COVID-19 Update: May 27, 2021

Aloha Kīnā ʻOle families,

We hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start!

As life is inching towards returning to “normal,” we are happy to announce our updated Visitation policies effective Saturday, May 29, 2021.

For individuals that have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks after receiving a full dose of vaccine shot(s):

ON-SITE VISITATION

  • Unlimited visitation (pre-scheduled at least 24 hours in advance with manager).
  • Indoor or outdoor visitation (family/resident choice).
  • Indoor visitation will be in residents’ room (not in indoor common areas).
  • No visitation time limit.
  • Meals may be shared inside residents’ rooms.
  • PPE requirement
  • Face shield no longer required;
  • Surgical mask still required.
  • Masks to be worn at all times while in common areas of homes.
  • Masks may be removed inside residents’ rooms.
  • Masks may be removed outdoors.

OFF-SITE VISITATION

  • Unlimited visitation (pre-scheduled at least 24 hours in advance with manager).
  • (12) hour maximum.
  • No quarantine upon return to property.

Again, these exceptions are for individuals that have been fully vaccinated. Please send documentation of vaccination to communications@kinaoleohana.com.

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For individuals that have yet to be vaccinated, all current visitation guidelines below will remain in effect.

CURRENT COVID VISITATION GUIDELINES (for unvaccinated individuals):

  • Visitations allowed on a weekly basis.
  • The visit can be either a Face to Face or Window visit (family’s choice).
  • Visitation day/time will be agreed upon by families and the Resident Care Manager (RCM).
  • Visits must be pre-scheduled with the RCM.
  • (1) hour visitation time.
  • Maximum of (4) visitors per visit.
  • All visitors must provide their own surgical mask and full face shield. Both must be worn at all times while on property.
  • Face to Face visits will be done in the front of each home.
  • Plexiglass splash guards will be positioned on the visitation table for protection.
  • Hand holes are at the bottom of splash guards. Hands will need to be thoroughly sanitized prior to the visit. Hand sanitizer bottles will be placed on the visitation tables.
  • Families can enjoy a meal with their loved one during the visitation! Please let your RCM know if you will be enjoying a meal at visitation as the table set up will need to accommodate the 6 foot safe distance.
  • If visitors would like to hug their loved ones, a PPE gown must be worn. Families will need to provide their own PPE gown as statewide supplies are still limited.
  • To eliminate the risk of “prolonged exposure,” hugs will be allowed at the beginning and end of the visit.
  • Families may bring a special treat/gift for their loved one at the time of the visit (container/wrapper will be sanitized before giving to resident).

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All visitors will be screened and temperatures will be taken upon arrival/prior to the visit.
Please do not visit if the answer is “yes” to the following questions:

  • Currently have any symptoms of COVID (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nausea/diarrhea, etc)?
  • Have (yourself) tested positive for COVID in the last (30) days?
  • Have been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID in the past (30) days?
  • Have been exposed to someone awaiting COVID test results?

Visitation will be rescheduled if visit is not pre-scheduled with Resident Care Manager or if anyone in the visiting party does not meet screening requirements. Visitors will be asked to leave the property if both a surgical mask and full face shield (for non vaccinated visitors) are not worn. Hugging will not be permitted if a PPE gown is not worn (for non vaccinated visitors).

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We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important. In addition to the pre-scheduled visits, we highly encourage you to utilize the variety of ways we offer visitation/communication such as telephone, email, text, or video chat (Zoom). Please contact the Resident Care Manager to arrange your video visit/communication.

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The entry gate at the William Henry location remains locked. We are only allowing people with an approved/scheduled appointment on property.
To gain access to the property:

  • Stop at the keypad/intercom marked with the red stop sign.
  • Press the circle button to ring staff for entry.

***Please note that staff may not always be able to answer immediately if they are tending to the residents. Please allow a few minutes for them to answer as the residents’ safety is their priority.

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Kīnā ʻOle will continue to fulfill our essential mission to provide quality care to our kupuna. We must all work together to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your continued support, understanding, flexibility and prayers as we work together to respond effectively and efficiently to this constantly evolving landscape of COVID.

We pray for everyone’s safety and good health!

