Advocates rally to support funding for Kupuna Caregivers Program

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Advocates for our aging population rallied Monday at the State Capitol.

They’re rallying in support of the Kupuna Caregivers program which supports working caregivers across the state by providing up to $70 a day in basic care services.

But advocates are concerned about one of the considerations in the legislature this year, that would slash services for the program down to only once per week.

“That would not suffice,” said caregiver Iris Yafuso Toguchi. “That would not be enough. That would mean that I would probably have to quit my job on the days that she cannot go if we cannot afford the care.”

The measure of concern recently passed second reading. Click here to read bill SB1025.

Click here to read bill HB467.

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