Caregivers need Legislature’s support
I would like to thank the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for publishing Dr. Cynthia Goto’s excellent article (“Caregivers need help of legislators,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Jan 8).
I identify with her experience. I saw my mother’s quality of life diminished by caring for my father for years as he battled Alzheimer’s, and felt the stress in my own life as I kept up my law practice while caring for my husband in his last five years with the disease.
Resources for caregivers are so necessary and yet almost nonexistent. I wish Dr. Goto and all family caregivers good health and the strength to persevere.
I hope legislators heed their call to enact some form of caregiver assistance that provides a little respite.
Carol Eblen Kahala wealth, and refusal to adhere to ethical expectations.
Especially scary are his threats against the independent free press that distinguishes us from dictatorships. If we are to believe good intentions are in his heart, his words and actions should start to make us proud rather than frightened, ashamed and embarrassed.
Luanna H. Meyer Hawaii Kai