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The Conversation: Unlicensed Elder Care Homes

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The Conversation: Long-Term Care Homes

We talk about an issue affecting our kupuna on today’s show. Specifically, we are taking a closer look at long-term care in Hawaii and efforts to close a loophole in the law: long-term care homes are not required to be licensed by the state. There are fears about individuals who are circumventing the licensing process and rising concerns about the care of our elderly without the proper checks or balances. If you would like to become a state licensed care-home facility, visit the state licensing section or call 808-692-7400 on the Office of Healthcare Assurance webpage. 

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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