-7268 Hawaii only
Tollfree: (888) 875-9229
Are you aware of all the Hawaii health-based programs available to you? Your Hawaii Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Hawaii Department of Health
Local: (808) 586-4400
Are you familiar with the Hawaii Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Hawaii AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Hawaii regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Hawaii AAA below:

County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs
Lihue, HI
(808) 241-4470
Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
(808) 768-7700
Maui County Office on Aging
Wailuku, HI
(808) 270-7755
Hawaii County Office of Aging
Hilo, HI
(808) 961-8600

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