What do you think of when you hear the word ARCH? A vertical, curved structure or perhaps those golden ones that McDonald’s is famous for? Or do you think of a cathedral arch typically used in bridge architecture? Did you know that in senior care, the acronym “ARCH” means adult residential care home?

ARCHs are homes that are licensed and regulated by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Office of Health Care Assurance. They provide room and board, as well as 24-hour oversight by a licensed nurse for anywhere from five to 45 kūpuna. They focus on socialization, nutrition and healthcare. Much like your own home, residents can either share a room or have their own, but they partake in meals and activities together as a group. Residents are rarely just sitting in their room!

ARCHS also can take you to doctor appointments or bring in specialists, such as podiatrists, or physical/occupational therapists.

Hawai‘i has over 200 of them! So, if you are looking for residential care, but are not quite ready for a nursing home, an ARCH may work best for you.

For more  information go to, https://health.hawaii.gov/ohca/state-licensing-section.

Adult Residential Care Home located in Hawaii Kai
501 Kekauluohi St., Honolulu, HI 96825
808-395-1000 | www.Lunalilo.org