At Lunalilo Home, our residents enjoy comfortable accommodations and are part of a vibrant kūpuna community that enjoys frequent recreational, cultural and spiritual activities.

Our expert staff are committed to delivering the highest quality of care in keeping with our core values — aloha (love, compassion), hōʻihi (respect), laulima (cooperation), mālama (caring), hoʻomanawanui (patience), lokomaikaʻi (generosity) and pono (doing what is right).

Quality, Compassionate Services

Residents of the Home receive 24-hour supervised care and supportive services in an ʻohana (family) setting. Residential services include:

  • Accommodations in a single, double or multi-person occupancy room
  • Basic bedroom furnishings
  • Bed and bath linens
  • Meals and snacks (sample menu)
  • Meal planning, preparation and service
  • Assistance with personal care and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and ambulatory assistance
  • Assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) such as outside social activities and arranging appointments and transportation
  • Medication monitoring
  • Health status/condition change monitoring
  • First aid care
  • Implementation of physician orders or treatments
  • Professional staff consultation
  • Recreational, cultural and spiritual activities (sample calendar)
  • Laundry services

Residential rates are based on a resident's care needs and the 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. Once the PCP has completed the Hawaiʻi State LOC evaluation form, the Home's Director of Nursing will perform an admission assessment, which takes into consideration: medical condition(s) and nursing needs; ability to manage daily routines; ambulatory status; activities of daily living (ADLs) — bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.; and behavioral issues.

Depending on the individual's care needs, residential costs range from $5,605 to $7,605 per month, plus a one-time $100 application fee.

How to Apply

We welcome new applicants for our Residential Care programs year-round.

Who Is Eligible?

Any adult senior who is ambulatory or independently mobile with devices and in need of minimal to moderate supervision and/or assistance with personal care needs (Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)) is eligible to apply for admission to Lunalilo Home as a Residential Care and/or Respite Care resident. We welcome seniors of both Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian ancestry. In keeping with King William Charles Lunalilo's will, priority will be given to kūpuna of Hawaiian ancestry.

Our residents are part of a vibrant kūpuna community. New residents must be able to adjust to group living through the many recreational, cultural and spiritual activities that we host and provide.

How Do I Apply?

Any individual or organization may refer prospective residents to Lunalilo Home. Any individual or his/her physician, health care agency representative, social worker or family member can submit an application.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Complete and submit a Resident Application Packet.
    The Resident Application Packet includes:

    • A General Application Form to be completed by the prospective resident or their responsible party.
    • Primary Care Physician's Forms to be completed by the physician on behalf of the prospective resident. All prospective residents must be examined by a licensed physician within three (3) months prior to admission.
    • A two-step tuberculosis (TB) clearance.
    • A current TB clearance or a chest X-ray performed within one (1) year prior to the date of the Admissions Packet submission confirming that the prospective resident does not have active TB.
    • An Admission Suitability Guide.
    • The Hawaiʻi State Level of Care (LOC) Form OHCA ARCH N2.
    • Verification of Income.
    • A copy of the prospective applicant's birth certificate.
    • A copy of the prospective applicant's Power of Attorney (POA) documents.
    • A copy of the prospective applicant's funeral plan.
    • A one-time $100 application fee (checks may be made out to: Lunalilo Home).
  2. An appointment will be scheduled for an interview and further evaluation with the prospective resident and his/her family members/caregivers. All prospective residents are assessed prior to admission.

    After admission, if subsequent determination is made by the Home's staff that a resident is no longer deemed appropriate for the program, the resident will be dis-enrolled.

Resident Services Subsidy Program

It is the policy of Lunalilo Home to primarily admit Hawaiians (of aboriginal blood) who are poor, destitute and infirm. Such individuals must satisfactorily demonstrate (1) Hawaiian extraction, (2) financial situation, and (3) health status in keeping with the facilities and services provided by the Home. To the extent there are available bed spaces at the Home and as provided by law, preference will first be given to elderly Hawaiians and then to the general elderly community who are able to pay the full cost of residence at the Home.

Native Hawaiians who satisfy admission requirements and who demonstrate financial need (defined as insufficient liquid and/or non-liquid assets to pay monthly resident fees) are eligible to apply for resident service subsidies from Lunalilo Home subject to the availability of funding. The Home staff will notify those who are eligible to apply for resident service subsidies.

Funds available for subsidy are limited to those raised from charitable donations, proceeds from fundraisers, and investment earnings from the Lunalilo Trust. Consequently, subsidized residents and/or their loved ones are asked to contribute whatever is financially feasible to cover their resident service fees in order to ensure that Lunalilo Home can continue to serve those in greatest need of assistance.

Expanded Care Services (ICF/SNF)

Lunalilo Home offers Expanded Care Services for residents who require a higher level of assistance in their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and their Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). Expanded Care is provided on a space-available basis on the first floor of the Home. Hawaiʻi state regulations require that the resident have an independent case manager to oversee the Expanded services provided by the Home. The resident, their family and/or responsible party are accountable for the cost of the independent case manager.

Hospice Care

Lunalilo Home partners with several hospice service organizations to provide humane and compassionate care for our residents so that they may live with quality, dignity, and as much comfort as possible. A team of professionals, including nurses, certified nurse aides, a social worker, and a chaplain, provide care for the patient and family that focuses on quality of life. These services are generally covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance plans. 

Lunalilo Home is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) long-term care facility licensed by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health as an Adult Residential Care Home Type II (ARCH II) for up to 41 residents and as an Expanded ARCH providing Intermediate Care/Skilled Nursing (ICF/SNF) for up to eight (8) persons.

More Information

If you have any questions, we may already have answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our Admissions Director is also here to guide applicants through the admissions process and can be reached at:

Phone: (808) 395-1000 Ext. 224
Fax: (808) 395-8487
Email: Director of Admissions