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February 23, 2010

Residents Give Care Too!

Activities Director Teresa Lopes was sharing a story about how one of the residents, Bev, who I always see with her nose in a book, gives care to other residents and staff. She does so by sharing h...

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February 23, 2010

Spontaneous Moment

Lynsey, Hale Makua Wailuku Activities Director, shared that today volunteers Wesley and Maile came to visit and talk story with our residents. They were helping route residents to the dining room ...

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February 20, 2010

Cooking for Chinese New Year

Kung Hee Fat Choy! Today residents celebrated Chinese New Year with freshly made crispy won tons. Residents Roberta Kapuaala and Bruno Wong, with Activities Assistant May Cordero, helped to prepare...

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Tags: Principle 4, Antidote to Helplessness, Principle 6, Meaningful Activitiy

February 19, 2010

The Joy of Gardening

Ella Rosetes from the West Neighborhood shared that since Kaiser Permanente’s Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 18, 2010, several residents have been tending their herb and vegetab...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Principle 6, Antidote to Helplessness, Principle 4, Principle 2, Principle 8

February 15, 2010

2nd Annual Miss Sweetheart Pageant

On February 12th, former Hana resident Alexandria Helm, Miss Pikake, was crowned Hale Makua Kahului’s Miss Sweetheart 2010. Miss Pikake beat out seven other contestants including first runner...

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Tags: Principle 5, Antidote to Boredom, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity

February 15, 2010

Hale Makua Wailuku Celebrates Valentine’s Day

On February 12th, Hale Makua Wailuku residents and staff celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special lunch and dancing.Photos:Activities Director, Lynsey, dancing with residents Zosima Medeiros...

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February 11, 2010

What is Resident-Directed Care?

In my last couple of postings I wrote about resident-directed care, also known as person-centered care. For those who may not be familiar with what resident-directed care is, I thought I’d tr...

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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

CMS Guidelines Call for More Homelike Environments

The Federal and State surveyors showed up at our Kahului community this morning, so I thought that today would be as good a day as any to write about some of the changes in the Centers for Medicare...

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Tags: CMS Guidelines, Home Environment

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