Guide to Hawaii Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Hawaii nursing homes each year.

Retiring in Hawaii lets you grow old in paradise, and it's because of this that Hawaii nursing homes have such a high occupancy rate of 90%. All told, there are about 50 nursing homes on the islands of Hawaii, and each nursing home has its own unique qualities that make it appealing. With an average of 85 beds per facility, Hawaii nursing homes are smaller than the average skilled nursing facility in the upper 48 states. This means that residents have a better chance of getting the attention that they need when they need it. This, combined with the beautiful surroundings and weather, make Hawaii a popular location to retire.

Finding the right nursing home for you or your loved one might seem like a daunting task, even with only 50 to choose from. Because of this, we encourage you to consider a variety of questions before narrowing your options. You can get a list of these questions in our nursing home information article. Once you have the answers to these questions, you will have a better idea of what nursing home in Hawaii will provide the best fit, allowing you to feel confident in your final decision.

Daily Costs of Hawaii Nursing Homes

Unlike other assisted living facilities in Hawaii, nursing homes in the state break down costs on a daily basis. This is because many residents are not permanent and those who need full-time assistance tend to move from skilled nursing care to an assisted living environment for the remainder of their retirement. Regardless of your needs, it's important to understand the costs associated with nursing homes in Hawaii, so that you know what to expect when choosing the best senior care for you or your loved one.

As with the basic cost of living in Hawaii, the average cost of a skilled nursing home is above average when compared with the rest of the United States. Hawaii nursing home residents should expect to pay anywhere from $220 to $627 per day, depending on the type of room they choose and the island they reside. The full break down of costs is as follows:

Cost of Honolulu Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $225-$338/day ($270/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $225-$390/day ($298/day average)

Cost of Non-Honolulu, Hawaii Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $220-$510/day ($334/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $280-$627/day ($403/day average)

Finding a Nursing Home in Hawaii

Because it costs a good deal of money to take a ferry from one island to another in Hawaii, it's important to first narrow down your nursing home search to a select few before you tour homes. To do this, simply type your zip code into the search box at the top of this page and hit submit. You will immediately be directed to our partner site to browse a list of licensed nursing homes in Hawaii. From there, you can request information from the nursing homes of your choice to determine which ones offer the best fit. If you would prefer to speak with someone directly, rather than browse a list of homes, call the toll-free number at the top of this page and one of our nursing home referral experts will help answer any questions you have, free of charge.