We hope that you will find useful Hawaii-focused information and resources on hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care, POLST and advance care planning for yourself, your loved ones and those you care for.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 3pm-5pm, Kokua Mau Meeting: Teacher Bob Kane and several Iolani students will be presenting about their hospice class, an elective for seniors which trains them as hospice volunteers to work with people in the final days of life. We will have students attending to take questions and share their experiences to date.
Feb 18 & 19, 2015: Second Virtual Palliative Care Conference ‘Creating the Future of Palliative Care”.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 • 12:30-4:30pm • POLST Training • (Registration at 11:30am)
“Kōkua Mau: Some of the Most Important Conversations You Will Ever Have” is a three-minute video that highlights the importance and resources available to make decisions about end-of-life planning. The video was recently awarded first place in the Caring for our Kupuna category by Ananda Fund Hawaii as part of its first annual video competition.
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The 16-page booklet "Advance Care Planning: Making Life Decisions" by Kōkua Mau is designed to help you make informed advance care planning decisions for when you are seriously ill. Many of the ideas and terms explained in this booklet might be new to you but are very common in medical settings and are important for you to know.
Pacific Business News about Kōkua Mau and our Trailblazer award.
Bereavement Network of Hawaii: updated Bereavement Support List (Nov. 2013)
Services and Housing Options for Seniors on O'ahu' (pdf file 1MB) published by the Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV, Nov. 2013).
Our very own Kōkua Mau Board Members have been recognized with various awards (Oct. 2013). Congratulations to all of them!
Report by Dr. Emese Somogyi: from the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (April 2013)
Kōkua Mau's vision is a community where: the people of Hawai‘i are treated with dignity, compassion and love throughout their lives.
To make that vision a reality, Kōkua Mau's mission is: to weave a lei of caregiving and support so that the people of Hawai‘i facing serious illness can live in the place of their choice, with relief of pain and suffering and according to their values, beliefs and traditions.
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