We need you to contact your legislators and ask them to support the expansion of the Kupuna Caregivers program.
Sign here and we'll add your name to our petition.
The text of the petition is below:
Yes, we support the expansion of the Kupuna Caregivers program in the 2019 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.
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?
We've created some resources you can use as guides for taking action to support the expansion of Kupuna Caregivers.