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About Attention Plus Care

Attention Plus Care has reached a major milestone in its history by marking its 30th year Anniversary in 2013. As the oldest and largest privately owned, Hawaii State Licensed and Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Agency, this achievement highlights our experience and leadership in home health care. For more about Attention Plus Care and our 30th Anniversary Day Proclamation click here.

For more than a quarter century, we have focused on delivering the best in home health care services available, and provide our clients with high value, affordable home care alternatives.

In addition to senior care, we specialize in pediatrics, care management, and Medicaid Waiver services for the aged, blind, and disabled, and can personalize a plan of care for any stage in life.

Our many years of experience and leadership in home health care makes us uniquely qualified, and we are passionate in sharing this advantage with you. Simply put, Attention Plus Care understands home health care like no other agency and can help you with the right choice.

Our Mission

The mission of Attention Plus Care is to create, deliver and improve home care services. In fulfilling our mission, we follow seven guiding principles:

Guiding Principles

  • Services are provided to others as we would desire for our own family members
  • Client expectations about service quality are consistently met or exceeded
  • Services promote the health, safety, independence and dignity of our clients
  • Innovative services and health care delivery options are supported
  • Employee professionalism, teamwork, productivity and loyalty is valued and nurtured
  • Communication about successes and mistakes is frank and open
  • Personal relationships are based on honesty and trust

Proof of our strong commitment to providing quality care, is in our accreditation by the Joint Commission.  We have been awarded this accreditation because of our dedication to providing the very best care possible, meeting the Joint Commission's standards for high quality health care.

As proud members of the Better Business Bureau with their top A+ rating, we are committed to following the highest possible business and ethical standards.

Our goal at Attention Plus Care is to meet the personal and health care needs of the people and communities we serve at an affordable cost. Combined with our team approach, we strive to offer the highest level of safety, reliability and continuity.

Joint Commission Accredited

At Attention Plus Care, we have made a strong commitment to giving safe, high quality health care to our clients. We are continually working to improve the services and care we provide. This is why we have chosen to be accredited by the Joint Commission. As an accredited agency, we follow the Joint Commission standards which specify requirements to ensure that our client care and services are provided in a safe manner. To earn and maintain accreditation, we must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission surveyor periodically.

The Joint Commission has been accrediting health care organizations since 1951. Chances are the hospital you trust to your care is accredited by the Joint Commission. In 1988, the Joint Commission established a Home Care Accreditation Program which identifies standards to guide home care organizations on how they administer care and continuously improve performance. Joint Commission Accreditation helps us organize and strengthen our client safety efforts.  The Joint Commission standards focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies that help us continually improve the safety and quality of care we provide.

If you are hoping to use your insurance to cover the cost for home care services, your insurance company may require you to receive your services from an accredited home care company like Attention Plus Care. This requirement is in place to assure the insurance company that you are receiving reliable and safe care. Maintaining a high level of quality and compliance with the latest standards is what you get when you work with an accredited home care agency.

Service Commitment

Home care is the fastest growing health care alternative to nursing homes and other extended care facilities. Simply put, it is a very special way for those in need to receive superior service and attention in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their home. It is no secret that people are much more content when they are at home, close to their families, pets, neighbors, and friends. Research has shown that staying at home encourages independence, and promotes quicker healing.

We at Attention Plus Care know and understand this well. That is why we are committed to providing this very special type of quality health care. Since 1983, we have met the personal and health care needs of thousands of clients, by offering them unsurpassed health care assistance in the comfort, safety, and relaxed environment of their home.

Proof of our strong commitment to providing quality care is in our accreditation by the Joint Commission. We have been awarded this accreditation because of our dedication to providing the very best care possible, meeting the Joint Commission's standards for high quality health care.  As proud members of the Better Business Bureau, we are committed to following the highest possible business and ethical standards.

Our goal at Attention Plus Care is to meet the personal and health care needs of the people and communities we serve, at an affordable cost, and combined with our team approach we strive to offer the highest level of safety, reliability, and continuity.

We look forward to serving you.

Carol Samples, RN
President and CEO

Testimonials

A few kind words from just some of the folks we have cared for over the years and have shared their lives with us:

"The care and concern shown and expressed by your intake personnel- telephone facilitator, initial intake screener who came to the hospital, and home- simply wonderful. Thank you."

"We appreciate the promptness and compassion we received during this stressful time. Thank you for putting the family at ease knowing he was receiving attentive care."

"They treated my mother as if she belonged to their family and so we consider them part of our family."

"Your services have been a blessing for my mother. She feels very comfortable with the nurses who take care of her. Your care has been of quality and is affordable, we will continue using it for a while. Thank you for all you do."

