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Friday, November 24, 2017

Voice: 643-ADRC (643-2372)
TTY Line: 643-0889
email: ADRC@doh.hawaii.gov

Aloha! 

Welcome to the Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) helps older adults, individuals with disabilites, and family caregivers find options for long term supports and services available to them in the State of Hawaii.  The ADRC is a highly visible and trusted source where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information. ADRC staff will help to determine if you are eligible for government paid programs, assist you in finding providers you may pay for yourself, and work with you to develop an individual plan for meeting your future long-term care needs.  The assistance is paid for by the State and Counties (at no cost to you).

 

 

 
FEATURED TOPIC:  
 
KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM
 
In July 2017 Governor David Ige signed into law, HB 607 appropriating $600,000 to the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) to establish the Kupuna Caregivers program, aimed at supporting working caregivers. Recognizing the tremendous contributions of caregivers, the bill provides financial assistance to support employed caregivers to remain in the workforce, provided certain criteria are met. EOA and the county Area Agencies on Aging are working to develop and implement the program.
 
 
ELIGIBILITY

 

 Qualified Caregivers must be employed at least 30 hours a week by one or more employers and provide care directly to a care recipient.

♦ A Care Recipient is someone who:

  • Is a citizen of the United States or a qualified alien
  • Is 60 years of age or older
  • Is not covered by any comparable government or private home and community-based care service, except kupuna care services
  • Does not reside in a long-term care facility and
  • Has impairments of at least:

▪  Two activities of daily living or

▪  Two instrumental activities of daily living or

▪  One activity of daily living and one instrumental activity of daily living or

▪  Substantive cognitive impairment requiring substantial supervision

 
ASSISTANCE
 
Qualified caregivers may receive up to $70 per day in benefits (subject to the availability of funds and paid directly to contracted service providers, not the caregiver) to cover costs for adult day care, chore services, home-delivered meals, homemaker services, personal care, respite care, or transportation.
 
Assistance may also be provided now through other ADRC programs.
 
 
TIMELINE
 
EOA plans to launch the Kupuna Caregivers program in 2018.  To explore other options, please contact:
 
Aging and Disability Resource Center at: 643-2372 (Statewide Phone Number)