Maluhia Celebrates Nursing Home Week 2010

Maluhia Nursing Home WeekHonolulu, Hawaii — Maluhia hosted special events at its Alewa Heights campus in honor of National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day, May 9, and continued through May 14. This year’s theme, “Enriching Every Day,” recognizes the ways patients, caregivers and volunteers alike enrich not only one another’s lives but those of the communities through the relationships they build and the dedication they extend to each other every day.

“This special bonding and interaction clearly promotes physical, mental, and spiritual enrichment,” said Ken Takeuchi, Maluhia administrator. “Every year, more and more family visitors and visitors to our nursing home come to understand and appreciate that a nursing home is a perfect setting that offers a loving environment that each of us has an opportunity to create every day.”

In celebration of National Nursing Home Week, many events were scheduled at Maluhia, including: the Resident Council Bake Sale on Monday, May 10; Coffee Hour and Bingo on Tuesday, May 11; Continental Breakfast and Entertainment by Nursing and others on Wednesday, May 12; Ice Cream Social on Thursday, May 13; and TGIF Party, Friends of Maluhia Drawing and Scavenger/Trivia Contest on Friday, May 14.

“Maluhia uses this week as a celebration of its residents, to honor its dedicated staff and volunteers, and to reaffirm our commitment to provide quality, resident-centered health care,” said Vincent H. S. Lee, chief executive officer, HHSC Oahu region.

Maluhia is one of 12 facilities operated and managed by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC). Established in 1996, HHSC is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii. As the state’s safety-net healthcare system, HHSC continues to fulfill the state’s promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare.