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Hawaii has always been considered a premiere vacation destination for retirees and younger adults alike, but what about making it your permanent residence? Nursing homes in Hawaii come with a steep price tag as the island state ranks fourth in terms of total average monthly cost ($11,437) though the beauty is unparalleled. Only Alaska, Connecticut and Massachusetts are more expensive for long term care than Hawaii.

Hawaii nursing homes are spread across the islands of Hawaii, Maui, O’ahu, Mokoa’i, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Ni’ihau and Kaua’i. The islands of Hawaii, Maui and O’ahu are the most populated and thus contain the best variety of skilled nursing facilities in Hawaii.

Hawaii Nursing Home Costs

Hawaii nursing home costs are the fourth most expensive in the United States. The average price for a semi-private room in a nursing home in Hawaii is nearly $11,500 per month, or $138,000 per year. Hawaii long term care is nearly twice the national average of $6,800 per month and $81,000 per year.

Honolulu has the highest Hawaii nursing home costs with an average of $15,000 per month. The city is the most populated in all of Hawaii, and does have the most variety in terms of quality skilled nursing care in Hawaii.

Affordable Hawaii nursing homes are most prominent on the islands of Maui, in the Kahului area. Here, Hawaii elderly care facilities are far cheaper at about $2,695 per month. Please note that “memory care” will drive up the costs nearly another $1,000 per month if the resident is dealing with forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease.

The extra memory care rate is based on the increased level of supervision and security needed to house these types of patients.

Hawaii Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing - Amenities

Hawaii is an incredible place to spend your retirement years. The islands are renowned for their beaches, scenic views of the ocean, rugged and volcanic terrain and rich culture. Some of the best retirement homes in Hawaii provide splendid views of the surrounding terrain and have really pleasant patios to spend time on a daily basis.

Visitors are encouraged to visit, and whether the rest of your family lives on the islands or not, you will definitely get a fair share of family and friends that want to come out and spend time with you here.

Meals are well-balanced and made with fresh ingredients. Part of the reason nursing homes in Hawaii are most expensive is because of the high cost of food. Aside from local produce, most food is shipped in here from the inland U.S. However, the quality of food certainly matches the high price, as everything tastes delicious. Ever had fresh pineapple? Hawaii skilled nursing facilities usually serve it on a near daily basis.

Hawaii nursing homes are known for their luxury in other regards including a variety of activities, amenities for daily lifestyle and leisure, along with good health care.

Hawaii nursing homes blend great health care with unparalleled beauty. The islands promise to deliver excellent quality of living and have done so for years, though you will definitely pay more for skilled nursing here in Hawaii.

There are a total of 45 nursing homes in Hawaii that Hawaii senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Hawaii nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Hawaii will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Hawaii nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Hawaii state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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