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.