Preparing for aging and care is not easy and many do not anticipate the costs associated with long-term care. Some of us assume that relatives will be able to provide care, however this doesn’t always pan out. Those who are not prepared for long-term care costs are left wondering how they will afford their care or the care of a loved one. Whether assisted living, in-home care or a nursing home is the type of long-term care needed, the costs can be overwhelming. Nursing homes on O‘ahu can charge $6,000 to $10,000 per month. This is why it is important for families to explore all of their options.
For example, a program called the Community Care Foster Family Home Program under the State of Hawai‘i offers long-term care in licensed adult foster homes within the community. The cost for this program ranges from $3,000 to $5,500 per month. This is half the cost of a nursing home. Moreover, Medicaid covers the cost for care and services under the program for those who qualify.
For more information, visit online at humanservices.hawaii.gov/ssd/home/adult-services, scroll down and click on the Adult Foster Care Program tab.
Nightingale Case Management, Inc. has been a part of the CCFFH Program for over 12 years. For a free assessment and consultation, please contact: (808) 484-2205, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nightingalecasemanagement.com.