Our Mission

We help local families find exceptional care homes in Hawaii.

Our story

Finding great health care for your loved ones is hard to do on your own. Each year, we see hundreds of seniors in Hawaii find themselves incapable of living independently at home. What was once considered simple activities around the house of cooking, cleaning, and caring for themselves slowly becomes harder and sometimes dangerous to do. These changes can happen gradually or sometimes suddenly, leaving families scrambling to find options.

In 2015, we started Caregiver’s Heart Hawaii to help local families find quality care homes for kupuna (seniors). We believe that every person’s journey and needs are unique. At no cost to our clients, we walk with our families every step of the way to support and secure the right care home for you. At Caregiver’s Heart Hawaii, we are dedicated to helping you find your perfect match, a place you will be proud to call home.

 

Caregiver’s Heart Hawaii is free of cost to families and seniors that we help to find placement. We work with seniors with varying levels of care, from independent to assisted living, to place them into a care home tailored to their needs. We currently work with over 200 care homes on Oahu, including locations in East Oahu, Honolulu, and Leeward Oahu. We strive to find residential care home within thriving local communities and we look forward to branch out to neighbor islands soon.

Kuʻunani and Mike De Monte sharing the work of Caregiver's Heart Hawaii.

Meet Our Team

Our team is the heart of our company. Each of us give a helping-hand to find care homes for our local families and seniors.

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Kuʻunani De Monte
MSW, Owner

Kuʻunani De Monte, Kuʻu for short, is the founder and Native Hawaiian owner of Caregiver’s Heart Hawaii. Born and raised on Oahu, Kuʻu is a Campbell High School alumna with a background in medical social work and working with kids with special needs and mental disabilities.

Her experience with gerontology started when she helped to care for both of her grandparents in their later years. Having a close relationship to her grandparents for her entire life, Kuʻu wanted to find the best care for them and to help relieve some of their pain. Kuʻu spent time with them until the very end before they passed within the same year. From her experience a passion to help other families and kupuna was born.

 
Kuʻunani is a proud wife and a mother of three young children and enjoys spending family time at the beach, watching the waves. 
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Mike De Monte
Operations Coordinator

Mike De Monte is the Operations Coordinator of our team. He supports us by organizing behind-the-scenes operations of the business such as marketing, accounting, and management of team work flow. With his hard work and innovative business ideas, our company is always improving itself to better serve our seniors.

Mike is married to Kuʻunani and is the father of three young children.

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Leilani Hosaka
Administrative Assistant

Leilani joined our team as administrative assistant in April 2018.  She is currently a nursing student at Kapiolani Community College and will be receiving her Associates Degree in Nursing in December 2018. Leilani has served internationally on medical missions, as well as  locally with various organizations such as HUGS, Aloha Clubhouse, and Special Olympics. 

Leilani grew up in Waipahu and now resides in Ewa Beach with her husband, Travis, and their six children.  

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Jaedee-Kae Cabacungan
Social Work Assistant

Jaedee-Kae Cabacungan joined our team as the Social Services Assistant in January 2019. She is a Farrington High School and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumna with a Bachelors of Science in Family Resources.

Jaedee-Kae was first inspired to work in social services and gerontology through her working in designing activities and programs for seniors, specifically aimed to encourage socialization, entertainment, and improvement of their five senses, daily living skills, and quality of life. She also has multiple years of experience in working with the elderly and families at the Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center as a social services assistant and activity aide.

Jaedee-Kae grew up in Kalihi and currently lives Waipahu with her husband Ryan and family. During my spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and friends, watching movies, and going on outings with family. 

"I highly recommend Ku'unani to help you locate the best place for your loved one."
Denice Hogan
Balanced Bookkeeping & Consulting