Stay healthy,
Kīnā ʻOle Estate Administrative Team

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Resident Care Manager — EKAHI HOME
Makana Weeks
makana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6085

Resident Care Manager — ELUA HOME
Makana Weeks
makana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 940-4999

Resident Care Manager — EKOLU HOME
Mapuana Taamu
mapuana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6632

Resident Care Manager — EONO HOME
Kawena Kahui
kawena@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 365-9202

Resident Care Manager — ELIMA HOME
Mary Carvalho
mary@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6096

Elizabeth Slavens
Owner/Director of Operations
beth@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 371-0948

Christine Rombawa, RN
Director of Nursing
christine@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6631

Lokelani Cameros
Operations Manager
lokelani@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 365-9384

Michelle Garlock
HR/Operations
michelle@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 940-4041

COVID-19 Update: March 22, 2021

Aloha Kīnā ʻOle families,

We hope everyone is staying safe and dry with all the recent heavy rains!

As the COVID vaccinations are in full gear across the country, we are happy to inform you that 99% of our residents have been fully vaccinated! We know that everyone is looking forward to the day that life returns to “normal”!

While the CDC’s newest guidelines do not pertain to health care settings and leave all precautionary safety measures in place, we realize how important family visitations are for your loved ones and recognize the COVID vaccinations will soon change the landscape of the pandemic. We are committed to find ways our residents can enjoy visitations while still maintaining safety for everyone.

For individuals that have been fully vaccinated (2 weeks after receiving 2nd vaccination shot), we are happy to make the following exceptions beginning Monday, March 29th:

  • Increased visitation frequency from weekly to open visits (pre-scheduled at least 24 hours in advance with manager);
  • Indoor visitation allowances (2 visitors max) (outdoor visitation still preferred as recommended by DOH);
  • Increased time of visitation to 1–2 hour visits; and
  • Elimination of PPE gown.

Again, these exceptions are for individuals that have been fully vaccinated. Please send documentation of vaccination to communications@kinaoleohana.com.

For individuals that have yet to be vaccinated, all current visitation guidelines below will remain in effect.

As the landscape of the pandemic changes and new CDC/DOH guidelines/recommendations emerge, we are committed to continuously reevaluate and modify our COVID policies.

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CURRENT COVID VISITATION GUIDELINES (for unvaccinated individuals):

  • Visitations allowed on a weekly basis.
  • The visit can be either a Face to Face or Window visit (family’s choice).
  • Visitation day/time will be agreed upon by families and the Resident Care Manager (RCM).
  • Visits must be pre-scheduled with the RCM.
  • (1) hour visitation time.
  • Maximum of (4) visitors per visit.
  • All visitors must provide their own surgical mask and full face shield. Both must be worn at all times while on property.
  • Face to Face visits will be done in the front of each home.
  • Plexiglass splash guards will be positioned on the visitation table for protection.
  • Hand holes are at the bottom of splash guards. Hands will need to be thoroughly sanitized prior to the visit. Hand sanitizer bottles will be placed on the visitation tables.
  • Families can enjoy a meal with their loved one during the visitation! Please let your RCM know if you will be enjoying a meal at visitation as the table set up will need to accommodate the 6 foot safe distance.
  • If visitors would like to hug their loved ones, a PPE gown must be worn. Families will need to provide their own PPE gown as statewide supplies are still limited.
  • To eliminate the risk of “prolonged exposure”, hugs will be allowed at the beginning and end of the visit.
  • Families may bring a special treat/gift for their loved one at the time of the visit (container/wrapper will be sanitized before giving to resident).

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All visitors will be screened and temperatures will be taken upon arrival/prior to the visit.
Please do not visit if the answer is “yes” to the following questions:

  • Currently have any symptoms of COVID (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nausea/diarrhea, etc)?
  • Have (yourself) tested positive for COVID in the last (30) days?
  • Have been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID in the past (30) days?
  • Have been exposed to someone awaiting COVID test results?
  • Have (yourself) traveled outside of O‘ahu in the past (14) days?
  • Have been in contact with someone who has traveled outside O‘ahu (and is on quarantine) in the past (14) days?

Visitation will be rescheduled if visit is not pre-scheduled with Resident Care Manager or if anyone in the visiting party does not meet screening requirements. Visitors will be asked to leave the property if both a surgical mask and full face shield are not worn. Hugging will not be permitted if a PPE gown is not worn

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important. In addition to the pre-scheduled visits, we highly encourage you to utilize the variety of ways we offer visitation/communication such as telephone, email, text, or video chat (Zoom). Please contact the Resident Care Manager to arrange your video visit/communication.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The entry gate at the William Henry location remains locked. We are only allowing people with an approved/scheduled appointment on property.
To gain access to the property:

  • Stop at the keypad/intercom marked with the red stop sign.
  • Press the circle button to ring staff for entry.

***Please note that staff may not always be able to answer immediately if they are tending to the residents. Please allow a few minutes for them to answer as the residents’ safety is their priority.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kīnā ʻOle will continue to fulfill our essential mission to provide quality care to our kupuna. We must all work together to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your continued support, understanding, flexibility and prayers as we work together to respond effectively and efficiently to this constantly evolving landscape of COVID.

We pray that 2021 brings everyone good health, healing, hope and happiness!

Stay healthy,
Kīnā ʻOle Estate Administrative Team

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Resident Care Manager — EKAHI HOME
Joey Foster
joey@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6085

Resident Care Manager — ELUA HOME
Makana Weeks
makana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 940-4999

Resident Care Manager — EKOLU HOME
Mapuana Taamu
mapuana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6632

Resident Care Manager — EHA HOME
Lori Santiago
lori@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 365-9202

Resident Care Manager — ELIMA HOME
Mary Carvalho
mary@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6096

Elizabeth Slavens
Owner/Director of Operations
beth@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 371-0948

Christine Rombawa, RN
Director of Nursing
christine@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6631

Lokelani Cameros
Operations Manager
lokelani@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 365-9384

Michelle Garlock
HR/Operations
michelle@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 940-4041

COVID-19 Update: January 23, 2021

Aloha Kīnā ʻOle families,

We hope that everyone’s New Year is off to a great start!

We’d like to thank everyone for helping us make it through a challenging 2020! You have all helped to carry us through the uncertainties, trials and lessons of the “year of COVID.” We have emerged safe, healthy and stronger than ever and are inspired to make 2021 a beautiful year filled with special moments and memories!

The first round of vaccinations on January 21st was a great success! The second vaccination date is tentatively set for February 18th. More information will be sent as we receive confirmations from DOH and the pharmacy administering the vaccinations. We are excited that our kupuna will soon be better protected!

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Thank you again for everyone’s cooperation in keeping our Face to Face visits safe and successful! We appreciate your understanding of our responsibility to keep all residents and staff safe.

We are happy to announce that some changes have been made to our COVID visitation policy! Please keep in mind that the safety and well being of the residents remains our top priority!

  • Visitations will be increased to a weekly basis.
  • The weekly visit can be either a Face to Face or Window visit (family’s choice).
  • Visitation day/time will be agreed upon by families and the Resident Care Manager (RCM).
  • Visits must be pre-scheduled with the RCM.
  • (1) hour visitation time.
  • Maximum of (4) visitors per visit.
  • All visitors must provide their own surgical mask and full face shield. Both must be worn at all times while on property.
  • Face to Face visits will be done in the front of each home.
  • Plexiglass splash guards will be positioned on the visitation table for protection.
  • Hand holes are at the bottom of splash guards. Hands will need to be thoroughly sanitized prior to the visit. Hand sanitizer bottles will be placed on the visitation tables.
  • Families can enjoy a meal with their loved one during the visitation! Please let your RCM know if you will be enjoying a meal at visitation as the table set up will need to accommodate the 6 foot safe distance.
  • If visitors would like to hug their loved ones, a PPE gown must be worn. 💕 Families will need to provide their own PPE gown as statewide supplies are still limited.
  • To eliminate the risk of “prolonged exposure”, hugs will be allowed at the beginning and end of the visit.
  • Families may bring a special treat/gift for their loved one at the time of the visit (container/wrapper will be sanitized before giving to resident).

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All visitors will be screened and temperatures will be taken upon arrival/prior to the visit.
Please do not visit if the answer is “yes” to the following questions:

  • Currently have any symptoms of COVID (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, nausea/diarrhea, etc)?
  • Have (yourself) tested positive for COVID in the last (30) days?
  • Have been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID in the past (30) days?
  • Have been exposed to someone awaiting COVID test results?
  • Have (yourself) traveled outside of O‘ahu in the past (14) days?
  • Have been in contact with someone who has traveled outside O‘ahu (and is on quarantine) in the past (14) days?

