STAND. COM. REP. NO.2325
RE: S.B. No. 3047
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 3047 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE WAIPAHU COMMUNITY ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER AND YOUTH DAY CARE CENTER PILOT PROJECT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for the operation of the Waipahu Community Adult Day Health Center and Youth Day Care Center pilot project.
Testimony in opposition to this measure was submitted by the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that the establishment of an adult day health center allows the elderly to obtain rehabilitation and wellness services in a non-institutionalized, community setting. Your Committee further finds that these centers equal lower cost of long-term care for the frail and elderly population.
The Waipahu Community Center will be complete in the summer of 2002. Along with the rehabilitation and services for the frail and elderly, this center will be home to a pilot project of intergenerational activities to benefit both the children and adults. This Committee believes that these services are necessary in light of the long-term care crises in Hawaii and believes that the community center may be a model for the rest of the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3047 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair