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August 24, 2016

Resident Enjoys Cooking for Himself

A few years ago when Michel Poissant became a resident of Hale Makua, he was quiet, he kept to himself and rarely would you find him outside of his room. But today, you could walk into the Wailuku ...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Resident-Directed Care, resident decision-making, Eden in action, Eden Principle 6, Eden Alternative Principle 8


December 02, 2015

Rehab: Leading the Way to Recovery

David Birano’s world turned upside down in an instant. On a Monday like any other, David began experiencing a severe headache that did not go away. Two days later, after being treated for a m...

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Tags: Resident-Directed Care, rehab, Physical Therapy, Resident Story, testimonial, success stories, client story


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

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