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Care Home Rules Subject of Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Care Home Rules Subject of Lawsuit

The suit seeks to reunite an elderly couple, but officials have warned against widespread exceptions in the law.
Bill Requiring Surprise Care Home Inspections Moves Ahead Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Requiring Surprise Care Home Inspections Moves Ahead

House Finance Committee members expressed concerns about unannounced visits, but still sent the measure to the full House.
Surprise Care Home Inspections One Step Closer To Reality Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Surprise Care Home Inspections One Step Closer To Reality

Hawaii's care home industry opposes the practice, even though it has become commonplace in other states.
Are Hawaii Nursing Home Clients Coerced Into Arbitration Agreements? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Hawaii Nursing Home Clients Coerced Into Arbitration Agreements?

The federal government wants to tighten rules regulating pre-dispute agreements that remove the right to sue, but Hawaii's long-term care ombudsman says they should just be banned.
Against the Law: State Stops Posting Care Home Inspection Reports Online Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Against the Law: State Stops Posting Care Home Inspection Reports Online

Blaming a lack of resources, the Hawaii Department of Health is now ignoring the requirement that took effect in January.
Inside an Elderly Care Home: Kaneohe Couple Demonstrates Comfort Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inside an Elderly Care Home: Kaneohe Couple Demonstrates Comfort Care

Surprise visits don't bother the operators of Hokulaki Senior Living.
Advance Warning: Should Care Homes Know When Inspectors Are Coming? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Advance Warning: Should Care Homes Know When Inspectors Are Coming?

The fast-growing adult care home industry serves some of our most vulnerable citizens. In Hawaii, inspectors looking to ensure clients aren't being neglected usually announce their visits in advance.
Health Beat: Hawaii Fails the Elderly When It Cuts Long-Term Care Services

Health Beat: Hawaii Fails the Elderly When It Cuts Long-Term Care Services

The looming cutbacks at state-run nursing homes have residents worried. And mainstream hospitals may have cause for concern as well.
Not All Warm and Fuzzy: Care Home Bill Would Have Forced Out a Patient Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Not All Warm and Fuzzy: Care Home Bill Would Have Forced Out a Patient

The failed legislation touted as a compassionate way to reunite an aging married couple is seen in a new light with concerns about displacing Medicaid clients in favor of private-paying residents.