Kapuna program gives financial assistance to qualified family caregivers

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.

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