PRESS RELEASE, April 6, 2017 – HOSPICE HAWAII LANAI CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOPE HOUSE
HONOLULU (April 6, 2017) – Hospice Hawaii Lanai is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Hope House, a home-away-from-home for many patients and their families.
“We’re so excited to celebrate this milestone with our friends at Hospice Hawaii Lanai,” said Kenneth L. Zeri, president and CPO of Hospice Hawaii. “Since opening its doors in April 2016, Hope House has served as a care center for patients and their families, and we look forward to supporting our patients on Lanai for many years to come.”
The Hope House offers a peaceful and supportive environment for Hospice Hawaii patients as well as their loved ones. The renovated two-bedroom home features a charming design while maintaining its plantation-style look for a home-like feel. The space also boasts a handicap accessible floor plan as well as administrative offices for the Hospice Hawaii Lanai staff. Patients who experience symptoms that are difficult to manage at home are encouraged to visit the Hope House and receive one-on-one care by certified professionals. The Hope House also serves as a respite for caregivers, ensuring that both families as well as patients are supported.
Hospice Hawaii first fulfilled the critical need for hospice care on Lanai, serving its first patient in 2014. Since then, Hospice Hawaii has cared for 20 patients on Lanai.
About Hospice Hawaii
Established in 1979, Hospice Hawaii is about helping people in life. The goal of the non-profit organization is to help patients live as fully as possible, to provide comfort and relief from pain, and to aid in symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families in the comfort of their own homes as well as in other settings like its Kailua Home, nursing homes and other facilities. With offices on Oahu, Molokai and Lanai, Hospice Hawaii also provides bereavement support to patients, their families, and the wider community. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org.
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