Visitation will be rescheduled if visit is not pre-scheduled with Resident Care Manager or if anyone in the visiting party does not meet screening requirements. Visitors will be asked to leave the property if both a surgical mask and full face shield are not worn. Hugging will not be permitted if a PPE gown is not worn

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important. In addition to the pre-scheduled visits, we highly encourage you to utilize the variety of ways we offer visitation/communication such as telephone, email, text, or video chat (Zoom). Please contact the Resident Care Manager to arrange your video visit/communication.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The entry gate at the William Henry location remains locked. We are only allowing people with an approved/scheduled appointment on property.
To gain access to the property:

  • Stop at the keypad/intercom marked with the red stop sign.
  • Press the circle button to ring staff for entry.

***Please note that staff may not always be able to answer immediately if they are tending to the residents. Please allow a few minutes for them to answer as the residents’ safety is their priority.

Kīnā ʻOle will continue to fulfill our essential mission to provide quality care to our kupuna. We must all work together to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your continued support, understanding, flexibility and prayers as we work together to respond effectively and efficiently to this constantly evolving landscape of COVID.

We pray that 2021 brings everyone good health, healing, hope and happiness!

Stay healthy,
Kīnā ʻOle Estate Administrative Team

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Resident Care Manager — EKAHI HOME
Joey Foster
joey@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6085

Resident Care Manager — ELUA HOME
Makana Weeks
makana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 940-4999

Resident Care Manager — EKOLU HOME
Mapuana Taamu
mapuana@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6632

Resident Care Manager — EHA HOME
Lori Santiago
lori@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 365-9202

Resident Care Manager — ELIMA HOME
Mary Carvalho
mary@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6096

Elizabeth Slavens
Owner/Director of Operations
beth@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 371-0948

Christine Rombawa, RN
Director of Nursing
christine@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 437-6631

Lokelani Cameros
Operations Manager
lokelani@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 365-9384

Michelle Garlock
HR/Operations
michelle@kinaoleohana.com
(808) 940-4041

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COVID-19 HELPFUL RESOURCES
The following websites and resources provide the latest information about the spread of the disease, travel guidelines and other information on how to keep yourself and your family healthy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

State of Hawai‘i Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

U.S. Department of State: https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/

COVID-19 Update: November 23, 2020

CURRENT STATUS: As of today, we have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Kīnā ʻOle Estate. As we continually monitor the situation, the health and safety of our residents, staff, family members, and community will always be our top priority.

FACE-TO-FACE VISITS: Face-to-face visits between residents and their family members are now being allowed by scheduling an appointment with our staff. For health and safety purposes, face-to-face visits will be held between a transparent plexiglass divider and the wearing of approved Personal Protective Equipment at all times. Physical touch will be discouraged, however, both the resident and their family members will be able to see, hear, and be in close-proximity to each other (hugging before and at the end of visit is allowed with a gown). As an alternative to face-to-face visits, our staff will continue to help facilitate virtual visits and phone calls between residents and their family members

ACTIVITIES & EXERCISE: With no more than eight live-in residents per home, we are also able to safely provide our residents with the opportunity to participate in activities and physical exercise. Our staff has developed a wide variety of creative, engaging, and fun activities for our residents, which provide opportunities for socialization as well as mental and physical stimulation.

NOW ACCEPTING NEW RESIDENTS: If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a resident of Kīnā ʻOle Estates, please call (808) 233-4455 for more information or to schedule a tour. All new residents must pass health screening requirements and self-quarantine for 14 days as part of our COVID-19 prevention procedures.

COVID-19: What we are doing to protect our residents and staff members.

CURRENT STATUS: As of today, we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Kīnā ʻOle Estate. As we continually monitor the situation, our top priority will always be the health and safety of our residents, staff, family members, and our community.

NEW RESIDENTS: We are currently offering tours for potential new residents, by appointment only. We are also welcoming new residents with protective measures, based on CDC guidelines. Once an applicant has passed the health screening requirements, they will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Please call 808-233-4455 to schedule a visit, or for any questions regarding our admission process.

CURRENT RESIDENTS: We understand that this is a worrisome situation for our residents and their families, and we will continue to do everything we can to maintain a healthy, safe, and enjoyable living environment for our residents. Family members of current residents are discouraged from visiting at this time, however, we are helping to facilitate virtual visits, phone calls, and other non-physical connections between our residents and their family members.

STAFF: Our staff has undergone COVID-19 training and are required to wear approved Personal Protective Equipment, physically distance, practice good personal hygiene, and undergo health screenings daily. We remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff members and their families.