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Home of the Akamai Kupuna
-- Wise Older Person

Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best!

2515 Dole Street
Room 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
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Tel. (808) 956-6544

UHELP once again

holds its Annual






October 29, 2015



At the William S. Richardson School of Law Library » more info


Elder Law Clinic


Present another Marigold Seminar


 "Planning For The Future: Including The New 2014 Hawaii Power Of Attorney Act"



Tuesday, February 10, 2015



At the UH Law School Library

FREE Event




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International Elder Law Conference with a Veterans Focus


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Deciding What's Next and Who in the World Cares? 2014

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We regret that this book cannot be printed. An updated version is due to appear fall 2016.


“DECIDING “WHAT’S NEXT AND WHO IN THE WORLD CARES?,” a legal handbook for Hawaiʻi’s older persons, families, and other caregivers will guide you in a simplified way through several areas of legal concerns facing caregivers and the persons they care for. Baby Boomers are at the center of a new focus at the intersection of law, aging, and medicine. Many of you are caregivers for the first time and need to know about resources and support for your role as caregivers. Most importantly, you need to get a head start on planning ahead for yourselves.


By planning ahead and using the information contained in this handbook, you can help decide who cares for you when you need help.

Elder Law Hawai`i Handbook <pdf>
The Elder Law Hawai`i Handbook describes the essential information needed by individuals and their families or partners who face some of the most serious issues of the later years-declining health and the need for long-term care; appropriate legal and financial planning; and dealing with death, bereavement, and grief. In straightforward language, the authors begin by discussing basic legal, financial, and health-care preparations, including information about lawyers and how they can help in planning your future; drawing up a valid will; probate; executing a durable power of attorney; eligibility requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, and other state and federal medical assistance programs.

Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making <pdf>
End-of-life decision making is one of the most difficult but crucial challenges faced by patients and their families. In most cases, resources or counselors providing guidance in these decisions are not available. This book is intended to prepare nurses, physicians, and other health care workers to fill this role, as they are most frequently in contact with the patient and his/her family and significant others at the time choices must be made. In this informative and practical book, Braun, Pietsch, and Blanchette explore with insight and sensitivity the cultural, medical, legal, and ethical context of the dying experience.

The Law of the Splintered Paddle - Kanawai Mamalahoe <pdf>
Illustrated by Dietrich Varez

by the Hawai`i Legal Auxiliary


The law of the Splintered Paddle, "Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety," is enshrined in the 1978 State Constitution, Article 9, Section 10, to show Hawai`i's concern for the safety and welfare of all its people—especially its youngest and oldest citizens. This booklet was published with the assistance of the staff and faculty of the  University of Hawai`i Elder Law Program, the University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies and members of the Hawai`i Legal Auxiliary. 


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