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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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Congratulations to Luisa Wyant, Our Employee of the Quarter!

Congratulations to Luisa Wyant, Our Employee of the Quarter!

  Luisa Wyant received overwhelming support from her co-workers to be the Employee of the Quarter because of the quality of her work, her commitment to the mission of St. Francis Healthcare System, and her demonstration of Franciscan values to fellow employees, volunteers, interns and bereaved families.   Luisa has a wealth of experience in […]

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Being a Better Caregiver

Being a Better Caregiver

Caring for a chronically ill or fragile loved one can be both challenging and rewarding.  Often, the “rules” by which the relationship between the caregiver and loved one changes–adult children take on a more parental role, while elders requiring care become the receivers of care and attention.  This can create some awkwardness for both the […]

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St. Francis Moving Forward with Plans for a 100-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility to Meet the Needs of Hawaii’s Elders

St. Francis Moving Forward with Plans for a 100-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility to Meet the Needs of Hawaii’s Elders

  The Sullivan Building lobby was filled to near capacity last Friday, May 31, as media and invited guests gathered for a morning news conference to learn about St. Francis Healthcare System’s plans to further the healthcare ministry that began with St. Marianne Cope and the Sisters of St. Francis in the Islands 130 years ago. […]

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St. Francis Hospice Reaccredited

St. Francis Hospice Reaccredited

Congratulations to Our Hospice Team! St. Francis Hospice has been reaccredited by The Joint Commission, effective March 23, 2013. The accreditation is good for a three-year period and The Joint Commission’s report noted that St. Francis Hospice was compliant in all areas with no improvements required. “We have a great team who understands that maintaining high standards in […]

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Senior Care Terms–Explained

Senior Care Terms–Explained

If you are caring for an elder loved one, no doubt you’ve been exposed to many new terms.  Healthcare professionals have their own language for describing the services our loved ones need and it is sometimes difficult for caregivers to determine what their healthcare team members are talking about!  If you’ve ever been in the […]

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Is Caregiving the Right Profession for You?

Is Caregiving the Right Profession for You?

For many people, caring for a loved one is a rewarding experience–so much so that they choose to embark on a professional career of caring for others.  The skills they learn caring for a family member or friend easily translate into caring for others, and provide a realistic job preview of what it takes to […]

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Get Help with the Costs of Caregiving

Get Help with the Costs of Caregiving

Caring for a fragile loved one can be filled with challenges.  Caregiving takes time and sacrifice, and it’s often emotionally-charged.  Caregiving can also be expensive.  Medications and medical supplies, respite care, and supportive services can put a strain on a family’s finances.  If you are caring for a loved one and need financial assistance, click […]

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World Wings International Presents Check for $12, 512 to Benefit Hospice Volunteer Program

World Wings International Presents Check for $12, 512 to Benefit Hospice Volunteer Program

World Wings International, the philanthropic organization of former Pam Am flight attendants, held a garage sale at McKinley High School cafeteria in February 2013 to benefit the volunteer program for St. Francis Hospice.  At the volunteer appreciation luncheon held on April 20, 2013, World Wings International presented a check for $12,512, which represents the majority of […]

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