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September 22, 2015

Celebrating Our Filipino Heritage

To outsiders we may just be a nursing home filled with elderly people. But for those that take a closer look, you will find that Hale Makua is a community similar to other communities found through...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Principle 5, Activities

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September 18, 2015

Carepartner Goes Above & Beyond

When Wailuku Resident Mitsue Tamanaha llast visited the Bingo Store, she found a skirt that she fell in love with. She grabbed her “Bingo Bucks” and happily paid for her newest find tha...

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Tags: Principle 8, Eden in action, De-emphasizing top-down authority, Genuine Human Caring, Care Partners

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September 15, 2015

Remembering Our Residents

During the time that our residents are here in our nursing homes, friendships are created and cultivated and they become like family. When one of our residents passes away the loss is felt by every...

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Tags: Compassionate Caring, Meaningful Activity, honoring elders, Genuine Human Caring, Well Being

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September 11, 2015

Spontaneity Spreads

Walking through the halls on a sunny morning, all I can hear is the soft sound of a strumming ukulele and a voice singing an old time favorite Hawaiian song. As I proceed to tuxedo junction, the ce...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Principle 5, Eden in action, variety and spontaneity, Care Partners

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September 07, 2015

Physicians Needed

Age is the single most important factor in understanding health status and the need and demand for health care resources. According to the US Census Bureau, Hawaii’s elderly population, aged ...

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Tags: Challenges, giving care, Well Being