We need you to contact your legislators and ask them to support Kupuna Caregivers: a real long-term plan for long-term care in Hawai‘i.
The text of the petition is below:
Yes, we support the expansion of the Kupuna Caregivers program in the 2018 budget. This will enable more families to be there for their loved ones while balancing the challenges of caregiving and a job. Caring for one another is our responsibility and our honor, and Kupuna Caregivers helps ensure we can do it.
Sign here and we'll add your name to our petition.
Caring for our community is in line with our local values. In 2017, Hawai‘i created the Kupuna Caregivers program and seeded it with $600,000 to get started. Add your name and help extend the program to more caregiving families!
When given the choice, ninety percent of people over age 65 prefer staying home to receive care rather than moving to a facility. Family members are dedicated caregivers, but providing that care creates financial and emotional stress.
Supporting home caregiving means Hawai‘i can honor the wishes of our seniors, who want to stay at home with their families, as well as help the caregiving families who work so hard to keep their loved ones at home safely.
But legislators need to know that all of us support this long-term care plan. Will you add your name and show your support today?