Hawaii Home Care
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Hawaii - Home Care
Many seniors prefer to stay in their homes, but require more attention and assistance than perhaps family and friends can give them on a daily basis. Tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and doing laundry become more challenging for those who prefer to "age in place," so it's important to know what kind of support systems are out there for seniors who wish to remain at home.
Home Care helps a senior remain at home, even if they require assistance, and it comes in two forms. Non-medical home care is for seniors who need assistance at home but not medical care. They might need help with laundry or cleaning, bathing or dressing, or even just a little companionship. If your senior needs that help plus medical assistance with things like injections or taking medications, then skilled medical home care is the best option. Skilled medical home care allows visiting nurses to come into a senior's home and assist with medical tasks that home care aides cannot.
For more information on how to safely age at home, read our Care.com article on In-Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care.
Hawaii has several government-supported services and programs to aid low-income senior citizens should they choose to stay at home. To receive services, an individual must be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), financial or Medicaid assistance from the Department, and other program requirements. These services are listed below:
Senior Companion Program: This is a part-time volunteer program that enrolls eligible low-income seniors to provide in-home companionship and limited personal care to frail elders and respite to caregivers. For more information, check out www.hawaii.gov.
Respite Companion Program: This program is specific to Oahu residents; services include limited in-home personal care, other support services, and respite to caregivers. For more information on this program, visit Hawaii's Department of Human Services.
Kupuna Care is funded by the State of Hawaii to provide services such as transportation, attendant care, case management, home-delivered meals, homemaker, and personal care services. To qualify, someone must not be able to do one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Clients are asked for a voluntary contribution. For more information on Kupuna Care, visit Hawaii's Aging and Disabilities Resource Center.
If you'd like help finding an in-home care provider in Hawaii, check out our senior care provider profiles, see the links below.
Senior Care Guide: Care.com's comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.
For more information on senior healthcare, visit our Articles and Resources page.
Looking for quality senior care in Hawaii? Check out the local pages below.
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