Hale Kūʻike’s president, David Fitzgerald, worked for many years as a nursing home administrator prior to opening Hale Kūʻike. During that time he traveled extensively throughout Scandinavia to study the most progressive care facilities in the world. David’s calling is to serve our kupuna with the greatest needs. Hale Kūʻike is locally owned and David is involved full time in managing the operations.
Please see the newsletters on our website for the latest happenings at Hale Kūʻike.
Highly Trained, Caring Staff
Hale Kūʻike’s staff training is based on Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care™ model. Each staff member is trained to understand the experience of memory loss and to focus on residents’ strengths. Strong connections with residents are made by learning their life story and applying the qualities of friendship.
Dorothy Colby, Administrator of the town location, is a dementia educator Certified Positive Approach to Care™ Trainer and provides hands-on dementia education classes for all Hale Kūʻike staff and interested families.