Located on the windward shore of Oahu, Hauula, Hawaii, has approximately 4,100 residents, including 380 senior citizens. In Honolulu County, Alzheimer's disease affects 10.7 percent of Medicare recipients, a rate that's slightly higher than other parts of Hawaii and the United States.
According to the Hawaii Office of Health Care Assurance, assisted living facilities and adult residential care homes may offer services to dementia patients. Although memory care facilities aren't subject to specific regulations, they must follow all rules that apply to conventional assisted living facilities and adult residential care homes. Hauula has one qualified memory care facility, and several additional facilities are located on Oahu.