Local Connection: Kupuna Care - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Local Connection: Kupuna Care

By: Rick Blangiardi

 

On behalf of Kupuna Care service providers on Oahu, we are pleased to acknowledge Hawaii legislators for supporting our most vulnerable kupuna this legislative session.  Thanks to their hard work, the Kupuna Care safety net has been maintained for ALL kupuna.

Fourteen years ago, Kupuna Care was set up by the state to provide seniors with support like home-delivered meals, personal care, help with chores, case management and transportation assistance, so they could age in their own homes.  These services form an important safety net that provides basic care to the elderly and prevents them from being forced into more costly institutional care settings.

We are grateful to Hawaii legislators for clarifying that the Kupuna Care program is designed to help all eniors live independently, including our elders on Medicaid who are unable to access comparable services.  We are particularly grateful to Senator Chun Oakland and Representative Belatti who worked tirelessly to ensure there was a safety net for all kupuna and not just some.

We appreciate the collaborative efforts of the state, counties and our community and look forward to continuing to work together to support a seamless system of services for all kupuna.

Copyright 2014 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Collins' opposition all but kills GOP health care drive

    Collins' opposition all but kills GOP health care drive

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:27 AM EDT2017-09-25 08:27:28 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:09:35 GMT

    GOP senators' opposition to their party's drive to scrap President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act swelled to lethal numbers Sunday. 

    More >>

    GOP senators' opposition to their party's drive to scrap President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act swelled to lethal numbers Sunday. 

    More >>
  • Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL

    Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 09:17:32 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:09:22 GMT
    President Donald Trump's attacks on activist athletes kicked off his favorite kind of drama _ personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making.More >>
    President Donald Trump's attacks on activist athletes kicked off his favorite kind of drama _ personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making.More >>
  • North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

    North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:37:54 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:08:51 GMT

    North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country.

    More >>

    North Korea's foreign minister says Trump's tweet was a declaration of war against his country.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly