As Hawai'i Care Choices commemorates 40 years of caring for our island ʻohana, the catastrophic destruction and loss of lives that have occurred on Maui are a stark reminder of the fragility of life. If there is a silver lining, it is the lessons we will learn from this devastating event. The memories, experiences and love we hold close to our hearts can never be taken away from us and Lahaina will rise from the ashes stronger and wiser. Likewise, the growth and transformation of Hawai'i Care Choices over the years introduced options and services that go beyond end-of-life care offering palliative, hospice, and bereavement care.
We will soon be launching Pōhai Mālama Care Home, embracing elder care in our lines of service for people who want to live in a residential setting or need at least some supervision and assistance. Hawai'i Care Choices rose from humble beginnings, building a solid foundation of quality and compassionate care that align with patient values. Like a diamond, there are many facets that make us shine - the generosity of the community, guidance from the Board of Directors, support from the Advisory Council, selfless commitment of the staff and volunteers, and collaboration with healthcare partners. Most importantly, thank you for having the courage to call on us, welcoming Hawai'i Care Choices into your home, and inspiring us to live a life of aloha.
Me ke aloha mau,
Brenda S. Ho, RN