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January 29, 2016

Employee Team Successes

The Hand-n-Hand team in Wailuku has tackled a list of challenges in their Wailuku community for the past two and a half years. Out of the multiple projects the group has resolved there are two that...

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Tags: Principle 8, Eden in action, Care Partners, Employees


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


June 29, 2015

Improving Well-Being

Howard Omura is a retired principle from Maui High School. He spends his days reminiscing about his work, the students, and how proud he was to make a positive impact on their lives. He talks about...

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Tags: Principle 8, Eden in action, Principle 7, De-emphasizing top-down authority, Genuine Human Caring, Well Being


August 14, 2014

Residents Tour Ulapalakua Winery

On July 23rd, Hale Makua Wailuku residents Alan Camara, Caroline Gurreia, and Donna Jaffe had the pleasure of visiting Ulapalakua Winery. Residents were treated to a wine tasting, browsed the gift ...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Principle 5, Principle 8, Resident -Centered Decisions, Resident-Directed Care, Eden in action, variety and spontaneity


June 25, 2013

New Clothes, New Ideas

Residents at Hale Makua Kahului had a problem. Many residents love to go shopping with the care partners to buy clothes and other items. Until recently, after each shopping trip, new clothes were p...

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Tags: De-emphasizing top-down authority, Eden in action, Elder-centered care, Principle 8, resident-centered care

March 06, 2013

Residents Make Their Own Menu Choices

Resident Ron Irimata likes to eat and he knows exactly what foods he likes. Ron has an individualized menu, so every week he works with carepartner and Resident Relations Coordinator  Edna Hedani ...

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Tags: choices, Eden in action, elder-centered, Food, menu, Principle 8, resident-centered decision making

December 24, 2012

A Meaningful Birthday Celebration

Resident Bud Uyenoyama recently celebrated his 97th birthday. Knowing that Uncle Bud enjoys playing cards, care partner CNAs Dee and Faina set up a table and started a card game. They taught Uncle ...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, opportunities to give and receive care, Principle 4, Principle 5, Principle 6, Principle 8, resident-centered, variety and spontaneity

November 07, 2012

Moving Decision-Making Closer to Elders

Hale Makua Wailuku resident William Shigetani’s daughter-in-law brought in bananas for Mr. Shigetani and staff. There were so many bananas care partner and Neighborhood Clerk Lily Vergara tho...

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Tags: Eden in action, honoring elders, Principle 8, resident directed care

October 24, 2012

What a beautiful day

This morning as I walked to the Ilima neighborhood wanting to wish Uncle Bud Uyenoyama a happy 97th birthday. When I got there, care partner CNAs Dee and Faina were setting up a table in front o...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Antidote to Helplessness, giving care, Meaningful Activity, Principle 4, Principle 5, Principle 6, Principle 8, variety and spontaneity