Our Hospice Home
Hospice of Kona's mission is to provide family-centered support, education and care to those approaching end of life. Traditionally this has taken place in the comfort of a patient's home. Occasionally, however, home care is not an option or the care needed is temporarily unavailable and an alternative situation is sought out.
In support of our mission and to provide an alternative comforting and compassionate home-like setting, Hospice of Kona has opened the Nakamaru Hale.
Situated on a peaceful coffee plantation in Holualoa, Nakamaru Hale is able to accommodate up to 5 residents in semi-private rooms for respite, transitional or longer-term care within a safe, supportive and nurturing environment during the final months of life. Our health care team will work closely with the patient, their family and doctor to develop a personalized Plan of Care covering physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.
Hospice of Kona is a Kona-based non-profit organization whose mission is carried out by compassionate and professional team members consisting of our Chief Executive Officer, Medical Director, Registered Nurse Case Managers, Social Workers, Spiritual Care Provider, Administrative and Support Staff, LPN/CNAs, Bereavement Counselor and a highly trained staff of volunteers under the Direction of our Director of Volunteer Services.
Nakamaru Hale encourages family visits for those already in the house, with visitors of all ages and at any time of the day.
Our hospice home offers:
- 24/7 on call services for medical care
- Regularly scheduled RN, Social Worker, and Spiritual Care provider visits
- Volunteer Support Services
- Home Health Aide Services
- Coordination of supplies, equipment, community services
- Family member/Caregiver training for patient care
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
- Semi-private rooms
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Modified diets as needed
- 24 hour supervision
- Greenhouse and garden area
Guided by our hospice philosophy and goals, Nakamaru Hale offers a sanctuary to ease suffering; an environment where symptoms can be relieved comfortably, consequently improving quality of life and preserving dignity during one of life's most difficult journeys.