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Ka Punawai Ola

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: A+Jun 20: AJul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Ka Punawai Ola's website

91-575 Farrington Highway,
Kapolei HI 96707

(808) 674-9262

64.58% estimated occupancy 1

Ka Punawai Ola is a senior living facility in Kapolei, Hawaii, a city with a total of 38,817 people. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all facilities in the United States. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. This facility also received impressive ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

On top of faring well in its overall grade, this nursing home received high marks in our short-term care category as well. As a result, it received our highest grade in that category with an A+. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 8.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its elite resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A- in that category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.89474 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score consists of a handful of subcategories, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it earned a score of A-. This topped off a straight A report card for this facility. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ka Punawai Ola Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Ka Punawai Ola, 5.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 2.15% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have sustained falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Ka Punawai Ola, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 8.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 1.47% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 97.19% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Ka Punawai Ola, 11.27% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 21.75% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Ka Punawai Ola, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Ka Punawai Ola, 7.15 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Ka Punawai Ola, 75.81% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Pali Momi Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.8 miles away98-1079 Moanalua Road Aiea Hawaii 96701Proprietary(808) 486-6000
  • Wahiawa General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.04 miles away128 Lehua Street Wahiawa Hawaii 96786Voluntary non-profit - Private(808) 621-8411
  • Kaiser Foundation HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.1 miles away3288 Moanalua Rd Honolulu Hawaii 96819Voluntary non-profit - Private(808) 432-0000
  • Tripler Amc (Ft Shafter)Acute Care - Department of Defense 11.84 miles away1 Jarrett White Rd Tripler Army Medical Center Hawaii 96859Department of Defense(808) 433-2778
  • Kuakini Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.46 miles away347 North Kuakini Street Honolulu Hawaii 96817Voluntary non-profit - Private(808) 536-2236
  • The Queens Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.86 miles away1301 Punchbowl St Honolulu Hawaii 96813Voluntary non-profit - Private(808) 538-9011
  • Straub Clinic and HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.28 miles away888 So King Street Honolulu Hawaii 96813Proprietary(808) 522-4000
  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & ChildrenChildrens 16.38 miles away1319 Punahou Street Honolulu Hawaii 96826Voluntary non-profit - Private(808) 983-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dsi - Kapolei Dialysis Center0.11 miles away555 Farrington Highway Kapolei Hawaii 96707CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (808) 693-8980
  • Us Renal Care West Oahu Dialysis0.53 miles away889 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei Hawaii 96707CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (808) 674-9604
  • Leeward Dialysis Facility4.71 miles away91-2137 Fort Weaver Road Ewa Beach Hawaii 96706CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (808) 671-3042
  • Dsi Waipahu Dialysis4.96 miles away94-862 Kahuailani Street Waipahu Hawaii 96797CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (808) 678-6757
  • Waipahu Dialysis4.99 miles away94-450 Mokuola Street #109 Waipahu Hawaii 96797CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (808) 697-2200
  • Dsi - Pearlridge Dialysis Center8.58 miles away98-1005 Moanalua Road, Suite 420 Island of Oahu Aiea Hawaii 96701CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (808) 440-4800
  • Liberty Dialysis Hawaii - Hawaii Salt Lake9.27 miles away4380 Lawehana Street, Ste 100 Honolulu Hawaii 96818Dialysis Stations: 24 (808) 423-6828
  • Liberty Dialysis Hawaii Mililani9.35 miles away95-1105 Ainamakua Dr Mililani Hawaii 96789Dialysis Stations: 35 (808) 626-6419