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Maui Corner: Pauahi Real

Posted on August 28, 2020

Maui Corner

Get to know our Maui team! Pauahi Real is a CNA/HA working out of Islands Hospice Maui.
How long have you worked at Islands Hospice? 
September will be two years.

What do you do at Islands Hospice? 
I provide personal care based on each patient’s individual needs. I document and report any changes in a patient’s condition to the RN.

Describe a typical workday. 
A typical day consists of, in-home or care facility, visits. Picking up and delivering supplies for patient care. Providing personal care, the basic ADLs, Companionship & active listening. Most importantly making sure the patient’s needs are met and they are comfortable. Can’t forget the end of day reports & charting.

What is your favorite part about working at Islands Hospice? 
Everything! I love the support I get from the whole team. I love feeling like I made a difference in someone else’s life. Working for IH is very rewarding.

Do you have any special memories from your time working here?
I’ve shared many hugs, laughter, and tears with patients and their families. I have lots of special memories, too many to share.

What is your background? 
I was born in California, raised on Maui. I am married and have 3 sons. When my youngest son was ready for preschool, I decided to apply at Kula Hospital. They offered an on-the-job CNA training program. I was hired, trained & certified in 2000. I worked mostly with long term care patients in the dementia and Alzheimer’s unit. I also worked part-time for a home care agency. 2018 was my big move over to Islands Hospice.

Is there anything about your background that inspired you to work at Islands Hospice/in hospice care? 
My great grandma was a big part of my life. She lived alone on Oahu where I would visit her every school break and for the summers. I must have been about 9 years old when I started assisting her with personal care. She would wake me in the middle of the night to help her to the bathroom. I remember many nights falling asleep by the bathroom door waiting until she was done. I was young, I didn’t understand the family dynamics or her health conditions. She ended up in a long-term care facility, where she passed away. 30 years later, I still think of her and wish I could have done more. I’ve worked in long term care for 18 years. When Islands Hospice first started coming into the facility, it sparked an interest. I loved my job but something changed for me. The fast pace movement of the unit was becoming more and more of a rush. I felt I needed more 1 on 1 time with patients to really make a difference. Islands Hospice had an opening and it was the perfect time for me to join the team. 

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
My husband and I go on motorcycle rides with friends. The rest of my spare time is spent with my eight grandchildren, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Family is very important in my life.

Is there anything else you want to share with your fellow colleagues?
I love my job! Thank you, Islands Hospice Maui, for allowing me to work with the best team.