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December 20, 2016

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright

Hale Makua Health Services has received so many gifts of goods and time during this season of giving. Community members of all ages, shapes and sizes can be frequently found spreading holiday cheer...

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Tags: spontaneous moments, Antidote to Boredom, Meaningful Activity, Homelike Environment, Community Giving


December 02, 2016

Making Hale Makua Home

Alvin Keohohina does not look like the typical resident you find at Hale Makua mainly because he is not elderly. Alvin is 32 years old and has made Hale Makua his home for the past ten years. At 22...

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Tags: Compassionate Caring, Homelike Environment, Person-Centered Care, Human Companionship, Resident Story, testimonial


January 05, 2016

Reflections of Independence

Melissa Miyamura is well known among care partners, fellow residents, and visitors because of her warm smile and friendly greetings of "aloha." Melissa, like many of our residents, depend...

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Tags: Principle 6, Homelike Environment, Antidote to Helplessness, Community Giving, Well Being

February 10, 2010

Culture Change Through Dining

Last week I sat in on a webinar put on by the Eden Alternative, which focused on various dining topics. The moderator recommended that we start by asking residents where they want to start with din...

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Tags: Homelike Environment, Culture Change, Principle 4, Antidote to Helplessness, Principle 8, Resident-Directed Care, Person-Centered Care, Dining

February 02, 2010

Resident-Directed Care: The Culture-Change Movement

Continuing on with the idea of creating more a homelike environment for residents, I’d like to share an excerpt from an article titled “Person-Centered Care for Nursing Home Residents: ...

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Tags: Homelike Environment, Culture Change, Person-Centered Care, Resident-Directed Care