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A Maui Hospice Facility Planned for Wailuku

Hospice Maui Inc. is planning a 12-room, $6.3 million facility in Wailuku to expand their services.
October 14, 2011

A Maui Hospice Facility Planned for Wailuku

Hospice Maui Ho'olu'oluBy Mark Harbison

Hospice Maui Inc. is now planning a 12-room, $6.3 million facility near its offices at 400 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Throughout its history, Hospice Maui has provided residents with at-home professional nursing care, social workers and therapists so that those with terminal diseases can die comfortably and with dignity. This wonderful non-profit has helped countless families and individuals on Maui for over thirty years, and their new plans will provide an even stronger support system for the community if all goes well with the project.

For their new facility, they have raised $850,000 in private donations since January, and $750,000 from the county and the state. According to their Chief Executive, Officer Greg LaGoy, they expect to receive the same amount from the government next year.

The facility, which should create about a dozen more jobs, will be called Hale Ho'olu'olu, which is means "A Place for Comfort," and will include not only outpatient services, but at least two dozen professional caregivers.

Although Hospice is a non-profit, their limited funding requires $400 per day from patients and their families, but this is a far cry from the $1,200 per day that a hospital costs, so their organization is cherished by those who could not afford or don't prefer hospital care. Their new facility is also intended to provide a much more homelike, comfortable environment than a hospital would. There are plenty such facilities all over the nation, but this would be the first of its kind on Maui.

According to LaGoy, "The staff is trained exclusively to make people feel comfortable and to address their every need or concern from the spiritual to the financial."

We hope everything goes smoothly with the creation of this facility, and look forward to its future contributions to the well-being of the Maui community. If you'd like more information, visit www.hospicemaui.org.

Maui is, itself, a ho'olu'olu, and that is why it is such a favorite location among retirees. If you have put in your hard work and you're just looking to a place where you can relax and bask in the glowing tropical sun on beautiful beaches, visit luxurious spas and enjoy fine cuisine, you might like to browse South Maui real estate where you can find exquisite beachfront homes and charming condos in Kihei, Wailea and Maalaea.

Blogs for October 2011

Zipline Charity Fundraiser Event on Maui

Posted on October 28, 2011
Zipline Charity Fundraiser Event on Maui

By Mark Harbison

From October 31st to November 5th, Skyline Eco-Adventures will be offering zipline tours for $50 per person at their Haleakala course on Crater Road, and all proceeds and donations will go to charitable organizations.

The event is called Zip for The Trees, and is… Continue Reading

Public Meeting on Southwest Maui Watershed

Posted on October 21, 2011
 Public Meeting on Southwest Maui Watershed

By Mark Harbison

Interested in the Southwest Maui Watershed Plan (SMWP)? As South Maui real estate specialists, we like to keep an eye on what is happening in the community, and there is an upcoming presentation of the Southwest Maui Watershed Draft Characterization Report that will take… Continue Reading

A Maui Hospice Facility Planned for Wailuku

Posted on October 14, 2011
A Maui Hospice Facility Planned for Wailuku

By Mark Harbison

Hospice Maui Inc. is now planning a 12-room, $6.3 million facility near its offices at 400 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Throughout its history, Hospice Maui has provided residents with at-home professional nursing care, social workers and therapists so that those with terminal… Continue Reading

Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

Posted on October 07, 2011
Hawaii Grant to Help Disabled with Employment

By Mark Harbison

According to recent news Hawaii is a lucky recipient of grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor, to provide better training, education and employment opportunities for disabled people who are having a hard time getting a job, or earning enough to… Continue Reading

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