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The Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, not knowing what the future holds may be frightening.  This article from ElderCare Link explains what to expect from an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in seven simple, easy-to-understand stages. Dealing with this diagnosis can be a real challenge for individuals and families, but no one […]

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Keeping Seniors Cool in the Summer Heat

Keeping Seniors Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer is a time for fun in the sun.  Many families spend a great deal of time outdoors, enjoying the warmth and sunshine of summer.  For seniors, though, and especially for seniors who may have chronic health issues, the heat and sunshine of summer may bring special risks.  This article from Eldercare Link tells you […]

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Save the Date: St. Francis Hospice 3rd Biennial Grief Conference

Save the Date: St. Francis Hospice 3rd Biennial Grief Conference
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A Special Memorial Mass for St. Marianne Cope to be held at Liliha campus on August 8

A Special Memorial Mass for St. Marianne Cope  to be held at Liliha campus on August 8

  Join the St. Francis Healthcare System ohana for a special Memorial Mass for St. Marianne Cope on Thursday, August 8, at 7 a.m. in the Mother Marianne Chapel on the Liliha campus. Refreshments will follow in the Spiritual Care office.  The Mass is being held a day before the anniversary date of St. Marianne Cope’s death because […]

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St. Francis Intergenerational Center to Hold Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2013

St. Francis Intergenerational Center to Hold Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2013

The spacious, 15,000-square-foot St. Francis Intergenerational Center in Ewa Villages will soon be filled to capacity after more in the community have an opportunity to see the beautiful new facility. An open house event is scheduled for Sunday, July 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.  The preschool and […]

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City Awards St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens Contract for Bathing Services

City Awards St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens Contract for Bathing Services

The City and County of Honolulu’s Elderly Affairs Division recently awarded St. Francis Health Services for Senior Citizens a one-year contract to provide bathing and other related personal care services for Oahu elders who have limitations in activities of daily living, announced Becki Murashige, Vice President – Care Services for St. Francis Healthcare System.  The […]

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St. Francis Healthcare System Employees Make Us Proud

St. Francis Healthcare System Employees  Make Us Proud

 St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is blessed to have healthcare professionals on our team who are committed to advancing the mission of Saint Marianne Cope and the Sisters of St. Francis. They also hold themselves to high standards to ensure patients, families and other stakeholders have a positive experience with St. Francis.   Each year, […]

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Dealing with Criticism? Let it Roll Off…

Dealing with Criticism?  Let it Roll Off…

Caring for a medically fragile loved one is challenging at the best of times.  Those who are not so intimately involved in day-to-day caregiving may be critical of a caregiver’s efforts, and may tell the caregiver how to improve the care provided.  This can lead to hurt feelings and damaged relationships.  This article from caring.com […]

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Alzheimer’s and Wandering: Is Home Care a Solution?

Alzheimer’s and Wandering: Is Home Care a Solution?

Many people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia worry about their loved one wandering.  Caregivers fear that their loved ones may become lost and unable to find their own way home.  This fear sometimes leads caregivers to believe that a move to a nursing home or other residential care facility is the […]

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Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund Supports 36 Dependents with $18,000 in Tuition Assistance

Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund Supports 36 Dependents with $18,000 in Tuition Assistance

The Sisters of St. Francis and their School of Nursing left a positive, lasting impression on Marian Constance Medeiros. Before she passed away, she had established a trust fund that was named the Marian Constance Medeiros Tuition Assistance Fund to be used for scholarships for children of St. Francis Healthcare System.   The fund, managed by […]

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