The state of Hawaii on Wednesday launched the ‘Kupuna Caregivers Program,’ which will pay qualified family caregivers up to $70 per day in financial assistance.
The Kupuna — or Elderly Caregivers Act — provides family caregivers who are also working at least 30 hours a week with a voucher of up to $70 per day.
This covers services they would otherwise perform themselves, including transportation, personal care, and homecare services.
According to the University of Hawaii, 14.6 percent of the state’s elderly 60+ population is of Filipino descent.
Caregivers in Hawaii who want to apply should contact the state’s aging and disability resource center at 808-643-2372.