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Hawaii’s Senior Living Communities Focus On Wellness Programs

homes072416-3The Affordable Care Act is one of the most significant legislative changes that has had a major impact on the healthcare industry. Health care providers are now re-focusing their attention on a variety of wellness programs that support healthy lifestyles. At the forefront of these programs are those at senior living facilities which were recently launched in communities across the country and offer a menu of preventive care measures.

Hawaii’s senior living communities have designed their model around healthy lifestyles. Comprehensive wellness aids in reducing frequencies of rehospitalization which is an important element of the Affordable Care Act health care reform. Assisted living and continuing care retirement communities are ideally positioned to leverage these regulatory changes because they offer integrated preventative strategies and wellness solutions.

According to Shari Motooka -Higa, Certified Senior Advisor, senior living communities provide comprehensive support that is needed in order to maintain healthy lifestyles. Each senior living community is unique, offering varying degrees of health care and support services; however, differences extend beyond the amenities they offer. It is important to understand the health care levels and support services that are available to you.


Kay Mukaigawa, Principal Broker at Primary Properties shares that they recently partnered with KSSK’s Michael W. Perry, a long-time advocate of senior living communities, to offer educational seminars that clarify the levels of care among various senior living facilities. Kay explains that providing seniors with relevant information empowers them and their families to make informed choices for their future, and more importantly, gives them peace of mind.

Recently Mukaigawa and Motooka received approval from the National Association of Social Workers – Hawaii Chapter to provide continuing education credit classes on the topic of the Affordable Care Act and role senior housing plays in this evolving healthcare industry to certified licensed social workers.

Please join us for one of our upcoming credit courses or senior seminars…

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