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Below are helpful guides and publications including directories of community organizations, service providers, and other companies that offer products and services for aging, disability and caregiving.

Senior Information & Assistance Handbook

Family Caregiving Guide

Oahu Housing Information for Seniors

Deciding What's Next and Who in the World Cares? A Legal Handbook for Hawai`i’s
Older Persons, Families and Caregivers
(Fall 2014)- Legal Handbook from the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program

Aloha Pumehana - Elderly Affairs Division's quarterly newsletter (discontinued- archive only)

Guide to Better Hearing (March 2007)- learn how to determine if you are experiencing hearing loss, and find services that can help address this common problem.

Publications and Guides from other organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Cover of Elderly Affairs Division Senior Handbook showing agency Age Smart logo and native flowers

Honolulu 2012-2014 Senior Information and Assistance Handbook (Single Page PDF Version, 100 pages)

Honolulu 2012-2014 Senior Information and Assistance Handbook(Printable PDF Booklet Version)
Tip: Print 2-sided (i.e.,"duplex"), and be sure to select "Flip over" or "Flip on short edge" option, depending on printing device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Caregiving Guide- written to help those that are providing long term care to others. Includes information and advice about services available in Honolulu County.

Family Caregiving Guide (2013 edition)

Family Caregiving Guide (2008 edition)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Oahu Housing Information for Seniors

 

Descriptions and quick facts:

  • Projects known as Elderly Housing, Senior Apartments, Low-income Senior Housing, etc.
    • Rental apartments for low to moderate-income persons.  All residents of the unit must be 62 years and older.  Some allow seniors 55 years and older and/or persons with disabilities.  A few will allow a spouse or caregiver to be under the age requirement.
    • Most do not allow pets (service animals only).
    • Many of the older buildings are subsidized with federal and state funding ("Public Housing").
    • Newer developments are created under public-private partnerships.  This includes privately developed apartments that offer low rents to seniors.  In exchange, the building developers receive government incentives such as tax credits and/or assistance with financing.
    • Income and eligibility criteria vary based on who the developer, owner, and management of the building may be.
    • Tenants must be able to function and live independently.  Those needing assistance are responsible for arranging for their own services to stay independent. 
    • No special assistance is offered on the premises by the building management.  Residents needing assistance such as personal care (bathing), meals on wheels or home-cleaning will have to arrange for services on their own or transition to a more supportive environment, such as a care home.  Many seniors that need help can stay independent and live on their own just by receiving some services.  Help may be informal (friends & family) or formal, such as private-pay home care agencies, non-profit agencies, and/or government programs. 
    • Some building managers partner with agencies to provide some on-site services such as group dining (lunch service), recreation, transportation, short-term case management, etc. 
    • Typical rental prices for newer Senior Apartments range from about $700-$1000/month for a studio or one bedroom apartment.  Many, but not all, will include some utilities.
    • Most charge extra for parking.  Apartments in the denser parts of the city will have limited parking.
    • ALL Senior Apartments have waitlists.  This typically ranges from about 3 months to 4 years, depending on the popularity of a building.  Location, resident demographics, amenities, unit size, building age, and rental cost of the apartment are all variable factors to a building's popularity.
    • The older government-subsidized apartments (Hawaii Public Housing Authority) that only charge 30% of a senior's income as rent have the longest waitlist in the range of 5 to 7 years.
  • Facilities known as Retirement Residences, Retirement Communities, Assisted Living Residences, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, etc.
    • These developments are for moderate to high-income elders 55 and older who can afford the higher costs associated with the included amenities.  They may provide housekeeping, transportation, recreation, meal services, on-site medical care facilities, etc. 
    • Some may offer care in your unit or at a care facility on-site (assisted living).  This gives more opportunities for residents to "age in place" if they become ill, need more assistance or require long term care support in the future.
    • Some developments have units that are privately owned such as One Kalakaua and Olaloa.  These are bought and sold on the housing market as fee-simple condominiums.
    • Most are rentals such as The Plaza Assisted Living, Pohai Nani, Oceanside Hawaii, and Hawaii Kai Retirement.  Typical rental costs range from about $2500 to $5000 per month.
    • Other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) offer service or care options that require a large one-time fee or "buy-in," in addition to a monthly service fee. Residents at 15 Craigside and Arcadia do not own their units but are offered guaranteed lifetime care, even if they run out of resources.  Residents of Kahala Nui have the option of a refundable deposit if they choose to leave.
    • Assisted Living Facilities are licensed by the Dept. of Health's Office of Healthcare Assurance.
  • Projects known as Family Housing, Low-income Housing, Subsidized Apartments, etc.
    • Rental units for low to moderate income individuals and families of any age.
    • Waitlists for these buildings are typically longer than those for seniors-only apartments. 
    • Seniors who want to live with younger family members in low-income rental apartments only have this option because younger persons are not allowed to live in senior housing.
  • Facilities known as Emergency Housing, Transitional Housing, Homeless Shelters, Group Homes, etc.
    • Options for homeless persons.  Please note some of these options are limited and may have specific eligibility criteria and waitlists as well.

 

The Oahu Housing Guide

A listing of housing options on Oahu for the elderly.  A project of the Elderly Affairs Division and the Housing Assistance Program of Catholic Charities Hawaii

This guide is intended for elders who are seeking independent living options.  For elders who should not be living alone, but do not require the higher level of care provided in a Nursing Home, consider Adult Residential Care Homes or Adult Foster Homes (Community Care Foster Family Homes).

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Organizations - not yet listed in our online provider database?

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  • Complete the online form and click “Submit.”
  • We will follow-up with you after we receive your request.

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