State releases $750,000 for Palolo Chinese Home renovation

Palolo Chinese Home (Photo: Governor's office)

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Wednesday the release of $750,000 in capital improvement grant funds for Palolo Chinese Home on Oahu.

Identified by the Legislature, this project includes renovation of the dining room and the care home building, as part of Phase IV of a master plan to build a Progressive Care Complex.

“This money will ensure residents of Hawaii’s largest adult residential care home will receive the care they need and deserve,” Gov. Abercrombie said.

Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui announced the release of these funds in-person while visiting the home Wednesday morning. “PCH has a long history in Hawaii caring for the elderly and indigent and it’s important that we support its mission,” he said.

The master plan includes the renovation of the existing care home building and conversion from residential care to expanded rehab services, office for support services, and meeting rooms for staff and families; and expansion by constructing a new building addition that will have 69 skilled nursing beds and increase the campus’ capacity to 130 nursing and care home beds.

PCH is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1896. It is a residential, non-medical setting for adult residential care, skilled nursing/intermediate care, adult day care and overnight respite care services.

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