The Hawaii Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Hawaii. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $26.75 an hour for home care to $13,368 a month for skilled nursing care, Hawaii is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organisations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Hawaii Key Statistics

  • 25.0% of the Hawaii population is aged 60 or over with 10.7% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • Hawaii exempts Social Security benefits as well as most pension income from state income taxes, making it a tax friendly state for retirees. The highest income tax is set at 11% and the average property tax is set at $304 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 67.9% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Hawaii senior (65+) is $65,086.
  • 29,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Hawaii.

Choosing Long Term Care in Hawaii

  • Hawaii Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Hawaii is $26.75, making Hawaii more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Hawaii Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Hawaii is $1,582 per month making Hawaii less expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Hawaii Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Hawaii is $4,375 per month making Hawaii more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Hawaii Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Hawaii is $13,368 per month making Hawaii more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Hawaii Senior Services

State of Hawaii – Executive Office on Aging (EOA)

Address:  250 South Hotel Street, Suite 406, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone Number:  (808) 586-0100

FAX: (808) 586-0185

Email:  eoa@doh.hawaii.gov

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Hawaii State Department of Health

Address: Kinau Hale, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: (808) 586-4400

Fax: (808) 586-4444

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Hawaii State Department of Health – Maui District Health Office

Address: State Office Building, 54 South High Street, Rm. #301, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793

Phone: (808) 984-8200

Hawaii State Department of Health – Hilo District Health Office

75 Aupuni Street #201, Hilo, HI 96720

Phone: (808) 974-6006

Fax: (808) 974-6000

Hawaii State Department of Health – Kona District Health Office

79-1015 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, HI 96750

Phone: (808) 322-4880

Fax: (808) 322-1504

Hawaii State Department of Health – Waimea District Health Office

67-5189 Kamamalu St., Kamuela, HI 96743

Phone: (808) 887-8114

Fax: (808) 887-8118

Hawaii State Department of Health – Kauai District Health Office

Address: 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, HI 96766

Phone: (808) 241-3495

Hawaii State Plan on Aging

Hawaii Elder Justice and Advocacy

To make a report call:

Oahu: (808) 832-5115

Kauai: (808) 241-3337

Maui/Molokai/Lanai: (808) 243-5151

East Hawaii (Hilo/Hamakua/Puna): (808) 933-8820

West Hawaii (Kau/Kona/Kohala/Kamuela): (808) 327-6280

Hawaii Support for Caregivers

Hawaii Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Hawaii Health Care Fraud

To make a report:

Hawaii Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Hawaii Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Hawaii Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Hawaii Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Hawaii Prescription Assistance

Hawaii County Offices for Aging

Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu

Address: Kapalama Hale, 925 Dillingham, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Phone: (808) 768-7700

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Hawai’i County Office of Aging (HCOA)

Address: 1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720-3872

Phone Statewide: (808)643-2372

Hilo: 961-8626

Kona: 323-4390

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Maui County Office on Aging

Address: 95 Mahalani Street, Room 20, Wailuku, HI 96793

Phone: (808) 270-7774

Fax: (808) 270-7935

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County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA)

Address: Piʻikoi Building, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, 96766

Phone: (808) 241-4470

Fax: (808) 241-5113

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Hawaii Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Hawaii Senior Health Studies

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