Keaau, HI Senior Guide

The Keaau, HI Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Keaau live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Keaau with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Keaau, HI seniors.

  • 17% of the population of Keaau, HI are seniors Source:
  • 23% of those seniors living in Keaau, HI are living alone Source:
  • 7% of Keaau senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 26% less than $20k Source: ACS
  • 43% of Keaau, HI residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Keaau is $16,152/year Source: ACS
  • The median household income for a Keaau senior is $40,781 Source: ACS
  • Compared to other states, Hawaii ranks 4th for Long Term Care and 4th for America's Health Rankings Source:
  • There are 46 working seniors in Keaau Source: ACS
  • 17% of the seniors in Keaau are veterans Source: ACS

Population by Age

children (21%) working aged (62%) seniors (17%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Keaau, HI.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 90 seniors living alone in Keaau. Of these, 70% are female. Source:

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

61% of males 65 and older are married compared with 28% of females.
40% of females are widowed compared with 9% of males. Source:

Marital Status



Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built



Year Current Resident Moved In



Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 2% of Keaau senior households do not have access to phone service.



Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 12% of Keaau senior households do not have access to a vehicle.



Units in Rental Building

9% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Skilled Nursing Facilities

View the 7 Nursing Homes near Keaau

Home Health Care Services

View the 17 Home Care Agencies near Keaau

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Hawaii

Care TypeHawaii Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
Assisted Living$4,000$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Hawaii with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Hawaii Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Hawaii's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionHawaii 2011 RankHawaii 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#14#2
Choice of Setting & Provider#20#36
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#3#9
Support for Family Caregivers#10#1
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#9
Overall Rank#4#4

Data from - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Hawaii

Click here for an expanded view of Hawaii's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Hawaii 2013 Rank Hawaii 2015 Rank
Overall #3 #4
All Determinants #11 #5
Behaviors #1 #9
Smoking #3 #2
Chronic Drinking #34 #37
Obesity #1 #1
Underweight #50 #50
Physical Inactivity #6 #8
Dental Visit #2 #1
Pain Management #2 #50
Education #15 #16
Community #47 #21
Community & Environment - Macro #35 #17
Poverty #12 #8
Volunteerism #45 #40
Nursing Home Quality #2 #4
Community & Environment - Micro #49 #27
Food Insecurity #37 #28
Community Support #21 #15
Policy #1 #2
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #2 #2
Prescription Drug Coverage #27 #27
Geriatrician Shortfall #1 #1
Clinical Care #29 #7
Dedicated Health Care Provider #10 #7
Flu Vaccine #13 #5
Health Screenings #28 #23
Recommended Hospital Care #47 #10
Diabetes Management #9 #7
Home Health Care #38 #41
Preventable Hospitalizations #1 #1
Hospital Readmissions #5 #2
Hospice Care #49 #43
Hospital Deaths #49 #49
All Outcomes #2 #3
ICU Use #25 #27
Falls #3 #4
Hip Fracture #1 #1
Health Status #33 #38
Able-bodied #16 #21
Premature Death #1 #1
Teeth Extractions #1 #1
Poor Mental Health Days #1 #13
Multiple Chronic Conditions #21 #19
Cognition #37 #43
Depression #1 #1

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Keaau, HI financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Keaau is $40,781 Source: ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

38% of senior households in Keaau earn less than $30,000 per year, while 14% earn more than $100K/year

Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Keaau is $16,152 Source: ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Keaau is $22,653 Source: ACS
12% of seniors in Keaau, HI are employed. Source: ACS

Employment Status



How Seniors Travel to/from Work

18% of Keaau seniors have a college degree. Source: ACS

Highest Level of Education



60% of seniors living in Keaau speak English at home. Source: ACS
15% of the seniors in Keaau are below the poverty level. Source: ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level



Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

39% of senior homeowners in Keaau have a mortgage. Source: ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Hawaii Executive Office on Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    250 South Hotel Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Terri Byers
    (808) 586-0100
    7:45 am - 4:30 pm, HST Monday to Friday
  • Hawaii County Office of Aging

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services
    1055 Kinoole Street
    Hilo, HI 96720
    C. Kimo Alameda
    (808) 961-8600
    7:45 am - 4:30 pm, HST Monday to Friday
  • Sage PLUS

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    250 South Hotel St. #406
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Pamela Cunningham
    (808) 586-7299
  • Hawaii County Office of Aging

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    1055 Kinoole St
    Hilo, HI 96720
    C. Kimo Alameda
    (808) 961-8600
    7:45 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday except for Federal and State Holidays
  • Department of Human Services, Social Services (Adult Protective Services Intake Unit)

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    1390 Miller Street, Room 209
    Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman

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Sources - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years. ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.