• Adult Residential Care Homes (ARCH and Expanded Care)
Residential care facilities provide housing and supportive services for 24-hour care. Many residential care facilities specialize in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia. These settings are licensed and regulated by Hawaii’s Department of Health and Office of Health Care Assurance.
• Adult Foster Care Homes
Adult foster homes offer personal care and health care to individuals in private residences. Care and supervision are provided to maintain a safe and secure setting. People often choose adult foster care because it is more affordable than other care facilities and care is provided in a home-like setting.
Some facilities specialize in providing care only to persons with Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia. A facility that specializes in the care for people with memory impairment has extensive training in the care for Alzheimer’s disease.
•Skilled Nursing Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities are licensed healthcare facilities that are regulated by the Department of Health and the Office of Health Care Assurance. They offer long- and short- term care for individuals who may need rehabilitation services and who suffer from serious or persistent health issues, such as Alzheimer's disease, or that are too complicated to be tended to a home or an assisted living facility.
Respite care can provide the caregiver with time to relax. Usually this is based on a short term stay. There are care homes that can assist you with this service.
Specialized care to provide support during an advanced terminal illness. The goal is to be comfort and pain-free and live life to its fullest. Sometimes referred to "end of life care."
Refers to non-skilled, personal care, such as help with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, eating, getting in and out of bed or chair, moving around and using the bathroom.