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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Voice: 643-ADRC (643-2372)
TTY Line: 643-0889
email: ADRC@doh.hawaii.gov

Aloha! 

Welcome to the Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) helps older adults, individuals with disabilites, and family caregivers find options for long term supports and services available to them in the State of Hawaii.  The ADRC is a highly visible and trusted source where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information. ADRC staff will help to determine if you are eligible for government paid programs, assist you in finding providers you may pay for yourself, and work with you to develop an individual plan for meeting your future long-term care needs.  The assistance is paid for by the State and Counties (at no cost to you).

 


 

FEATURED TOPIC
 
The Feasibility of a Long-Term Services & Supports Social Insurance Program for Hawaii 
 
The aging of the population requires a careful consideration on the funding and delivery of long-term care.  Most people do not have private long-term care coverage; few people can afford private long-term care insurance, and private health insurance does not cover long-term care. The Executive Office on Aging will feature policy notes that offers recommendations for funding long-term care services and supports for Hawaii residents.
 
All policy notes are located in the Reports & Publications tab. 
 
For questions or comments regarding these policy notes,
please email:  Lawrence H. Nitz, Ph.D., at lnitz@hawaii.edu

 

Policy Note #11

Frequently Asked Questions about SB 2478, HB 1885

          
These FAQs were presented in large part as testimony before the Hawaii Senate Consumer Protection and Health Committee and the Human Services Committee on February 10, 2016.
 
The program proposed by SB2478 and HB1885 is a response to the 2012 Long Term Care Commission’s recommendation for a study to examine the feasibility of a limited benefit, mandatory social insurance program for long-term care in Hawaii. The program is designed to reach out to Hawaii’s families with assistance for the care of their kupuna, at a time when care is critical. It is targeted at helping with care for kupuna when they begin to most urgently need long-term assistance. The care criteria are based on need for assistance with two or more activities of daily living (ADLs) or cognitive impairment.
   

 

Policy Note #12

Notes on the Financing and Economic Impacts of SB 2478, HB 1885

          

These notes were presented in large part as testimony before the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means on February 29, 2016.  

The long-term services and supports public insurance program proposed by SB2478 and HB1885 is a substantial program that will address the needs of caring for kupuna. Even though the program will work to minimize difficulties involved with long-term care of kupuna, we want to design the program to ensure costs do not exceed benefits. Thus, we must carefully analyze the reliability of financing the program, as well as the social and economic impacts of the program, in order to conclude that the program is indeed beneficial to the State of Hawai‘i. This testimony will examine the sustainability and the socioeconomic effects of the proposed program.These FAQs were presented in large part as testimony before the Hawaii Senate Consumer Protection and Health Committee and the Human Services Committee on February 10, 2016.

 
   
 
 

 

NEWS RELEASE on December 28, 2015  

 
Executive Office on Aging Survey Shows Many Young Adults Erroneously Believe Government and Health Insurance Cover Long Term Services and Supports

 

Click here for 2015 Executive Office on Aging LTSS Awareness and Opinion Survey Report