Admission Process

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The decision to place a family member living with dementia in a long-term care facility is a difficult one. Finding a safe, caring environment that can provide the personal, physical and cognitive care your loved one needs is paramount.

At Hale Kūʻike, we understand the challenges family members face in this emotional time. We are ready to answer every question, provide support and give you the help you need so that you can feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

Our approach to care is based on a social rather than an institutional model. We stress a home-like setting that promotes freedom, choice and familiarity. A three-year study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University found the following benefits of this approach:

“Residents have a slower rate of deterioration than residents at traditional nursing homes, they stay physically active longer, [that] they spend three times as much time socializing with other residents and [that] their families visit more often.”

Overview of the Admission Process

Arrange a tour to become familiar with Hale Kū‘ike’s surroundings and programs. We invite you to visit us to see if we might be the right fit for your loved one and your family.

Complete the 2-page Application and return it to Hale Kū‘ike. There is no fee to apply and no deposit required. Once we receive your application, we will contact you when a bed becomes available.
Download the Application Form

Once a bed becomes available, the Director of Nursing from Hale Kū‘ike will conduct a pre-admission assessment with the potential resident. Assessments are required to be completed within 30-days of admission.

Once the assessment is complete and the conclusion is positive, the Administrator will contact the family to determine an admission date and provide the required forms for the physician and family to complete.

The admission will be arranged by Hale Kū‘ike’s team with the family.