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 contract on July 1, 2013 and continues through June 2014.
The St. Francis bathing team consists of 19 professional personal care attendants who go to the homes of elders throughout Oahu to give baths and provide other grooming services. This ensures frail elders can receive proper hygiene and minimize their risk of falling or slipping and getting injured. Other services include nail, skin and hair care; oral health care; shaving; and changing bed linens. These services provide great support and respite for busy and stressed family caregivers. Those who are low-income, have limited English proficiency or live in rural areas are given priority.
Our bathing services is a program of the Kupuna Care Project, and is funded by the City & County of Honolulu’s Elderly Affairs Division, State of Hawaii’s Executive Office on Aging, St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, and generous donors. The baths are provided at no cost; however, those who receive baths are asked to make a donation. Clients also have the option to pay for the baths on their own.
If you or a loved one could benefit from our bathing service, please call us at (808) 547-6500. Our Call Center professionals can answer your questions and help you access personal care services that will help you or your loved one stay safe and healthy. We understand, and we want to help.