"We would like to express our gratitude for the exemplary service all your employees provided our family."

"During the past four years we have had many different caregivers. All of them have provided good care and company."

"I appreciate all the help and care your staff provided. Outstanding service."

Attention Plus Care is interested in how our services have made a positive impact in the lives of others. We consider families like yours a part of our family and are committed to serving you. Put simply, helping others is why we exist and why we strive to do our best at Attention Plus Care. We summarize these feelings in the following way:

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Press Releases

April 4 2015

HONOLULU (April 1, 2015) - Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. An estimated 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, suffer from arthritis or arthritis related symptoms - that's 1 in 5 people struggling with arthritis pain. The Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii is part of the Pacific Region, which serves almost 6.7 million adults and nearly 48,000 children with arthritis and related diseases in Arizona, Greater California, Hawaii and Nevada. As Hawaii's Home Care Provider of Choice, Attention Plus Care along with The Arthritis Foundation Hawaii will host Arthritis Disease Related Management at the Moiliili Senior Center, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Attendees will learn more about arthritis and the causes of pain, how to better manage it, and the benefits of exercise and diet.

Cindy Baker, RN, and Client Service Director Eileen Phillips, RN, will lead the seminar. "Providing these sessions helps empower our seniors. Information can make a difference in the choices we make to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and improve the quality of life for our Kupuna." said Baker.

Dr. Michael Turner is the owner of OrthoSport Hawaii and a doctor of physical therapy and is a orthopedic certified specialist with 22 years' experience treating arthritis and related conditions. He will be presenting on the topic of diet and exercise for conservative management of arthritis pain. Participants will learn about the dietary factors and exercise movements necessary to maintain joint mobility and gain strength without aggravating their symptoms. Basic exercises will be practiced together, and will include movements that can be performed with minimal equipment at home or in the outdoors. "We are especially grateful to Attention Plus for providing these important venues that support our seniors and loved ones living with arthritis and related diseases." said Dr. Turner. Arthritis and Disease Related Management is one of many topics covered each month through Attention Plus Care's Aging in Hawaii Educational Outreach Program. The mission of Aging in Hawaii is to provide resources for seniors and their families. Classes are instructed by a Registered Nurse, with a different topic each month.

For over 31 years Attention Plus Care has provided high quality care to thousands of clients, in the comfort and safety of their home. Attention Plus Care offers affordable home care solutions to clients, and respite for family caregivers, to meet a full range of personal care and nursing services. The provider is licensed by the State of Hawaii and is accredited with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, please contact Attention Plus Care at (808) 739-2811 or visit: www.attentionplus.com


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February 2 2015

HONOLULU (February 4, 2015) - Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and as many as 16 million will have the disease in 2050. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementia's totals was about $214 billion in 2014. Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another dementia. To help understand this disease, home health care provider Attention Plus Care, along with the Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, will host a free Understanding Alzheimer's seminar at the Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Attendees will learn coping tips while caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's, strategies to manage dementia related behaviors, and memory boosters to enhance memory skills.

Jerray Braceros, a registered nurse with Attention Plus Care, will lead the seminar. "When you know and love someone with Alzheimer's it can be devastating. Caring for that person is often the hardest aspect of the disease as there is a sense of loss on many levels. Many families are unaware of the different stages in this disease and what they can do." said Braceros.

"The Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter exists to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health" said Pamela Ah-Nee, Program Director, who will also present at the seminar. "We are grateful to partner with Attention Plus Care and their ongoing commitment to provide safe and reliable care for our loved ones living with dementia related illness".

Alzheimer's Care is one of many topics covered each month through Attention Plus Care's Aging in Hawaii Educational Outreach Program. The mission of Aging in Hawaii is to provide resources for seniors and their families. All classes are instructed by a Registered Nurse, with a different aging topic each month.

For over 31 years Attention Plus Care has provided high quality care to thousands of clients, in the comfort and safety of their own home. Attention Plus Care offers affordable home care solutions to clients, and respite for family caregivers, to meet a full range of personal care and nursing services. The provider is licensed by the State of Hawaii and is accredited with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, please contact Attention Plus Care at (808) 739-2811 or visit: www.attentionplus.com.


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January 1 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We are excited to ring in 2015 with our ongoing commitment providing safe and quality care, and this year announce earning The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation!

HONOLULU (January 2, 2015) - Attention Plus Care today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Attention Plus Care underwent a rigorous on-site survey in November 5, 2014. During the survey, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. "When individuals engage a home care provider they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care," said Margherita Labson, RN, M.S., executive director, Home Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. "As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission and the gold seal serve as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care."

