Providing Home Health Care

By Carolyn Frutoz
Wednesday - May 27, 2009
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By Carolyn Frutoz
CEO of Hawaii HealthCare Professionals Inc.

At Hawaii HealthCare Professionals Inc., we believe every client should be treated with the utmost dignity. We are committed to providing in-home healthcare services and working with our clients and their families to decide the best options for care.

I founded Hawaii HealthCare Professionals Inc. in 1996. Over the next 13 years, the company grew from a small office in Honolulu with three employees to 300 full- and part-time staff with offices on Oahu, Maui and Kauai. We are a locally owned and operated homecare company licensed to provide a wide range of services. What sets Hawaii HealthCare Professionals apart from other homecare companies is that we hire and train our own staff of professionals rather than outsource to agencies. This way we ensure that our high standards of professionalism and expertise are provided to our clients.


As the healthcare environment changes, so do the needs of our clients, and we work to ensure we offer services to keep up with their requests. Our nation’s health-care system is facing unprecedented challenges, as shortages of physicians and rising insurance costs have people concerned about meeting their healthcare needs. In addition, the economic downturn has forced many caregivers back to work, leaving their loved ones at home with no one to look after them.

(from left) Karen March, Cheryl Wall, Maria Frutoz, Sasha Costa Brum, Kelsee Deman, Zirlie Devera, David Tai and Francis Mlbatha

We understand the challenges faced by our clients and work with them to outline various solutions. Our team of nurses and home health assistants, physical and occupational therapists, and social services offers clients a full range of home health-care services under the direction of their physician, including catheter care, diabetic training, wound care, pre- and post-natal care, medication management, and occupational and physical therapies. We offer a wide range of home and private care services, many of which are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance carriers.

Our most recent service addition has been telehomecare. Hawaii HealthCare Professionals is the first agency in Oahu to offer this cutting-edge technology to its clients. Telehomecare is a two-part system that allows patients to receive daily healthcare monitoring. This remote patient-care system provides patient management outside of acute care by sending daily health status, including biometrics (weight, blood pressure, oxygen levels, etc.), and a qualitative symptom assessment from question sets from the client’s home to nurses and doctors via phone line or wireless communication. The information is used to catch early signs of trouble and intervene before the client’s health declines. Tele-home-care is ideal for clients experiencing certain conditions including asthma, cancer as a chronic condition, diabetes and lung disease. The technology allows us to offer more affordable solutions while remaining attentive to each of our client’s health needs.

Hawaii HealthCare Professionals has served our clients for 13 years, and we are honored to care for Hawaii’s community. We are proud of our services and continue to look ahead as we provide the best in quality home care.

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