A life spent in Hawaii can be hard to describe to someone from the Mainland. From the outside, it looks like endless days in paradise. And while the landscape is picturesque, what really differentiates Island life is the ‘Aloha,’ living filled with love, respect, and harmony with all. Hawaii cannot be explained – it must be experienced. At Hale O Meleana, we challenge you to ask, “Why should kūpuna living be any different?”
The Inspiration Behind Hale O Meleana
Hale O Meleana, Hawaiian for House of Marianne, is a tribute to the local legacy left by St. Marianne. In 1883, Mother Marianne and six of her sisters came to Hawaii from Syracuse, New York, to provide care for people living with Hansen’s Disease. In addition to her dedication to cleanliness and healing, Mother Marianne incorporated a more holistic approach to care, lifting her patients’ spirits by allowing them to spend time among the gardens, flowers, and trees, as well as focusing on fun, stylish outfits.
Due to selflessly devoting more than 35 years to the life-changing care here in Hawaii, Mother Marianne was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. To this day, her remains are enshrined at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu. Her positive, can-do spirit and dedication to servant leadership have been steeples in the St. Francis Healthcare System and it is with this same devotion to community that Hale O Meleana strives to serve the kūpuna of our great island.
Kūpuna Care for All at Hale O Meleana
At Hale O Meleana, we’re passionate about offering a fulfilling and enriching lifestyle to all our residents, at all levels of care. To ensure the highest level of oversight and provide the most integrated care planning on the Island, Hale O Meleana partners with Ohana Pacific Medical to provide our kūpuna with on-site physician support, delivered bedside. Our beautiful campus and team of top-notch professionals are ready to welcome you and your loved one for any of these reasons:
Whether you simply need some additional support occasionally or are considering transitioning to full-time adult residential care in the future, short-term respite stays offer exactly what you need, when you need it. These day-to-day stays can help lighten the load of caregiving, while letting your loved one experience all the benefits life at Hale O Meleana has to offer.
Adult Residential Care
Could your loved one benefit from a little extra assistance with the activities of daily living? Adult residential care at Hale O Meleana is a perfect solution for active adults who could use the occasional helping hand. When transitioning to Hale O Meleana’s community-focused adult residential care, our team of highly trained professionals meets with you and the rest of the ‘ohana to put together a custom-tailored plan based precisely on your loved one’s individual care needs. With your feedback, we’re able to create a customized daily schedule based on preferences, abilities, and interests.
In addition to short-term stays and adult residential care, Hale O Meleana also offers the highest quality of care for those experiencing confusion, memory loss or diagnosed with dementia. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or any other memory loss illness can be emotionally exhausting, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Hale O Meleana, our specially trained and licensed memory care staff provide unique programming and exceptional care within our secured, home-like environment. By honoring their past experiences and learning their personal story, our team can promote respect, dignity, and individuality, so your loved one can live more independently, longer.
The Hale O Meleana Difference
This isn’t just a place to live – Hale O Meleana is an inviting, warm community where kūpuna thrive. From breathtaking nature views and hand-selected artwork to soothing outdoor walkways, gardens, and tropical landscaping, Hale O Meleana creates an enriching, enjoyable atmosphere for all. Residents of Hale O Meleana can enjoy time on their own, practicing quiet reflection, or choose any level of social participation in which they’re comfortable, including a robust daily community events calendar, catching up with friends, and inviting family to visit.
While our campus is remarkable, what truly makes Hale O Meleana different is the passionate professionals who transform this community into home. Following the lead of St. Marianne, every member of the Hale O Meleana ‘ohana strives to take a resident-centric approach to each task that’s thrown their way. “From the culinary team and sales professionals to the custodial staff and activities coordinators, we’re all committed to making a difference,“ says Abbey Kent, Executive Director. “By focusing on top-tier training and a servant leadership mentality, Hale O Meleana helps make the most of every moment.”
Hale O Meleana – Making the Most of Every MomentExploring kūpuna living options for your loved one can be a difficult subject. At Hale O Meleana, we understand and are here to offer you support every step of the way. We welcome you to join our ‘ohana and receive the assistance you deserve, while your loved one enjoys the best care Hawaii has to offer. Contact us today to set up a visit and see what makes Hale O Meleana different.