Hospice Care

Hospice is a philosophy of care that incorporates palliative care principles in meeting the holistic needs of the person facing their last weeks or months of life.

Paying attention to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspect of the person cared for, the hospice interdisciplinary team strives to relieve pain and suffering in all its dimensions and prepare the patient and family for the end of a life. The focus of hospice is on caring, not curing. Hospice care can be provided wherever the patient resides, however, it is usually provided in the patient’s own home.

Hospice care is available in hospitals contracted with a hospice agency, in freestanding hospice facilities (including hospice homes), in nursing homes, and in other long-term care facilities. Hospice services are available to patients of any age and facing any illness. Any person is welcome to contact hospice directly and obtain in-depth information relevant to their situation or to refer someone for hospice services. If you have any questions, please contact Kōkua Mau, or one of the state hospices listed below.

Meet George, a man who has always lived with the ‘aloha” spirit as he experiences one last luau

More videos about hospice care can be found at Moments of Life. The goal of Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice is to educate the public about the choices we all have when facing a life-limiting illness, and how choosing hospice is not ‘giving up.’ The campaign is also about capturing vivid, emotionally powerful ‘moments’ on video that show what people receiving hospice care genuinely experience.  You will find stories from across America, from the patient, family caregiver, and hospice professional points of view.  And you may be surprised to see how much more ‘living’ hospice enables in the last chapter of life.

Resources on how to choose the right hospice

  • NHPCO Handout: How to choose a hospice: Questions to ask when choosing the right hospice.
  • NHPCO Handout: Differences between hospice and palliative care

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO‘s) link on Hospice

CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

Hospice Providers in the State of Hawai‘i

On the Island of O‘ahu

Bristol Hospice
55 Merchant
Suite 2900
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-536-8012
Fax: 808-536-8013

Islands Hospice
820 Mililani Street, Suite 400
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Office:  (808) 550-2552
Fax:  (808) 550-2551

Mālama Ola Health Services
PO Box 30273
Honolulu, HI 96820
Phone: 808-543-1188
Fax: (808) 543-1189

Navian Hawaii formerly Hospice Hawai‘i
860 Iwilei Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
PH: (808) 924-9255
FX: (808) 791-8056

St. Francis Hospice
24 Puiwa Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 547-6500
Fax: (808) 595-6996

On the Island of Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Care Choices (former Hospice of Hilo)
1101 Waianuenue Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 969-1733
Fax: (808) 961-7396

Hospice of Kona
75-5925 Walua Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Mailing Address: PO Box 482
Kealakekua, HI  96750
Phone:  808-324-7700
Fax:  808-324-7722

North Hawaii Hospice
65-1328 Kawaiahae Rd.
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: (808) 885-7547
Fax: (808) 885-5592

On the Island of Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i Hospice
4457 Pahe‘e St.
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-7277
Fax: (808) 245-5006

On the Island of Lana‘i

Hospice Maui
Phone: (808) 244-5555

On the Island of Maui

Hospice Maui
400 Mahalani St.
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 244-5555
Fax: (808) 244-5557

Islands Hospice Home in Kahului
149 Ma’a Street, Suite 2A
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: 808-856-8989
Fax: 808-856-8990

On the Island of Moloka‘i

Hospice Maui
Phone: (808) 244-5555

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