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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

January 29, 2010

Transforming a Nurses’ Station into a Living Area

I was at our on-site yoga class the other day and Ted Tucker, our Chief Human Resources Officer, shared that he was out in the neighborhoods the evening before and was pleased to see that when he s...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Challenges, Goals, Home Environment, Principle 5

January 28, 2010

Warming the Human Belly

Yesterday I shared a story that spoke about how we can help to nurture the human spirit of the people around us. Whether they be residents, clients, family members, or co-workers. Today I’d l...

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Tags: antidote to helplesness, Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity

January 27, 2010

Lifting the Human Spirit

I have to say that it makes me proud and lifts my spirit knowing that I work for an organization where even the CEO takes part in creating meaningful interactions with residents and clients. It is...

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Tags: Principle 3, Antidote to Loneliness, Principle 5, Antidote to Boredom

January 22, 2010

Computer Training Stems from Luana

This month our Administrative Secretary embarked on a project of her own design with the goal of helping residents who expressed an interest in learning how to use a computer or various computer pr...

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