End-of-life planning can be fraught with emotions for families and individuals. Although it may be challenging to even think about the subject, preparing your family (and sometimes the individual who needs care) can ease some of the stress during this difficult time.Hospice
Many families turn to Hospice when a loved one receives a diagnosis of less than six months to live. Hospice provides palliative care to individuals to keep them as comfortable as possible in a peaceful environment. Hospice focuses on pain relief, not medical treatment, and can be administered in a home, a nursing home, or a hospice facility.
There are several resources to help you plan for end-of-life care in Hawaii. Listed below are a few helpful links specific to the state of Hawaii that you can use to prepare yourself and your family to get helpful information and the care you need.
Executive Office on Aging: This is the designated lead agency in the coordination of a statewide system of aging and caregiver support services in the State of Hawaii. They offer statewide programs and services.
Hospice and Palliative Care: Hawaii: K??kua Mau is Hawaii's hospice and palliative care organization. It's comprised of individuals and organizations who aid in the planning of end-of-life care.
Hospice Hawaii: Their mission clearly states to bring hope, reduce fears and impact lives. Hospice Hawaii seeks to set a standard of excellence in hospice and palliative care in Hawaii.
Hospice of Hilo: Hospice Hilo has been serving the east and south portions of Hawai'i Island since 1983. They are a Medicare certified and a member in good standing with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Hawai'i Island United Way.
Kaua'i Hospice: Since 1983, Kaua'i Hospice has been providing serving thousands of patients, family members, and loved ones throughout the island and beyond. They are Medicare and Medicaid certified organization.
Read more about The Pros and Cons of Hospice Care.
Care.com has legal, health care, and transportation information that can help you and your family make informed decisions about senior care and the local options that are available to you on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, or Kauai.
In 2007, the Hawaiian government released the Hawaii State Plan on Aging, which was a plan for the development of comprehensive support services for the older adults in the state.More Resources
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