Programs & ServicesWe provide volunteers to help seniors remain independent and to enhance the quality of their lives.
Programs & Services
The Friendly Visitor Program provides companionship, entertainment, and recreation by a volunteer. They may also assist participants with light housekeeping tasks and meal preparation.
The Telephone Reassurance Program matches volunteers (some of whom may be homebound themselves) with homebound participants. The calls provide an opportunity for social engagement; as well as status updates. The volunteer checks in via telephone daily, weekly, or monthly (as scheduled); providing medication reminders and wellness checks.
Through our Escort Transportation services, our volunteers transport participants to the doctor, grocery shopping, the pharmacy, and help our kupuna stay engaged and independent. Volunteer drivers receive mileage reimbursement at $.55/mile.
The In-home Respite Program allows a family caregiver who is providing round the clock care the opportunity for relief. This unique flexibility gives the family caregiver the opportunity to continue participant-centered care while taking advantage of critically needed time away from the stressors of caregiving.
Falls Prevention Volunteer Program
Stay on Your Feet, our new Falls Prevention Volunteer Program deploys volunteers to communities to assist residents in identifying environmental factors that contribute to falls. The Falls Prevention volunteers outreach to the community to educate the public about the devastating impact a fall will have in quality of life for older adults.
In Hawaii, every five hours a senior falls and is hospitalized. In addition, statistics show that 40% of those over the age of 60 who are injured in a fall requiring hospitalization never return home; of those 40%, 25% will die within 1 year of falling. Through education and the development of a self-evaluation tool for fall risk, Nā Hoaloha hopes to raise awareness, provide assistance, and reduce the number of falls.