Celebrate a Hawaiian Theme for
National Nursing Home Week 2014
In Hawaii, the word “aloha” has a deeper cultural significance than a simple greeting or farewell. In Hawaiian culture it is important to treat yourself and others with aloha, to interact with love and respect and joyfully share life. By applying this spirit of aloha to daily life, the people of Hawaii are encouraged to treat others with deep care, respect and humility, leading to individuals creating a better world. Key concepts of aloha spirit include unity, kindness, truthfulness, humility and patience.
National Nursing Home Week theme for 2014
"Living the Aloha Spirit"
With the input of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Rachael Wong, VP and COO, her staff and membership, AHCA will be adapting Living the Aloha Spirit to reflect how the profession and every skilled care center honors and practices the aloha spirit in order to sustain a quality and harmonious environment for residents, patients, families, staff and individuals who interact with the long term and post-acute care community in any capacity.