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Care Home Audit Demands Swift Action From Ige Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Care Home Audit Demands Swift Action From Ige

It’s long past time for Gov. David Ige to insist on changes and improvement within the Department of Health’s care home regulatory branch.

Audit: Licensing Process For Adult Care Homes Is Seriously Flawed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: Licensing Process For Adult Care Homes Is Seriously Flawed

The state agency overseeing adult care homes says it is improving its practices and there is no risk to the health or safety of the patients.

Neal Milner: I’m Old Not ‘Cute’ iStock.com

Neal Milner: I’m Old Not ‘Cute’

Words have meaning especially as you age.

Honolulu Ponders How To Be More ‘Age-Friendly’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Ponders How To Be More ‘Age-Friendly’

Oahu has the fastest-growing population of people 65 and older in the country.

Neal Milner: Why So Many Kupuna Live In This Mainland Retirement Center Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Why So Many Kupuna Live In This Mainland Retirement Center

From school rivalries to aloha attire, these aging transplants from Hawaii keep their roots alive — in Medford, Oregon.

Bill Would Allow Crackdown On Unlicensed Care Homes Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bill Would Allow Crackdown On Unlicensed Care Homes

The unauthorized facilities proliferated while the Health Department failed to establish rules on which ones needs licenses.

Neal Milner: Aging In Place — In Hawaii There’s Often No Other Choice Vinoth Chandar/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: Aging In Place — In Hawaii There’s Often No Other Choice

In high-priced Hawaii, growing old at home is often not the best choice, but rather a default option because there is no alternative.

Another Delay Sought For Surprise Care Home Inspections Courtesy: Snowpeak/Flickr.com

Another Delay Sought For Surprise Care Home Inspections

Advocates for the elderly say unannounced inspections are long overdue but state officials foresee problems.

Why Hawaii’s Unlicensed Elder Care Industry Is Out Of Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii’s Unlicensed Elder Care Industry Is Out Of Control

UPDATED. Lawmakers have introduced a bill with the backing of the industry and some elderly-rights groups but the measure faces a long road to passage.
Neal Milner: Here’s What It Really Takes To Survive In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Here’s What It Really Takes To Survive In Hawaii

Hate them if you must, but homelessness, vacation rentals and unlicensed care homes are natural responses to problems plaguing the islands.