Our team works hand in hand with each resident, their family members, and their personal physician, to develop a customized program for their care. Our "always awake" 24/7 staff even do regular monitoring of our residents during the night as they sleep. Our focus is always on the overall health and well-being of each of our residents.
Our Administrative Team
Our Administrative team is made up of great people who maintain and demand the highest quality of care for our residents.
Carlene Ebisutani is our SeniorAdministrator and RN who oversees the overall operations of AHSL and WSL. She received her Nursing degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Carlene has spent almost 30 years in direct patient care in Hawaii starting in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology followed by 13 years of nursing management at a Honolulu Oncology Clinic along with direct care of her many geriatric patients. Her management skills, nursing skills, knowledge, experience, and most of all, compassion for those she cared for, has proven be great building blocks for the ideal person to set new standards for our care homes.
Kathleen Takamori is another member of our Administration team working together with Carlene to keep the operations running smoothly. Kathleen is here to help residents with doctors' appointments/transportation, and family members with anything they may need help with. Please don't let her quiet demeanor fool you. She is a "can do" kind of person and will address any concerns or suggestions you may have. She will try to answer any questions you may have and if she can't help you directly, she will be sure to get your questions answered by pointing you in the right direction. You will find that Kathleen's quiet demeanor and personality makes her extremely approachable and easy to speak with.
Wendy Urata oversees all of our financials. With her accounting background, Wendy will be the one to help you sort out insurance coverage, payment options, and help you understand our billing process. She also keeps our home functioning and staying within the budget so we can keep our rates as reasonable as possible. Wendy is the one to speak with if you have any concerns regarding finances.
Dr. Michael Nagoshi, MD is our Medical Director and serves as an advisor/consultant. Dr. Nagoshi is an Internist in private practice and is also currently on the faculty at the John Burns School of Medicine. He was also formally the Chief of Staff at Kuakini Hospital.
Dr. Jon Ozaki, DDS is our Dental Director and serves as an advisor/consultant. Dr. Ozaki is in private practice doing general family dentistry. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry along with a degree in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Ozaki will be doing regular dental screenings of our residents at the families' request.
Our team members
Our team is partly made up of full-time members who are on-site and monitoring the situation 24/7 along with other specialized professionals who assist us when needed. Our team members include Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nurse Aides (CNA), a Registered Dietitian, Cooks, Activity/Exercise Specialists, as well as Maintenance Personnel. We also help in coordinating the services of other professionals like resident's personal physicians, physical therapists, a dentist who will do dental screenings and limited treatment at AHSL/WSL, and social workers among others.