Families urge legislature to continue funding Kupuna Caregivers program

Kupuna Life

Supporters are trying to draw attention to the continued need for funding of the Kupuna Caregivers Program.

It provides assistance of up to $70 a day in services.

More than 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii provide unpaid care to a parent, spouse or loved one in need.
This financial support will go a long way.

“It’s better to be at home,” said Sen. Josh Green, (D), Kona, Kau. “It’s better to support our kupuna so that a little break takes a little bit of the edge off in times of need, in times of crisis makes all the difference.” 

There’s currently a senate bill in place that would provide $3.4 million to the program.

It still needs to be heard by the house health committee.

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New state program offers financial support to working caregivers

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