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Kau Hospital

(866) 827-1020

1 Kamani St, Pahala, HI


  • Micro-Community
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
Kau Hospital
1 Kamani St
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Kau Hospital is a small, for profit, nursing home with 16 beds based in Pahala, HI. At last check, the facility had 15 residents indicating that it is 94% occupied which is about average within the state of Hawaii. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a hospital. As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Kau Hospital, was 5 stars. Only 28% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Hawaii.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Kau Hospital with other senior care providers in Hawaii. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is higher than average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is higher than average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is higher than average. The most recent health inspection was on 03/24/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

Description of Kau Hospital in Pahala, HI

Number of Beds : 16

Kau Hospital, located in Pahala, Hawaii provides the following services: Micro-Community, Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home, and Assisted Living. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Kau Hospital has an average user review rating of 5 stars. Note that there are no hospitals within a 10 miles distance. The zipcode (96777) in Hawaii, where Kau Hospital is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Kau Hospital can be found here.

Kau Hospital is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Kau Hospital is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Kau Hospital is a Micro community, which means it is a smaller senior community. Some people prefer it for its smaller less institutional setting.

Also, Kau Hospital is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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Demographic Profile for Pahala, HI,96777


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
38.3 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

14% Above
Cost of Food
55% Above
33% Above
19% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
87 / 100
Water Quality
77 / 100
Superfund Sites
99 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes