King Lunalilo Trust FAQ

How long has King Lunalilo Trust been in existence?
King Lunalilo Trust has been in existence for more than 140 years.

Please refer to the History of King Lunalilo Trust to learn about its regal beginning.

Residential Care and Respite Care FAQs

Does the King Lunalilo Trust Residential Care program admit persons of all ancestries?
Yes. Our residential care program admits persons of Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian ancestry, while maintaining its commitment to subsidize Native Hawaiians who are unable to pay for their residence at its adult residential care home, to the extent allowed by available funds or financing.

Does the King Lunalilo Trust Residential Care program accept Medicare and Medicaid?
We do not directly bill Medicare or Medicaid for any of the adult residential care services we provide at this time; however, our residents may utilize Medicare and Medicaid as well as other health insurance for their medical needs.

Is there a waiting list for admission to the King Lunalilo Trust Residential Care program?
The waiting list for admission to our adult residential care program fluctuates as accommodations become available. Please contact the Admissions Office at (808) 395-1000 ext. 224 or for information on the current waiting list.

Can the King Lunalilo Trust Residential Care program accommodate wheelchairs?
Residents may temporarily utilize a wheelchair or transport chair while recuperating from an illness or surgery, or if they are receiving hospice services. However, should a resident become unable to ambulate (walk) and require utilization of a wheelchair on a permanent basis, the resident may be required to transfer to a higher level of care facility such as an Intermediate Care Facility or Skilled Nursing Facility.

Can the King Lunalilo Trust Residential Care program accommodate residents with dementia?
Yes. We offer 24/7 personal care assistance to residents, which includes monitoring and providing for the needs of those with dementia. Our facility is secured with door alarms at night to enable staff to monitor residents around the clock, particularly those with dementia who have a tendency to wander.

What determines an applicant’s Level of Care (LOC)?
Residential rates are based on a resident’s degree of need and amount of services necessary to meet those needs. A Level of Care (LOC) evaluation is performed by an applicant’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) prior to admission and periodically thereafter to determine the degree of services needed. Factors taken into consideration when determining the resident’s LOC are:

  • Primary Care Physician’s completion of Hawai‘i State LOC Form OHCA ARCH N2
  • Functional status
  • Ability to manage daily routines
  • Medical/health condition, and whether chronic or severe
  • Behavior, and the need for monitoring and/or management
  • Frequency of contact by licensed professionals

For more information, see the How To Apply sections of our Residential Care and Respite Care pages.

Adult Day Center FAQs

What is the difference between adult day care and adult day health?
The difference between adult day care (ADC) and adult day health (ADH) is the level of care that the day care provides. In our Adult Day Centers, we offer adult day care, where the level of care is minimal with mostly stand-by assistance. An ADC’s focus is based on a social model that promotes being active through various activities. Adult day health provides services for a higher level of care.

What is the time commitment for the Adult Day Center program?
The initial commitment to enroll in our Adult Day Center is one month. Two weeks notice is required to discontinue services.

What is the minimum number of days per week required for enrollment?
Clients are required to sign up for a minimum of two (2) days per week.

What are the requirements for enrollment?

  • Clients must be continent.
  • The program is unable to accept those with unmanageable psychiatric or behavioral conditions such as wandering or elopement.
  • Annual physical examination with tuberculosis (TB) clearance.

For more information, see the How To Apply section of our Adult Day Center page.