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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Voice: 643-ADRC (643-2372)
TTY Line: 643-0889


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).



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. 
Each week, 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.


Policy Note #7

The Need for Long-Term Care Services and Supports: Implications of Informal Caregiving


As the aging population increases, more people have cognitive and functional limitations into old age and thus need long-term care services and supports. Due to the scarcity of affordable long-term care options and high cost of private insurance, people rely on loved ones to provide informal care. However, caregiving has negative consequences regarding physical and mental health, income and employment, as well as family life of the caregiver. This policy note discusses the detrimental impact of caregiving, demonstrating the need for formal long-term care services and supports.

For questions or comments, please contact:
Lawrence H. Nitz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Hawaii at Manoa