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Where to Find Senior Adult Day Services and Respite Care in Honolulu, Hawaii

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More than 1 in 5 people are caregivers to a family member or someone close. That means that more than 1 in 5 people are taking care of themselves plus someone else (while, in many cases, also driving kids to soccer practice, helping with homework, and spending time with their spouse). Caring for others can be rewarding in many ways. But, it can just as easily become stressful. Family caregivers often find themselves stretched too thin, unable to maintain a healthy balance between their loved one’s needs and their own. Here’s how adult day services and other forms of respite care can help – plus, everything you need to know about finding care and support in Honolulu, Hawaii.


What is Respite?

what is respite

Respite care is any service or support that provides short-term relief to caregivers. It’s basically rest or a little time away from your usual duties. This can take place at home, at a center with adult day services, or at residential facilities. Respite care can consist of:

  • Companionship
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Supervision
  • Medical care
  • Help around the house (i.e. cleaning, laundry, housekeeping)
  • Transportation
  • Meal prep
  • And, more!

Where Can You Find Respite Care in Honolulu?

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Family caregiving, while an important job, can be very demanding and both mentally and physically exhausting. The CDC says that over 50% of caregivers experience stress-related declines in their health. So, where can you find respite care in Honolulu to counter this burnout?


At Home

Depending on needs, a home care agency can provide services such as companionship, ADL assistance, and home health aides. To find home care near Honolulu, start with these resources:

Senior Resource Home Care Directory – Honolulu, Hawaii

Home Health Care Near Honolulu: Top 10!

Hawaii Licensed Home Care Agencies


Adult Day Services

Adult day services can offer professional care, socialization, and enrichment opportunities in a community-based group setting. These types of centers can help reduce the stress of caregiving or simply provide a safe place for your loved one during the day. Adult day cares and other adult day health services usually feature ADL assistance, social activities, exercise, door-to-do transportation, and health monitoring. If you’re looking for adult day services near Honolulu, then start with these resources:

Senior Resource Adult Day Care Directory – Honolulu, Hawaii

Adult Day Care Centers Near Honolulu: Top 5!

Residential Facilities

Assisted living facilities or nursing homes may offer care to non-residents on an as-needed basis. Respite in a residential facility can include overnight stays, health monitoring, skilled nursing, and more. To find residential facilities near Honolulu, start here:

Senior Resource Assisted Living Directory – Honolulu, Hawaii


Senior Resource Nursing Care Directory – Honolulu, Hawaii

Assisted Living Near Honolulu: Top 7!

Hale Ho Aloha and 4 More of the Top-Rated Nursing Homes Near Honolulu!

How Much Does Respite Cost in Honolulu?

Though actual costs will vary by agency or facility and depend on the number of services needed, here are the average daily costs of respite:

Type of CareNational Average Daily CostHawaii Average Daily CostHonolulu Average Daily Cost
Home Health Aide$169$188$188
Adult Day Care$78$75$75
Residential Care$235$351$361
Source: Genworth Cost of Care Survey

How to Pay for Respite Care in Honolulu

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Besides personal savings, seniors and retirees have several possibilities that can help pay for respite!

Long-Term Care Insurance

Traditional health insurance rarely pays for costs associated with long-term care. But, with long-term care insurance, policyholders can receive help paying for medical or personal care that is needed for extended periods of time, including respite. For more info, check out the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Veteran Benefits

The VA will cover the costs of many different services under standard health benefits.

To see a full list of services or to apply for assistance, visit these resources:

Home-Based Primary Care

VA Respite Care

State of Hawaii Office of Veterans’ Services


Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps low-income individuals pay for care. It can help with the cost of custodial care, medical care, and yes, respite care! Every state has different qualification requirements. So, for eligibility and enrollment info in Hawaii, visit these resources:

State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division

Elderly Affairs Division Honolulu

Hawaii Executive Office on Aging

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