At Kīnā ‘Ole Estate, we offer a special combination of senior housing, personalized supportive services, memory care, expanded care, and adult health care designed to respond to the individual needs of our residents who require help with activities of daily living.
We look to promote the maximum independence and dignity for each resident by eliminating daily demands. We are committed to creating opportunities for seniors to lead meaningful lives at the same time offering the piece of mind that comes from knowing assistance is always available.
Who We Are
Elizabeth Slavens, director of Kīnā ‘Ole Estate, is no stranger to high standards. “My dad was a very old-school Chinese man,” Slavens says. “Words of affection and praise did not come easily for him.” In the late ’90s, while Slavens’ husband worked with several design/build projects for senior care facilities here on Oahu, her father was diagnosed with a syndrome similar to Parkinson’s disease. “We became all too aware of the practical non-existence of facilities we would have felt comfortable placing him in,” she says.
So Slavens did what only a true visionary would do: She created one.
“The demand for high-quality, around-the-clock care options, coupled with the availability of choice properties at affordable prices at the time, guided us to take the risk and work together to create a place where people would truly enjoy being a part of.”
Slavens overcame much adversity in the beginning. People told her she was crazy and that she wouldn’t succeed, but in the end, she let her family values and her vision carry her through. What started as an idea has now grown into a group of residences with a high-quality staff focused on providing individualized and personal care—including care homes, in-home care, rentals and a
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“What sets Kina Ole Estate apart from other Care Homes is that we are not focused on just the medical aspect of an individual. We encourage Supported Independence with the intent of Promoting Dignity.”
- Elizabeth Slavens, Director
Slavens’ approach keeps the Aloha Spirit and the ohana lifestyle at the forefront. The residences comprise no more than eight live-in senior residents in each home, with one to two 24/7 staff members.
“We are not a big business,” Slavens says.
“We are a small community that takes care of one another.”
Now, as Slavens looks back on the estate’s first home completion, one year before her father’s passing, she recalls his words. “He stood in front of the home and said ‘I am very proud of who you are and what you have become. You are making a difference,’” she says. “The fact that my dad finally told me he was proud of me remains in my mind and heart forever.”
My service to the residents of Kina Ole Estate is inspired by the memory of my father, Clyde L.K. Chun.
Director of Nursing
Compassion. Kindness. Heart. These are words that best describe Christine, Kīnā ‘Ole Estate’s Director of Nursing.Christine joined our team in 2017 and brought with her a wealth of experience in the medical field. Besides her knowledge and skill, Christine has a heart of gold and is known for always going the extra mile to care for our residents. Born and raised in Kāneʻohe, Christine is right at home at Kīnā ‘Ole Estate.
Devoted. Attentive. Dependable. These are words that best describe Lokelani, Kīnā ‘Ole Estate’s Operations Manager. Lokelani served as our Resident Care Manager for nearly 10 years, so she thoroughly understands how to best meet the needs of our residents. In her expanded role as Operations Manager, Lokelani is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of Kīnā ‘Ole Estate.
Founders & Visionaries
with Beth Slavens