Trisha Akahi, LPN, Head of Household
"I started working at Hale Makua 16 years ago as a CNA. While working I continued my education and soon became an LPN. I realized during my schooling that my passion was in nursing, but more important was my passion for connecting with elders. They’re really one of a kind, and the work I get to do with them is completely rewarding. If you are looking for a career in a fast paced, family oriented environment, then I would definitely encourage you to come work with us.”
Lorie Mendoza, Registered Nurse
"I decided to take a job at Hale Makua after doing my clinicals for nursing here. The staff was friendly and great to work with. If you want to challenge yourself and gain perspective about a part of life that people don't really talk too much about, then come work with us! It's a really fulfilling job. A smile from a resident after a long, hard day is the best feeling and all the 'thank you' I need!
Christine Fernandez, Kitchen Helper
"I love my job. It is very satisfying to know that I am helping our residents by giving them the best food. I have built relationships with my co-workers and they are like family to me. I love to cook. I love the work that I do. I love the people."
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(Videos were edited by students at Maui High School, sponsored by the Harold KL Castle Foundation, produced by Hale Makua in partnership with the County of Maui, Hawaii Video Memories, Maui Economic Development Board, Maui Department of Education and Maui High School)