Caregiver Resources

Memory Care Roadmap for Family Caregivers

A guide for families caring for their loved one with dementia.

 

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, is the first step to find resources for older adults in any U.S. community.  Just one phone call or website visit provides an instant connection to resources.  This free service links you to state and local agencies that serve older adults and their caregivers.

 

National Family Caregiver Support Program 

Caregivers in Hawaii may be eligible for no-cost  individual counseling, caregiver support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and other supplemental services. 

Caregiver who are eligible must meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) Caregivers age 18 or older who provide care to individuals age 60 years and older; 2) Caregivers age 18 or older who provide care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; 3) Caregivers age 55 and older who provide care to children under age 18; or 4) Caregivers age 55 and older who provide care to adults age 18 to 59 with a disability. 

Please call the Hawaii Aging and Disability Center at 808.643.2327 for more information.

 

Kupuna Caregivers Program

The Kupuna Caregivers Program provides assistance to a Hawaii caregivers who are employed at least 30 hours per week. Based on an assessment of the care recipient who must reside in Hawaii, care recipients may receive up to $210 worth of Kupuna Caregiver services weekly.  Kupuna Caregiver services include Adult Day Care, Assisted Transportation, Chore, Home-Delivered Meals, Homemaker, Personal Care, Respite Care, and Transportation. Funds will be paid directly to the service provider, not to the primary caregiver.  

Please call the Hawaii Aging and Disability Center at 808.643.2327 for more information.

 

The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act of 2017

The RAISE Family Caregivers Act, which became law on January 22, 2018, directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national family careigiving strategy.  The strategy will identify actions that communities, providers, government, and others are taking and may take to recognize and support family caregivers, and will include:

  • Promoting greater adoption of person- and family-centered care in all healthcare and long-term service and support settings.
  • Assessment and service planning involving care recipients and family caregivers.
  • Information, education, training supports, referral, and care coordination.
  • Respite options.
  • Financial security and workplace issues.

On November 18, 2020, the Family Caregiving Advisory Council adopted 26 recommendations aimed at establishing a national approach to addressing the needs of family caregivers of all ages and circumstance.