Hospice Residential Home

Naka­maru Hale

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.

Charles Davis
Our patients teach us to be present — right here, right now — with grat­i­tude. Here’s Charles Earl Davis at Naka­maru Hale, which was for him, a lit­tle slice of paradise.
I am sur­round­ed by so much beau­ty. I would feel kind of guilty ask­ing for any­thing more. It’s like stand­ing there with a loaf of bread under your arm and say­ing, I’m starv­ing.’ Just eat the bread.”


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:

  • 247 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.

Nakamaru Hale