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Considerations

Selecting a care provider for a loved one is a difficult task. However, identifying the particular needs of your loved one before beginning the search process will help you explore the available alternatives and make an informed decision.

A nursing home offers different levels of care such as intermediate and skilled level of care services. In addition, Hawaii Nursing Homes facilities can provide therapies recommended by a physician, special equipment, and assistance with daily living activities. Our family of companies forms a network to care for a range of ages, from infants to the elderly, including rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or illness to prepare for a return home.

Individuals have different reasons for needing nursing home care. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us about the different levels of care we provide to meet individual needs and medical conditions.

The following considerations will prepare you to answer questions posed by a facility's staff, as well as help you evaluate multiple facilities to narrow the selection process.

Why Do You Need a Nursing Home?

  • Individual can no longer care for him/herself
  • Individual requires more care than can be provided by your family
  • Individual has extensive medical needs
  • Physician recommendation
  • Discharged from hospital and requires temporary skilled care before returning home

Individual Currently has the Following Medical Needs

Nursing Care Level Requirements

  • Supervision only
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Therapy
  • 24-hour nursing
  • Intensive nursing
  • Other

Medical Conditions

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Dementia
  • Developmentally disabled
  • Head trauma
  • Hematologic condition
  • Mental disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Orthopedic/skeletal problems
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Para/quadrapalegic
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Wound
  • Other

Therapies Recommended by Physician

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Other

Equipment and Supplies

  • Wheel chair
  • Prosthetics
  • Intravenous drugs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical supplies
  • Oxygen
  • Other

Other Medical Specialists Needed on a Regular Basis

  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Physician
  • Podiatrist
  • Other

Individual Requires Help with the Following Activities of Daily Living

  • Personal care
  • Bathing
  • Continence
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Mobility
  • Toileting
  • Using the telephone
  • Shopping
  • Preparing meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Transportation
  • Taking medications
  • Handling finances
  • Other

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