In last month’s column, I discussed the different types of nursing homes and long-term care facilities available in Hawai‘i. We covered ARCH, adult foster homes and nursing homes. Although we did not discuss them, there are also assisted living facilities, which are an important component of elder care. Assisted living facilities are especially helpful for those who do not have family members who can help them to stay at home while they need some assistance, but before they need full-time nursing care.

A commonly asked question from our clients is: Which is the best nursing home? This is obviously a difficult question to answer, as there are so many factors involved in evaluating “the best” nursing home. Before I tell you which nursing home I consider the best, let’s talk about some of the factors one should consider when selecting a nursing home.

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