2 Assisted Living Facilities in Kailua Kona, HI
To help you with your search, browse the 4 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Kailua Kona. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Kailua Kona 3.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona is located on the big island of Hawaii in Hawaii County. The city's scenic views and sunny weather make it a popular destination for tourists and retirees. As of 2010, the city was home to a little less than 12,000 residents with more than 16% of the population being aged 65 and older.
Seniors living in Kailua Kona who require round-the-clock care can choose from two assisted living facilities in the area. In Kailua Kona and throughout the state, communities that provide non-medical assisted living services are known officially as assisted living facilities and are regulated by the Hawaii State Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kailua Kona
- The Kailua Kona area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Kona Community Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
County of Hawaii Mass Transit provides residents with safe transportation options throughout the island. Reduced fares are available to senior citizens aged 60 and older.
- Kailua Kona's crime rates are low when compared with the rest of the state and the city is safer than 29% of cities in the U.S. Even so, it's always a good idea for seniors to discuss security measures with facilities that they're considering moving into.
- The cost of living in the city is 67% higher than in the average U.S. city. Seniors can expect the cost of room and board to be heavily affected by this, as both housing and grocery costs are more than 50% above the national average.
- Kailua Kona's climate is comfortable year-round with average highs of 84 degrees in July and average lows of just 65 degrees in January. Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors can do so any time of year while living in the city.
- The air quality in Kailua Kona and throughout Hawaii County has been given a low grade by the American Lung Association, which means that vulnerable members of the population, including seniors, may be at-risk of cardiovascular or respiratory issues.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Kailua Kona
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Kailua Kona start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Kailua Kona and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Kailua Kona
Elderly individuals in Kailua Kona who reside in assisted living facilities may be eligible for coverage under Medicaid's 1115 demonstration waiver program, which is called QUEST Expanded Access. The program covers the cost of services provided in assisted living facilities.
Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries may be able to receive additional financial aid from Hawaii's optional state supplement, which can be used to pay for expenses such as room and board, which isn't covered by Medicaid.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Hawaii page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Hawaii page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Kailua Kona, please visit our Assisted Living in Hawaii page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Hawaii are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Hawaii page for more information about these laws.
Assisted Living near Kailua Kona, HI
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Kailua Kona
Review of Life Care Center of Kona
Life Care Center of Kona is a very clean, very friendly, and very nice place. My friend really likes it. The room is very clean and nice. It is not private because there are two people to a room. T... Read more
Review of Regency at Hualalai
The Regency at Hualalai was okay, but it looked like a hotel. It's relatively clean and neat and it didn't smell too bad. However, I'm not looking for hotel-like accommodations. I'm looking for som... Read more
Review of Regency at Hualalai
Regency at Hualalai has different levels of care. I have been there two or three times to visit and to talk to the staff. It is top of the line. The rooms are beautiful. It is really like a hotel. ... Read more