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Hale Ho'ola Hamakua

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Hale Ho'ola Hamakua's website

45-547 Plumeria Street,
Honokaa HI 96727

(808) 932-4100

91.21% estimated occupancy 1

Hale Ho'ola Hamakua is located in Honokaa, Hawaii. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 25 nursing homes in Hawaii. In addition, this facility is based in a hospital, which can often mean the facility offers more extensive healthcare services. As you can see below, this place performed equally well in our category ratings. We gave it a straight A report card!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also want to point out that this facility excelled in our nursing category. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes many datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its first-rate resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.11504 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility also received excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best grades in that area, with an impressive grade of A-. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Switching gears to the last area, this facility also performed well in the short-term care category. In fact, we gave it an A- in this area. This rounded out truly elite report card. Short-term care grades are commonly used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Hale Ho'ola Hamakua Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 5.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 2.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 9.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 1.5% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 97.18% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 11.05% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 19.95% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 0.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 19.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, 78.07% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hale Ho'ola HamakuaCritical Access Hospitals 0.1 miles away45-547 Plumeria Street Honokaa Hawaii 96727Government - State(808) 932-4100

Nearby Dialysis

  • North Hawaii Dialysis12.54 miles away67-1123 Mamalahoa Highway #112 Kamuela Hawaii 96743Dialysis Stations: 9 (808) 930-2001