Elder Care

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Seniors in Foster Homes; Hawaii Votes by Mail; Reopening Hawaii Schools; Perspectives on Waianae Needs; Inaugural Iron Butterfly Challenge

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Coronavirus has made all of us to go to our rooms . . . literally. And this can result in a profound sense of isolation. Our kupuna need our help now, more than ever, to do our best not to spread the virus. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Bradley Wilcox, geriatric specialist, shares how to meet the needs of our community of elders at home.

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Hawaii lawmakers held an informational briefing Tuesday on the state's crackdown on unlicensed elderly care homes, but some in the industry say Hawaii Department of Health licensing procedures may have contributed to the problem. 

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Community Vigil; Drone Training; Kokua Market; Mentoring H.S. Musicians

The Conversation: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
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2018 Homeless Survey; Education Philosophy; Hotel Disaster Preparedness; Freddie Miranda Jr.

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How do you find a way to keep your elderly loved one safe at home or even go to a nursing home when they need it?  Next time on The Body Show talking with experts about patient advocacy and how knowing what to do now, might just make all the difference in to the future.

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  We're all going to get there someday, Dr. Patricia Borman from Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience will share our earlier discussion on geriatric care will be rebroadcast, sharing her expertise on how to keep our mind and body active as we age, and how to best take care of our elderly loved ones right now.  Tune in, 5pm on HPR-2. 

  Patients in the state with terminal illnesses have options on all islands for help through several different hospice organizations.  But what if the illness is serious, maybe debilitating, but the patient isn't quite ready or not eligible for Hospice?  On Hawaii Island, there is now a new option.  HPR's Sherry Bracken tells us more. 

How Will Hawaii Handle its Aging Population?

Jan 1, 2014
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Hawaii’s population is getting older. Right now over a third is over 50 years old. And that number is expected to grow by 29% over the next 20 years. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports some of the challenges of serving an elderly population.

In preparation for this year's legislative session, AARP Hawaii is holding a meeting on Tuesday,  January 7 from 10 am to noon at the AARP state office in Honolulu. For more information on how to get involved, call 545-6005.