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Waitlists grow for Hawaii’s long-term care facilities

Nina Wu
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                                <strong>“The solutions to the workforce problem are not instantaneous. They’re foundational and fundamental issues that have to be resolved.”</strong>
                                <strong>Wesley Lo</strong>
                                <em>CEO, Ohana Pacific Health</em>
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“The solutions to the workforce problem are not instantaneous. They’re foundational and fundamental issues that have to be resolved.”

Wesley Lo

CEO, Ohana Pacific Health

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii’s chronic long-term care staffing shortage fuels the lack of available beds at long-term care facilities, a longtime problem in Hawaii that directly impacts part of the reason why hospitals remain full. Top, certified nursing assistant Abygail Hall tended to a patient Thursday at The Villas nursing home in Honolulu.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Hawaii’s chronic long-term care staffing shortage fuels the lack of available beds at long-term care facilities, a longtime problem in Hawaii that directly impacts part of the reason why hospitals remain full. Top, certified nursing assistant Abygail Hall tended to a patient Thursday at The Villas nursing home in Honolulu.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Long-term care facilities didn’t get FEMA funding during the height of the pandemic, and certified nurse aides are more in demand now than ever. CNA Nicefora Larobis, right, assisted a patient Thursday at The Villas nursing home in Honolulu.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Long-term care facilities didn’t get FEMA funding during the height of the pandemic, and certified nurse aides are more in demand now than ever. CNA Nicefora Larobis, right, assisted a patient Thursday at The Villas nursing home in Honolulu.

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                                Above, certified nursing assistant Nicefora Larobis helped a Villas nursing home patient get out of a wheelchair.
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Above, certified nursing assistant Nicefora Larobis helped a Villas nursing home patient get out of a wheelchair.

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                <strong>“The solutions to the workforce problem are not instantaneous. They’re foundational and fundamental issues that have to be resolved.”</strong>
                                <strong>Wesley Lo</strong>
                                <em>CEO, Ohana Pacific Health</em>
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii’s chronic long-term care staffing shortage fuels the lack of available beds at long-term care facilities, a longtime problem in Hawaii that directly impacts part of the reason why hospitals remain full. Top, certified nursing assistant Abygail Hall tended to a patient Thursday at The Villas nursing home in Honolulu.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Long-term care facilities didn’t get FEMA funding during the height of the pandemic, and certified nurse aides are more in demand now than ever. CNA Nicefora Larobis, right, assisted a patient Thursday at The Villas nursing home in Honolulu.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, certified nursing assistant Nicefora Larobis helped a Villas nursing home patient get out of a wheelchair.