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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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