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Growth in Hawaii Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study
Date:4/30/2009

ap their hard-earned nest egg to cover future long term care costs are finding this may no longer be a viable option given the economic downturn," said Buck Stinson, president, insurance products at Genworth Financial. "Two-thirds of people over age 65 will need long term care in their lifetimes. The localized information provided by Genworth's 2009 Cost of Care Survey is invaluable to families and their trusted advisors in mapping out a financial security strategy to cover the growing cost of this vital care."

A Snapshot of Hawaii Long Term Care Costs

Nursing Homes: Genworth's 2009 Cost of Care Survey analyzed long term care costs in two regions in Hawaii: Honolulu and the rest of the state. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room ranges from $123,005 in Honolulu to $152,342 across the rest of Hawaii.

Assisted Living: The median annual cost in Honolulu is $42,000 for a private room in an assisted living facility, representing an annual decrease of 3 percent over the past five years. Across the rest of the state, the median annual cost is $30,000, representing an annual decrease of 6 percent over the past five years. Nationally, the annual cost for a private room in an assisted living facility is $33,903 and costs have increased 5 percent annually over the past five years.

Home Care: The median hourly rate for a non-Medicare certified, state licensed home health aide ranges from $22 in Honolulu to $25 across the rest of Hawaii. Costs have risen 3 percent annually over the past five years in both Honolulu and throughout the rest of the state. The cost nationally for this type of care is $18 per hour, with costs increasing 2 percent annually over the past five years.

Adult Day Health Care: For adult day health care services, the median daily rate statewide is $65. The daily rate nationally is $54.


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