"We are very pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, and having maintained this distinction since 1993. "That is a long time for any organization, and especially important for health care providers in Hawaii." added Wesley Chang, Chief Administrative Officer of Attention Plus Care. The Joint Commission's home care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers and researchers, as well as industry experts, purchasers and consumers. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance. "Chances are the hospital you rely on in Hawaii is Joint Commission accredited." said Chang.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, laboratory and nursing home services.

For over 30 years Attention Plus Care has provided high quality care to thousands of clients, in the comfort and safety of their own home. Attention Plus Care offers affordable home care solutions to clients, and respite for family caregivers, to meet a full range of personal care and nursing services. The provider is licensed by the State of Hawaii and is accredited with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, please contact Attention Plus Care at (808) 739-2811 or visit: www.attentionplus.com.


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October 10 2014

Honolulu (October 28, 2014) Our islands are vulnerable to natural disasters and emergencies can happen at anytime. When a major disaster occurs, our community and family's lives can change in an instant. When natural disasters, such as floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis strike, they affect thousands of people every year. In support of our Kupuna, Attention Plus Care will host a free Emergency Preparedness Seminar, themed "Are You Prepared" at the Moiliili Senior Center from 8:30am-10:30am. Attendees will learn more about the risks for emergencies and disasters, safety tips and steps on how to be prepared.

There will also be a special presentation by Wendy Gibson from the American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter. Wendy will share important steps seniors can take to better prepare and protect themselves in their homes from such threats. The Red Cross in Hawaii prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. They teach lifesaving skills, helping people prevent and prepare for emergencies.

Jerray Braceros-Inofinada, RN and Client Service Supervisor for Attention Plus will lead the seminar. "Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force our Kupuna to evacuate their neighborhood or be confined to their homes. This seminar equips our seniors with practical and important tools needed to protect themselves and cope with disaster by planning ahead. Even with physical limitations our seniors can still be prepared" said Braceros-Inofinada.

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is one of many classes presented under Aging in Hawaii, an educational outreach program sponsored by Attention Plus Care. Classes are free and lead by a licensed nurse covering a variety of topics each month.

For over 30 years Attention Plus Care has provided high quality care to thousands of clients, in the comfort and safety of their own home. Attention Plus Care offers affordable home care solutions to clients, and respite for family caregivers, to meet a full range of personal care and nursing services. The provider is licensed by the State of Hawaii and is accredited with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, please contact Attention Plus Care at (808) 739-2811 or visit: www.attentionplus.com.


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September 9 2014

National Falls Awareness Day on September 23, 2014

HONOLULU (September 19, 2014) - Falls are a serious health risk to our seniors and are the leading cause of injury related death among older adults. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries seen in emergency departments. In support of our Kupuna, and in observance of National Falls Awareness Day on September 23, 2014 Attention Plus Care will host a free Falls Prevention Seminar at the Moiliili Senior Center from 8:30am - 10:30am. Attendees will learn more about the risks for falls, simple prevention, and safety to support more independence.

There will also be a special appearance by Senator Brickwood Galuteria, host of Kupuna Power, an Olelo program that focuses on issues important to our senior community, and Kupuna Power Day at the State Capitol, which seeks to empower seniors with information.

Eileen Phillips, RN and Client Service Director for Attention Plus Care will lead the seminar. "Those of us working with this population in Hawaii know they are at risk for falls. Two factors make this a huge issue for Hawaii's future - longer life spans and aging baby boomers. As our Kupuna age in place, their risk of falling and potential for serious injury increases. We are hoping to get this message out to everyone who attends this seminar" said Phillips.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls among adults 65 and over are not only common, but death rates have risen sharply over the last decade. The CDC reports one-in-three older adults will sustain a fall that can lead to a serious injury, and even death. Even falls with minor injuries can seriously affect the quality of life for seniors by inducing fear of falling, which can lead to social isolation and depression. Data shows that in 2011, Hawaii averaged 1,990 hospitalizations each year due to falls, and over 5,770 emergency room visits.

Falls Prevention is one of many classes presented under Aging in Hawaii, an educational outreach program sponsored by Attention Plus Care. Classes are free and lead by a licensed nurse covering a wide variety of topics each month.

For over 30 years Attention Plus Care has provided high quality care to thousands of clients, in the comfort and safety of their own home. Attention Plus Care offers affordable home care solutions to clients, and respite for family caregivers, to meet a full range of personal care and nursing services. The provider is licensed by the State of Hawaii and is accredited with the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, please contact Attention Plus Care at (808) 739-2811 or visit: www.attentionplus.com.

 

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