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Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities Courtesy: Snowpeak/Flickr.com

Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities

The state has been doing better at inspecting nursing homes, but lack of staff means other inspections take a back seat.

Helping Those Who Help Their Kupuna: State Aid Program Takes Shape Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Helping Those Who Help Their Kupuna: State Aid Program Takes Shape

The Legislature approved a $600,000 effort to help people who give up their time, work and financial security to help relatives.

Ige Signs Bill To Unite Married Couple In Care Facility For Elderly Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Signs Bill To Unite Married Couple In Care Facility For Elderly

After balking two years ago, state officials now feel there are sufficient safeguards to prevent private-paying clients from displacing those on Medicaid.

‘Terrible’ Report On Care Home Inspections Is Finally In Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Terrible’ Report On Care Home Inspections Is Finally In

Hawaii lawmakers delayed doing unannounced inspections to get reports on the health department workload. The first one is underwhelming.

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii

The operators of residential care facilities want lawmakers to crack down on what’s being called a growing consumer protection issue.

Judge: Blacked-Out Health Department Reports Are Worthless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Blacked-Out Health Department Reports Are Worthless

The state is violating public records law by blacking out too much information from nursing home inspection reports.

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient

Judge bans the nurse from caring for patients for 30 days.

Advocates Applaud Fed Ruling That Elderly Can Sue Care Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Advocates Applaud Fed Ruling That Elderly Can Sue Care Homes

Hawaii joined the effort to stop facilities from requiring pre-dispute arbitration agreements before admitting residents.
Laid-Back, Aging Manoa Is No Longer A Haven For Young Families Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Laid-Back, Aging Manoa Is No Longer A Haven For Young Families

The community near the University of Hawaii is still friendly, quiet and rainy, but rising housing prices bring changes.
Advocates For Elderly Sue State Over Inspections Of Care Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Advocates For Elderly Sue State Over Inspections Of Care Homes

Kokua Council says the state health department has failed to meet a legal requirement to post inspections online and is unlawfully redacting information.