North Hawai‘i Hospice Takes Care of Caregivers With Locally Grown Plants
North Hawai‘i Hospice, a community based non-profit hospice organization that helps seriously ill patients and their loved ones maintain quality of life even at the end of life, participated in National Caregivers Day by providing locally grown, potted succulents to caregivers throughout North Hawai‘i on Friday, Feb. 18.
“Caregivers play a vital role in the work of Hospice,” Katherine Werner Brooks, MHA, BSN, executive director of North Hawaii Hospice, said in a news release on the event. “We thought it was only fitting that we take a moment to honor those who work so tirelessly and give them a gesture of our appreciation. There are many kinds of caregivers, family caregiver, professional caregiver, independent caregiver, private duty caregiver, and informal caregiver. Some of them are not always paid, so we feel it is essential to recognize them.”
The succulents are available for pick-up through Saturday, Feb. 26 at various locations throughout North Hawai‘i, including North Hawai‘i Hospice, Waimea, Kamehameha Pharmacy, Kapa‘au, KTA Pharmacy, Waikoloa, Honoka’a Cafe, Honoka‘a as well as several other healthcare offices.
National Caregivers Day is observed on the third Friday in February. The day honors individuals who selflessly provide personal care and physical- and emotional support to those who need it most.