The primary goal of hospice care is a very simple one: to ensure that every moment counts, in the last months of life. For terminally ill patients, pain relief is often a central concern, and making sure people in our care stay as comfortable as possible is certainly a good starting point, but good hospice services go much further than that. The goal of hospice is to allow people to spend their final days comfortably in their own homes. But not all patients have caregivers who are able or available to care for them at home. Some have pain or symptoms that can't be managed effectively at home, and some do not wish to die at home. In other cases family members caring for hospice patients may need a time of respite to care for themselves and/or handle other responsibilities.
Situated on a peaceful coffee plantation in Holualoa, Nakamaru Hale is able to accommodate up to 5 residents in semi-private rooms for respite, transitional or longer-term care within a safe, supportive and nurturing environment during the final months of life. Our health care team will work closely with the patient, their family and doctor to develop a personalized Plan of Care covering physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.