Islands Hospice Blog
Posted on October 31, 2023
Chaplains play an essential role in ensuring we provide holistic hospice and palliative care that addresses not just physical, but also the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families.
Posted on October 4, 2023
In our close-knit community, tragedies affect us deeply, often leaving us feeling trapped in a cycle of sorrow. If you're having difficulty managing your emotions, Chaplain Sally H. from Islands Hospice offers tips to find solace in tough times.
Posted on August 1, 2023
A member of CDCC for more than 50 years, Zenaida says she was drawn to the church's strong community service focus and the loving family atmosphere created by its kind, caring, and compassionate members.
Posted on July 21, 2023
When it comes to coping with anticipatory grief, it’s important to acknowledge that there are no easy answers. Everyone copes differently and what works for one person might not work for another.
Posted on May 17, 2023
Preparing your home for hospice care involves gathering necessary items and making sure all safety measures are in place. While every situation is different, by planning ahead, you can ensure that your home environment is comfortable and peaceful.
Posted on April 28, 2023
Through its outreach ministry, Metro Christian Church has made a positive impact on the lives of many individuals and families in Hawaii.
Posted on February 3, 2023
For Women Physicians Day, we celebrate Dr. Fernandes and the other women physicians who put their patients first.
Posted on February 1, 2023
As our first Makana Pono awardee of 2023, Jennifer has selected Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMoW) to receive a $5,000 contribution.
Posted on January 18, 2023
Claudia F, LPN, DCSA, believes strongly in caring for all creatures great and small. As our November Makana Pono awardee, she selected a nonprofit working to ensure the safety and well being of cats and kittens on Oahu.
Posted on October 7, 2022
Founded in 2013, the nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in sports and aims to create a safe and inclusive environment where people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can participate in a competitie and friendly team sport, develop a social support system, and build lifelong friendships.
Posted on August 8, 2022
“My heart sank, and I quickly headed to Kapiolani Hospital. When I arrived, Carmyne’s mom was in the PICU waiting room sitting in a corner wrapped up in a blanket. She was there all alone as her husband was away on military duty..."
Posted on July 2, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Cesaria (Cess) T., a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Cesaria is in her tenth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and comfort to patients.
Posted on June 8, 2022
Kary DeMello has worked with Islands Hospice for nine years, providing compassionate personal care to patients and support to their families. Often out on the westside, Kary lends a listening ear and offers helpful tips and techniques when needed to make personal care go as smoothly as possible. “Keeping our patients comfortable and happy is truly important.”
Posted on May 19, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Melenia Resurreccion, a Hospice Aide in Team Blessing.
Posted on April 6, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Grace Galapon, a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Grace is in her ninth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and assistance for daily living activities (ADL care) to terminally ill patients
Posted on March 28, 2022
For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the women pioneers who played a key role in building the foundation for our practice of bringing care, comfort and compassion to people facing life-limiting illnesses.
Posted on March 1, 2022
For this month’s Makana Pono award, we are pleased to recognize a long-time employee of Islands Hospice, Violeta Baldado. Violeta has been a part of our team for almost ten years and works as a hospice aide in the IPU at our Honolulu office.