Palolo Chinese Home LICENSED FACILITY

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Ranked as one of the Best Care Centers for Assisted Living in Honolulu county, HI.

With a cultural tradition of respect and care for elders, leading Chinese residents of Hawaii led a drive in 1896 to establish the Chinese Hospital as ?a home for the aged and infirmed.? However, it quickly became apparent that it was undersized. Funds from the Chinese Hospital were later applied to purchase 15 acres in Palolo Valley on which was located the former Gospel Mission Church. Organized by the Chinese Men?s Committee of the Associated Charities of Hawaii, a predecessor of the Aloha United Way, Palolo Chinese Home was established in 1917 in response to the increasing number of elderly Chinese men in Honolulu who were single, aged, immigrant plantation workers with no families to care for them. The Palolo Chinese Home was administered by the Associated Charities of Hawaii until 1941 when it was incorporated under its own Board of Directors. Today Palolo Chinese Home is Hawaii?s second oldest and largest Adult Residential Care Home. It is the oldest originally Asian care home in the United States. With an expanded care license granted in the Year 2000, the Palolo Chinese Home now provides a continuum of care allowing its residents to age in place with assistance in living and intermediate/skilled nursing care. In the 1990?s, The Home outreached to the community with its well-organized day care and overnight respite program. Last year, it served over 16,000 hot meals to members in the community as the largest supplier to Hawaii Meals on Wheels. In August 2001, recognizing the immediate need for reconstruction of its campus and the efficiency and economy of outside management, the Home?s Board of Directors formally committed to embark on a complete rebuilding of Palolo Chinese Home?s campus and programs. From its inception, The Home was supported with goodwill, supplies and capital funds from the community - the numerous Chinese societies, the Hawaii Planters? Association, prominent members of Chinese descent in Hawaii and the Ward and Booth families who had been cared for as children by Chinese men who were newly retired and living at Palolo Chinese Home and whom were regularly visited by Lani Booth. A chronological history of The Home?s construction starts with the Chinese Hospital in downtown Honolulu in 1897. The Palolo Chinese Home?s original cottages were constructed in 1920, 1925, and 1929, followed by Hemenway Hall constructed in 1936, Farm Hall constructed in 1957, Victoria Ward Hall constructed in 1968, and, finally, Lani Booth Hall constructed in 1972 for women

The facility accepts Medicare and Medicaid. Palolo Chinese Home is a licensed care provider with the State of Hawaii. The Hawaii Office of Health Care Assurance provides a list of registered care providers in Hawaii.

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Facility Features

Behaviorial Conditions
  • Becomes Disoriented (eg Sundown Syndrome)
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Conditions
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Osteoporosis
Onsite Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Adult Day Care
Personal Assistance
  • Medication Management
  • Toileting
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc)
  • Catheter Management

Amenities available
  • Housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Room(s)
  • Library
  • Activity Director
  • TV/Media Room
Housing Type
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Hook Up
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Guest Parking
Security
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Fire Sprinkler System

Nurse Staff Ratings

Daily hours (average) each resident gets with: This facility State Average U.S. Average
Nurses (total) 4 hrs 22 mins 4 hrs 24 mins 4 hrs 2 mins
Registered Nurse 1 hrs 36 mins 1 hrs 23 mins 49 mins
Licensed Staff 1 hrs 36 mins 1 hrs 51 mins 1 hrs 38 mins
Licensed Practitioner Nurse - 27 mins 48 mins
Certified Nurse Assistant 2 hrs 45 mins 2 hrs 33 mins 2 hrs 23 mins
Physical Therapy - 6 mins 6 mins

Inspections/Incidents - At a glance

Date Type # Violations
2015-01-29 Health 5
2015-01-29 Firesafety 0
2012-12-21 Health 10
2012-12-21 Firesafety 0
2011-09-15 Health 10
2011-09-15 Firesafety 0
Type# Incidents
Fines 0
Penalties 0
Complaints 0
Payments Denied 0
Total of Fines 0

Health Inspections

Nursing home failed to: Inspection Date Residents affected Date fixed
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2015-04-20 Many 2015-04-20
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 2015-04-20 Many 2015-04-20
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. 2015-04-20 Some 2015-04-20
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 2015-04-20 Some 2015-04-20
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 2015-04-20 Some 2015-04-20
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 2013-03-18 Many 2013-03-18
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Provide residents with private access to a telephone. 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . 2013-03-18 Some 2013-03-18
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. 2011-11-28 Many 2011-11-28
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. 2011-11-28 Many 2011-11-28
Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. 2011-11-28 Many 2011-11-28
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28
Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28
Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 2011-11-28 Some 2011-11-28

Nursing Home Quality - Long stay residents

Percent of residents who: This facility State Average U.S. Average
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.15 59.94 80.12
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 33.33 61.15 82.05
Percent of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 3.33 1.96 4.23
With a Urinary Tract Infection 2.22 2.43 4.79
Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 2.08 6.17 15.99
with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 1.06 1.17 2.58
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 1.04 1.12 2.82
Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 0.00 2.81 5.37
Who Have Depressive Symptoms 0.00 1.75 5.17
Who Were Physically Restrained 0.00 0.74 0.96
Percent of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 0.00 6.20 19.55
Who Lose Too Much Weight 0.00 4.54 6.06
Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 0.00 7.06 12.57

Nursing Home Quality - Short stay residents

Percent of residents who: This facility State Average U.S. Average
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 93.82 54.57 69.33
Who Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 88.01 53.60 62.13
Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 8.10 8.90 13.33
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1.04 0.30 0.69
Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 0.46 0.58 1.53

License & Payment Details

Licenses
  • Medical Certification: Medicare and Medicaid
  • License state: Hawaii
Medicare Accepted
Medicaid Accepted
Veteran Benefits Not accepted
Long Term Care Insurance Accepted
Other Subsidies Not accepted

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Compare Monthly Costs

Care type National Costs Average cost in
Private Assisted Living $3468 $4204
Private Nursing Home $7251 $12461
Semi-Private Nursing $6559 $10894
Adult Day Care $1118 $1517
Home Healthcare Aide $3546 $4830
Home-maker Services $3392 $4465