Residential care homes offer seniors with a close sense of community minus the agitation of a larger nursing home. offered may include three meals a day, laundry, and transit. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. In Hawaii, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $52,500. The state of Hawaii has specific statutes associated with this kind of facility. The Department of Health and Office of Health Care Assurance certifies this facility type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in choosing which care option is the best fit for your loved one. Honolulu has a cost of living index of 201.1 based on an average rating of 100, where any amount over 100 is costlier than the average. Honolulu has a grocery price index of 138.9. The sales tax in Honolulu is 4.17%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
For many seniors, weather and climate are a key influence in selecting a care community. The average air quality index rating in Honolulu is approximately 30.1. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score reaches its max score in the month of December at about 36.6. During the summertime, Honolulu is approximately 81°F. The low summer temperature is approximately 74°F in the month of June. The summer high peaks at roughly 89°F in August. In the wintertime, the temperature in Honolulu drops to around 74°F. The peak winter temperature is around 82°F in the month of December. The low winter temperature will rise to roughly 66 °F during the month of January. Monthly, Honolulu measures about 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in March with an average of 3 inches in a month. Honolulu gets an average of 0.00 inches of snow per year. Honolulu has a hot semi-arid type of climate. The average humidity rating for Honolulu is roughly 65%. Humidity ratings are highest during the month of December at around 70%.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Honolulu is 8.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 17.4% mixed race, 17.7% white, 7.0% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% other or not specified, 1.7% black, and 54.1% Asian. During the last presidential election, 6.9% voted for a third party candidate, 31.6% voted Republican, and 61.5% voted Democrat in Honolulu county. Based on gender, 49.3% are male and 50.7% are female. The median age of Honolulu is 41 years old. In Honolulu, 32.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.9% are over the age of 60, 6.9% are over the age of 70, and 6.6% are over the age of 80. Of the population of Honolulu 13.0% have a graduate degree, 36.4% have a college degree, and 24.0% have a high-school diploma. In Honolulu, 7.0% consider themselves widows, 64.1% participate in the labor force, 11.6% live in poverty, and 4.8% do not have health insurance. In Honolulu, 8.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Honolulu is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Honolulu has a population density of 2,234 people per square mile. The current population of Honolulu is shrinking at a rate of -0.006%. In Honolulu, 60.0% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Honolulu, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 3.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Honolulu 18.6% practice Catholicism, 5.2% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, and 4.3% practice Pentecostalism. In terms of crime, Honolulu has 3.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 33.6 property crimes per 1000 residents.
An overview of Hawaii
In total, Hawaii has 25 general hospitals and 61 health centers that provide care for 1,416,789 citizens. The Queens Medical Center, Straub Clinic And Hospital, and Pali Momi Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Hawaii has a cost of living index rating of 190, a grocery index rating of 169, and a housing index rating of 319. Overall, Hawaii ranks 24th in quality of life and 1st in healthcare compared to other US states. Residents of Hawaii enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 16th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Hawaii ranks 3rd in the country for diversity. In Hawaii, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In the last presidential election 62% of Hawaii residents voted Democrat and 30% voted Republican. In Hawaii, 28% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,314 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-0.08, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Hawaii there are 16 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, Hawaii has an air quality index rating of around 41.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 57.8 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 73%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 75°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 89°F during the month of August. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47°F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 69°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 83°F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 42°F in the month of February. The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 15.67 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Hawaii is around 3.82 inches. While residents of Hawaii mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Hawaii can include floods and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Hawaii
The state of Hawaii has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of kou, pua kala, oceanblue morning-glory, and florida hopbush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the hoary bat, the hawaiian hoary bat, the hawaiian monk seal, or the stenogobius hawaiiensis. Some of the plants species native to the Hawaii region include mamane, beach naupaka, and pukiawe. The state animal of Hawaii is the hawaiian monk seal.