Hawaii Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Hawaii Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Hawaii is $24.00.
The monthly base rate for Hawaii home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Hawaii is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Hawaii. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Hawaii, the average hourly rate is $24.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Hawaii Home Care Services
In Hawaii, the Department of Health defines a home health agency as a public
or proprietary agency, a private nonprofit organization, or a subdivision of
such agency or organization which is primarily engaged in providing direct or
indirect skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services under a physician's
direction to homebound patients on a part-time or intermittent basis (in a place
used as the individual's home).
The Department of Health must license each home health agency and the agency requires each agency systematic evaluation of its program and a periodic evaluation of employee performance on the basis of standards acceptable to the department. Evaluation of the home health agency's program should be done at least once every two years. The method of program evaluation includes a review of patients' records on a sample basis to determine that the services are being used appropriately, and the extent to which the needs of the patients are being met. Hawaii Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Hawaii Home Health Care Resources
The Hawaii State Department of Health lists In-Home and Community-Based services that are available to assist older adults in remaining independent and active. Types of services provided: adult day care, assisted transportation, attendant care, case management, chore services, congregate meals, home delivered meals, homemaker/housekeeper, information and assistance, legal assistance, nutrition education, personal care, and transportation. For information on accessing services in your local area, you can contact your county office on aging: Honolulu: (808)768-7705, Hawaii: (808)961-8600, Maui/Molokai/Lanai: (808)270-7774 and Kauai: (808)241-4470.
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed and is a good resource for additional information about various home health care options. To contact the home care and hospice agency that serves your town, visit their web site.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Hawaii accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of Hawaii home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 70 Hawaii certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 16 Hawaii home care companies. Realize that while Medicare provides a great deal of data about certain agencies, those agencies are also likely to be the type with trained nursing staff and therapists. If that isn't the type of care you or your loved one needs, be sure to examine all home care agencies in your area. Learn more about home care and Medicare
Hawaii Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Hawaii that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%
Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Occupational Therapy Services: 93.8%
Speech Pathology Services: 93.8%
Medical Social Services: 87.5%
Hawaii Agencies by City
- What is Home Care?
- Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
- Home Health Care Services
- Non-Medical Home Care Services
- How is Home Care Different from Other Care Options?
- When is Home Care Needed?
- Benefits of Home Care
- Talking to a Loved One
- Selecting a Home Care Agency
- Medicare Quality Data
- Hospice Care
- Home Care Safety
- Considering Home Care Staff
- Home Health Care Costs
- Ways to Pay for Home Care
- Medicare and Home Care
- Medicaid and Home Care
- Does Insurance Cover Home Care
- Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay Home